HYUNDAI SALES CONTINUE TO CLIMB AUGUST IS BEST SALES MONTH IN HMA HISTORY

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 4, 2001 - Hyundai Motor America today announced record sales of 34,474 vehicles for the month of August, up 46 percent over the previous year. “Hyundai’s August sales set a new best-ever sales record for Hyundai Motor America and extended our streak of record sales months to seven in a row,” said Hyundai’s Vice President of Sales, Robert Cosmai. “Leading the charge for Hyundai in August were outstanding sales for the Accent, the Elantra and the Santa Fe sport utility vehicle, all setting new all-time sales records. With the introduction of Hyundai’s new 2002 models next month, we anticipate our strong sales will continue.” he added.

“There are three factors driving our current sales success,” Cosmai explained. “First is our consistent marketing message, building the Hyundai brand and reinforcing Hyundai vehicles as the ‘smart buy’ in each market segment. Second is our focused dealer organization and, of course, there is The Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty featuring 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain protection.”

Following is the sales breakdown for August 2001:

VEHICLE Aug-01 Aug-00 CY2001 CY2000
ACCENT 7,662 5,270 56,993 46,454
SONATA 5,397 5,643 37,060 35,093
ELANTRA 12,341 11,491 75,609 78,183
TIBURON 1,918 1,179 14,144 10,890
SANTA FE 5,606 N/A 34,577 N/A
XG300 1,550 N/A 11,923 N/A
TOTAL 34,474 23,583 230,306 170,620

Editor’s Note: Robert Cosmai is available for interviews regarding HMA’s August sales. For an interview, please contact Chris Hosford at (714) 965-3470 or Mike Anson at (714) 965-3366.

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