“Hyundai’s benchmark-setting mid-size Sonata broke its all-time yearly sales record this week, surpassing the 225,961 sales it logged in its record-setting performance last year. Sonata joins the Elantra, Veloster, Genesis, and Equus in setting all-time sales records for Hyundai in 2012.
While the mid-size segment as a whole experienced a significant 20 percent growth in fleet sales (primarily rental cars) in 2012, Sonata’s record sales this year come with a lower fleet mix and fewer rental car sales than last year, dropping from an 11 percent fleet mix in 2012 to a projected 9 percent in 2012. In the segment, only the Honda Accord had a lower fleet mix. Mid-size segment fleet sales will represent about 21 percent of total mid-size car sales in 2012. Most competitors, including those with all-new models, significantly increased sales to rental car companies and other fleets in 2012.
Sonata’s on-going sales success has been accompanied with not only low fleet mix but also very low incentive spending, yielding some of the highest residual values in the segment. According to Autodata, Sonata incentive spending through November is the lowest of all the top-ten best-selling mid-size sedans at just $1,350 per vehicle, more than 40 percent below segment average.”
Visit Auffenberg, a Hyundai dealer near Collinsville, to test drive a Hyundai Sonata today! In 2013 the Sonata features a great design and high fuel efficiency with more features, higher value, and better residual value than ever before. That’s important, as the mid-size segment is more competitive than ever, with new competitors like the soon-to-be launched 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Nissan Altima borrowing pages from the Sonata playbook with improved fuel economy and design.
Recognizing the Sonata’s remarkable combination of high retail sales, low fleet mix and low incentive spending, ALG has rewarded the 2013 Hyundai Sonata with its best-ever residual value of 60 percent, a remarkable achievement for a car in the third year of its life cycle.
For 2013, the Sonata GLS with Popular Equipment Package now has even more content, with the addition of fog lights and heated front seats. At $21,720 for a Sonata GLS with Popular Package, Sonata continues to offer great value to car buyers.
Sonata SE now comes with standard heated front seats and Sonata Limited comes standard with a traditional sunroof, while a panoramic sunroof is now part of the Limited Premium Package for 2013. Sonata also continues its fuel efficiency, with ratings of 24 mpg city, 28 combined, and 35 on the highway, the highest levels of owner-reported fuel economy satisfaction in the mid-size segment, and best power-to-weight ratio in the segment.