4,000 Tucsons Pre-Sold in Korea, 4 Million Units Sold Worldwide
The new Hyundai Tucson CUV was unveiled in Geneva earlier this month, but North American and European customers are going to have to wait a little longer before they can get behind the wheel.
The new 2016 Tucson will hit the market in South Korea later this week, and is already a big success.
The vehicle was made available for pre-order in Korea, and quickly had 4,200 people sign on the dotted line.
Hyundai said that all of those orders came in within a 4 day period, and it is already being rumored that the number of pre-orders has now surpassed 5,500 units.
That is an unqualified success that bodes well for the new model.
4 Million Sales Mark
This level of success shouldn’t really come as a surprise, as the Tucson has always done well for Hyundai, and will in fact cross the 4 million sales mark this year, just 11 years after its initial release.
The sales number as of the end of February sits at about 3.95 million units.
The Tucson has been averaging about 45,000 units per month in sales, so expect it to hit the magical 4 million mark sometime in March.
It was 2004 when the Tucson first hit the market, and it hit the 1 million sales mark just 4 years later.
By the time 2013 rolled around, that number had climbed to 3 million.
The sales pace set by the Tucson is way ahead of what the Toyota Rav 4 achieved, as it took a total of 18 years for that model to hit 4 million units sold.
A big reason for the sales success of the Hyundai Tucson has been the demand for SUV’s in Europe, where a total of 94,166 units were sold last year.