Hyundai i30 sales cross 500,000 in Europe

Hyundai i30 has been a major crowd puller ever since it was launched. It has also proved its superiority in European markets where sales have…

Hyundai i30 has been a major crowd puller ever since it was launched. It has also proved its superiority in European markets where sales have recently crossed 500,000, while global sales are in excess of 1 million units. Hyundai i30 is the company’s bestselling model and has been so since its first generation made its entry in 2007.

The car is designed in exceeding high quality materials, offers economical fuel consumption and low levels of auto emission. Company plant at¬†NoŇ°ovice, Czech Republic has produced over half a million units of i30 which has made its way to over 60 countries across the globe besides Europe including Middle East, Africa, Australia, Caribbean and the USA. Prior to this, the i30 was¬†initially imported from the Ulsan plant in Korea.

The new generation i30 accounted for 24% sales Hyundai car sales during the month of November 2012. It shares its popularity as being a best seller with new i20 and ix35 which are also making their mark in European markets. The new generation i30 is being offered with Hyundai’s 5 year Triple Care package offering customers a 5 year unlimited mileage bumper to bumper warranty, 5 years of roadside assistance and 5 years of vehicle health check plan to ensure that the i30 is maintained in pristine condition and customers do not have to contend with any last minute maintenance constraints.

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  • European sales of C-segment i30 surpass 500,000
  • Global sales exceed 1 million
  • More than 500,000 i30 units produced at company‚Äôs Czech factory
  • Just over 59,000 i30s sold in the UK since 2007
  • New Generation i30 accounted for 24% of sales in November.

The Hyundai i30, the company’s best-selling model in Europe, has reached a triple milestone, achieving significant new sales and production landmarks in the region and across the globe.

More than half a million units of i30 have been sold in Europe since the first-generation model went on sale in 2007. This success has been the driving force behind the model’s global achievements, which also surpassed 1 million sales recently. In the UK, the i30 is also one of the brand’s most popular models having sold just over 59,000 units since 2007.

The New Generation i30, along with the majority of the original i30, is produced at Hyundai‚Äôs award-winning manufacturing facility in NoŇ°ovice, Czech Republic, which opened in 2008. To date, the factory has produced more than half a million units of i30, which are exported to 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australasia, the Caribbean and the USA (under the Elantra GT nameplate).

Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: ‚ÄúSince launch in 2007, the i30 has become the centre of gravity for our brand in Europe. It was our first car to de designed and made here, offering customers high quality, low emissions and great value ‚Äď characteristics now synonymous with the Hyundai brand.‚ÄĚ

In addition to being built in Europe, both original and New Generation i30 were designed and developed at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre, and feature Hyundai’s Europe-developed design language, fluidic sculpture. The New Generation i30 family has expanded recently to include the 3 door version, which adds further sporting flair to the qualities of its Hatchback and Tourer siblings.

According to the latest November sales figures, the New Generation i30, along with the New i20 and ix35, are the best selling models in Europe. New Generation i30 accounted for 24% of sales in November with 9,014 units sold out of a total of 37,000 units across the region for the month.

Like all newly-launched models in the region, the New Generation i30 comes with the reassurance of Hyundai’s industry-leading 5 Year Triple Care package, which gives customers a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.