HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS APRIL 2009 SALES

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 1, 2009 - Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 33,952 vehicles in April, a 14 percent decline versus April 2008, in an industry expected to be down more than 30 percent.

“We had strong sales of our Accent and Alabama-built Sonata, up 26 and 7 percent, respectively, and the best sales month yet for Genesis,” said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America vice president of national sales. “Most importantly, we’ve delivered a 20 percent increase in retail market share. Hyundai outperformed every brand in retail market share increase in the first quarter, and that strong retail performance continues into our traditionally strong spring/summer selling season.”

All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by America's Best Warranty. In addition, the Hyundai Assurance Program is now offered on all new Hyundai’s leased or purchased at a participating Hyundai dealership. Hyundai Assurance provides protection from certain income-changing life events, allowing consumers to return their vehicles in the first year of ownership without impacting their credit histories, while covering vehicle depreciation (negative equity) up to $7,500.

CARLINE APR/2008 APR/2009 CY/2008 CY/2009
ACCENT 4,115 5,189 14,329 18,912
SONATA 11,001 11,815 35,432 37,472
ELANTRA 9,981 4,684 33,851 26,479
TIBURON 894 3,353 2,965 6,263
SANTA FE 7,252 3,726 24,943 19,839
AZERA 2,771 289 8,477 1,292
TUCSON 1,721 1,428 7,734 5,106
ENTOURAGE 500 186 2,042 3,171
VERACRUZ 1,045 1,206 4,845 5,251
GENESIS 0 2,076 0 6,021
TOTAL 39,280 33,952 134,618 129,806