In November alone, Hyundai sold 40,723 Sonatas, which is up by 45 percent over November 2009. Overall the Sonata has sold over 200,000 units in 2010. “Sonata has delivered some pretty incredible results for us this year,” says John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America president and CEO. “Sonata is the Hyundai brand and it’s appropriate that it has led our best year ever. Sonata’s innovation has reset the most hotly contested, largest segment in the U.S. car market, with Sonata delivering more year-over-year retail sales growth – about 90,000 units – than any other car in the entire industry.”, he added.
Here’s how the year-to-date sales of Sonata’s closest rivals look like: Ford has sold 196,590 Fusions, Chevrolet has sold 187,250 Malibus, Toyota has sold 296,581, and Honda has sold 279,000 Accords. When looking at these models in year-to-date sales, the Sonata beats both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Ford Fusion, but falls short when compared to the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
Ever since the I45 was launched in Singapore about 6 months ago, i have only encountered less than 5 units on our roads. It fails to replicate the sales success in the US here in Singapore. One reason that I could think of is the more advanced GDI power plants that the US market enjoys.