Sonata Sets New Record and Leads Sales Surge with 117% Jump Over Last November

In the news release, Hyundai Reports November Sales Increase of 12.5% Over Same Time Last Year, issued yesterday, Dec. 1, by Hyundai Motor America over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that Hyundai Motor America incorrectly stated in the first paragraph its "year-to-date" sales percentage increase as 12.5 percent, the correct percentage increase is 8 percent "year-to-date." All other figures are accurate. Complete, corrected release

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 1, 2005 – Hyundai Motor America sold 33,383 units during the month of November, setting a new, all-time record for the month. Year-to-date sales of Hyundai vehicles in the U.S. are up 8 percent over the same period, 2004.

The all-new Sonata led sales in November with 14,216 units, an impressive 117 percent increase over last year. In addition, the XG350 also had a stellar month with 2,311 units, a 56 percent increase over the same period, 2004.

"We're pleased that our all-new Sonata had its best sales month ever, with an increase of 117% over last November,” said Mark Barnes, vice president of national sales for Hyundai Motor America. “Consumers are increasingly putting Sonata on their mid-size car shopping list, thanks to its strong value, 5-star crash test results, great winter driving safety and traction as a result of its segment-first standard Electronic Stability Control, and our 10-year warranty.”

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

Following is the sales breakdown for November 2005:

CARLINE Nov-05 Nov-04 CY2005 CY2004
ACCENT 1,623 2,465 39,351 40,411
SONATA 14,216 6,557 109,512 99,011
ELANTRA 6,081 8,051 107,429 102,665
TIBURON 1,206 1,319 19,417 18,803
SANTA FE 3,423 7,620 64,253 102,077
XG350 2,311 1,477 15,900 15,241
TUCSON 4,523 2,193 56,129 3,259
TOTAL 33,383 29,682 411,991 381,467