Hyundai North America Breaks Sales Record!

Hyundai Surpasses ALL existing Sales Records!

Hyundai Motor America has announced an all-time sales record for both the month of June and in the first half of the year.

Hyundai sold 59,209 vehicles in June. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, located in southern Montgomery, is the primary producer of Elantras and Sonatas in the United States. The cars make up nearly 65 percent of Hyundai Motor America’s sales.

The June sales were a 16-percent increase from the same period a year ago.

It came as a small surprise that the first half of the year set a sales record since June also marked the sixth consecutive month that Hyundai has set an all-time monthly sales record. Overall, sales are up 26 percent from last year.

Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America’s executive vice president of national sales, attributes the success to not only the attractiveness of the vehicles, but their fuel-efficiency. He said he believes the company’s success will continue throughout the year.

“We are confident going into the third quarter that the company is on track for its best year ever,” Zuchowski said in a news release issued by the company.

John Krafcik, who is president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, agreed that the fuel-efficient vehicles Hyundai produces are what Americans want and need in a car.

“The best way to reduce America’s fuel consumption is to put more fuel-efficient vehicles in American driveways, right now,” Krafcik said in the written statement. “The best way to do that is to mass produce the most efficient technologies … and deploy them as standard equipment, not expensive options.”

As demand for the most popular Hyundai cars, the Sonata and Elantra, increases, production at the Montgomery Hyundai plant attempts to keep up. The plant operates on a five-day-a-week schedule with two 10-hour shifts each day. One Saturday production day is also included each month.

There is no plan to increase or decrease production, according to Robert Burns, local Hyundai spokesman, “At this time, we are going to stay with what we’ve been doing so far,” Burns said, adding there have been no discussions about adding additional Saturdays to the schedule.

Burns said that the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama plant has been running at capacity in an effort to keep up with consumer demand.

“At least 50 percent of the Elantras come from Korea,” Burns said.

Year-to-date, HMMA production is up 13.2 percent from 2010. Based on projected production days left, the plant will likely achieve 330,000 units by the end of the year.

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Courtesy of the Montgomery Advertiser

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