TTAC Data Dive: Ten Years of Hyundai Sales

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

TTAC commenter bumpy ii has compiled another spreadsheet (XLS format) of monthly sales goodness for your data diving pleasure. This time it’s ten years worth of monthly Hyundai sales by nameplate. See how the Elantra/Sonata combo has carved out a giant chunk of the midsized sedan market. Check out the rise and fall of the Tiburon. Puzzle at why Hyundai ever wasted its effort on the Azera. It’s data-tastic!

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  • Impreza_13 Impreza_13 on Aug 20, 2009

    “A LOOOOONG whay to go?” I questioned that as well. I have an 01 Elantra hatchback w/ 128K miles on it. Except for the need to the 60K service, it's been basically problem-free. More than I can say for every other car (all GM) I've ever owned.

  • Don1967 Don1967 on Aug 20, 2009

    Good news for Hyundai: Core models, including the larger Sonata and Santa Fe, did not crater with high gas prices or the market downturn. Bad news: Tucson has been on a long, slow decline. This is a big "miss", not only because of lost sales but because it forces the Santa Fe to do battle with cheaper RAVs and CRVs. Also, Entourage and Veracruz are both flops. The next-gen Tucson and new Portico can't come soon enough.

  • Tommy Boy Tommy Boy on Aug 20, 2009

    I wouldn't be afraid to purchase a Hyundai or KIA - the lower initial price and warranty do much to allay concerns over possible "buyers remorse." I would be afraid (indeed very afraid) to purchase anything from GM or Chrysler (Ford is a so-so, there are promising quality signs, but no way to know if the new ones will hold up long term). Methinks that there a many like me.

  • Ohsnapback Ohsnapback on Aug 20, 2009
    don1967 : August 20th, 2009 at 9:42 am Also, Entourage and Veracruz are both flops. The next-gen Tucson and new Portico can’t come soon enough. Is it any wonder the Veracruz flopped? The last time I saw one was completely by accident, as I mistakenly found myself cutting through a Hyundai dealership lot to make a U-ey. A plaid covered replica of Mr. Farley literally pounced on my car, knocking on my window. He forced me into a conversation, the silver-tongued, Stetson cologne marinated sales phenom he was, and somehow we got around to talking about the MSRP of a Verazruz that was immediately to his side: An eyelash under 40k. Hyundai, please....I ain't bein' played like that, yo!