SAN DIEGO – Hyundai Motor America (HMA) plans to increase its dealer ranks from 607 to 630 this year, in contrast to 1998 when Hyundai dealers returned franchises faster than the South Korean importer distributed them. HMA suffered its worst sales year back then – a dive 12 years into its run at the U.S. market – as it suffered from perceptions that it had cars with quality problems coming from a country with labor problems in an area of the world with financial problems. U.S. sales ...
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