Hyundai sales in Aug up 17%

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the country, sold 17 percent more cars in August from the same month last year.

HARI sold 3,273 units in August, up 17 percent from 2,798 units in August 2016.


This brings the company’s total sales in the first eight months to 24,233 units, climbing 9 percent from last year’s 22,134 units.

Light commercial vehicles carried the growth in August, rising more than half, after passenger cars only had a 2 percent year-on-year growth.


In particular, 1,151 light commercial vehicles were sold during that month, a jump of 62 percent from last year August’s 711 units.

On the other hand, there were 2,122 passenger cars sold in August, almost the same as the volume in August last year of 2,087 units.

In the first eight months, 16,725 passenger cars were sold, a 7 percent increase from the comparable 2016 period that had 15,590 units delivered. Meanwhile, light commercial vehicles saw faster growth year-to-date, increasing 15 percent to 7,508 from Jan. to Aug. from 6,544, previously.

HARI’s Accent passenger car was the company’s best-seller in the first eight months, selling 10,702 units.

“HARI continues to test its limits, finding new ways of enriching customer experience across all touchpoints of our operations,” said Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, HARI president and CEO.

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