HYUNDAI has had a record start to 2023 claiming a 4.88 per cent of the new car market with 46,351 cars registered compared to 40,908 in the same period last year - growth of 13.3 per cent.
Star performer across the entire Hyundai line-up in the first half of the year was the Tucson, which remains Britain's most popular mid-size SUV with private buyers, having secured 8,684 retail sales and 18,678 across all channels, making it the fifth biggest selling car overall in the UK this year.
Year on year, this latter figure constitutes a rise of 25.3 per cent, and the Tucson Plug-In Hybrid, has recorded 3,639 registrations, an increase of 157 per cent over the same period in 2022.
Hyundai's range, which includes hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric cars as well as conventional models and t 2023 figures to date illustrate that Hyundai is now the fourth biggest seller of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) in the United Kingdom, with 22,821 registered up to the end of June.
Ashley Andrew, president of Hyundai Motor UK, said:"We have a range of innovative and desirable cars that have really struck a chord with customers, as the latest registration figures attest, and our strategic positioning as a leader in electrification is really paying dividends, both with private buyers and in the fleet market, where our refocused Business division has secured some great partnerships.
"With supply of the award-winning Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 strengthening, and deliveries of the all-new Kona set to start, the second half of 2023 promises to build even further on this great start to the year."
In April, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 collected a hat-trick of top prizes at the World Car Awards, where it was crowned World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle and World Car Design of the Year, matching the performance of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 a year previously.