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Hyundai January Sales Up 50% Over Last Year

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 1 Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 22,258 vehicles for the month of January, up 50 percent over the previous year. "Last year was our best in the past 10 years and our strong January sales indicate that Hyundai's sales momentum is continuing into 2001," said Robert Cosmai, vice-president of sales for Hyundai Motor America. "Sales of our Santa Fe sport utility vehicle continue to grow each month as we build up our inventory.

"In addition to our complete line of high-quality, high-value cars, another factor bringing customers into Hyundai showrooms is The Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty," Cosmai said. "Hyundai buyers are covered by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a 5-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty and 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance protection," he added.

Following is the sales breakdown for January 2001:

CARLINE Jan/2001 Jan/2000 CY2001 CY2000
ACCENT 6,503 4,497 6,503 4,497
SONATA 3,512 2,762 3,512 2,762
ELANTRA 5,677 7,064 5,677 7,064
TIBURON 1,136 511 1,136 511
SANTA FE 4,158 N/A 4,158 N/A
XG300 1,272 N/A 1,272 N/A
TOTAL 22,258 14,834 22,258 14,834