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June 2008 Sales: Hyundai Motor America

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Hyundai Motor America Reports June Sales
July 1 /PRNewswire/
Link to Press Release


Tops 50,000 sales for the first time ever
Best sales month in its history
Genesis begins arriving in dealerships

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America
today announced sales of 50,033 for the month of June, a 1.3 percent
increase over the same record-setting period last year and best sales month
ever.

"As consumers continue to shift to smaller cars, our most
fuel-efficient vehicles -- Accent, Elantra and Sonata -- continue their
upward trend with increases of 70 percent, 51 percent and 12 percent
respectively over last year," said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America's
vice president of national sales. "We are very pleased with our
record-setting results for June, breaking the 50,000 mark, and look forward
to building on this trend."

All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by The Hyundai
Advantage, America's Best Warranty. Hyundai buyers are protected by a
10-year/100,000-mile power train warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-
bumper warranty, a 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty and 5
year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance protection.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, 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 almost 800 dealerships nationwide.

CARLINE            JUNE/2008      JUNE/2007        CY2008         CY2007

    ACCENT                6,914          4,067         28,184         18,926
    SONATA               16,875         15,080         65,927         67,658
    ELANTRA              14,482          9,617         61,978         49,932
    TIBURON                 979          1,670          4,967          7,395
    SANTA FE              5,863          8,460         37,410         44,372
    AZERA                 1,745          1,807         11,443         12,539
    TUCSON                1,964          3,639         11,747         20,350
    ENTOURAGE               499          3,479          3,032         11.946
    VERACRUZ                682          1,549          6,348          3,477
    GENESIS                  30            n/a             30            n/a
    TOTAL                50,033         49,368        231,066        236,595

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Saw a new Hyundai Genesis on the road today... not bad looking, if a little anonymous.

Test drove a loaded Hyundai Azera Limited with the Ultimate Navi package last week. Not a bad car in itself, but has no emotional appeal at all.

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elantra and accent make up for sharp (prob fleet) drops in others.

cr christened the elantra best car last month so now i suppose the masses will buy hyundai en masse instead of toyota. the new media darlings now i suppose.

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