Hyundai Motor America Reports October Sales

                 Hyundai Motor America Reports October Sales

- New 2013 Santa Fe Sales Up 16 Percent, Elantra Up 12 Percent

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Hyundai ^ Motor America today
announced sales of 50,271 vehicles in October, a four percent total sales
decline compared with the same record-setting period a year ago. Sales are up
8.2 percent through the first 10 months of the year versus 2011.


"October was a somewhat challenging month for us and the industry," said Dave
Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales. "It appears industry volume may
have temporarily stalled due to a blend of an extremely tight and undecided
Presidential race, lingering economic uncertainty tied to 'fiscal cliff'
anxiety, and the devastating impact Hurricane Sandy had on our dealers and
millions of residents along the Eastern seaboard." 

The all-new Azera and the Elantra family continued to gain, with sales up
1,949 percent and 12 percent, respectively, over last October. The all-new
2013 Santa Fe, recently crowned the, "2012 Compact CUV of Texas," by the Texas
Auto Writers Association (TAWA), saw sales gains of 16 percent. Hyundai fleet
sales and mix remained low at a 10 percent mix for the month and nine percent
year-to-date, among the lowest in the industry.

"The good news is that as we head into the last two months of the year, our
Hyundai dealers have improved availability of our three best-selling models --
Sonata, Elantra, and Santa Fe – thanks to the hard work of our U.S.
manufacturing team," said John Krafcik, president and CEO. "We'll also
continue to work with our dealers in areas impacted by Sandy to ensure
vehicles lost to the storm are replaced as quickly as possible."

CARLINE       OCT/2012 OCT/2011 CY/2012 CY/2011
ACCENT 3,373    4,833    54,811  45,603
SONATA        16,773   18,192   192,119 192,953
ELANTRA   14,512   13,000   167,087 160,922
SANTA FE      6,022    5,199    56,983  63,180
AZERA         840      41       6,833   1,448
TUCSON        3,451    3,777    41,295  38,673
VERACRUZ      343      749      7,683   7,585
VELOSTER      2,464    3,724    30,802  4,558
GENESIS       2,175    2,602    29,191  27,826
EQUUS         318      285      3,281   2,568
TOTAL         50,271   52,402   590,085 545,316


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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