Hyundai Elantra Sets All-Time Sales Record

                  Hyundai Elantra Sets All-Time Sales Record

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 26, 2012

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Hyundai Motor America
announced the Hyundai Elantra, ALG's compact car residual value leader for
three straight years, has set another all-time sales record in 2012,
surpassing last year's total of 186,361 units earlier this month. With a week
left in the year, Elantra could become Hyundai's second model to break the
200,000 unit mark in annual sales, joining its big brother Sonata at that
level, which is also built at Hyundai's assembly in Alabama.


"Adding the third shift to our plant in Alabama this year has allowed us to
better meet demand for Elantra," said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai
Motor America. "Elantra buyers love its recipe of ALG-class-leading residual
value, bold design, and outstanding value. With a full year of three-shift
U.S. production in 2013 we hope to introduce even more American car buyers to
Elantra next year."


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 Hyundai Assurance 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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