Hyundai CUVs are really moving! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug, 2, 2016 2016 FWD Hyundai Tucson Eco - $25,220 to start incl. mats and $895 D&H charge offers owners an underrated 26/33 mpgUS city/highway rating when equipped with the powerfully efficient 175 hp and 195 lb-ft. of torque 1.6L GDI-T. Hyundai July 2016 Sales Overview Hyundai reported it sold 75,003 vehicles in July, up 5.6 percent over the 71,013 sold in July of 2015. This result earned a best July sales result in company history. YTD sales of 449,063 vehicles was up 1.6 percent over the 442,163 sold through the same period of 2015. Hyundai July 2016 Sales Highlights In terms of where the sales increase was derived, I convinced relatives in Phoenix to consider a Santa Fe after recommending a Sonata for their daughter last year. Along with that Sonata sale last fall, they picked up a 2017 Santa Fe Sport last week. July Santa Fe sales of 14,336 vehicles was up 23.0 percent over the 11,655 sold in July of 2015. YTD sales of 71,772 is up 8.1 percent over the 66,393 sold through the same period of 2015. It just missed the Top 10 Utility vehicles sales in July as well. 2016 Sonata PHEV-27 and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport July Tucson sales reached 7,728, up a hot 97.7 percent over the 3,908 sold in July of 2015. YTD sales of 50,392 is up an equally amazing 89.9 percent over the 26,542 sold through the same period of 2015. In ECO trim, this is my favorite CUV although we are going to be receiving a Limited trim for review early next week. Market Share Detail In July, GM and Ford market share were both down a significant 0.5 percent. Honda on the other hand experienced an uptick of 0.4 percent while Hyundai and Kia share were up both 0.2 percent. On a volume basis, July of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.52 million vehicles was up 0.6 percent over July of 2015s 1.51 million vehicles result. 2016 YTD sales of 10.11 million is up 1.0 percent above the 10.01 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. U.S. July 2016 Sales vs. July 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM July 2016 Sales Down 1.9% with 267,258 Vehicles Sold Ford July 2016 Sales Down 2.8% with 216,479 Vehicles Sold Toyota July 2016 Sales Down 1.4% with 214,233 Vehicles Sold FCA July 2016 Sales Up 1.3% with 180,727 Vehicles Sold Honda July 2016 Sales Up 4.4% with 152,799 Vehicles Sold Nissan July 2016 Sales Up 1.2% with 132,475 Vehicles Sold Hyundai July 2016 Sales Up 5.6% with 75,003 Vehicles Sold Kia July 2016 Sales Up 6.5% with 59,969 Vehicles Sold Subaru July 2016 Sales Up 3.1% with 52,093 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz July 2016 Sales Up 7.2% with 32,288 Vehicles Sold BMW July 2016 Sales Down 5.0% with 30,551 Vehicles Sold VW July 2016 Sales Down 8.1% with 28,758 Vehicles Sold Mazda July 2016 Sales Up 2.8% with 27,915 Vehicles Sold Audi July 2016 Sales Up 4.0% with 18,364 Vehicles Sold In June, Toyota moved within 2,246 vehicles of overtaking Ford for the 2nd position, Honda overtook Nissan for the 5th spot, Mercedes-Benz overtook BMW for the 10 position, and VW moved ahead of Mazda to occupy the 12th spot. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in July was 17.9 million vehicles. On a YTD sales basis, light-vehicle SAAR was 17.3 million vehicles.