Hyundai Motor America says it's making good progress at polishing its image in North America. In 1998 the South Korean automaker experienced its worst year in its 14-year U.S. sales history. Hyundai began selling cars in the U.S. in 1986 and logged 168,882 sales that year, and 263,610 in 1987. Sales tailed off from that point due to quality problems. Despite a freshened lineup and improved quality beginning in the mid-'90s, the sales skid continued and for the first time fell to 90,217 in ...

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