Subaru of America Inc., Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America were the only auto makers to post full-year sales gains in the U.S. light-vehicle market in 2009, showing the continued strength of Asian manufacturers. Subaru says it delivered a record 216,652 units in the U.S. last year, up 15% over like-2008’s 187,699. The company’s previous high-water mark was 200,703 set in 2006. Subaru’s year-over-year gain was the largest of any U.S.-market auto maker in 2009, thanks to strong ...

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