Hyundai Elantra has been one of the most important cars for Hyundai in its portfolio and is very well on route to become the best-seller after their Sonata which has been selling like hot cakes all over the world except India, mainly due to the lack of a diesel engine.
Hyundai Elantra has set an all-time sales record in the United States in 2012 as it exceeded the sales of 186,361 units of last year till a part of December. The car is in its fifth generation in the States and going by the sales numbers it’s very much expected that it would have crossed 2,00,000 units for the complete year of 2012. If it has, it will be only second to the Fluidic Sonata to cross the 2,00,000 sales mark.
John Krafcik, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America stated on this feat that ,”Adding the third shift to our plant in Alabama this year has allowed us to better meet demand for Elantra“. The Alabama plant is working pretty much on full capacity and all that effort seems to be paying off well. We wonder as to what amount of sales they would bring in when they run the plant on three shifts for the complete year in 2013.
Hyundai’s fluidic design philosophy seems to have changed the fortunes of the company all in the right direction. They are having one best-seller after the other in the US and the Indian market has welcomed the fluidic philosophy pretty well too. The Koreans have struck gold with Elantra and it is the largest selling D-segment sedan in India as well.
Hyundai is also working on a sedan which would sit between Elantra and Sonata and it has already been caught in China.
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