Hyundai Motor America Reports Best-Ever February Sales

            Hyundai Motor America Reports Best-Ever February Sales

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 1, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hyundai Motor America
announced an all-time February sales record of 52,311 units; up two percent
over last year's all-time record February and up a similar amount for the


"February was another record month for Hyundai – we had a terrific President's
Day weekend event to kick off the spring selling season, much improved
inventory levels, and great access to credit available to a broader band of
buyers," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales. "Our
performance was led by the all-new Santa Fe Sport and the award winning
Elantra, both of which saw double-digit sales gains over 2012."

The all-new Santa Fe saw a huge 64 percent increase over the same period last
year and is up 42 percent year-to-date. The Elantra, which was recognized as
a "top car pick" as best budget car by a highly regarded consumer magazine
earlier this week, posted year-over-year gains for February of 17 percent and
is up 15 percent for the year. Sales to rental accounts and government
agencies accounted for 15 percent of the February volume.

Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles also recorded a best-ever volume
month with 5,627 sales, up nine percent versus 2012. Full year CPO volume of
11,020 units is up 12 percent versus 2012. 

"Our biggest-ever Super Bowl and Academy Awards presence drove great interest
in the Hyundai brand, especially the all-new Santa Fe. The all-new
seven-passenger version of the Santa Fe will begin hitting showrooms shortly
after our media introduction this month, adding to the strength of our
crossover line-up," said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor
America. Santa Fe was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as
the "Best 3-Row Midsize SUV for the Money."

CARLINE       FEB/2013 FEB/2012 CY/2013 CY/2012
ACCENT 4,750    5,806    8,245   10,147
SONATA        16,007   17,425   29,254  31,914
ELANTRA   16,219   13,820   28,393  24,720
SANTA FE      6,339    3,864    12,330  8,682
AZERA         795      13       1,592   31
TUCSON        3,444    3,736    6,937   6,852
VERACRUZ      65       451      97      1,187
VELOSTER      1,905    3,240    3,664   4,933
GENESIS       2,517    2,512    4,989   4,803
EQUUS         270      284      523     576
TOTAL         52,311   51,151   96,024  93,845


              January Label February Label 2013 CYTD Label

              Combined MPG  Combined MPG  Combined MPG
Car           27.6          28.0           27.8
Truck         22.9          22.9           22.9
Hyundai Brand 27.4          27.9           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 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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