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by Matt Brogan

Hyundai has continued to gain ground in April with sales figures continuing upward.

Leading the sales charge, the iMax range of vans achieved a best ever monthly market share of 23.9 per cent.

Selling 277 units in April the iMax van range continues to win fans, April the best result for iMax since its launch into Australia in February 2008.

April saw Hyundai sell a total of 6725 units in Australia, the brand’s best April result since it began selling cars here in 1986.

In a total market that has grown 27.3 per cent (compared to April 2009), Hyundai has achieved an overall sales increase of 62.6 per cent (representing 16 consecutive months of month-on-month sales growth).

“The team at Hyundai and the Hyundai Dealer network are really pleased with the increasing levels of interest in the Hyundai i-series of vehicles,” said Damien Meredith, Hyundai’s Director of Sales.

“Later this month we will launch the all-new i45 mid-sized sedan which is breaking records in South Korea and the U.S., followed by the exciting new i20 compact hatch which will be very competitive in its segment.”

The news comes as Hyundai’s international results also continue to improve. The company’s global sales up 27.6 per cent (April 2010 vs. April 2009).

Hyundai Motor America posted its best ever April result as the all-new i45 and ix35 models prove popular with US buyers, total year-to-date US sales representing an all-time record for Hyundai.

In April, Hyundai sold 44,023 vehicles in Northern America, up 30 per cent on the same month last year.

Early retail sales data shows the new i45 sedan – known as Sonata in North America – is America’s third best-selling mid-size sedan for the second month in a row.




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