HYUNDAI SALES FOR MARCH UP 26 % OVER PREVIOUS MONTH

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 1, 2004 -- Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 36,024 vehicles for the month of March, an increase of 26 percent over the previous month. The popular Hyundai Elantra lead sales in March followed by the award-winning Santa Fe sport utility vehicle and the midsize Sonata.

“March sales represented a 26 percent increase in sales over February which is the second best March in Hyundai’s history,” said Vice President of Sales, Ed Bradley. “Hyundai continues to be the choice for customers seeking style, quality and great value.”

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 5-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty and 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance protection.

Following is the sales breakdown for March 2004:

CARLINE Mar-04 Mar-03 CY2004 CY2003
ACCENT 4,373 4,943 11,281 13,225
SONATA 8,736 7,550 20,399 18,265
ELANTRA 10,487 10,799 24,470 29,299
TIBURON 1,456 2,141 3,708 4,768
SANTA FE 9,746 11,293 25,048 23,354
XG350 1,226 1,565 3,387 4,067
TOTAL 36,024 38,291 88,293 92,978

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