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by Matt Brogan

Despite the tough economic times Hyundai has defied the odds to jump in to fourth place on the VFACTS vehicle sales chart for the month of July, selling 6226 new vehicles –  a Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) record.

The result sees Hyundai as the only top ten brand to increase sales in July with its market share growing to 8.3 per cent. It also means that Hyundai placed third for passenger cars sales for the month of July.

The news comes at a time when the total market contracted some 15.3 per cent, July YTD 2009 compared to July YTD 2008, and is the seventh consecutive month of year-on-year growth for the brand and an overall increase in sales of 28.3 per cent (YTD).

“The results for July consolidate Hyundai’s position as a dominant player on the Australian automotive landscape,” said Kevin McCann, Hyundai’s Director of Sales and Marketing.

“Our committed Hyundai dealer network is continuing to deliver exactly what today’s buyers want: award-winning products coupled with outstanding value.

“Our broadening buyer profile reflects the brands acceptance as a challenger to the leading manufacturers,” he said.

Strong sellers for the brand in July were:

  • Getz with 2147 units ( a segment share of 23.2 per cent)
  • iMax Shuttle with 194 units ( a segment share of 20.3 per cent)
  • iLoad Van with 313 units ( a segment share of 17.4 per cent)
  • i30 with 2045 units (segment share unavailable)



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