FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 3, 2008 - Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 31,090 for the month of February, a 10 percent drop from the same period last year.

“While we were unable to equal our record-setting February of 2007, we are pleased our sales were as strong as they were considering the overall economic conditions,” said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America’s vice president of national sales. “With the recent recognition of the Santa Fe and Elantra by a leading consumer magazine, and our newly announced incentives across our entire model line-up, we expect our sales momentum to continue to gain speed.

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 power train 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.

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 through more than 780 dealerships nationwide.

CARLINE Feb. 2008 Feb. 2007 CY2008 CY2007
ACCENT 3,335 2,408 6,276 4,845
SONATA 8,538 12,137 13,125 19,413
ELANTRA 6,750 6,128 12,365 12,489
TIBURON 639 879 1,242 1,656
SANTA FE 6,003 7,134 9,719 12,769
AZERA 1,641 1,784 2,784 3,469
TUCSON 2,213 2,943 3,586 5,712
ENTOURAGE 547 1,087 915 1,868
VERACRUZ 1,424 n/a 2,530 n/a
TOTAL 31,090 34,500 52,542 62,221