Hyundai dealers should be celebrating after beating the company's best ever annual sales total and selling more cars in a single month than ever before. But they're not being allowed to relax as another ship full of cars has just arrived and is being rushed out to waiting customers.
The Korean company sold 11,031 cars in September 2009, up from 4,970 in the same month last year. The figure is the best ever single sales month in Hyundai UK's history, and pushed the company's total sales in 2009 to 40,578 - passing the previous total annual sales record of 37,611 from 2004.
Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai's managing director, said: "This result is incredible given that we still have a quarter of the year remaining. Demand for our cars is unrelenting. We could have sold twice as many in September, but we simply ran out of cars and time. There are more ships arriving now, all full of our most popular models, and we are rushing them out to customers as fast as we can!"
As you would expect, Tony Whitehorn has welcomed the extension to the scrappage scheme announced last week. He said: "Thousands of people in the UK recognise that scrappage is a very special offer and have snapped it up. They will now continue to do so well into the new year, and the offer has been opened up to owners of younger cars and vans. With the economy still fragile and the VAT increase on its way, the industry and consumers needed this extra confidence going into the new year."
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