Although it may be a distinction of mild importance on a global scale, Hyundai announced that last month it set an all-time sales record for the month of April. Digging a little deeper, Hyundai-Blog – an enthusiast site not affiliated with the South Korean automaker – is reporting that another record was set: to go along with 63,315 total sales in April, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama assembled a record 37,372 Elantra and Sonata sedans.

This doesn't mean that half of Hyundai's April sales came from the Montgomery, AL plant, but it's still a telling sign of just how important this new factory is. The Elantra and Sonata are by far Hyundai's most popular models, accounting for almost 63 percent of all Hyundai sales so far in 2013. Congrats on the achievement, Hyundai.


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      Trobbins88
      • 1 Year Ago
      I will admit that the new Hyundai\'s have been getting better looking over the years, it is still a foreign car, no matter how much of their models are built in the US. I applaud the fact that they are keeping some people off of the UI line, but their profits are still going overseas. As someone that has had relatives working at all of the big three (Ford-Supplier, Chrysler-Pre-Diamler Days, and GM-Pre-Bailout), you will never catch me with a Japanese or Korean car in my driveway unless its a rental.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Trobbins88
        You'd be surprised at how much money from a foreign branded vehicle built in the US with majority of US sourced parts actually stays in the US economy. People seem to think if they keep repeating the "the profits all go overseas" over and over it will become fact.
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      Thipps
      • 1 Year Ago
      Haven't they been selling quite a bit to fleets?
        Cruising
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Thipps
        This is fact: http://m.autoblog.com/2013/04/16/hyundai-kia-ratchet-up-fleet-sales-as-retail-transactions-slide/
      KeiCarLvr
      • 1 Year Ago
      As someone who has family members working at the plant, I'm proud of their achievement. Keep up the good work!
      delsolo1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just wondering how much the government handout was to Hyundai to locate in Alabama
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @delsolo1
        None. I believe they got the usual tax breaks. That town was a hole before they moved in there.
          S
          • 1 Year Ago
          @m_2012
          I am calling B.S. on that, they did get taxbreaks....oh, by the way, I subsidize american companies enough without having to do it for foreign companies too!
        imoore
        • 1 Year Ago
        @delsolo1
        Oh, they got plenty of tax breaks form the Alabama government, plus lots of other goodies, too - such as the promise of an I-85 extension to the Alabama-Mississippi state line. That thing was originally supposed to plow right through my neighborhood and property, until I and my neighbors and several landowners and attorneys confronted the state, the USDOT, the project managers, then-governor Bob Riley and all the politicians involved in this mess. All of the Interstate talk has cooled off for now, but I still have to watch over my shoulder since I\'ve earned some new enemies in Montgomery.
      diffrunt
      • 1 Year Ago
      They offer a very enjoyable factory tour. Think I'll do it again sometime.
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      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      On a side note, doesn't Alabama have one of the highest rates for inbreeding? Hyundai sure knows their target customer.
      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Damn, people over there must really have dropped their standards. They'll realize the poor quality of Korean garbage soon enough.
      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      I guess people over there have really dropped their standards. Korean garbage only looks good but has no substance. On a side note, doesn't Alabama have one of the highest rates of inbreeding? I guess Hyundai knows their target market well.
      Edward de Valle
      • 1 Year Ago
      superb blog and an informative one that describes how Hyundai is booming their business in Bama and set a new production record for itself wow what a big profit they have made on global scale
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