Hyundai and Kia Reports Record-Breaking Sales in UK During March
The sales figure of Hyundai cars is making waves in the UK. It reached its personal best by selling 15,241 cars in March, going past the previous month record of 11,031 set in September 2009. Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai UK's Managing Director, puts the accomplishment into perspective. "This sales total is remarkable considering that we sold 28,036 cars in the whole of 2008. We have now sold more than half that figure in just one month!"
And while the company performed very well in 2009 owing to the UK Government's scrappage scheme that took £2,000 off list prices, only one in three of the March registrations were from scrappage purchasers.
Whitehorn added that several industry spectators have sighted the huge success with scrappage and presume saying that the sales will crumple once the scheme finishes. These statistics show that Hyundai has constructed a strong following and its achievement will carry for long into the future.
Best seller in the month was the i10 with 6,195 units, chased by the i30 with 4,584 and the i20 with 3,570 respectively. The new ix35 crossover, Tucson in our market reached 500 orders in the initial two weeks when it went on sale.
Meanwhile, Kia has just revealed its March UK figures. It sold 12,277 units, which is believed to be the best since the company had set up shop in the UK. Small cars ruled the market once again, with the Picanto reaching a score of 7,720 units.