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Hyundai Elantra Sales Figures

Hyundai Elantra

Here you will find monthly and yearly Canadian, Chinese and U.S. market sales figures for the Hyundai Elantra. The Hyundai Elantra is a compact car produced by the South Korean automaker Hyundai. Since its debut, the Elantra has been one of Hyundai’s most popular and best-selling models worldwide. The vehicle is known for its value proposition, offering a combination of modern design, features, and an attractive price point.

Hyundai Elantra Overview

The Hyundai Elantra was first introduced in 1990. It was initially marketed as a compact car, and over the years, it has seen considerable growth in terms of size, features, and market positioning. Over the years, the Elantra has been offered with various gasoline engine options, and more recently, hybrid variants have been added to the lineup. The transmission options have typically included manual, automatic, and dual-clutch versions. The modern iterations of the Elantra come equipped with a host of features, including touchscreen infotainment systems, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, advanced driver assistance systems, and more.

The Elantra has been well-received in many markets, especially in North America, for its value for money, reliability, and comprehensive warranty. It has won numerous awards and accolades over its lifespan. The Elantra is sold under different names in various markets. For instance, it’s known as the “Hyundai Avante” in the South Korean domestic market.

The Elantra is available in both gasoline and hybrid models. Gasoline-powered models are powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Hybrid models are powered by a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that produce a combined 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. All models come standard with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available on hybrid models. The Elantra is known for its stylish design, comfortable ride, and long list of features.

Hyundai Elantra Sales Figures

Hyundai Elantra US Sales Data & Charts

US Monthly Sales

US Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2005 116,336
2006 98,853
2007 85,724
2008 94,720
2009 103,269
2010 132,246
2011 186,361
2012 215,854
2013 247,912
2014 222,023
2015 241,706
2016 208,319
2017 198,210
2018 200,415
2019 175,094
2020 105,475
2021 127,360
2022 117,177
2023 134,149
2024 6,900

US Annual Growth

Hyundai Elantra Canada Sales Data & Charts

Canada Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2011 2,436
2012 50,950
2013 54,760
2014 50,420
2015 43,687
2016 48,875
2017 46,112
2018 41,784
2019 39,463
2020 25,006
2021 26,312
2022 11,379

Canada Annual Growth

Hyundai Elantra China Sales Data & Charts

As of 2016, Hyundai sells no less than 4 different generations of the Elantra: this Hyundai Elantra, mostly sold to taxi companies, but also the Elantra Yuedong, the Elantra Langdon and the latest generation called Elantra Lingdong.

China Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2003 178
2004 102,748
2005 176,589
2006 169,716
2007 120,333
2008 117,761
2009 171,605
2010 152,641
2011 113,368
2012 64,363
2013 34,454
2014 32,236
2015 13,304
2016 3,891
2020 39,949
2021 130,839
2022 90,917

China Annual Growth

Hyundai Elantra Generations

First Generation (J1; 1990-1995)

The initial model was launched as a replacement for the Hyundai Stellar. It had a relatively simple design and was primarily targeted at affordability. The first-generation Elantra was a compact car that was based on the Hyundai Excel platform. It was available with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine that produced 86 horsepower and 106 pound-feet of torque.

Second Generation (J2; 1995-2000)

Featuring a more refined design and improved features, this generation began to move the Elantra toward a more competitive stance in its segment. The second-generation Elantra was a major redesign that introduced a more modern design and a wider range of engine options. It was available with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine that produced 92 horsepower and 111 pound-feet of torque, and a 1.6L four-cylinder engine that produced 105 horsepower and 106 pound-feet of torque.

Third Generation (XD; 2000-2006)

This generation brought a more modern design and better build quality, with improvements in safety and performance. The third-generation Elantra was another major redesign that introduced a more stylish design and a more advanced interior. It was available with a 1.6L four-cylinder engine that produced 105 horsepower and 106 pound-feet of torque, and a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produced 138 horsepower and 136 pound-feet of torque.

Fourth Generation (HD; 2006-2010)

The Elantra continued to mature with an even more refined design, improved interior quality, and better fuel efficiency. The fourth-generation Elantra was a facelift of the third generation that introduced a few minor changes to the exterior and interior. It was available with the same engine options as the third generation.

Fifth Generation (MD/UD; 2010-2015)

The fifth-gen Elantra had a fluidic design, reflecting Hyundai’s new design philosophy at the time. It was well-received and gained several awards for its design and value proposition. The fifth-generation Elantra was a major redesign that introduced a more stylish design and a more advanced interior. It was available with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that produced 148 horsepower and 134 pound-feet of torque, and a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produced 173 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque.

Sixth Generation (AD; 2015-2020)

A more mature and angular design characterized this generation. Hyundai also focused on improving the car’s safety features, technology, and overall driving experience. The sixth-generation Elantra was a facelift of the fifth generation that introduced a few minor changes to the exterior and interior. It was available with the same engine options as the fifth generation.

Seventh Generation (CN7; 2020-Present)

Unveiled in 2020, this generation features a bold and aggressive design, with a parametric-jewel-pattern grille and angular lines. The interior also saw significant upgrades, with a focus on technology and modern aesthetics. The seventh-generation Elantra is the latest redesign and is based on the Hyundai K3 platform. It is available with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, and a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that produce a combined 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.