HYUNDAI SALES SET NEW RECORD FOR MAY

  • May is the Second Best Sales Month Ever in Total Sales
  • Best Sonata Sales Month in Company History

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 2, 2004 - Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 40,337 vehicles for the month of May, which represented the best May sales in company history and the second best sales month in company history. The Hyundai Elantra led sales in May followed by the Hyundai Sonata, which was recently named the Highest Ranked Entry Midsize Car in the coveted J.D. Power and Associates 2004 Initial Quality Study™. The Hyundai Santa Fe, recently awarded with AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Award, also contributed to the record-breaking month.

“We’re very proud and excited about the numerous awards and accolades that Hyundai vehicles continue to receive across the model lineup,” said Hyundai’s Vice President, National Sales Ed Bradley. “Even more satisfying, however, is to see customers continuing to vote with their pocketbooks purchasing Hyundai vehicles in record numbers. Hyundai’s outstanding product quality and value, along with with great service from Hyundai dealers nationwide creates a winning combination for consumers.”

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 power train warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a 5-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty and 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance protection.

Following is the sales breakdown for May 2004:

CARLINE May-04 May-03 CY2004 CY2003
ACCENT 3,599 5,526 18,672 23,222
SONATA 11,370 6,467 41,941 31,695
ELANTRA 11,877 10,170 45,533 48,686
TIBURON 1,882 2,553 7,102 9,409
SANTA FE 9,925 10,467 44,097 44,748
XG350 1,684 1,362 6,330 6,764
TOTAL 40,337 36,545 163,675 164,524

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