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Hyundai sales up by 17.6 percent

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 (15:08:39) Tags : Business, Automobile, Hyundai, Growth New Delhi: Passenger car manufacturer Hyundai Motor today said its sales (including exports) rose 17.6 percent to 47,267 units in June as against 40,182 units in the same month last year. The company's exports grew at a faster pace, logging 32.5 percent rise at 24,251 units, compared to 18,301 units exported in June 2008. Domestic sales grew 5.2 percent from 21,881 units in June last year to 23,016 units last month. "The first half of 2009 sales saw us maintain a strong position in the overseas market which of course saw resurgence due to the incentives in many European countries," said Arvind Saxena, senior vice-president (marketing and sales), Hyundai India. Hyundai's sales in the compact car (A2) segment, comprising Santro, i10, Getz and i20, stood at 42,524 units, while it sold 4,706 units in the mid-sized (A3) segment comprising Accent and Verna. (IANS)