HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS ITS BEST-EVER MAY

• Elantra and Sonata each top 20,000 monthly sales for the second month in a row
• Hyundai achieves 35.8 MPG average fuel economy

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 1, 2011 - Hyundai Motor America today announced all-time record May sales of 59,214 units, up 21 percent compared with the same record-breaking period last year. This marks the fifth consecutive month that Hyundai has set an all-time monthly sales record. For the year, total sales are up 29 percent, with retail volume rising 40 percent. Sales to fleet accounts represent 11 percent of the total sales year-to-date and just seven percent for the month of May. Thirty-four percent of Hyundai vehicles sold in May achieved 40 MPG fuel economy ratings.

“May was another outstanding month for Hyundai,” said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America’s executive vice president of national sales. “With high gas prices continuing to alter consumer behavior, car buyers are increasingly looking at Hyundai’s fuel-efficient line-up, with the all-new Accent, Elantra sedan, and Sonata Hybrid all delivering 40 miles per gallon, standard.”

“The launch this month of the Assurance Trade-In Value Guarantee program, which takes the uncertainty out of future resale value, is another important plank in our comprehensive strategy to improve consideration, increase consumer confidence and continue to elevate the Hyundai brand,” Zuchowski added.

“Consumer response to the Assurance Trade-In Value Guarantee program has been terrific – it’s already driving a much higher level of consideration and brand lift than our original Assurance job-loss program, and is a key factor in our on-going retail sales strength,” said John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America’s president and CEO. “While we’ve still got a lot of work to do, we’re getting good response to our consumer-driven Hyundai recipe -- Assurance programs like Trade-In Value Guarantee and America’s Best Warranty, industry-leading fuel economy, and the freshest designs in the industry.”

Genesis’ sustained growth trajectory continued with May representing the 23rd consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases for Hyundai’s first premium products. Equus continues its strong launch, with sales and market share exceeding targeted levels.

While Hyundai sales were strong in all regions of the country, California was the brightest spot, with sales up 95 percent so far in 2011 versus last year.

CARLINE

MAY/2011

MAY/2010

CY/2011

CY/2010

ACCENT

1,529

4,185

20,406

22,463

SONATA

22,754

21,195

96,370

71,478

ELANTRA

20,006

9,781

83,309

43,319

SANTA FE

6,671

6,157

26,834

36,790

AZERA

160

218

873

1,153

TUCSON

4,363

4,395

19,131

16,307

VERACRUZ

741

634

3,189

2,745

GENESIS

2,769

2,480

12,305

10,322

EQUUS

221

0

1,171

0

TOTAL

59,214

49,045

263,588

204,577

Sales-Weighted Fuel Economy (mpg)

May

2011 CYTD

Car

36.5

36.3

Truck

28.7

28.7

Hyundai Brand

35.8

35.6

May

2011 CYTD

40-MPG Sales

20,113

71,746

Mix of Total Sales

34%

27%

Hyundai continues its industry-leading approach to fuel efficiency data transparency, achieving a corporate average fuel economy level of 35.8 MPG in May, and 35.6 MPG for the year-to-date, while selling 20,113 vehicles (Elantra sedan, Sonata Hybrid, and 2012 Accent) with 40 MPG fuel economy ratings, representing 34 percent of total Hyundai sales. The 2012 Hyundai Veloster, to launch later this summer, will be the fourth Hyundai model achieving a standard 40 miles per gallon fuel economy rating.