Aggressive Hyundai Marketing Strategy Worked in US-market

by Mar 9, 2015All News, Hyundai, Kia, Sales, USA4 comments


Hyundai Motor America (HMA) and Kia Motors America (KMA) saw their sales grow by about 7 percent in the U.S. market last month due to their aggressive marketing plan. At the same time, the sales of large models such as Hyundai Genesis and Kia Sedona increased, while their average selling prices also rose 6.6 percent.

[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]Hyundai Motor America marketing plan helped the brand to achieve 52,505 units in the U.S. during the last month, up 7.1 percent compared to the last year, exceeding the previous monthly record of 52,311, set in February 2013.

Kia Motors America also enjoyed a 6.8-percent growth during February boosting it sales to 44,030 units, the second highest monthly record behind 45,038 units set in February 2012.

Their combined sales reached 96,535 units, with their market share rising to 7.7 percent from 7.4 percent a month ago. The overall sales of new cars in the U.S. grew 5.3 percent to 1,258,570 units last month.

Key factors behind the robust performance of the two Korean car makers include their efforts to increase dealer incentives. One of the measures included in the Hyundai Marketing Strategy plan was provided a per-unit incentive of $1,844 to local dealers last month, up 9.6 percent from a year ago, while Kia increase the dealer incentive to $3,000 per unit, up 35 percent from a year before.

In the meantime, Japanese car makers rode high in the U.S. market thanks to the weak yen. Japan’s major auto makers such as Toyota, Subaru, and Mitsubishi marked a double-digit growth in their U.S. car sales last month.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.


  1. Mobis21

    The U.S. sales growth for February is a positive for both Hyundai and Kia. However, the rising cost of these incentives are worrisome for long term profitability.

    • David Pinnow

      Not necessarily. They are paying the sales consultants substantially less so they can offer the rebates. The incentive money isn’t coming out of Hyundai’s pockets, it’s coming out of the pockets of the people who sell the cars.

      • Mobis21

        That maybe so, but robbing Paul to pay Peter is never a winning strategy in the long run.

  2. MIG Auto Transport

    I would say their past reputation slowly being forgotten is also a factor in the better sales figures.


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