Amid a record rise in sales, Hyundai Motor America reported fleet sales increased 95%, representing 6% of total volume, according to a June 2 press release.
May sales totalled 90,017 units, a 56% increase compared with May 2020. Hyundai again set an all-time monthly sales record for the third consecutive month.
“It’s a great achievement for the entire organization to set a new monthly total and retail sales record for the third month in a row,” said Randy Parker, senior vice president of national sales for Hyundai Motor America. “Consumer demand across the Hyundai lineup remains strong and we continue to work closely with our manufacturing and supply chain partners to meet this extraordinary demand.”
May Retail Highlights
May was also the best retail month ever, with 84,351 retail sales, up 54%. Retail sales rose for the entire lineup with SUVs (+34%), cars (+105%) and eco-friendly vehicles (+887%), all growing substantially. Eco-friendly vehicles also accounted for 11% of the retail volume.
All-time monthly records were set for the Venue and Kona EV, and the company racked up May records for the Tucson, Palisade, Kona, Ioniq EV, Ioniq PHEV and Veloster N.
May Product and Corporate Activities
IONIQ 5 North American Reveal: Hyundai unveiled the IONIQ 5 for North America, disrupting the EV market with its targeted driving range of 300 miles, sleek design, advanced technology and best-in-class ultra-fast charging from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.
Robert Wickens Races Again: Inspired to overcome a horrific IndyCar accident in 2018, Robert Wickens returned to the cockpit in a Hyundai Veloster N TCR car at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Hyundai Motor Group Investment Pledge: Hyundai Motor Group announced its plan to invest $7.4 billion in the U.S. by 2025 to produce future EVs, enhance production facilities and further its investments in smart mobility solutions.
Pediatric Heatstroke Prevention: To help prevent pediatric heatstroke, Hyundai offers 11 vehicles with Rear Occupant Alert technology.
National Salute to America’s Heroes: Hyundai celebrated Memorial Day with its sponsorship of the Hyundai Air & Sea Show and a $50,000 donation to Folds of Honor.