During the month
of November Hyundai
sold 14,216 Sonatas
in the U.S. That's a 117-percent increase over the same month last year, which
is enough to place the new sedan seventh on the list of best-selling cars in the world’s largest auto market.
It’s the first time a Hyundai has landed in the top ten since the Excel did it in the late 1980s. While that car
achieved the feat based solely on its cheap price, the new-for-2006 Sonata has done it with a killer combination of
value, safety and style.
To put the success of the new Sonata in perspective, one only needs to analyze
Hyundai’s YTD sales. The data reveals that even though the 2006 Sonata didn’t start rolling off the
assembly until March, it’s YTD sales are ahead of the also-popular Elantra
(109,512 vs. 107,429). Aside from the
Sonata, Hyundai sales are up eight percent over last year with a total of 411,991 units sold.
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