Combined U.S. sales at Hyundai and Kia rose 9 percent to 120,623 in June, helped by healthy demand for expanded crossover lineups.
Sales at Hyundai Motor America, boosted by an expanded utility vehicle lineup, totaled 64,052 last month, an 18 percent bounce from the previous year. It was the automaker's second consecutive month of double-digit growth.
Hyundai's crossover sales jumped 37 percent overall and topped the 30,000 mark for the first time. Hyundai said June was the fourth straight month of record crossover deliveries for the brand.
The Tucson had its strongest month ever with 16,173 units sold.
The brand even saw success on the car side, with sales increases coming from the Elantra, Sonata and Ioniq.
Sales at Kia, which ranked as the top nonpremium brand in J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study last month for the fourth year in a row, rose slightly in June.
Sales at Genesis, the top overall brand in the Power quality study, had a steep decline in June volume.
Brands: Hyundai up 20%; Kia up 0.8%; Genesis down 51%
Notable nameplates: Elantra up 34%; Sonata up 5.4%; Ioniq up 7.1%; Tucson up 62%.
U.S. market share: 7.8 % in June vs. 7.5 % in June 2017; 7.3 % year-to-date through June vs. 7.6 % year-to-date through June 2017.
Incentives: Hyundai down 2.2% per unit to $2,809; Kia up 12% to $3,834
Average transaction price: Hyundai down 1.7% to $22,130; Kia down 0.7% to $22,590
Quote: "June was a well-rounded month for Hyundai, achieving both overall and retail sales growth and seeing gains in our key sedan segments and SUVs," said John Angevine, director of national sales, Hyundai Motor America. "The realignment of Hyundai's lineup is beginning to take hold with SUV sales reaching nearly half of our total volume. With the all-new Santa Fe coming later this summer, consumers are recognizing the strength of our SUV products and our dealers are delivering in communicating the versatility of our lineup to meet any need."
Did you know? Hyundai began output of the all-new 2019 Santa Fe at the beginning of the month, with plans to produce more than 84,000 by the end of the year. Subaru came within 5,000 units of outselling the Hyundai brand in the U.S. through June. Genesis deliveries have dropped each month this year.