FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 1, 2005 -- Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 26,009 units for the month of January. These results represent a ten percent sales increase over January 2004. “Mother Nature threw a few challenges at the entire industry during January,” said Hyundai’s Vice President of National Sales, Ed Bradley. “Fortunately, Hyundai’s value message continues to resonate with buyers. Our customers understand that Hyundai products offer high quality, great style and tremendous value,” he added.

The popular Sonata sedan, winner of the coveted J. D. Power award for Initial Quality in the entry mid-size segment posted the best January sales in its history. “Sonata sales in 2004 represented its best year ever, and Sonata momentum continued into 2005,” said Bradley. “More consumers are realizing every month that Sonata is an excellent selection in the mid-size sedan segment.”

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 power train warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a 5-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty and 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance protection.

Following is the sales breakdown for January 2005:

CARLINE Jan-05 Jan-04 CY2005 CY2004
ACCENT 2,195 2,803 2,195 2,803
SONATA 7,006 5,502 7,006 5,502
ELANTRA 6,653 5,682 6,653 5,682
TIBURON 924 1,051 924 1,051
SANTA FE 4,737 7,748 4,737 7,748
XG350 1,074 952 1,074 952
TUCSON 3,420 0 3,420 0
TOTAL 26,009 23,738 26,009 23,738