FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 28, 2001 - The Hyundai exhibit at the New York International Auto Show features three headliners: the two-seat HCD6 concept car, the Hyundai LZ450 luxury sedan, and the all-new Hyundai Elantra GT five-door sedan. These three vehicles and the entire value-packed U.S. Hyundai model lineup are on display at the Hyundai exhibit at the 2001 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from April 13 to April 22.

The Hyundai HCD6 is a mid-engine two-seat roadster concept car designed by the Hyundai California Design studio. Powered by a 2.7-liter DOHC V6 engine matched to a six-speed manual transmission, the HCD6 showcases many unique features including floating, detached front and rear bumpers, a see-through engine cover and three-stage paint system that changes from dark purple to teal, based on the viewing angle. The entire sculpted side of the HCD6 is designed as an air intake to duct cool air to the engine compartment.

The Hyundai LZ450 luxury sedan is the largest, most luxurious sedan in the Hyundai line up. This vehicle is currently sold only in the Asian market, but is being displayed in car show form to gauge the reaction of U.S. consumers. The LZ450 features premium amenities, and is powered by a sophisticated DOHC 4.5-liter aluminum V8 engine. Its display in New York demonstrates Hyundai’s ability to design and craft a full line of automobiles ranging from small cars to premium luxury sedans.

The Elantra GT is a “euro sports” five-door design that provides the comfort and handling of a European sedan with the cargo-carrying versatility only a hatchback can provide. The Elantra GT, scheduled to go on sale this June, features a taut European suspension, which includes higher rate springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and larger diameter anti-roll bars.

Other unique GT features include rear disc brakes, five-spoke alloy wheels, fog lamps, and a unique instrument panel with purple-lighted VDO gauges. Also included as part of the Hyundai Elantra GT package -- leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and CD stereo and leather seating surfaces with front seat side airbags – all standard for only $13,999.

The Elantra is powered by Hyundai’s sophisticated DOHC 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which is rated at 140 horsepower. This engine also powers the Elantra GLS and the sporty Hyundai Tiburon.

Hyundai’ s display at the New York International Auto Show also features two Hyundai vehicles introduced last year -- the XG300 sedan, the largest, most luxurious and most expensive Hyundai ever sold in the U.S. and the Santa Fe, Hyundai’s first sport utility designed specifically to meet the needs and preferences of U.S. consumers. Completing the Hyundai display is the mid-size Sonata sedan, the Elantra GLS 4-door sedan and the sub-compact Accent.

All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty that includes 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage, 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage, 5-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance and 5-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation 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 500 dealerships nationwide.