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Hyundai Motor America announced Monday that it saw record sales of 53,487 vehicles in November, an eight percent total sales increase compared with the same record-setting period a year ago. Sales are also up eight percent for the first eleven months of the year.

"The Black Friday sales period once again provided a strong boost for Hyundai in the back half of the month and helped break our all-time November sales record," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales. "We were also very encouraged by the strong sales recovery experienced in those northeastern regions that were ravaged by Super Storm Sandy and expect continued momentum there for the balance of the year."

The recent recipients of ALG's award for the highest residual value -- Azera, Elantra and Santa Fe -- all experienced solid sales gains over last November, with Elantra up 28 percent. Sonata sales continue to be strong registering a 13 percent uptick for the month. Additionally, the new three-row, seven-passenger Santa Fe made its world debut at last week's 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, joining the two-row, five-passenger Santa Fe Sport, and will be on sale early 2013.

"We're encouraged that the 10 percent month-over-month lift firms like Compete have seen in our shopper counts has translated to our best-ever November retail sales and total sales," said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. "With increased Elantra availability, thanks to the recently added third shift in our Alabama plant, and demand high for everything in our lineup from Accent to Equus, we're looking forward to breaking our all-time annual sales record early in December."

CARLINE

NOV/2012

NOV/2011

CY/2012

CY/2011

ACCENT

3,260

4,682

58,071

50,285

SONATA

17,660

15,668

209,779

208,621

ELANTRA

15,923

12,414

183,010

173,336

SANTA FE

6,754

6,129

63,737

69,309

AZERA

751

58

7,584

1,506

TUCSON

3,838

4,101

45,133

42,774

VERACRUZ

491

1,018

8,174

8,603

VELOSTER

2,084

2,538

32,886

7,096

GENESIS

2,385

2,702

31,576

30,528

EQUUS

341

300

3,622

2,868

TOTAL

53,487

49,610

643,572

594,926

INFORMATION SOURCE: Hyundai Motor Company

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