Hyundai Motor America Reports Record August Sales

              Hyundai Motor America Reports Record August Sales

- Best August in company history

- Premium models soar with Equus up 47 percent, Genesis up 30 percent

- All-new Santa Fe up 79 percent, Elantra up 37 percent

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai ^ Motor America
today announced an all-time August sales record of 66,101 units, up eight
percent versus the same period in 2012. U.S.-built Santa Fe, Sonata and
Elantra continue to be in hot demand, with dealer stock levels just half of
competitor levels. Fleet mix for the month was 12 percent.


"You always hear about the strong summer selling months but it's still
particularly gratifying to experience it first hand, as we did in August,
leveraging high consumer demand with a great lineup of products to continue
our string of record- breaking volume months," said Dave Zuchowski, executive
vice president of national sales. "We have good momentum, innovative marketing
and incentive support, excellent inventory balance, and a steadily improving
economic climate so we feel pretty bullish about the final four-month home
stretch of 2013."

Sales of Hyundai's three core U.S.-built models – Santa Fe, Sonata and Elantra
– were up a combined 18 percent, and represented 75 percent of total sales
this month. The all-new Santa Fe continues its strong sales pace with a 79
percent gain over last August. Consumers continue to be drawn to Elantra,
ALG's highest residual value compact car for three straight years, with sales
up 37 percent to 24,700. Sonata continues to be in high demand, but sales have
been constrained by production capacity limitations at the Hyundai Alabama
plant which is now running a three-shift, 24-hour-a-day operating pattern to
meet demand. Both Sonata and Elantra are operating with less than a 30-day

"With our U.S. plants setting another production record in August, our dealers
are seeing some inventory relief, with more car transporters unloading fresh
new Hyundai models at their dealerships," said John Krafcik, president and CEO
of Hyundai Motor America. "Last month, we also saw the impact of improved
Genesis and Equus availability, with Equus hitting an all-time sales record
with the launch of the 2014 model and Genesis sales up 30 percent."

Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales set an all-time, any-time record at 7,306,
up 15 percent over August 2012. Hyundai's CPO program is recognized as one of
the best in the industry, and is one of the drivers of Hyundai's 2013 top-two
residual value ranking by ALG.

CARLINE       AUG/2013 AUG/2012 CY/2013 CY2012
ACCENT 5,117    5,398    40,113  47,125
SONATA        16,917   19,624   138,830 158,014
ELANTRA   24,700   17,989   174,902 134,270
SANTA FE      8,102    4,524    56,105  43,583
AZERA         898      959      7,618   5,102
TUCSON        3,886    5,376    30,042  33,271
VERACRUZ      6        963      175     6,116
VELOSTER      3,093    3,708    21,005  25,318
GENESIS       2,947    2,262    22,191  24,347
EQUUS         435      296      2,135   2,643
TOTAL         66,101   61,099   493,116 479,789

              July Window    August Window  2013 CYTD Window
              Label Combined Label Combined Label Combined MPG
              MPG            MPG
Car           28.4           28.3           28.3
Truck         21.7           21.7           22.1
Hyundai Brand 28.1           28.0           28.1

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. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance
Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the
Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care
services complimentary 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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