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Hyundai: February another record month

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Different month, same news for Hyundai Motor America, and they're just fine with that. February sales set another all-time record for the month, up 18 percent over the previous year. The company says that equates to 51,151 units.

"February business was surprisingly strong for Hyundai," said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America's executive vice president, national sales. "Although we continue to deal with tight vehicle supply across the country, our core vehicles -- Sonata, Elantra and Accent -- all saw healthy double digit sales increases for the month.

The company says retail sales through dealerships rose 29 percent from last February. The Montgomery-built Sonata and Elantra, as well as the Accent, saw sales increases of 11 percent, 12 percent and 29 percent, respectively.

"Even in the face of strong new competitors, Sonata and Elantra led the mid-size and compact segments in shopping interest at mid-month, according to data from Compete," said John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America's president and CEO.

CARLINE

FEB/2012

FEB/2011

CY/2012

CY/2011

ACCENT

5,806

4,504

10,147

8,748

SONATA

17,425

15,723

31,914

28,984

ELANTRA

13,820

12,289

24,720

21,948

SANTA FE

3,864

4,276

8,682

8,691

AZERA

13

167

31

323

TUCSON

3,736

3,342

6,852

6,205

VERACRUZ

451

558

1,187

1,137

VELOSTER

3,240

0

4,933

0

GENESIS

2,512

2,441

4,803

4,224

EQUUS

284

233

576

487

TOTAL

51,151

43,533

93,845

80,747

INFORMATION SOURCE: Hyundai Motor Corporation

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