HYUNDAI MOMENTUM CONTINUES WITH SECOND CONSECUTIVE ALL-TIME RECORD SALES MONTH

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 1, 2006 – Hyundai Motor America announced sales of 47,205 vehicles for the month of July, improving on the one-month all-time sales record set in June. Hyundai’s second-consecutive all-time record saw a sales increase of 6.2 percent over last July, raising 2006 year-to-date sales 4.6 percent over 2005.

The new-for-’06 Sonata continues to lead Hyundai’s line-up, followed by the fuel-efficient Elantra which resonates with consumers as gasoline prices remain high. In July, Sonata sales improved by 43.7 percent over 2005. “The second half of 2006 has started off strong,” said Mark Barnes, vice president, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. “With another record-setting month, we’re continuing the sales momentum established in the first half of the year.”

All Hyundai 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 July 2006:

CARLINE Jul-06 Jul-05 CY2006 CY2005
ACCENT 4,030 3,756 21,476 25,666
SONATA 14,039 9,768 101,400 65,302
ELANTRA 10,033 13,140 62,694 73,679
TIBURON 2,080 2,373 11,234 12,679
SANTA FE 8,027 7,949 32,216 47,036
XG350/AZERA 2,569 1,551 16,487 9,653
TUCSON 5,095 5,894 31,697 34,853
ENTOURAGE 1,332 n/a 4,036 n/a
TOTAL 47,205 44,431 281,240 268,868

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