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Hyundai June Sales: An 11th Straight Month of Gains

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The 2020 Hyundai Palisade
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With SUVs leading the way again, Hyundai posted its 11th consecutive month of sales gains in June. The 64,202 vehicles sold by the automaker represent a 2 percent increase over the same month last year.

Of those sales, 33,905 — nearly 53 percent — were SUVs. That’s a 10 percent increase over June 2018.

“While there is some overall industry slowing, we continue to outperform the market and gain share as our product mix is aligning with consumers’ SUV preferences along with a versatile lineup of cars and alternative-powered vehicles,” said Randy Parker, Hyundai Motor America’s vice president of national sales.

For the month, a wide range of Hyundai models notched sales gains over June 2018. Among SUVs:

  • The Santa Fe and the Santa Fe XL were up a combined 36 percent with 14,335 sold.
  • Kona sales shot up 50 percent to 6,341.
  • Tucson sales were down overall, but retail sales grew 13 percent.

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A handful of car models achieved increases as well. They include:

  • The Veloster, which sold 1,139 models for a 49 percent gain.
  • The Accent, which sold 2,632 models and was up 24 percent.
  • The Ioniq, which posted a 7 percent increase with 1,607 sold — its all-time best June performance.

In its first month of trickling into dealerships around the U.S., the highly anticipated 2020 Palisade SUV sold 383 models.

“June was a momentous month for Hyundai as we started sales of our flagship and most premium SUV ever, the Palisade,” said Parker. “The reviews from highly respected media and analysts exceeded our expectations and we anticipate consumers will have a similar reaction to the vehicle that rounds out the top of our SUV portfolio.”

At the halfway point of the year, Hyundai has sold 333,328 vehicles. That’s a 1.7 percent improvement over the first six months of 2018. With the increasing momentum of the Santa Fe and Kona plus the addition of the Palisade, Hyundai is hoping that its upward sales trend will extend into the second half of 2019.

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