HYUNDAI REPORTS NEW SALES RECORD FOR SEPTEMBER WITH NINE PERCENT INCREASE OVER 2004

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 3, 2005 – Hyundai Motor America sold 38,214 units during the month of September, posting a nine percent increase compared with a year ago and its best September ever. Hyundai’s Accent, Small car segment winner in the 2005 Strategic Vision Total Quality Study, posted its best retail sales month for the year. The Sonata continued to gain momentum with its second month in a row over 10,000 sales. Elantra continued as Hyundai’s volume leader with sales of 10,758 units.

“We’re very pleased to see Sonata continues to gain momentum as consumers experience its class leading safety, equipment levels, and value,” said Ed Bradley, vice-president, National Sales for Hyundai. “Additionally, as consumers look for more fuel efficient vehicles in the face of rising gas prices, Sonata, as well as Accent and Elantra demand continues to rise.”

All Hyundai cars and sport utility vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by The Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty. Hyundai buyers are protected by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty and 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance protection.

Following is the sales breakdown for September 2005:

CARLINE Sep-05 Sep-04 CY2005 CY2004
ACCENT 4,698 2,868 34,873 35,427
SONATA 10,353 10,037 85,620 83,865
ELANTRA 10,758 9,653 96,532 86,048
TIBURON 1,838 1,939 16,744 15,717
SANTA FE 4,095 9,123 56,606 85,511
XG350 1,227 1,382 12,300 12,083
TUCSON 5,245 23 46,520 23
TOTAL 38,214 35,025 349,195 318,674

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