HYUNDAI JANUARY SALES INCREASE 16 PERCENT OVER JANUARY 2005

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 1, 2006 - Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 30,208 units for the month of January establishing a new January record. Sales were strengthened by the all new 2006 Sonata and XG350/Azera sedans, with sales growth for both models of more than 66 percent over January 2005.

“We are very pleased with our record-setting January,” said Mark Barnes, vice president, National Sales. “In addition to improved sales of the Sonata, customer demand for the entire Hyundai product lineup continues to gain momentum in the marketplace with our strong value and safety messages.”

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, and a 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty and 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance protection.

CARLINE Jan-05 Jan-06 CY2005 CY2006
ACCENT 2,195 1,353 2,195 1,353
SONATA 7,006 11,643 7,006 11,643
ELANTRA 6,653 7,780 6,653 7,780
TIBURON 924 1,019 924 1,019
SANTA FE 4,737 2,986 4,737 2,986
XG350/AZERA 1,074 1,807 1,074 1,807
TUCSON 3,420 3,620 3,420 3,620
TOTAL 26,009 30,208 26,009 30,208

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