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Montgomery-built Sonata, Elantra help Hyundai to record year

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Hyundai Motor Company is celebrating another record-breaking sales month following a brisk month in December 2013. Sales for the month were up six percent over the same month in 2012 with 63,005 units sold.

Company officials say it was the best December in company history and the first time it has ever topped the 60K mark for the month.

The company also broke its annual sales record for set back in 2012. For the year, the South Korean automaker saw sales up 2.5 percent over 2012 with a total of 720,783 units.

The company's Montgomery, Alabama built Sonata and Elantra models accounted for a hefty chunk of sales with more than 450,000 units (Sonata: 203,648 and Elantra: 247,912). While the Sonata's total year sales were down 12 percent, the Elantra was up 23 percent.

The company released its full year sales figures for each of its vehicles:

CARLINE

DEC/2013

DEC/2012

CY/2013

CY2012

ACCENT

7,100

2,933

60,458

61,004

SONATA

14,479

20,826

203,648

230,605

ELANTRA

21,692

19,024

247,912

202,034

SANTA FE

8,249

7,279

88,844

71,016

AZERA

1,092

847

11,221

8,431

TUCSON

3,714

3,745

41,906

48,878

VERACRUZ

0

58

175

8,232

VELOSTER

3,047

1,976

30,711

34,862

GENESIS

3,280

2,397

32,330

33,973

EQUUS

352

350

3,578

3,972

TOTAL

63,005

59,435

720,783

703,007

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