SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd., which acquired Kia Motors Corp. in 1998, today is Korea's undisputed top automaker, with 74% of the domestic market. But many observers say Hyundai stands to rapidly lose market share following the successful acquisition of rival Samsung Motors Inc. by Renault SA of France, which last year purchased controlling interest in Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. in Japan. Renault and Samsung signed an agreement in principle for 620 billion won (US$562 million) on April 27, ...

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