Hyundai records its largest-ever UK car market share
Posted on 17 Jan 2022 and read 766 times
According to data released by the www.smmt.co.uk
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), www.hyundai.co.uk
Hyundai Motor UK has achieved its highest ever yearly market share in 2021, recording 4.2% of new-car sales and a 47% year-on-year growth. Hyundai registered a total of 69,680 vehicles during 2021, buoyed by a high level of demand demand new models like the Tucson, which became the second most popular ‘S2-C segment car’ in 2021. Some 13,000 of this model were sold throughout the year, taking a 5% share of the segment.
In a year when sales of electric vehicles increased by 76% and plug-in hybrid vehicles increased by 71%, Hyundai was offering a total of five plug-in hybrid or electric models and was the third-largest manufacturer of alternative-fuel vehicles sold in the UK during 2021.
Sales of Hyundai’s fully electric models hit more than 12,500, with surging demand late in the year for the newly introduced IONIQ 5 — the first model built on Hyundai’s new E-GMP bespoke electric vehicle platform. Elsewhere, Hyundai also recorded the greatest year-on-year growth in fleet sales among the top 14 manufacturers, with an increase of 56%.
Ashley Andrew, managing director of Hyundai Motor UK said: “Despite continuing market and industry challenges, we are pleased to have seen some positive signs of recovery in 2021 resulting in a record car market share for Hyundai UK. This has been driven by the strength of our new product line up which extended our alternative fuel offering even further, our ability to maintain a level of supply, and the performance and support of our dealer network.”