Tough month for the Elantra and Sonata while Tucson metal is moving briskly. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 3, 2016 2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco - $25,045 to start incl. the $895 D&H charge offers owners a 26/33 mpgUS city/highway rating. Let me see… A Top Safety Pick+ rating by the IIHS, perfect 5-star crash test rating from the NHTSA, one of the best efficiency labels in the segment, segment leading infotainment, tilting 60/40 rear seat backs, 31.0 cu. ft. of cargo volume with the rear seats up, rigid chassis with over 50 percent high strength steel, lower NVH and better road feel. And that is just the 10,000 ft. view. Hyundai April 2016 Sales Overview Hyundai reported it sold 62,213 vehicles in April, down 8.5 percent versus a record-setting 68,009 sold in April 2015. Year to date sales of 235,543 vehicles is down 1.9 percent vs the 240,038 sold through the same period of 2015. Hyundai April 2016 Sales Highlights Standouts in April include the Accent and Tucson. The Accent was picked up by 12,933 new owners in April, up 57.6 percent over the 8,208 sold in April of 2015. Year to date of 30,759 is also up a healthy 23.0 percent over the 25,007 sold through the same period of 2015. The hard charging Korean brands ace in the hole however is the Tucson with April sales of 7,718 vehicles, up 92 percent over the 4,020 sold in April of 2015. Year to date the Tucson is doing almost as well with 28,102 vehicle sold, up 85.5 percent over the 15,147 sold through the same period of 2015. April 2016 Market Share and Industry Sales Detail In March Honda picked up significant market share. On a volume basis, March sales of 1.50 million vehicles was up 3.4 percent over April of 2015s 1.45 million vehicles sold result. 2016 YTD sales of 5.55 million is up 2.8 percent over the 5.4 million vehicles sold through period of the same 2015. U.S. April 2016 Sales vs. April 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM April 2016 Sales Down 3.5% with 259,557 Vehicles Sold Ford April 2016 Sales Up 4.0% with 231,316 Vehicles Sold Toyota April 2016 Sales Up 3.8% with 211,125 Vehicles Sold FCA April 2016 Sales Up 5.6% with 199,631 Vehicles Sold Honda April 2016 Sales up 14.4% with 148,829 Vehicles Sold Nissan April 2016 Sales Up 12.8% with 123,861 Vehicles Sold Hyundai April 2016 Sales Down 8.5% with 62,213 Vehicles Sold Kia April 2016 Sales up 6.1% with 56,508 Vehicles Sold Subaru April 20165 Sales Up 6.6% with 50,380 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz April 2016 Sales down 0.4% with 32,291 Vehicles Sold BMW April 2016 Sales Down 8.3% with 29,747 Vehicles Sold VW April 2016 Sales Down 9.7% with 27,112 Vehicles Sold Mazda April 2016 Sales Up 8.6% with 26,195 Vehicles Sold Audi April 2016 Sales Up 5.8% with 17,801 Vehicles Sold In April, Honda and Mercedes-Benz moved back ahead of Nissan and BMW respectively. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in April was approximately 17.6 million vehicles. Calendar-year-to-date, the light vehicle SAAR was 17.4 million vehicles.