HYUNDAI SETS RECORD FEBRUARY ON STRENGTH OF SEDAN SALES

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 1, 2006 -- Hyundai Motor America today announced February sales of 34,014 vehicles, a new record for the month of February. Hyundai’s newest sedans posted the largest percentage increases. Sales of the all-new 2006 Sonata grew by 41 percent and the all-new 2006 Azera and the XG350 it replaced, posted gains of 53 percent over February of last year.

“The all-new Sonata and Azera continue to gain momentum,” said Mark Barnes, Hyundai’s vice president of National Sales. “With Hyundai’s superior safety and value, Sonata and Azera continue to resonate with 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 powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, and a 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty and 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance protection.

Following is the sales breakdown for February 2006:

CARLINE Feb-06 Feb-05 CY2006 CY2005
ACCENT 1,231 3,118 2,584 5,313
SONATA 13,741 9,762 25,384 16,768
ELANTRA 8,340 9,485 16,120 16,138
TIBURON 1,097 1,250 2,116 2,174
SANTA FE 3,408 4,947 6,394 9,684
XG350/AZERA 2,052 1,345 3,859 2,419
TUCSON 4,145 4,033 7,765 7,453
TOTAL 34,014 33,940 64,222 59,949

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