Hyundai Motor America Breaks All-Time November Sales Record

         Hyundai Motor America Breaks All-Time November Sales Record

-- Hyundai Elantra, Azera and All-New Santa Fe, receive ALG's award for the
highest residual value in their class; all post solid sales gains

-- Elantra sees sales gain of 28 percent

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai ^ Motor America today
announced record sales of 53,487 vehicles in November, an eight percent total
sales increase compared with the same record-setting period a year ago. Sales
are also up eight percent for the first eleven months of the year.


"The Black Friday sales period once again provided a strong boost for Hyundai
in the back half of the month and helped break our all-time November sales
record," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales. "We were also
very encouraged by the strong sales recovery experienced in those northeastern
regions that were ravaged by Super Storm Sandy and expect continued momentum
there for the balance of the year."

The recent recipients of ALG's award for the highest residual value -- Azera,
Elantra and Santa Fe -- all experienced solid sales gains over last November,
with Elantra up 28 percent. Sonata sales continue to be strong registering a
13 percent uptick for the month. Additionally, the new three-row,
seven-passenger Santa Fe made its world debut at last week's 2012 Los Angeles
Auto Show, joining the two-row, five-passenger Santa Fe Sport, and will be on
sale early 2013.

"We're encouraged that the 10 percent month-over-month lift firms like Compete
have seen in our shopper counts has translated to our best-ever November
retail sales and total sales," said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai
Motor America. "With increased Elantra availability, thanks to the recently
added third shift in our Alabama plant, and demand high for everything in our
lineup from Accent to Equus, we're looking forward to breaking our all-time
annual sales record early in December."

CARLINE       NOV/2012 NOV/2011 CY/2012 CY/2011
ACCENT 3,260    4,682    58,071  50,285
SONATA        17,660   15,668   209,779 208,621
ELANTRA   15,923   12,414   183,010 173,336
SANTA FE      6,754    6,129    63,737  69,309
AZERA         751      58       7,584   1,506
TUCSON        3,838    4,101    45,133  42,774
VERACRUZ      491      1,018    8,174   8,603
VELOSTER      2,084    2,538    32,886  7,096
GENESIS       2,385    2,702    31,576  30,528
EQUUS         341      300      3,622   2,868
TOTAL         53,487   49,610   643,572 594,926


              October Window Label       November Window    2012 CYTD Window
              Combined MPG             Label Combined MPG Label Combined MPG
Car           27.9                       27.7               28.0
Truck         22.6                       22.6               22.1
Hyundai Brand 27.7                       27.5               27.6


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 820 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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