February 3, 2011
by Fleet Management staff
MARKHAM, ON: The Hyundai Elantra sedan earned the title of best-selling passenger car as well as best-selling vehicle in the compact segment after posting sales of 2,253 units in January. With an increase of 209 percent over the same month in 2009, the Elantra sedan nearly doubled the perennial passenger car leader: the Honda Civic. The Civic sold 1,142 units in January, while the second-best selling vehicle was the Toyota Corolla at 2,146 units.
The results come in as the all-new 2011 Elantra sedan completed its first full month of sales in the country.
“The compact segment is the biggest and most important in Canada, so winning the battles here is critical,” said Steve Kelleher, president and CEO of Hyundai Canada. “The Elantra shattered our expectations when it realized that sales crown in the first month of 2011. ”
Kelleher added that he expects the Elantra will become the best-selling Hyundai nameplate in the near future. The Elantra sedan represented approximately one-third of the 6,684 vehicles Hyundai Canada sold in January.
The 2011 Elantra sedan starts at $15,849 and is equipped with a standard 148-horsepower engine, 6-speed transmission, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and six airbags. It arrived at Hyundai dealers in Canada in late December, 2010.