Hyundai arrived in Europe in 1978 with the Pony model, followed by the Stellar in 1984. By 1990, the Sonata and Scoupe were also available. By the 21st century, had Hyundai excelled with stellar sales success? Time to see.
2000-04. As the new century dawned, the model range was broadening and sales just under a quarter of a million, so yes, a success indeed. In 2000 the Atos and Accent models were the mainstay of the range, with 60% of the total sales. The Getz arrived and proved to be a hit for the company.
Things plateaued before a surge in 2004, with sales now over 350,000 units. Share of total sales jumped along with that, from just over 1.5% to reaching the 2.0% mark. Things looked most promising.
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2005-09. The progress proved more than a flash in the pan, as market share not only held, but continued to improve, by 2009 being 2.4%. Hyundai rode the financial crisis of the time better than most. Three models were accounting for over 80% of registrations.
The range seemed to be rationalised around this time, leaner for the decade ahead. Would the progress continue as Hyundai pressed to take sales to the next level? Part 2 can be accessed by clicking here or on the link below.
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