TucsonBreaks All-Time Monthly Retail Sales Record

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 1, 2005 - Hyundai Motor America sold 42,113 units during the month of August, posting a nine percent increase compared with a year ago.

Hyundai’s all-new 2006 Sonata, which recently evaluated stating, “Not only is the Sonata as nice as Accord and Camry, it’s quite a bit better in many key areas,” posted a 75 percent increase in retail sales compared to the prior month. In addition, Hyundai’s award winning SUV, the Tucson, broke its own all-time monthly record with retail sales of 6,422 beating the previous record of 5,975 units. Elantra and Accent sales each increased by more than 30 percent over the same period last year.

“We’re very pleased to see consumer acceptance continue to grow for the new Sonata. The Sonata has been recognized not only by but by numerous leading publications as a true leader in the mid-size sedan category,” said Ed Bradley, Hyundai’s vice president of National Sales.

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

Following is the sales breakdown for August 2005:

CARLINE Aug-05 Aug-04 CY2005 CY2004
ACCENT 4,509 4,522 30,175 32,559
SONATA 9,965 10,247 75,267 73,828
ELANTRA 12,095 9,521 85,774 76,395
TIBURON 2,227 2,324 14,906 13,778
SANTA FE 5,475 10,455 52,511 76,388
XG350 1,420 1,444 11,073 10,701
TUCSON 6,422 - 41,275 -
TOTAL 42,113 38,513 310,981 283,649