Many Americans are looking toward purchasing vehicles during the summer months, and many car manufacturers have positive sales levels to show this trend.
Hyundai had the most successful June sales month in history, as the company sold 67,407 units, according to a report from Hyundai Motor America. The level was 4 percent higher than June 2013, when 65,007 units were sold.
The Sonata had the most sales during the month of any vehicle under the company's umbrella, as it totaled 25,195 units, the report showed. This was notably higher than one year ago, when the figure was 19,454 units. The second highest sales came from the Elantra mode, as it posted 17,168 units sold. This was notably lower than last year, when it was 22,163 units.
"As we settle into the summer selling season, we are well-positioned with our full model line up, including the all-new 2015 Genesis sedan and Sonata, both of which experienced gains for the month, up nine percent and 30 percent, respectively," said Bob Pradzinski, vice president of national sales at Hyundai Motor America.
Vehicle prices improve in June
As sales continue to climb for many automakers, the overall price level for vehicles sold showed gains. According to a report from Kelley Blue Book, the average price for vehicles sold in June was $32,342, $454 or 1.4 percent higher than the same month in 2013. This was also a 0.4 percent rise, or $113 higher than May's figure.
"Most major automakers showed positive growth for June 2014, as the market continues to shift toward utility vehicles this year," said Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book. "SUV and crossover share increased more than two percentage points in 2014 to comprise one-third of the market."
Volkswagen had the highest average price for automakers during the month, as it was $38,640, 5.3 percent higher than the same month last year, when it was $36,694, the report explained. The second-highest average came from General Motors, as it was $35,738 in June, 5.4 percent higher than a year earlier.
The lowest average price for vehicles sold came from Hyundai-Kia, as the figure was $24,438, the report added. This was 2.5 percent higher than 12 months earlier, when it was $23,843, as well as nearly identical to May's average of $24,426.