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August 2008 Sales: Hyundai Motor America

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Hyundai Motor America Reports August Sales

Sept 3rd /PRNewswire/

Link to Press Release

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America

today announced sales of 41,130 for the month of August, an 8.8 percent

decrease from the all-time August sales record set in 2007.

"Once again the fuel-efficient Accent, Sonata and Elantra, despite

restricted availability, continued their upward sales trend with increases

of 73 percent, 17 percent and 13 percent, respectively, over the same month

last year," said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America's vice president of

national sales. "As illustrated by our August sales, the small to midsize

segments continue to be where the market is and we believe Hyundai is

extremely well positioned to capitalize on this."

"Additionally, we just finished our first full month of sales of our

new rear-wheel drive Genesis and we are thrilled with the results of 1,177

units. Genesis is changing the way American buyers think about the Hyundai

brand and is attracting an entirely new type of prospect to our showrooms."

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 800 dealerships nationwide.

CARLINE                AUG/2008     AUG/2007      CY2008       CY2007

    ACCENT                   6,455        3,731       41,379       26,092
    SONATA                  11,477       10,348       88,813       92,808
    ELANTRA                 10,031        8,812       82,463       66,726
    TIBURON                    984        1,646        7,053       10,614
    SANTA FE                 7,675       10,570       51,953       62,509
    AZERA                      703        1,992       12,954       15,938
    TUCSON                   1,685        4,954       14,953       28,756
    ENTOURAGE                  391        1,295        3,905       14,785
    VERACRUZ                   552        1,739        7,600        6,965
    GENESIS                  1,177            0        1,826            0

    TOTAL                   41,130       45,087      312,899      325,193

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