An all-new Hyundai Elantra will join a incomparable sibling, a Sonata, in prolongation during Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) starting in late tumble this year. This change, along with a new pierce of a Santa Fe to a prolongation trickery in Georgia, will serve boost Hyundais altogether U.S. prolongation capacity, that was already producing over half of sum U.S. sales volume.
Hyundais truth is to build a vehicles where we sell them, and with a further of a Elantra to a U.S. prolongation brew we now make a 3 many renouned models right here in a U.S., pronounced John Krafcik, boss and CEO, Hyundai Motor America.
The all-new 2011 Elantra sedan will make a open entrance during a Los Angeles Auto Show this November, while sales are scheduled to start early subsequent year. The new Elantra shares a same game-changing recipe of particular pattern and class-leading fuel economy that has done a 2011 Sonata a many shopped car in a whole attention a final 4 months (source: Compete), and a 6th best-selling car in a attention in August.
Sonata is a best-selling car in Hyundais U.S. lineup, with sales of 128,484 yet a finish of August, a 50% boost over a same duration final year. Elantra sales by a same duration of 90,960 are adult 21% over a same duration final year.
HMMA has consistently ranked as one of a top peculiarity plants in Hyundais worldwide operations and is an superb instance of Hyundais focused joining to quality. This year Sonata was again ranked in a top-three in peculiarity by a J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study in a rival mid-size sedan category. The HMMA-built Sonata was also recently awarded Auto Pacifics first-ever Presidents Award in approval of a record-setting consumer opening in 48 categories trimming from a basis of comfort and convenience, to opening and environmental friendliness.
More than 1,200,000 vehicles have rolled off a HMMA public line given prolongation began on May 20, 2005.
Were anxious to be adding another post of a Hyundai lineup to a prolongation brew here during HMMA, pronounced Ashley Frye, executive of production, HMMA. Weve been intensely unapproachable to build both Sonata and Santa Fe on a public line, both of that have been hugely successful models for Hyundai in a U.S. and we wish to lift that movement with us as we embark on a new 2011 Elantra.