Hyundai Motor America Reports All-Time Record October Sales

         Hyundai Motor America Reports All-Time Record October Sales

- Core vehicles lead the charge with Sonata up 18 percent, Santa Fe up 36

- Auto show season brings more product news and a big announcement in L.A.

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai ^ Motor America today
announced sales for the month of October of 53,555 units, up seven percent
versus the same period in 2012, representing the best October in company


"October was a bit of a roller coaster ride for the entire automotive sector
so we feel pretty good about exceeding prior year sales results and posting
our best-ever October performance," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice
president of national sales. "We expect continued economic and political
stabilization throughout the final two months of 2013, which should ease
uncertainty, boost consumer confidence and restore a robust growth curve for
new vehicle sales." 

The core vehicles in the Hyundai line-up all saw sales gains during the month
of October. Accent, Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe sales were up 7, 18, 3 and
36 percent, respectively, with Sonata and Santa Fe aided by the arrival of
freshened 2014 models with high-demand features like blind spot detection. The
new 2014 Equus continues its roll, with sales up 14 percent. Azera, Tucson,
Genesis and Veloster 2014 models are just now arriving at Hyundai dealerships.

"Consumers sidelined during the government shutdown took to showroom floors
later in the month, with Hyundai sales pacing well over prior year levels in
the last two weeks," said John Krafcik, president and CEO. "While we continue
to rebuild dealer inventories on core models like Sonata and Santa Fe, we're
also looking forward to the Los Angeles Auto International Auto Show in a few
weeks, where we'll be introducing a refreshed 2014 Elantra line-up and our
take on the next generation of electric vehicles."

Fleet sales represented 18 percent of total sales in October.

Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales for the month were 6,405 a gain of 106

CARLINE       OCT/2013 OCT/2012 CY/2013 CY2012
ACCENT 3,605    3,373    48,717  54,811
SONATA        19,872   16,773   172,574 192,119
ELANTRA   14,876   14,512   167,087 167,087
SANTA FE      8,194    6,022    70,938  56,983
AZERA         512      840      9,617   6,833
TUCSON        2,016    3,451    34,907  41,295
VERACRUZ      0        343      175     7,683
VELOSTER      2,175    2,464    25,448  30,802
GENESIS       1,944    2,175    27,061  29,191
EQUUS         361      318      2,867   3,281
TOTAL         53,555   50,271   601,773 590,085

              September    October Window 2013 CYTD Window
              Window Label Label Combined Label Combined MPG
              Combined MPG MPG
Car           28.1         27.6           28.2
Truck         21.8         21.4           22.0
Hyundai Brand 27.9         27.4           28.0

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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