By Drew Johnson
Thursday, Dec 6th, 2012 @ 3:40 pm
 

Hyundai has surpassed its all-time United States sales record with three weeks left to go in the selling season, the Korean automaker announced on Thursday. Hyundai set a company record in 2011 with 645,691 total sales.

Hyundai ended November with a total of 643,572 sales, meaning the automaker crossed the 645,691 mark earlier this week. Hyundai didn't reveal how many sales it has under its belt at this point, but any sales made during the rest of December will be icing on the cake.

"With teamwork from thousands of Hyundai team members in manufacturing plants, offices, engineering centers and dealerships across the U.S, we've been able to increase supply of our hottest selling vehicles like Sonata, Elantra, and Santa Fe, and deliver more satisfied customers than ever before," said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. "We're looking forward to a strong close of 2012 for Hyundai and the industry, and a positive economic environment that supports continued auto industry recovery in 2013."

Hyundai previously stated that limited supplies would cap its overall growth in 2012. If the automaker can lift those supply limitation, it should be in store for another record-setting year in 2013.