Hyundai Motor America Reports Record January Sales

              Hyundai Motor America Reports Record January Sales

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off a record 2012
sales year,  Hyundai ^ Motor America today announced a continuation of that
momentum by setting a new all-time record for January sales with 43,713 units,
up 2.4 percent versus 2012. 


Improved availability on key volume vehicles at Hyundai dealers across the
nation played a substantial role in achieving yet another all-time monthly
sales record. Fleet mix was 15 percent for the month. 

The same trend held true with Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle sales
as 2012's record January was immediately eclipsed this year with a best ever
5,393 CPO units, up 16.8 percent versus 2012.

"Despite some lingering economic concerns, January turned out to be a solid
first month for us," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president, national
sales. "The all-new Santa Fe Sport, recently named Best New Crossover in
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and the Elantra GT, Best New Car Under
$20,000, both continue to do quite well with the Santa Fe selling 5,991, and
the Elantra family totaling 12,174, up 24.4 percent and 11.7 percent,
respectively, over the same period last year. We look forward to adding the
all-new seven passenger Santa Fe to our line-up next month, allowing growing
families an opportunity to experience the Hyundai brand."

"We've got a solid foundation going into the new year," said John Krafcik,
president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. "We've got a great line-up of
vehicles and we're looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday when we'll share with
upwards of 110 million viewers our all-new Santa Fe, our premium Genesis sedan
and the surprising Sonata 2.0T."

CARLINE      JAN/2013 JAN/2012 CY/2013 CY/2012
ACCENT 3,495    4,341    3,495   4,341
SONATA       13,247   14,489   13,247  14,489
ELANTRA   12,174   10,900   12,174  10,900
SANTA FE     5,991    4,818    5,991   4,818
AZERA        797      18       797     18
TUCSON       3,493    3,116    3,493   3,116
VERACRUZ     32       736      32      736
VELOSTER     1,759    1,693    1,759   1,693
GENESIS      2,472    2,291    2,472   2,291
EQUUS        253      292      253     292
TOTAL        43,713   42,694   43,713  42,694

              December Label January Label 2013 CYTD Label
              Combined MPG   Combined MPG  Combined MPG
Car           27.9           27.6          27.6
Truck         22.9           22.9          22.9
Hyundai Brand 27.7           27.4          27.4

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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