Hyundai announced recently that its Elantra compact has passed the 10 million unit sales mark. Known as the Avante in other global markets, the Elantra was first introduced in 1990.
The Elantra is Hyundai’s first-ever vehicle to cross the 10 million unit mark and just one of 10 nameplates in the history of the automobile industry to eclipse that sales milestone. Over the past 24 years, the Elantra has averaged about 1,100 sales per day.
“Reaching this historic mark is a testament to Elantra’s staying power and the global appeal of a vehicle that delivers design, functionality and performance”, said Bob Pradzinski, vice president of National Sales, Hyundai Motor, America. “As a company, it also shows our ability to quickly adapt to changing consumer preferences and continue to push the compact car segment with features once reserved for luxury vehicles”.
The Elantra is now in its fifth-generation and built at Hyundai’s production facility in Montgomery, Alabama. The Elantra is currently one of Hyundai’s best-selling models in the United States. Updated for the 2014 model year, the Elantra is available as a four-door sedan or as a five-door hatchback known as the GT. The Elantra coupe will be discontinued for the 2015 model year.