Heather Walker and Darryl McGannon from Edney’s Leongatha with the popular Hyundai i30.
HYUNDAI Motor Company Australia has finished the month of July with an all-time record of 8351 units sold, up 4.3 per cent for the same period last year.
This is the 26th consecutive month of year-on-year sales growth for Hyundai.
The brand placed third overall in the Australian market for the fourth consecutive month, with 8351 units equating to 9.3 per cent market share.
Total industry sales for the month of 89,867 were down 0.4 per cent compared with the same month last year – by comparison Hyundai finished July up 4.3 per cent.
This is Hyundai’s 24th consecutive record-beating month.
For passenger car sales, Hyundai’s total of 5730 units placed the brand in second position overall with a 13.2 per cent market share, finishing ahead of Holden, Mazda and Ford.
Hyundai placed first in four segments, with another two models ranking top three for their respective categories.
The ix35 continues to be the number one selling vehicle in the competitive Small SUV <$40,000 segment with 1380 units sold in July, achieving a 20.8 per cent segment share.
This is the 18th consecutive month the ix35 has led this segment.
The Light <$25,000 category saw Hyundai’s i20 selling 985 units and achieving 11.5 per cent segment share, while sales of i20 and Accent (636 units) combined to achieve a total 1621 units and a segment share of 19 per cent.
July was the seventh consecutive month in the number one position in the light segment for Hyundai.
In the People Movers <$60,000 segment Hyundai’s iMax sales of 274 units achieved a segment share of 31.7 per cent and a convincing first place ahead of Honda Odyssey and Kia Carnival.
The Van CC 2.5-3.5t segment saw the Hyundai iLoad sell 512 units to finish in first place with a segment share of 36.6 per cent – a growth of 78.4 per cent over the same period the previous year.
Another two Hyundai models achieved podium results in July, with Veloster finishing in second place in Sports Cars, and the i30 finishing in third place in Small Cars.
“The first half of 2014 has been a period of consolidation and discipline for the brand with strong, manageable growth,” said John Elsworth, chief operating officer Hyundai Motor Company Australia.
“I am very encouraged by our July sales on the back of our record June result.
“This is a very positive start to the second half of the year.”
To see why Hyundai is so popular right now, visit Edney’s Leongatha and talk to Darryl and the team.