Hyundai claims its highest market share

Hyundai Motor hit a new high in 2018 taking a record-breaking 3.8% share of the UK’s new car market.

It registered 89,961 new vehicles in the year, with Tucson volumes passing 27,000 units.

Hyundai saw its investment in low and ultra-low emission vehicle technologies pay off in 2018, with significant rises for IONIQ supported by the launch of the brand’s first fully-electric SUV – the KONA. The 279-mile range electric model made a strong start with 224 units registered, contributing to the brand’s 8,220 eco-model registrations in the UK over the past year.

Ashley Andrew, Hyundai UK managing director, said, ‘The UK car market is facing a host of challenges, so it is gratifying to see Hyundai secure its highest ever market share while achieving strong growth across our eco-model range. This year, we will focus on consolidating our position ahead of some significant new model arrivals in 2020.’