Korean car giant Hyundai has bucked the UK car market’s downward trend to secure an increase in November sales year-on-year.
The global top 10 manufacturer also increased its UK market share year to date in a market that was 8 per cent down overall against 2004.
New Managing Director of Hyundai Motor UK Ltd (HMUK), Tony Whitehorn, said: "In a declining market, our increased market share proves the strength of the Hyundai brand. We were one of only nine manufacturers to improve our UK sales performance in November."
He added: "Hyundai customers recognise the inherent value in our proposition of high quality cars at great prices, all backed by the quality seal of approval of our unique and industry leading five year warranty."
Hyundai sold 2,359 units in the UK in November 2005 compared to 2,307 in 2004. This took Hyundai’s UK market share, year to date 2005, to 1.51 per cent, compared to 1.42 per cent in 2004.
Furthermore, in Europe as a whole, Hyundai saw a 1.6 per cent increase in year-on-year sales in November, selling 28,035 units, which brought its 2005 year to date sales total to 323,362, a rise of 4.5 per cent year to date against 2004.
In the UK and wider Europe, the sales charge is being led by the recently revised and further improved Getz supermini and the fashionable Tucson SUV.Published 8 December 2005