How’s Hyundai been doing? Keep reading!
For a relatively new car manufacturer that started as a humble Korean presence on the American market, Hyundai has come a long way. As its lineup continues to expand and its vehicles continue to improve its fans grows with them. The proof is in the remarkable Hyundai sales growth that’s occurred over the last several years, showing that consumer confidence and satisfaction is higher than ever.
Last year marked the seventh consecutive year of Hyundai record sales in the U.S. Leading the way in the growing sales was the Hyundai Tucson, the company’s compact SUV. The 2016 Tucson won awards like MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Small Utility, plus the Best Compact SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report. The Hyundai Tucson’s sales were up 41% in 2016. Following closely behind the Tucson was the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Sport.
The company’s luxury division, Genesis, has also shown immense sales growth. The Genesis brand is just a couple of years old, but its G90 sedan proudly competed as a finalist for the North American Car of the Year award. Genesis grew 33% in 2016, which is a development Hyundai hopes is only the beginning of a long, successful run as a luxury vehicle manufacturer.
Happy anniversary, Hyundai Motor America!
This year, the South Korean automaker is celebrating 30 years in America. In 1986, Hyundai entered the United States as a small automaker—amid dominating industry giants like Ford and Toyota—with only one vehicle: the Hyundai Excel. Today, Hyundai is the world’s fifth-largest automaker, with 14 vehicle models in its American lineup alone.
The past year has been a big one for Hyundai. Recently, the brand rocketed past its 10-millionth car sale in the United States; its Super Bowl commercial was ranked at the top of USA TODAY’s Ad Meter (the first time an automaker took the top spot); and, Hyundai has just launched its all-new luxury brand, Genesis.
In its 30 years in America, Hyundai has gone from being all-imports to boasting 60% of cars sold here being made in the US; that’s far more than some of those brands that like to label themselves “all-American.”
Here’s to three more decades of growth and innovation!
How do you know it’s been a good month? When no month before has ever been as excellent, of course!
Hyundai October sales have been revealed as the best in the automaker’s history, with 60,005 units sold—up a whopping 20% over the same period last year—making it a very good month indeed.
Driving the sales forward were the all-too-popular SUVs and CUVs, represented by the Hyundai Tucson, Santa Fe, and Santa Fe Sport, which attract hundreds of prospective customers every week at Gossett Hyundai.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Available at Gossett Hyundai
Together, Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport sales were up 25% for the month, while Tucson sales reached nearly 7,300 units, marking an incredible 103% increase over October 2014.
That’s not to say sedans didn’t do well either: the Elantra had its best October ever with sales up 24% and the Veloster appealed to even more sports car fans than usual with sales up 30%.
It seems new car shoppers really do know where to find the good stuff!