FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 1, 2003 -- Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 32,264 vehicles for the month of September setting a new record for the month. Sales were up nearly seven percent over last September. Year-to-date sales of Hyundai vehicles in the U.S. are up nearly four percent.

“Hyundai vehicles deliver the kind of value consumers are looking for,” said Robert Cosmai, acting president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “And that brings customers into the dealer’s showrooms. Hyundai’s record September sales were led by the compact Elantra, the midsize Sonata sedan and the Santa Fe sport utility vehicle.”

“All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are also covered by the Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty, which includes the outstanding 10-year/100,000 Powertrain Warranty,” Cosmai said. “It’s all part of the great Hyundai value story.”

Following is the sales breakdown for September 2003:

MODEL Sept. /2003 Sept. /2002 CY2003 CY2002
ACCENT 4,434 6,191 41,924 59,012
SONATA 7,279 5,349 63,971 53,576
ELANTRA 11,701 9,391 93,095 95,378
TIBURON 1,552 1,609 17,452 15,533
SANTA FE 6,191 6,243 79,998 60,415
XG350 1,107 1,474 12,544 13,422
TOTAL 32,264 30,257 308,984 297,336

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