Hyundai breaks annual sales record

December 10, 2012 12:00 AM

There's still three weeks left in December, but Hyundai has already broken its all-time yearly sales record in the U.S. The previous record of 645,691 vehicles was set in 2011.

Sales increased by 8 percent through the month of November, with significant month-over-month gains. The automaker has broken sales records almost every month this year, including an all-time monthly record in March, when it sold just under 70,000 cars, according to AutoBlog. The release of new Hyundai models such as the Veloster and the Azera boosted sales, while established vehicles like the Accent and Elantra also saw significant growth.

"...We've been able to increase supply of our hottest selling vehicles like Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe, and deliver more satisfied customers than ever before," said Hyundai Motor America president John Krafcik. "We're looking forward to a strong close of 2012 for Hyundai and the industry, and a positive economic environment that supports continued auto industry recovery in 2013."

With new updates and car repair on the horizon, combined with a rebounding auto industry, Hyundai's sales forecast in 2013 should be a positive one, Rush Lane reports. 


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