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Hyundai sets January sales record despite production shutdown

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Hyundai Motor America is reporting a that the month of January 2014 was the best in company history with a total of 44,005 units sold. The record came even as sales were up less than one percent over the same time period a year prior.

"While year-over-year sales were up slightly, January was a bit of a challenge due to weather issues across the country, making us wonder how many more units we could have sold," said Bob Pradzinski, vice president, national sales.

Pradzinski said dealers remained stocked with a full lineup of products despite a shutdown in production at its Montgomery, Alabama plant due to last week's crippling ice storm. The Montgomery plant produces the Elantra and Sonata sedans.

The company's sales leaders include the Accent, Elantra and Santa Fe with sales up 21, 26 and 12 percent, respectively. 

CARLINE

JAN/2014

JAN/2013

CY/2014

CY/2013

ACCENT

4,240

3,495

4,240

3,495

SONATA

9,815

13,247

9,815

13,247

ELANTRA

15,326

12,174

15,326

12,174

SANTA FE

6,721

5,991

6,721

5,991

AZERA

762

797

762

797

TUCSON

3,533

3,493

3,533

3,493

VERACRUZ

1

32

1

32

VELOSTER

1,821

1,759

1,821

1,759

GENESIS

1,459

2,472

1,459

2,472

EQUUS

327

253

327

253

TOTAL

44,005

43,713

44,005

43,713

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