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Hyundai Motor Reports May 2021 Global Sales Results

2021.06.01 00:00:00 No. 16663
  • · 2021 May global sales totaled 323,129 units, up 42.7% Y/y 
  • · Sales outside of Korea increased 67.7% to 261,073 units
  • · Sales in North America, South America, and Russia continued to grow in May, building on strong April results
  • · Sales in Korea down 12.4% to 62,056 units

SEOUL, June 1, 2021  Hyundai Motor Company today announced global sales results for May 2021. The company sold 323,129 units globally last month, an increase of 42.7 percent from a year earlier. Its global sales are gaining momentum as customer demand recovers in markets worldwide.


Overseas Sales

The company sold 261,073 units outside of Korea, up 67.7 percent from a year earlier when sales were seriously affected by COVID-19. Robust demand drove increased sales in many global markets, including North America and South America, and Russia where market conditions have improved.


Korea Sales

Sales in Korea decreased 12.4 percent year-over-year to 62,056 units. Sedan models, including Grandeur (known as Azera in some markets), sold 7,802 units. Genesis luxury brand models also maintained steady sales, with the Genesis G80 sedan and Genesis GV70 SUV selling 5,584 and 4,336 units, respectively.


The company’s global sales showed solid improvement as the global automotive industry rebounds from slow auto demand that occurred during the outbreak of COVID-19 a year ago. 


Hyundai will continue to make efforts to effectively manage the ongoing threat of COVID-19 and the global parts shortage issue.


■ Sales Results (Units)

Y/Y Change
M/M Change2021 YTD2020 YTDYTD Change
Korea Sales62,05670,810-12.4%70,219-11.6%317,668300,9135.6%
Overseas Sales261,073155,64667.7%279,078-6.9%1,354,972996,60036.0%
Global Sales323,129226,45642.7%349,297-7.8%1,672,6601,297,51328.9%

* Monthly sales figures provided in this press release are unaudited and on a preliminary basis.

1. Sales in Korea is based on retail sales while overseas sales (global sales excluding Korea) is based on wholesales.

2. Sales results include entire sedan, SUV and CV models produced by Hyundai Motor.

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About Hyundai Motor Company

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is present in over 200 countries with more than 120,000 employees dedicated to tackling real-world mobility challenges around the globe.

Based on the brand vision ‘Progress for Humanity,' Hyundai Motor is accelerating its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider.

The company invests in advanced technologies such as robotics and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to bring about revolutionary mobility solutions, while pursuing open innovation to introduce future mobility services. 

In pursuit of sustainable future for the world, Hyundai will continue its efforts to introduce zero emission vehicles equipped with industry-leading hydrogen fuel cell and EV technologies.

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