Hyundai has achieved a new sales record in Australia, with the Korean company notching up over 100,000 sales for 2014 - the first time it has recorded six-figure sales in a single calendar year.
Both the i20 and ix35 were leaders in their respective segments, though the i20 only beat the Mazda2 by around 1500 sales thanks to the Mazda spending most of the year in run-out mode.
The ix35's dominance of the small SUV category was more convincing, with the closest rival being the Subaru XV with 11,539 sales.
The ix35's Japanese competitors will be stiff competition with more modern designs and competitive spec levels, and 2015 may be a close race between the three.
Meanwhile there was room for improvement in the Medium Passenger Car and Large SUV segments, with the i40 coming in fifth place behind the Camry, Mazda6, Passat and Mondeo, and the Santa Fe trailling the Grand Cherokee, Prado, Kluger, Territory and Captiva 7.
“Achieving 100,000+ units in 2014 is an outstanding result in the Australian market for the Hyundai brand,” said Charlie Kim, CEO Hyundai Motor Company Australia
“From humble beginnings we have grown to become one of the best performing automotive brands in the market and continue to challenge perceptions.”
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