14.10.2016 Press release

Record sales continue: Best third quarter for Hyundai Motor in Europe

  • Record performance in the first nine months of 2016 with a plus of 8.8%, outperforming the market
  • Hyundai Motor achieves the best third quarter in its history in Europe
  • Young Europe-focused line-up drives continued sales growth

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This year has been the most successful for Hyundai Motor in Europe to date, with sales totalling 386,480 cars, according the latest registration data from Europe’s auto industry body, ACEA.
The company’s strong sales performance with a plus of 8.8% in the first nine months of 2016 has surpassed market average growth of 7.7%, highlighting the fact that customers increasingly choose Hyundai vehicles. Sales from July to September 2016 totalled 124,813 registrations – the best third quarter result in Hyundai Motor’s history in Europe.
In September alone, Hyundai Motor sales rose by 3.9% equalling 51,490 registrations, compared to September 2015. Sales in Italy (+24.1%), France (+17.1%), the UK (+9.9%) and Spain (+20.8%) have been particularly strong in September compared to the same month of the previous year, driving Hyundai Motor’s overall performance in Europe. In each of these markets Hyundai car sales outpaced national market growth.
Our young and strong model line-up is increasingly appealing to customers all over Europe. Today, more than 90% of cars sold in Europe have been designed, tested and produced in European Hyundai facilities.

Thomas A. Schmid Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe

80% of Hyundai models have been renewed in 2015 alone. With the facelift of the i10 and the recent unveiling of the third-generation i30 in 2016, Hyundai Motor offers the youngest line-up among car manufacturers in Europe. The model range renewal strategy has supported the notable increase in sales volumes this year. The SUV range has especially proved to be a driver for healthy performance with, for example, more than 140,000 Tucsons sold in its first year.
The i10, i20 and i30 continue to show high sales volumes. The reveal of the New Generation i30 is a core milestone for Hyundai Motor, as it aims to become the number-one Asian automotive brand in Europe. It is a smart and rewarding choice for those seeking an appealing design, an efficient and dynamic ride and a comprehensive safety package. Its quality and reliability are guaranteed by the company’s unique, industry-leading 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.


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