Hyundai aims for nearly half million U.S. sales


By Verna Gates MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 20 (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. , which officially opened its first U.S. car assembly plant on Friday, expects its U.S. sales to rise about 16 percent this year to about 485,000 vehicles, said Bob Cosmai, head of Hyundai Motor America. The Korean automaker will begin selling Sonata sedans built at its new Alabama plant on Saturday, and will expand its lineup with the addition of a hybrid vehicle by the end of the decade, Cosmai told Reuters at ...

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