Hyundai’s fuel economy fiasco hasn’t seemed to negatively impact the automaker’s sales, which hit a new record for the month of November and a new overall record for the year, with several weeks left to go.
Announcing the news yesterday on Twitter, Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik confirmed that the Korean automaker’s US division has moved 645,692 units so far in 2012, “breaking out all-time sales record set last year.”
Helping give an end-of-year boost were strong sales for the Sonata and the Elantra, which saw an increase of 28 percent in November, thanks in part to the addition of two new models, the Elantra Coupe and Elantra GT (all seen above).
The month’s Black Friday sales period also helped,” said Dave Zuchowski, HMA’s executive vice president of sales. “We were also very encouraged by the strong sales recovery experienced in those northeastern regions that were ravaged by Super Storm Sandy and expect continued momentum there for the balance of the year,” he said in a statement.
Hyundai will look to continue to grow sales in the new year, with the recently launched Santa Fe crossover as well as the Santa Fe long wheelbase model, which debuted at the LA Auto Show last week.