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HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA SHATTERS ITS ALL-TIME SALES RECORD SET YEAR-END 2010

  • Also sets all-time October Sales Record with 23 Percent Rise
  • Veloster finishes first full month with more than 3,700 sales

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 – HyundaiMotor America today announced sales of 52,402 vehicles in October, a 23 percent total sales increase compared with the same period a year ago. The year-to-date sales figures of 545,316 shattered the full year sales record of 538,228 set in 2010. Retail sales were up 27 percent over last October.

“Breaking our all-time any-time sales record set in 2010, with two months left in the 2011 calendar year, is an accomplishment we take great pride in and is clearly indicative of consumer acceptance of our bold line-up of award winning products,” said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America’s executive vice president of national sales. “The overall sales environment appears to be stabilizing, despite continued fluctuations in traditional economic indicators, and we believe those market dynamics position Hyundai well to finish the year on a strong note.”

Year to date, Hyundai sales are up 21 percent versus 2010 in total, and up 31 percent at retail. Sales to fleet accounts represent 11 percent of the total sales year-to-date and just 8 percent for the month of October. Thirty-seven percent of Hyundai vehicles sold in October achieved 40 MPG fuel economy ratings.

Santa Fe and Tucson, Hyundai’s crossover line-up, registered sales increases of 44 and 24 percent, respectively. The all-new Hyundai Elantra saw a sales increase of 37 percent over the same period last year and the Genesis saw a sales increase of 10 percent.

“The Veloster, our new 40-MPG 3-door sport coupe, had its first full month of sales and we delivered more than 3,700 units across the country to some very happy buyers,” said John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America’s president and CEO. “We’ve got some pretty exciting Velosters on the showroom floor at the SEMA Show this year from the rally-inspired Veloster built by ARK Performance to some other highly modified Velosters and Genesis Coupes.”

CARLINE

OCT/2011

OCT/2010

CY/2011

CY/2010

ACCENT

4,833

5,372

45,603

45,139

SONATA

18,192

17,505

192,953

166,628

ELANTRA

13,000

9,497

160,922

110,519

SANTA FE

5,199

3,600

63,180

64,429

AZERA

41

202

1,448

2,641

TUCSON

3,777

3,051

38,673

32,511

VELOSTER

3,724

0

4,558

0

VERACRUZ

749

1,054

7,585

7,142

GENESIS

2,602

2,375

27,826

23,694

EQUUS

285

0

2,568

0

TOTAL

52,402

42,656

545,316

452,703

SALES WEIGHTED FUEL ECONOMY

October

CAFE (mpg)

2011 CYTD

CAFE

October Window Label Combined MPG

2011 CYTD Window Label Combined MPG

Car

37.9

36.8

28.5

27.7

Truck

28.9

28.7

22.0

21.9

Hyundai Brand

37.0

36.0

27.8

27.1

October

2011 CYTD

40-MPG Sales

19,382

177,323

Mix of Total Sales

37 %

33 %

Hyundai achieved a corporate average fuel economy level of 37 MPG in October, and 36 MPG for the year-to-date, while selling 19,382 industry-leading vehicles (Elantra sedan, Sonata Hybrid, 2012 Accent and Veloster) with 40 MPG window label highway fuel economy ratings.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, 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 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.

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