FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 1, 2006 – Hyundai Motor America announced sales of 42,514 vehicles for the month, which represents the best May sales in company history. Hyundai sedans again led the way; the new-for-2006 Sonata improved sales by 112 percent, and the Azera posted an 84 percent increase over XG350 sales from May of last year.

“Our new sedans continue to set the pace in 2006,” said Mark Barnes, vice president, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. “We are already ahead of last year’s record-breaking pace and we expect our exceptional value, unsurpassed safety and sophisticated design to continue to resonate with consumers as we bring several new models to dealerships during the summer and fall. This month, we have released our new three-door Accent, which is perfect for today’s market with a strong value and fuel economy message.”

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

Following is the sales breakdown for May 2006:

CARLINE May-06 May-05 CY2006 CY2005
ACCENT 3,342 4,555 11,598 17,824
SONATA 17,035 8,043 75,622 46,974
ELANTRA 8,887 10,523 43,793 48,629
TIBURON 1,682 2,045 7,019 8,029
SANTA FE 3,942 8,277 18,033 30,495
XG350/AZERA 2,279 1,241 11,140 6,451
TUCSON 4,279 5,732 21,128 22,984
ENTOURAGE 1,068 0 1,194 0
TOTAL 42,514 40,416 189,527 181,386