FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 3, 2006 – Hyundai Motor America today announced March sales of 41,766 vehicles, a new record for the month. Hyundai ended the first quarter with a total of 105,988 vehicle sales, six percent ahead of last year’s record pace. Hyundai’s new sedans continued their momentum through March. Sonata sales grew by 53.8 percent and combined Azera/XG350 sales grew by 76.0 percent over last March.

“We are excited to close out the first quarter of the year on such a strong note,” said Mark Barnes, Hyundai’s vice president of National Sales. “The Sonata had one of its strongest months since its redesign last year, and Azera continues to show tremendous growth each month.”

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 March 2006:

CARLINE Mar-06 Mar-05 CY2006 CY2005
ACCENT 2,181 3,934 4,765 9,247
SONATA 17,487 11,373 42,871 28,141
ELANTRA 9,665 10,697 25,785 26,835
TIBURON 1,547 1,686 3,663 3,860
SANTA FE 4,058 6,405 10,452 16,089
XG350/AZERA 2,401 1,364 6,260 3,783
TUCSON 4,427 4,604 12,192 12,057
TOTAL 41,766 40,063 105,988 100,012