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Hyundai sales up 37 percent in March compared to Feb.

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March sales numbers are in for Hyundai Motor America and company officials say the month was up 37 percent compared to February with 67,005 units sold. But when compared to the same month last year, sales were off 1.9 percent.

Bob Pradzinski, vice president of national sales for Hyundai blamed the dip on bad weather.

"While we were hoping weather across the country would finally break, much of the nation continued to experience winter conditions, resulting in slower sales early in the month," he said. "During the second half of March, we saw very nice gains in our retail pace."

Pradzinski said he expect those gains to continue into April as the company prepares to launch a new 2015 Genesis sedan. 

The company says the Santa Fe saw the biggest sales gains, up 36.7 percent, followed by the Tucson at 13.6 percent.

The company's flagship Hyundai Equus was up almost 14 percent while the Montgomery-built Sonata was up almost 7 percent.

CARLINE

MAR 2014

MAR 2013

CY 2014

CY 2013

ACCENT

5,843

5,669

16,008

13,914

SONATA

19,248

18,013

40,253

47,285

ELANTRA

21,518

26,153

53,237

54,546

SANTA FE

9,726

7,116

23,440

19,446

AZERA

760

1,117

2,118

2,709

TUCSON

4,627

4,073

12,116

11,010

VERACRUZ

0

39

1

136

VELOSTER

2,782

2,693

6,686

6,357

GENESIS

2,170

3,124

5,236

8,113

EQUUS

331

291

918

814

TOTAL

67,005

68,306

160,013

164,330

INFORMATION SOURCE: Hyundai Motor America

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