Hyundai outsold Mitsubishi and moved up another place to claim sixth spot in the Australian car market in April with 3965 vehicles sold and a 5.8 percent share of the market, up 1.1 percent over April 2005.
Year-to-date, Hyundai has overtaken Honda and also moved up a place to sixth with 16,073 sales, accounting for 5.3 percent market share, 0.6 percent more than this time last year, according to official car industry figures for April released today by VFACTS.
At April’s end, Hyundai was up nine percent over the same period in 2005 while the 2006 total market was down 3.4 percent to date.
Hyundai was the only top ten car brand which sold more vehicles this April compared with April last year.
This was also Hyundai’s highest April sales in the last seven years.
In the SUV segment, Hyundai leapt to fifth in April from seventh in March, with Tucson moving up to fourth most popular Compact SUV from sixth in March.
Hyundai retained its fifth rank in passenger car sales with a year-to-date market share moving up 1.0 percent to 7.2 percent.