HYUNDAI REPORTS RECORD APRIL SALES

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 2, 2006 – Hyundai Motor America today announced April sales of 41,025, a new record for the month. Hyundai’s sedans continued to lead the charge. Azera sales were up 82 percent over XG350/Azera sales in April 2005, and Sonata sales grew by 46 percent over last year.

“We are very encouraged by the strength of our sedans, with Sonata and Azera showing excellent growth over last year,” said Mark Barnes, vice president, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. “The combination of value and safety continues 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, a 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty and 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance protection.

Following is the sales breakdown for April 2006:

CARLINE Apr-06 Apr-05 CY2006 CY2005
ACCENT 3,491 4,022 8,256 13,269
SONATA 15,716 10,790 58,587 38,931
ELANTRA 9,121 11,271 34,906 38,106
TIBURON 1,674 2,124 5,337 5,984
SANTA FE 3,639 6,129 14,091 22,218
XG350/AZERA 2,601 1,427 8,861 5,210
TUCSON 4,657 5,195 16,849 17,252
ENTOURAGE 126 0 126 0
TOTAL 41,025 40,958 147,013 140,970

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