Hyundai Motor America
10550 Talbert Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
For Immediate Release
Miles Johnson
Senior Manager, Quality, Service and Technology
(714) 366-1048
ID: 28638

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 3, 2007 - Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 37,365 units for the month of December and 455,520 for 2006, its eighth consecutive year-over-year sales increase. Year-end sales were bolstered by strong December demand for the all-new 2007 Accent and the all-new 2007 Santa Fe, up 66 percent and 121 percent respectively over December 2005.

“While we celebrate closing the year with record sales, we are disappointed that we fell short of our initial sales objectives,” said Steve Wilhite, chief operating officer of Hyundai Motor America. “We will remember 2006 for our continued improvement and outstanding achievements in quality, our commitment to standardizing the most effective safety technologies across our growing product line-up, and extending the Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty – initiatives we believe will pay meaningful dividends in the years ahead.”

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.

CARLINE Dec-05 Dec-06 CY2005 CY2006
ACCENT 1,661 2,759 41,012 34,735
SONATA 20,853 10,149 130,365 149,513
ELANTRA 8,907 7,444 116,336 98,853
TIBURON 1,183 784 20,600 17,382
SANTA FE 3,753 8,282 68,006 63,931
XG350/AZERA 1,745 2,479 17,645 26,833
TUCSON 4,919 3,669 61,048 52,067
ENTOURAGE N/A 1,799 N/A 12,206
TOTAL 43,021 37,365 455,012 455,520