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Hyundai cites bad weather for down sales in Feb. '14

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Hyundai Motor America says its February sales of 49,003 were down six percent from the same period one year ago but are still up 11 percent over January.

"I don't like to make excuses, but the awful weather we saw across the country really hurt traffic to our dealerships and ultimately kept our sales at a pace well below what we were expecting," said Bob Pradzinski, vice president of sales. "They say ‘If you want to see the sunshine you have to weather the storm,' so we're all looking forward to some sunshine in March."

Despite a tough month, Hyundai saw sales of its two smallest cars, Accent and Veloster, up 20 percent and two CUVs, Santa Fe and Tucson, up 12 percent.

Sales of the Montgomery built Sonata were down 30 percent from the same time last year, while the Elantra was up one percent.

CARLINE

Feb. 2014

Feb. 2013

CY 2014

CY 2013

ACCENT

5,925

4,750

10,165

8,245

SONATA

11,190

16,007

21,005

29,254

ELANTRA

16,393

16,219

31,719

28,393

SANTA FE

6,993

6,339

13,714

12,330

AZERA

596

795

1,358

1,592

TUCSON

3,956

3,444

7,489

6,937

VERACRUZ

0

65

1

97

VELOSTER

2,083

1,905

3,904

3,664

GENESIS

1,607

2,517

3,066

4,989

EQUUS

260

270

587

523

TOTAL

49,003

52,311

93,008

96,024

INFORMATION SOURCE: Hyundai Motor America

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