Hyundai has registered a record number of new car sales in Europe between January and March, a European market share high for the first quarter of 3.3 per cent.

According to figures released by European industry body ACEA, Hyundai’s sales during the first three months of 2012 represented an increase of 12.5 per cent compared to the first quarter of last year.

In contrast, the overall European new car market declined by 7.3 per cent. Hyundai recorded 50,131 new car registrations across Europe in March – another new record and an increase of 13.8 per cent over 2011.

Hyundai has now outperformed the European market trend for 39 consecutive months since January 2009.

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