FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 5, 2010 - Hyundai Motor America today announced December sales of 33,797, up more than 40 percent versus December 2008. For the full year, Hyundai reported 435,064 sales, up eight percent over the prior year total. Car of the Year Genesis set the tone for the month, recording an all-time, any-time, sales record in December.

“Our ability to outperform the general market, realize retail market share increases every single month during 2009, and achieve what we believe to be the biggest market share gain in the industry was a real feat during these difficult market conditions,” said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America’s vice president of national sales.

“We are looking forward to 2010 and have reason to be optimistic,” added Zuchowski. “Led by our strongest product lineup ever, highlighted by the all-new Tucson and all-new Sonata -- and more great products in the pipeline -- the ranking by the EPA as the most fuel-efficient car company in America, and the enhanced Hyundai Assurance program, it’s clear that we’re already off to a great start in 2010.”

For details about Hyundai Assurance please visit 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.

CARLINE Dec-08 Dec-09 CY/2008 CY/2009
ACCENT 1,833 4,149 50,431 68,086
SONATA 6,593 10,485 117,357 120,028
ELANTRA 2,635 5,763 94,720 103,269
TIBURON 412 7 9,111 8,587
SANTA FE 6,289 9,264 70,994 80,343
AZERA 347 330 14,461 3,808
TUCSON 874 903 19,027 15,411
ENTOURAGE 3,065 11 8,470 3,433
VERACRUZ 949 531 11,004 10,210
GENESIS 1,040 2,354 6,167 21,889
TOTAL 24,037 33,797 401,742 435,064

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 790 dealerships nationwide.