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Hyundai Motor America wrapped up the third quarter of 2012 setting multiple sales records including a record 60,025 sales for the month of September. Sales were up 15 percent for the month and up 10 percent for the first nine months of the year versus 2011.

"September was a very encouraging month for Hyundai as we avoided the traditional back-to-school sales decline and began to reap the benefits of a materially improved inventory situation on our core vehicle lines," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales. "We're well positioned for a strong fourth quarter as sales of the newly launched Elantra GT, Elantra Coupe, the all-new Azera and all-new Santa Fe continued at a brisk pace. Our fourth quarter production plan is up nearly 20 percent on a year-over-year basis."

The all-new Azera and the Elantra family saw sales gains of a remarkable 1028 percent and 27 percent, respectively, over last September. The Tucson saw sales gains of 23 percent over the same period a year ago, and Veloster, the three-door coupe now available in both turbo and non-turbo models, continues to impress with a sales gain of 262 percent. Hyundai fleet sales and mix remained low at a nine percent mix for the month and year-to-date, among the lowest in the industry.

CARLINE SEPT/2012 SEPT/2011 CY/2012 CY/2011
Accent 4,313 4,525 51,438 40,770
Sonata 17,332 18,181 175,346 174,761
Elantra 18,305 14,386 152,575 147,922
Santa Fe 7,378 6,213 50,961 57,981
Azera 891 79 5,993 1,407
Tucson 4,573 3,724 37,844 34,896
Veracruz 1,224 817 7,340 6,836
Veloster 3,020 834 28,338 834
Genesis 2,669 3,000 27,016 25,224
Equus 320 292 2,963 2,283
TOTAL 60,025 52,051 539,814 492,914

INFORMATION SOURCE: Hyundai Motor America

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