Hyundai Motor Reports April Global Sales

SEOUL, Korea - May 3, 2010 - Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea's largest automaker, reports its domestic and overseas sales results for April 2010.

April 2010 Results

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April 2010 Highlights (year-on-year)

Domestic Sales

  • Up 16.9%, aided by two all-new models launched in 2nd half of last year, the new Sonata and Tucson ix
  • The best-selling model in Korea last month was again the Sonata, selling 12,571 units. Of this figure, 11,138 units were the new Sonata model, which was launched in the domestic market in last September.

Overseas Sales

  • Up 30.1%
  • Exports up 43.6%, sales of overseas plants up 22.5% led by China, India and Czech.

January to April (YTD) 2010 Highlights (year-on-year)

Domestic Sales

  • Up 26.4%
  • The best-selling model in Korea was the Sonata, selling 57,103 units.
  • Sonata and Tucson ix, account for 34.2% of total domestic sales.

Overseas Sales

  • Up 35.9%
  • Exports up 28.5%, sales from overseas plants up 40.3%

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group which was ranked as the world’s fifth-largest automaker since 2007 and includes over two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Employing over 75,000 people worldwide, Hyundai Motor sold approximately 3.1 million vehicles globally in 2009, posting sales of US$41.8 billion (including overseas plants, using the average currency exchange rate of 1,276 won per US dollar). Hyundai vehicles are sold in 193 countries through some 6,000 dealerships and showrooms. Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products are available at