Hyundai Motor America Sets All-Time Record April

               Hyundai Motor America Sets All-Time Record April

- Elantra up 45 percent

- Azera up 48 percent

- All-new Santa Fe up 10 percent

- Inventory remains tight, especially for fast-turning Sonata

- Assurance Connected Care launching May 16

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 1, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai ^ Motor America today
announced sales of 63,315 units, up two percent versus the same period in


"April is always a transitional month going into our peak selling season and
we were pleased with the strength that both the industry and our award-winning
lineup of vehicles exhibited," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president
of national sales. "Through the first four months of this year, HMA has
shattered its all-time volume mark, and with strong economic signals,
improving availability and a historically strong selling season directly in
front of us, we fully expect to continue this record-setting trend for the
first six months of the year." 

Elantra sales for the month were 24,445 units, up 45 percent over last April
and up 29 percent year-to-date. The all-new award-winning Santa Fe, which is
offering families a fresh alternative in this highly competitive segment, had
sales of 6,940 units for the month, up 10 percent over April 2012 and 27
percent for the year. 

"While we did a decent job matching production levels with strong demand for
Azera, Elantra and Santa Fe, our U.S.-built Sonata inventories remain among
the lowest in the segment, and we continue to work to meet demand for all
variants of our fast-turning mid-size sedan," said John Krafcik, president and
CEO of Hyundai Motor America. "Our new Sonata Hybrid has been a focus model
for us though, and here we've been able to support a 40 percent year-over-year
sales increase with additional production and high consumer interest in our
upgraded hybrid powertrain with its industry-leading Lifetime Hybrid Battery

Genesis and Equus inventories remained extremely tight due to model year ramp
up, with the freshened 2014 Equus on its way to Hyundai showrooms later this

Hyundai recently announced an enhancement to its Assurance suite of
consumer-focused programs with its innovative connected-car solution,
Assurance Connected Care.Three years of Assurance Connected Care will become
standard on all Blue Link-equipped vehicles, representing most Hyundai models,
beginning May 16.

Fleet mix was 16 percent for both the month and the year, among the lowest in
the industry. Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales were 6,218, an April record,
up 33 percent over April 2012. Low fleet mix and high CPO sales are two key
ingredients driving Hyundai's strong residual value performance, among the
best in the industry according to ALG.

CARLINE      APR/2013 APR/2012 CY/2013 CY/2012
ACCENT 4,730    6,160    18,644  24,644
SONATA       16,077   20,521   63,362  75,716
ELANTRA   24,445   16,836   78,991  61,237
SANTA FE     6,940    6,318    26,386  20,853
AZERA        1,409    953      4,118   1,112
TUCSON       3,733    3,909    14,743  14,958
VERACRUZ     16       476      152     2,285
VELOSTER     3,120    3,192    9,477   11,973
GENESIS      2,584    3,548    10,697  11,780
EQUUS        261      351      1,075   1,279
TOTAL        63,315   62,264   227,645 225,837

              March Label  April Window Label 2013 CYTDWindow Label Combined
              Combined MPG Combined MPG       MPG
Car           28.4         28.4               28.1
Truck         22.5         21.9               22.5
Hyundai Brand 28.2         28.2               27.9

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 limited warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of
complimentary Roadside Assistance. On May 16, 2013, Hyundai Assurance will be
expanded to include Assurance Connected Care. Assurance Connected Care
provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services made
possible by the Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform standard for three
years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced
Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report
and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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