Μπορεί οι πωλήσεις αυτοκινήτων στην Ευρώπη να είναι σε πτώση και να αγγίζουν τα χαμηλότερα επίπεδα των 14 ετών, αλλά η Hyundai ανακοίνωσε ότι έκανε το καλύτερο τρίμηνο από ποτέ αφού πούλησε 114.571 μονάδες +12.5% σε σχέση με την ίδια περίοδο του 2011, ενώ πλέον κατέχει το 7.5% του μεριδίου αγοράς.

Παράλληλα η Hyundai έδωσε τις διαφημίσεις για το νέο Santa Fe με τον CEO της Hyundai, Kim Choong-ho, να δηλώνει ότι έχουνε βάλει ως στόχο να πουλήσουν 150.000 νέα Santa Fe παγκοσμίως μέσα στο 2012 και 385.000 το 2013. Οι πωλήσεις του νέου Santa Fe θα ξεκινήσουν από τον Ιούνιο στην Ευρώπη ενώ στην Αμερική θα ξεκινήσουν από τον Ιούλιο και στην Κίνα από τον Οκτώβριο, ενώ ήδη έχουνε δεχτεί 15.000 προ-παραγγελίες για την αγορά της Κορέας. Ο CEO δηλώνει ότι το νέο Santa FE είναι περισσότερο premium από τον προκάτοχο του και ότι μπορεί να ανταγωνιστεί το Audi Q5.

Τέλος η Hyundai Αγγλίας ανακοίνωσε και τις τιμές του ανανεωμένου i20 ξεκινούν από £9.995 (€12.200) και φτάνουν έως τα £14.295 (€17.460) στην έκδοση 1.4 CRDi Style. Αναλυτικές λεπτομέρειες σχετικά με τα επίπεδα εξοπλισμού και τους κινητήρες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

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[Πηγή: Reuters, Hyundai]

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RECORD EUROPEAN SALES FOR HYUNDAI IN Q1

  • 114,571 units registered during first quarter – a best-ever total
  • Record market share of 3.3% achieved
  • Hyundai ahead of the new-car market trend for 39 consecutive months

Offenbach, 18 April 2012

Hyundai registered a record number of new cars in Europe between January and March 2012 – 114,571 units – resulting in a European market share high for the first quarter of 3.3%.

According to figures released today by European industry body ACEA, Hyundai’s sales during the first three months of 2011 represented an increase of 12.5% compared to the same period 12 months ago. In contrast, the overall European new car market declined by 7.3%.

Hyundai recorded 50,131 new car registrations across Europe in March – another new record and an increase of 13.8% over 2011. The overall European new-car market declined by 6.6% during the same month. Hyundai has now outperformed the European market trend for 39 consecutive months since January 2009.

Sales of i30, ix35 and ix20 – the three models built at Hyundai’s plant in Nošovice, Czech Republic – represented over 50% of Hyundai’s European sales during the first quarter.

Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, “Hyundai cars are designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe for Europeans – our performance in quarter one demonstrates how well this strategy is working. Another European car, the New Generation i30, has just gone on sale and we expect this new model to drive us towards our market share goal of 3.5% by the end of 2012.”

The New Generation i30 is available with Five Year Triple Care, Hyundai’s award-winning customer care package that includes a five-year warrant

STYLE, VALUE AND TECHNOLOGY AS STANDARD FOR NEW HYUNDAI I20

  • The New Hyundai i20 arrives in the UK with prices starting from £9,995
  • Refreshed styling both inside and out for Hyundai’s popular supermini
  • Lower emissions across the engine line up plus new 1.1-litre diesel engine emitting just 84g/km CO2
  • Improved standard specification means even greater value for money

Following its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai UK has today announced full pricing and specification for the New i20, which will be available in showrooms on 7 May 2012.

Prices for i20 start at £9,995 on-the-road for the three-door 1.2 petrol Classic model, while at the other end of the spectrum the range-topping 90ps 1.4 CRDi Style model costs £14,295.

Full pricing details for the New i20 is as follows:

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To further enhance the i20’s appeal, Hyundai’s designers have given the car an attractive exterior makeover that features new wheel designs plus a hexagonal front grille that is in keeping with Hyundai’s current fluidic sculpture design. Further design changes to the front end include new rounded front wings while the reshaped bonnet and headlights continue the theme along with new fog light clusters and daytime running lights. Moving to the rear, the New i20 gets a redesigned rear bumper and taillights, which helps to add to the i20’s fresh approach.

Inside, the New i20 majors on quality with soft-touch plastics, a revised and classier centre consol along with updated seat trims.

The New i20 is available in three main trim levels beginning with Classic, moving up to Active and followed by Style. Starting with Classic, each model comes with a generous list of standard specification including remote central locking, six air bags, air conditioning, ESP and, for the first time on i20, Vehicle Stability Management.

Hyundai has added in even more value to the i20 package with the Active trim, which adds 15-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth with voice recognition, electric/heated door mirrors, front fog lights, leather steering wheel and gear knob and electric rear windows (five door bodystyle) when compared with Classic.

The range-topping Style model is equipped with16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, rain sensing front wipers, climate control along with an automatic dimming rear view mirror with an integrated reversing camera – the first standard application of this technology in the segment.

These standard features are traditionally only found on bigger and more luxurious cars as optional extras, but with the New i20 they are all part of the overall package.

Buyers wanting even higher levels of technology and features can order the Convenience Pack, which encompasses keyless entry, engine Start/Stop button, chrome exterior door handles and supervision cluster.

Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK, says: “The New i20 is yet another model to join Hyundai’s new-look model range and will appeal to existing customers but will also prove an attractive choice for young buyers who may not have considered Hyundai in the past. It has been given a thorough revision both inside out and with high levels of specification will appeal to customers who want value for money without compromising on quality.

“In addition, the i20 range will feature the cleanest internal combustion diesel engine in terms of CO2emissions with the 1.1-litre unit emitting just 84g/km. This showcases Hyundai’s considerable efforts in optimising existing technologies to reduce fuel consumption and emissions from its range of cars. As with all new Hyundai cars, the i20 is backed by our 5 Year Triple Care warranty for complete peace of mind.”

Hyundai has improved upon the popular 1.2-litre petrol engine, which is now cleaner, more efficient and more powerful than the model it replaces. Maximum output is now 85ps (79ps for the outgoing variant) while improvements in fuel consumption from 55.4mpg to 57.7mpg on the combined cycle, plus emissions reductions from 119g/km CO2 to 114g/km CO2 make the 1.2 petrol engine one of the most efficient around.

Furthermore, the 1.2-litre petrol i20 is now available in Style trim and for just an additional £750 above the Active trim. This represents fantastic value for buyers looking for luxury features at an affordable price.

Headlining i20’s eco-credentials is the Blue variant, which is powered by Hyundai’s ultra-efficient 1.1-litre “U-ll” three-cylinder diesel engine that combined with Intelligent Stop and Go and low rolling resistance tyres emits a mere 84g/km – making it the lowest-emitting diesel engine in the UK. Coupled with low emissions, the i20 Blue is capable of returning 88.3mpg on the combined cycle.

About Hyundai Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, which has ranked as the world’s fifth-largest automaker since 2007 and includes over two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Employing over 75,000 people worldwide, Hyundai Motor sold approximately 4.1 million vehicles globally in 2011. Hyundai vehicles are sold in 186 countries through some 5,300 dealerships and showrooms. Hyundai Motor UK Ltd has been named Best Car Manufacturer 2011 by Which? magazine and Car Franchise of the Year by Motor Trader in 2010 and 2011. All passenger cars now come with Hyundai’s industry-leading 5 year Triple Care package. Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at http://www.hyundai.co.uk