HYUNDAI REPORTS OCTOBER SALES UP 3.6 PERCENT

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 1, 2006 – Hyundai Motor America sold 30,479 units during the month of October, up 3.6 percent over October 2005. With the strong sales of the Elantra and the all-new 2007 Santa Fe, sales were up 13.5 percent and 22.2 percent respectively over October 2005. The Hyundai Azera also continued to perform well, up 48.3 percent compared with October 2005 XG350 sales.

“We are very pleased to see a strong start to the fourth quarter of 2006 as we close in on our year-end sales targets and as our dealer inventory of ’06 models continues a strong selldown,” said Mark Barnes, vice president, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. “Our model line-up will get a boost from the all-new 2007 Elantra entering dealerships this month and we look forward to a strong end to the sales year.”

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 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 October 2006:

CARLINE Oct-06 Oct-05 CY2006 CY2005
ACCENT 2,010 2,855 30,099 37,728
SONATA 7,438 9,676 130,993 95,296
ELANTRA 5,468 4,816 86,102 101,348
TIBURON 1,211 1,467 15,663 18,211
SANTA FE 5,162 4,224 50,432 60,830
XG350/AZERA 1,911 1,289 22,473 13,589
TUCSON 4,322 5,086 44,610 51,606
ENTOURAGE 2,957 n/a 9,366 n/a
TOTAL 30,479 29,413 389,738 378,608

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