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Automakers flourishing with strong December sales

Two more automakers have joined the list of those that experienced strong sales in December, as the industry finishes out a year of overall gains.

Hyundai recently reported sales of 59,435 vehicles in December, accounting for a 17 percent increase when compared to December 2011.

“We closed 2012 with strong demand in both volume and premium segments, and all-time sales records for December and the full year,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “2013 will mark our first full year of three-shift U.S. production for Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe, which will allow us to better meet the demand we’re seeing from American car buyers for our three most popular vehicles.”

Both the Sonata and Elantra set full-year sales records in 2012, accounting for 230,605 units and 202,034 units sold throughout the year, respectively.

Chrysler also recently reported strong sales in December, accounting for 152,367 units, up 10 percent compared to December 2011 and reaching the highest December sales level in five years.

Those heading to auto finance companies for a new car might want to consider a Dodge Dart, as it was recently named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and had its highest-ever selling month in December.

via Auto Finance News.

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