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Hyundai Motor America Sets All-Time Record First Quarter Sales

        Hyundai Motor America Sets All-Time Record First Quarter Sales

- March sales are the second best month in history

- Elantra sets all-time record, up 33 percent

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., April 2, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai ^ Motor America
today announced sales of 68,306 units, down just two percent versus the best
volume month Hyundai ever recorded last year, and up more than 30 percent over
February levels.  The first quarter of 2013 was the best in Hyundai's


"March felt just great," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of
national sales.  "We definitely benefitted from better inventories of Elantra
thanks to the addition of the third shift at our Alabama plant, improved
weather conditions in our important Northern markets and more robust retail
activity reflecting a steady recovery in consumer confidence. Elantra led the
pack with an all-time monthly sales record of 26,153 units, up 33 percent
year-over-year. Sonata Hybrid also set a new all-time sales record with 2,006
sales, up 13 percent versus last year." 

Fleet mix was 17 percent for the month and stands at 16 percent for the year,
among the lowest in the industry.

"This March was an incredibly strong month for us, the second best sales month
in our history, just two percent below our all-time record from last March,"
said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.  "While our
plants continue to stretch to hit our demand levels, we still have one of the
tightest inventory levels in the industry.  This month, you could see the
impact of improved Elantra availability, but our dealers remain constrained on
Sonata, which continues as one of the fastest turning mid-size cars in the

According to data from, the traditional five highest volume mid-size
sedans (Accord, Camry, Altima, Fusion, and Malibu) have 72 percent more dealer
stock than Sonata. 

Sales in March of Certified Pre-Owned vehicles totaled 6,715, up eight percent
for the first quarter. More than 80 percent of Hyundai's dealers are now
participating in the CPO program, which has been a key component in driving
Hyundai residual values to record high levels. Hyundai Elantra, Azera, and
Santa Fe Sport are all ALG Residual Value award winners for the 2013 model

CARLINE       MAR/2013 MAR/2012 CY/2013 CY/2012
ACCENT        5,669    8,337    13,914  18,484
SONATA        18,031   23,281   47,285  55,195
ELANTRA       26,153   19,681   54,546  44,401
SANTA FE      7,116    5,853    19,446  14,535
AZERA         1,117    128      2,709   159
TUCSON        4,073    4,197    11,010  11,049
VERACRUZ      39       622      136     1,809
VELOSTER      2,693    3,848    6,357   8,781
GENESIS       3,124    3,429    8,113   8,232
EQUUS         291      352      814     928
TOTAL         68,306   69,728   164,330 163,573


              February Label March Window   2013 CYTD  Window
              Combined MPG   Label Combined Label Combined MPG
Car           28.0           28.4           28.0
Truck         22.9           22.5           22.8
Hyundai Brand 27.9           28.2           27.8

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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