FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 1, 2006 – Hyundai Motor America continued its record sales pace with 44,635 sales in August, a new all-time record for the month. The new Sonata continues to post gains with total sales of 13,184 in August, a 32 percent increase over last year. The all-new 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe is off to a strong start and helped total Santa Fe sales increase 25 percent over August 2005. The national advertising campaign for the all-new Santa Fe launches in September.

“We are closing out the 2006 model year on a high note, with new record sales for the month of August,” said Mark Barnes, vice president, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. “With the 2007 models entering dealerships now, we are poised to continue our record pace through the end of the year.”

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 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 August 2006:

CARLINE Aug-06 Aug-05 CY2006 CY2005
ACCENT 4,705 4,509 26,181 30,175
SONATA 13,184 9,965 114,584 75,267
ELANTRA 10,371 12,095 73,065 85,774
TIBURON 1,861 2,227 13,095 14,906
SANTA FE 6,838 5,475 39,054 52,511
XG350/AZERA 2,090 1,420 18,577 11,073
TUCSON 4,368 6,422 36,065 41,275
ENTOURAGE 1,218 n/a 5,254 n/a
TOTAL 44,635 42,113 325,875 310,981