Hyundai posts big gain in April


Continuing its meteoric growth from last year, Hyundai Auto Canada posted some record-breaking numbers for April with a 15 per cent jump in sales.

April also set a new monthly record of 11,200 units – beating the mark set in May 2009.

On a year-to-date basis, sales continue to track above 2009’s record pace as Hyundai finished 22.3 per cent ahead of last year.   

“Our sales success was driven by our strong product line up and our SMART advantage program featuring low prices with 0 per cent financing,” noted Steve Kelleher, president and CEO, Hyundai Canada Corp. “Our product investment has paid off with the all new Sonata up 20 per cent in sales and the Tucson up 68.5 per cent.”  

Nameplates that performed particularly well for the South Korean automaker last month included the Santa Fe and Elantra sedan, which each enjoyed their best months ever.

Virtually every vehicle in Hyundai’s lineup found its way into black figures in April. Only the Veracruz and the Accent posted a loss of 19.4 and 2 per cent respectively.