Planet Hyundai, one of the world's largest Hyundai dealerships, opened in Las Vegas.

The brand new state-of-the-art auto dealership represents an investment of some $6 million by the Staluppi Auto Group.

The dealership stands out with an impressive, $150,000 futuristic Planet Hyundai sign — worthy of Las Vegas.

The facility boasts many features for customers as well as its more than 50 employees. Those include: a child's playroom, a bright new showroom, a service bay with air conditioning, padded flooring for employee comfort and a parts and service center with an advanced, Internet-based automotive diagnostic system.

Hyundai Motor America's total U.S. sales rose 49% in 2000, the biggest increase in the industry, and June 2001 marked Hyundai's best ever-sales month, up 37% when compared to June 2000 sales.

“Strong, well-supported dealerships that provide outstanding customer service are key to Hyundai's continued success in the U.S. market and we are very pleased to have Planet Hyundai join our team,” says Finbarr O'Neill, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.