Hyundai Rolls Out First Models with Standard XM Satellite Radio

Hyundai and XM Satellite Radio, the nation''s leading satellite radio service, today announced production of the first Hyundai vehicles with standard, factory-installed XM Satellite Radio. The first all-new 2007 Santa Fe equipped with standard XM Satellite Radio was produced today at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) in Montgomery.

The Santa Fe is the first of four Hyundai models to add XM Satellite Radio as a standard feature to all audio systems this year. Others include the 2007 Sonata, Azera and Elantra. Every 2007
Hyundai equipped with XM Satellite Radio also comes with a three-month complimentary subscription. These vehicles mark the beginning of Hyundai''s aggressive rollout of XM Radio as a standard feature in all audio systems of its U.S. vehicles.

"We are pleased to offer Hyundai buyers access to XM Satellite Radio''s industry-leading technology and programming as a standard feature across our 2007 Santa Fe model line," said John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America''s vice- president of product development and strategic planning. "Beginning with Santa Fe, Hyundai buyers can enjoy superb quality and value right along with the best possible in-car entertainment experience coast-to-coast."

"Hyundai has raised the bar in combining great styling with convenience, comfort, safety and technology features in their new model line," said Steve Cook, executive vice president, Automotive, XM Satellite Radio. "The Santa Fe marks the beginning of a long-term partnership between XM and Hyundai, one of the fastest-growing car companies in the world."

The first production vehicle to come from Hyundai''s U.S. design center, the Santa Fe is completely new for 2007 and packed with high-value features, including a choice of fuel-efficient V6 powertrains, segment-leading standard safety technologies, and for the first time ever, an optional third-row Seat -- all for a lower MSRP than its predecessor. Superior consumer value and appeal is a Hyundai hallmark, and adding award-winning XM Satellite Radio as an integral part of the standard features package is just one way that every Hyundai will deliver on the brand promise.

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