2019 (Full Year) USA: Hyundai Motor America Sales

In 2019, Hyundai sales in the USA increased by 3% to 688,771 cars and SUV. The Elantra and Tucson were the top-selling models.

2020 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Hyundai Sonata © Hyundai

In 2019, Hyundai sold 688,771 vehicles in the USA for the best calendar year total sales since 2016. The total year sales results were a 3% volume increase, while retail sales were up 5%. Hyundai SUVs set an all-time annual record with 368,160 units sold, a 20% increase compared with 2018. SUV sales represented 53% of total sales, the highest SUV mix in Hyundai history, up from 46% last year. Santa Fe (up 9%), Ioniq (up 30%) and Kona (up 56%) all established new annual sales records.

Hyundai Sales in the US in 2019

In 2019, Hyundai sales were as following in the USA

 Dec-19Dec-182019 YTD2018 YTD

2019 was headlined by new vehicle introductions, including two brand new nameplates at the opposite ends of Hyundai’s SUV lineup – the flagship, three-row SUV Palisade and compact, entry-level SUV Venue. And unlike some of its competitors, Hyundai is having another try with a standard sedan with its all-new, eighth-generation Sonata.

Hyundai also maintained its focus on offering customers more eco-friendly options with the refreshed Ioniq lineup (hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric) and growing sales of its Kona Electric and NEXO fuel cell vehicle. 

Hyundai Sales by Model in the USA in 2019

Hyundai sales per model in the USA were as follows during 2019:

VehicleDec-19Dec-182019 YTD2018 YTD
Santa Fe10,35011,347127,373117,038

*Includes Tucson Fuel Cell sales

“2019 was a successful year for Hyundai in the U.S. where we grew total sales volume by 3% in an industry that is down slightly, resulting in an increased market share for the brand,” said Randy Parker, vice president, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. “We closed the year strong with retail sales increasing by 13% in the fourth quarter thanks to our now complete SUV lineup with seven different options for customers. The year was also spent working closely with our dealer partners to provide the right vehicles to customers and to make a concerted effort to improve the customer sales and service experience. We are pleased with the finish to 2019 and are looking forward to maintaining the momentum in 2020.”

Car Sales by Brand in the USA in 2020 (Full Year)

Car Sales by Brand in the USA in 2020 (Full Year):

Car Sales by Brand in the USA in 2019 (Full Year)

Hyundai Motor America

Hyundai Motor America vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide and nearly half of those sold in the U.S. are built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.