HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS AUGUST SALES

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 3, 2008 - Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 41,130 for the month of August, an 8.8 percent decrease from the all-time August sales record set in 2007.

“Once again the fuel-efficient Accent, Sonata and Elantra, despite restricted availability, continued their upward sales trend with increases of 73 percent, 17 percent and 13 percent, respectively, over the same month last year,” said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America’s vice president of national sales. “As illustrated by our August sales, the small to midsize segments continue to be where the market is and we believe Hyundai is extremely well positioned to capitalize on this.”

“Additionally, we just finished our first full month of sales of our new rear-wheel drive Genesis and we are thrilled with the results of 1,177 units. Genesis is changing the way American buyers think about the Hyundai brand and is attracting an entirely new type of prospect to our showrooms.”

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 power train 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.

CARLINE Aug-08 Aug-07 CY2008 CY2007
ACCENT 6,455 3,731 41,379 26,092
SONATA 11,477 10,348 88,813 92,808
ELANTRA 10,031 8,812 82,463 66,726
TIBURON 984 1,646 7,053 10,614
SANTA FE 7,675 10,570 51,953 62,509
AZERA 703 1,992 12,954 15,938
TUCSON 1,685 4,954 14,953 28,756
ENTOURAGE 391 1,295 3,905 14,785
VERACRUZ 552 1,739 7,600 6,965
GENESIS 1,177 0 1,826 0
TOTAL 41,130 45,087 312,899 325,193

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