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Hyundai Breaks its U.S. Sales Record: 124,670 in One Month

Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s fifth-largest automotive manufacture, said Thursday that its sales in the U.S. for the month of August reached 124,670–a 5.5 percent gain over last year and a new sales record for the company since it started selling cars in the U.S. in 1986.

The boost in sales was welcome news from the company as global sales for Hyundai and Kia dropped last month to 357,698 vehicles, a loss of 5.9 percent from the year before.

“Sales continued to gain momentum as the month progressed, and we finished the Labor Day holiday weekend strong,” the company said in a statement.

An all-new Sonata, Genesis and crossover vehicles played a big part in pushing the numbers up last month. Hyundai’s Santa Fe and Tucson CUV also saw a sales increase of 15 and 35 percent, respectively, while  the Sonata rose 25 percent and the Genesis 15 percent.

Hyundai’s subdivision Kia, said sales of cars such as the Soul, Optima and Sportage led their growth, with the Soul boxy selling 15,069, which was up from 10,017 a year earlier.


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