MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The year 2011 was a great one if you look at it from the angle Hyundai Motor America takes. Total monthly and yearly sales figures were consistent record-breakers for the South Korean automobile maker. The company's Montgomery, Alabama manufacturing plant never slowed down.
For December the company announced sales of 50,765 vehicles. The company said that translated to a 13 percent total sales increase and 18 percent retail sales increase compared with the same time the previous year, which set its own records.
For 2011, Hyundai sales were up 20 percent over the previous year and sales to retail customers was up 29 percent.
The Alabama-built Sonata and Elantra (named a North America Car of the Year finalist) both set full-year records with sales of 225,961 units (up 15 percent) and 186,361 (up 41 percent) respectively.
"December was another record-setting month and 2011 a record-setting year for Hyundai," said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. "Hyundai sold a record 645,691 units this year, built over 420,000 cars right here in the U.S., and achieved an industry-leading 36.1 miles per gallon CAFÉ level doing it.
INFORMATION SOURCE: Hyundai Motor Company