Hyundai Motor America Reports Record September Sales

             Hyundai Motor America Reports Record September Sales

- Seventh Straight Month Breaking the 60,000 Mark

- Best-Ever September Sales

- 25th Consecutive Year-Over-Year Monthly Sales Increase

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai ^ Motor America
wrapped up the third quarter of 2012 setting multiple sales records including
a record 60,025 sales for the month of September.Sales were up 15 percent
for the month and up 10 percent for the first nine months of the year versus

"September was a very encouraging month for Hyundai as we avoided the
traditional back-to-school sales decline and began to reap the benefits of a
materially improved inventory situation on our core vehicle lines," said Dave
Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales. "We're well positioned for a
strongfourth quarter as sales of the newly launched Elantra GT, Elantra
Coupe, the all-new Azera and all-new Santa Fe continued at a brisk pace. Our
fourth quarter production plan is up nearly 20 percent on a year-over-year

The all-new Azera and the Elantra family saw sales gains of a remarkable 1028
percent and 27 percent, respectively, over last September. The Tucson saw
sales gains of 23 percent over the same period a year ago, and Veloster, the
three-door coupe now available in both turbo and non-turbo models, continues
to impress with a sales gain of 262 percent. Hyundai fleet sales and mix
remained low at a nine percent mix for the month and year-to-date, among the
lowest in the industry.

CARLINE      SEPT/2012 SEPT/2011 CY/2012 CY/2011
ACCENT 4,313     4,525     51,438  40,770
SONATA       17,332    18,181    175,346 174,761
ELANTRA   18,305    14,386    152,575 147,922
SANTA FE     7,378     6,213     50,961  57,981
AZERA        891       79        5,993   1,407
TUCSON       4,573     3,724     37,844  34,896
VERACRUZ     1,224     817       7,340   6,836
VELOSTER     3,020     834       28,338  834
GENESIS      2,669     3,000     27,016  25,224
EQUUS        320       292       2,963   2,283
TOTAL        60,025    52,051    539,814 492,914


              Sept. CAFE 2012 CYTD Sept. Window   2012 CYTD Window Label
              (mpg)                   Label Combined Combined MPG
                             CAFE      MPG
Car           37.9           38        28.6           28.6
Truck         29.1           28.9      21.9           22.0
Hyundai Brand 37.4           37.3      28.3           28.1

                             SEPTEMBER 2012 CYTD
40-MPG (EPA estimated)Sales 22,998    208,324
Mix of Total Sales           38%       39%

Hyundai achieved a corporate average fuel economy level of 37.4 (EPA estimated
28.3 MPG window label value) in September. 

"With our improved inventory position driven by the addition of the third
shift in September at our Alabama plant, and the improving availability of our
all-new Georgia-built Santa Fe, we're looking forward to higher dealer stock
levels and strong sales results through year-end," said John Krafcik president
and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. 

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of
Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the
United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more
than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are
covered by the program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully
transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain
warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.

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