Hyundai has posted its best ever March result and its second best month yet since the Korean brand first went on sale in Australia back in 1986.
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Selling 7797 units, Hyundai increased its total market share by 25.2 per cent compared to the same time last year and has achieved an overall sales increase of 58.9 per cent over the last 15 consecutive months.

Leading the brand's strong sales, the Hyundai i30 range continues to prove a great success, leading its segment for the first time in March. Hyundai sold 3678 i30s in March to now hold a 16.4 per cent segment share.

"The team at Hyundai and the Hyundai Dealer network are delighted that more and more Australians are discovering the quality and value of today's Hyundai range. Over 800,000 new Hyundais have now been delivered to Australian customers since the brand entered the market," said Damien Meredith, Hyundai's Director of Sales."Today, the i-series range of products continues to grow. We will be launching the new i45 mid-sized sedan next month followed by the i20 compact hatch in the middle of the year."

Hyundai also continues to enjoy strong overseas sales with global figures up 35.7 per cent (March YTD 2010 vs. March YTD 2009). In America, Hyundai announced an all-time sales record for Q1 and for the month of March selling 47,002 vehicles, up 15.4 per cent on the same time last year.

The new Hyundai i45, sold as Sonata in North America, is already proving popular with retail-only sales figures showing the medium sedan is now the third best-selling vehicle in its segment.

The Hyundai i45 will go on sale in Australia next month.