Hyundai dealers are bracing themselves for the busiest month in the network's history, as thousands of customers rush to take advantage of the government scrappage scheme.
The company secured extra production of the most popular Hyundai i10, i20 and i30 models and has rushed them to Britain to make sure buyers can secure scrappage funds before the government's pot of cash runs out.
In the past month more than 10,000 new Hyundai cars have arrived at Tilbury docks in Essex, been processed and sent straight out to dealers. This is three times the amount of vehicles processed in the same period last year.
Dealers have taken on extra staff to cope with the demand and several plan to open around the clock to help process the orders and arriving cars.
It's not just the 'i' cars which have been a sell-out success. Hyundai secured the last Hyundai Coupes to come off the production line and was able to pass a massive £5,035 discount on to buyers. It means that the head-turner is available for just £11,995 with scrappage - less than a mid-range supermini!
Buyers are recognising the Hyundai Coupe offer is a real bargain and have been snapping them up, with more than 1,000 sold in the past six weeks. Stocks are only expected to last until the end of September 2009.
Hyundai's managing director, Tony Whitehorn, said: "No other manufacturer has worked harder to keep scrappage customers satisfied. We are expecting record numbers of buyers to choose a Hyundai for their new 59 registration car this September as we clear away the scraps and bring bargain-hungry buyers a new plate."
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