2021 (Full Year) USA: Hyundai Motor America Sales by Model

In 2021, Hyundai Motor America increased car sales by 19% with the Tucson and Elantra its most popular models in the USA.

In 2021, Hyundai Motor America increased car sales by 19% with the Tucson and Elantra its most popular models in the USA.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 © Hyundai Motor America

In full-year 2021, Hyundai sold 738,081 total vehicles in the USA — an increase of 19% over sales volumes achieved in 2020. The top-selling Hyundai model in the US in 2021 was the Tucson followed by the Elantra and Santa Fe. The first battery-electric Ioniq 5 models in the US were delivered in Decmber 2021.

Hyundai Sales in the USA in 2021 (Full Year)

 Dec-21Dec-20% ChgQ4 2021Q4 2020% Chg2021 2020 %

In 2021, Hyundai sold 738,081 total vehicles, a 19% increase compared with 2020 and the third-best year in company history for sales in the USA. Several models increased sales sharply to set new annual total sales records including for the Venue (+50%), Kona (+18%), Tucson (+22%), Palisade (+5%), and Nexo (+107%).

On the retail front, Hyundai sold 694,349 retail units, the highest yearly retail sales total ever, for a 23% gain. Hyundai fleet sales in 2021 were down 24%, representing 6% of total volume.

“2021 was a highly successful year for the Hyundai brand and our retail partners,” said Randy Parker, senior vice president, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. “We navigated a variety of challenges and sold the most retail units in our history, increasing our retail market share nearly a full point. Shopping activity and consumer interest in our product portfolio remain high, and we are focused on meeting that demand in 2022 and continuing our ascent in the market.”

Hyundai USA Sales by Model in 2021 (Full Year)

Hyundai Motor America sales per model in the USA in full-year 2021 were as follows:

Model2021 2020%Chg
Ioniq 51530
Santa Cruz10,0420
Santa Fe112,071100,75711%

Car Sales by Brand in the USA in 2021 (Full Year)

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Car Sales by Brand in the USA in 2021 (Full Year):

Note: Sales data as provided by manufacturers. Definitions may vary.

About Hyundai Motor America

Hyundai Motor America focuses on ‘Progress for Humanity’ and smart mobility solutions. Hyundai offers U.S. consumers a technology-rich lineup of cars, SUVs and electrified vehicles. Our 820 dealers sold more than 730,000 vehicles in the U.S. in 2021, and nearly half were built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.

About the author:

Henk Bekker

Henk Bekker is a freelance writer with over 20 years of experience in online writing. His best-selling cars website has been reporting car sales statistics since 2008 with classic car auction prices focusing on the most expensive automobiles sold at public auctions in the past decade. He also owns the travel websites European-Traveler.com and Lake Geneva Switzerland. Henk holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and an MSc in Finance from the University of London.