Hyundai and Genesis Sales Dip 4 Percent in July, but Tucson Keeps on Breaking Its Own Records
Hyundai Motor America’s July sales report contains a mix of good news and bad news for the automaker. Overall Hyundai and Genesis sales dropped 4 percent from last July, but some of that decline comes from a 51 percent decline in fleet deliveries. HMA’s retail sales actually saw a slight increase.
Hyundai July sales reached 51,137 vehicles, compared to 52,419 this time last year. Genesis sales took a bigger dent — only 615 this month compared to 1,644 last July. Year-to-date sales total 386,800 for both brands, a 3.4 percent decrease from this time last year.
“We are pleased that Hyundai retail sales were up slightly year-over-year despite two less selling days and one less sales weekend, in an industry we anticipate will be down for the month,” said HMA National Sales Director John Angevine.
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Hyundai’s most popular SUV, the Tucson, set its 17th straight monthly sales record. Buyers snapped up 11,360 of them, a 1 percent increase over last July. The recently introduced Kona also posted strong numbers, with 4,173 sold for the month. Santa Fe sales declined, but they’re expected to rise again soon as more 2019 models arrive in showrooms.
Meanwhile, HMA luxury brand Genesis posted lower year-over-year sales this month with its G80 and G90 sedans. However, it’s hoping for a boost from the new G70 model, which will go on sale later this summer.
See the charts below for a model-by-model rundown of Hyundai and Genesis sales for July.
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