Less than a week into the month, and Hyundai has already announced that it has set an all-time sales record for the year in the US. Beating last year's best-ever total of 645,691, Hyundai's record-setting numbers are up eight percent through November, and it has broken monthly sales records in every month so far this year excluding June and October, which includes an all-time monthly record set in March of 69,728 units.

Helping to improve Hyundai's sales this year, new models like the Veloster and Azera have posted massive increases over 2011, while the Accent, Elantra and Tucson have all seen pretty big gains, too. John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, gave a brief statement about the momentous occasion in the press release we've posted after the jump.
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HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA BREAKS ALL-TIME SALES RECORD BEFORE YEAR END

COSTA MESA, Calif., December 5, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America announced it surpassed its all-time full-year sales record of 645,691 vehicles, breaking a record it set in 2011.

"With teamwork from thousands of Hyundai team members in manufacturing plants, offices, engineering centers and dealerships across the U.S, we've been able to increase supply of our hottest selling vehicles like Sonata, Elantra, and Santa Fe, and deliver more satisfied customers than ever before," said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. "We're looking forward to a strong close of 2012 for Hyundai and the industry, and a positive economic environment that supports continued auto industry recovery in 2013."

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.

For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com

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      Rob
      • 2 Years Ago
      Times are hard right now. People can't afford to get the best stuff.
        ponycargt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rob
        Or, maybe people have figured out that more money doesn't necessarily mean a better car. These days it can be pretty hip to be frugal.
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          @ponycargt
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          Kahz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ponycargt
          @Rob, If your argument was true, our streets would be filled with Chinese cars.
          David
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ponycargt
          Right-on! (As they used to say). There are so many more expensive cars (Talking in the $30K-range. I'm not crazy :-)) that I neither desire, nor respect, and in whose place I would much rather buy a Hyundai (like pretty much anything made by GM, Honda, Nissan, Toyota ... you get the idea). Some of us don't play the "badge" game, even if we could perhaps afford to do so. Except for the very rich, I actually pity the fools (couldn't resist) who badge-shop. Lame!
      InCyphe
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hyundai forced competition to step up their games. They sold boat load of cars while Toyota and Honda were caught with being complacent. That is no longer the case. Even though the 2013 Accord looks like a rehash, it is an excellent car with standard features that exceed those offered by similarly priced Sonata. Plus, it drives a lot better. In any rate, future is looking great for us consumers.
        reattadudes
        • 2 Years Ago
        @InCyphe
        satellite radio is a make or break item for me. on the Accord, its only available on the EX and higher trim levels. in typical Honda fashion, they content their cars the way THEY want to, and leave zero options or choices to be made by the buyer. satellite radio is standard on the cheapest Hyundai Accent.
          Rob
          • 2 Years Ago
          @reattadudes
          Glad you know what's really important....satellite radio....lol.
          S.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @reattadudes
          Different strokes for different folks, Rob.
        Awhattup
        • 2 Years Ago
        @InCyphe
        You are right, everyone should stop bashing just because they "hate" something but appreciate that we have great free market that makes automakers more competitive. If there is no competition why even bother to better their products.
      n.bob2
      • 2 Years Ago
      And we are expected to believe these numbers? :)
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        @n.bob2
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        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @n.bob2
        Autoblog was definitely bought out by Hyundai (he said, sarcastically)
      MAX
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hyundai/KIA=Korean Government Motors
        desinerd1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAX
        so you are saying that government owned companies can make awesome cars which provide better quality and value than most private companies?
          m_2012
          • 2 Years Ago
          @desinerd1
          I think thats exactly what he said. Just not the US.
      md_stew
      • 2 Years Ago
      Shows what "Good Design, Reliability" can do for your bottom line!
        Rob
        • 2 Years Ago
        @md_stew
        LOL, sure
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        @md_stew
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          S.
          • 2 Years Ago
          The plural of anecdote is not data. Glad all the assembly workers were sober when they built your car
          m_2012
          • 2 Years Ago
          and my Focus was a rolling pile of garbage since day 1. All makers have problems. I will never buy another Ford, even with my employee discount.
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        Matrix
        • 2 Years Ago
        they talking about US sales only, not global sales.
      Mazdaspeed6
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't fault Hyundai for stepping up their game with there features, technology and warranty. With that being said, no single model from Hyundai/Kia gets it completely right. Their mpg and performance numbers have never lived up to their claims. I liked driving my bros grand touring genesis v6 coupe but the same applies to that. I congratulate Hyundai/Kia, but their name always leave a sour taste.
        Matrix
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mazdaspeed6
        its all in your mind, most people love their hyundai.
        redgpgtp97
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mazdaspeed6
        What single car model DOES get it right?
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      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice job Hyundai. Perhaps Germans can learn a thing or two from you about quality and styling.
      HUMANMPC2000
      • 2 Years Ago
      There's a sucka born every minute...
        Matrix
        • 2 Years Ago
        @HUMANMPC2000
        Agree those people that buy a german car are suckers , Except for the ones that buy a low cost, reliable , fully loaded and easy to maintain , good looking vehicle.
      • 2 Years Ago
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