August Auto Sales: Hyundai
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Hyundai Motor America said Tuesday that U.S. vehicle sales rose 4 percent in August despite a dip in its best-selling model, the Sonata.
BY THE NUMBERS: Hyundai sold 61,099 vehicles last month, a record for August and up from 58,505 in August last year.
TOP SELLERS: The company sold 19,624 Sonatas, down 5 percent from a year ago. That decline was offset by a 19 percent increase in sales of the Elantra sedan, to 17,989.
HOT MODELS: Hyundai sold 3,708 of its new Veloster model, bringing 2012 sales of the compact car to 25,318.