Hyundai Motor America
10550 Talbert Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
For Immediate Release
Miles Johnson
Senior Manager, Quality, Service and Technology
(714) 366-1048
ID: 28781

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 3, 2003 -- Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 36,545 vehicles for the month of May, an increase of 5.3 percent over the previous year. Year-to-date sales of Hyundai vehicles in the U.S. are up 7.5 percent. “Auto buyers in the U.S. are looking for value more than ever,” said Robert Cosmai, vice-president of national sales for Hyundai Motor America.

“Our lineup of Hyundai vehicles deliver that value,” he added. “May sales were led by the Santa Fe sport utility vehicle, the compact Elantra and the midsize Sonata sedan.”

“All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are also covered by the Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty, which includes the outstanding 10-year/100,000 Powertrain Warranty,” Cosmai said. “It’s all part of the great Hyundai value story.”

Following is the sales breakdown for May 2003:

CARLINE May-03 May-02 CY2003 CY2002
ACCENT 5,526 6,515 23,222 32,040
SONATA 6,467 5,534 31,695 28,665
ELANTRA 10,170 11,953 48,686 47,118
TIBURON 2,553 2,235 9,409 7,526
SANTA FE 10,467 6,781 44,748 31,142
XG350 1,362 1,678 6,764 6,611
TOTAL 36,545 34,696 164,524


Editor’s Note: Robert Cosmai is available for interviews regarding Hyundai’s May sales. For an interview, please contact Chris Hosford at (714) 965-3470 or Mike Anson at (714) 965-3366.

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