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  • Hyundai Dream Center Philippines: Hyundai's Christmas Gift to our Underprivileged Youth

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    December 5, 2017– Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles, joined forces with the world’s third largest vehicle manufacturer, Hyundai Motor Company of South Korea (HMC) in …

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  • Hyundai Sparks GREEN Revolution in Marikina City

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  • HARI grows by 12% in November with Grand Starex and Accent; H100 stages grand recoup

      “2017 PROVED TO BE UPBEAT FOR Hyundai, reflecting our driven and empowered industry. We expect to maintain this growth momentum, thereby contributing to the overall growth of the economy for 2017.” --Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, HARI President and CEO   Performance and Drivers   Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, registered positive year-to-date growth in Passenger Car (PC) and Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sales, growing by 12% …

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  • Hyundai Gears Up for 2018: Focused to Meet a Wide Range of Demands in Transport and Mobility

      Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial (trucks and buses) vehicles, gears up in anticipation of the government’s intensified push for infrastructure in 2018. With its line of passenger cars, commercial, and special vehicles braced for a wide range of mobility and payload requirements, HARI underscores its role as the Filipino’s lifetime partner to success.   “We are broadening our corporate horizon at a very opportune …

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Hyundai Passenger Car Sales Up on Strong Demand

“With the increasing market demand for Sonata and our new models, Accent and Elantra, Hyundai is strongly positioned to keep our growth in the passenger car segment while we continue to shore up competitiveness of our dealerships and maintain our optimism on our full sales performance with expectations of reduced uncertainty from a stable economy, better supply situation, and improved consumer outlook with the onset of the holiday season.”

Ms. Maria Fe Perez-Agudo

President and CEO, Hyundai Asia Resources, Incorporated

 

Performance and Drivers

Against the challenges posed by global supply constraints, Hyundai closed the first nine months of the year with a 1% growth in Passenger Car (PC) sales, or 7,217 units from 7,153 units sold in the same period last year. This performance was driven by marked sales of Accent, Elantra and Sonata.

 

As of September, sales of Accent grew by close to 1% and accounted for 48% share of PC sales and 23% of total sales. The Elantra demonstrated strong market uptake with 1,578 units sold or an average of 316 units a month from the time it was introduced in April of this year. This represents 22% share of PC sales  and 11% of total sales. Likewise, sales of Sonata grew by 67% to 432 units, contributing 6% to PC sales and 3% to total sales.

 

Despite resilient consumer demand, the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) segment declined by 9% as of September this year as supply setbacks continue to affect sales. As a result, total sales fell by 4% to 14,883 units from 15,575 units in the prior year.

 

Outlook

Coupled with potential better supply condition, HARI looks forward to positive consumer sentiment and thus reinforced sales demand for the remainder of the year on the back of greater government spending in the fourth quarter, steady growth in OFW remittances in time for the yuletide season, a healthy banking system, fiscally strong economy and improved consumer confidence in the last quarter as reported by the Bangko Sentral’s latest Consumer Expectations Survey.

 

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