The All-New Tucson has become the fastest-selling Hyundai car in the UK and across Europe since its market launch in September with over 10,000 orders in the UK and 85,000 orders in Europe.
Since the production start of the Hyundai ix35 in June 2011, more than 700,000 C-SUVs have left the company’s Czech plant, including the All-New Tucson – making C-SUVs the major contributor to the success of the factory. The SUV contributes to Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) factory continuing to operate at full capacity.
Tony Whitehorn, President & CEO, Hyundai Motor UK said: “The All-New Tucson has now overtaken the award-winning i10 as the fastest-selling Hyundai model launch in the UK. Launched in September this year, we have taken over 10,000 orders in the UK alone and the best-selling model is the 1.7-litre SE Nav with over 34% of the total number. Like the Tucson, 90% of our cars sold in Europe are designed, developed, and manufactured in the region ensuring products that meet the needs of our discerning customers. Our Czech plant plays a key role in our business enabling us to fulfil high demand.”
The high demand of European-focused products, starting with the Hyundai i30 in 2008 to the most recent All-New Tucson has driven the Czech plant to run at full capacity ever since its first ramp-up, even during the economic downturn.