Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group Chairman Chung Mong-koo dodges tradition by declining to set a global sales goal in his annual New Year’s speech delivered in Seoul and broadcast by satellite to employees worldwide. Key markets such as North America and Europe are so turbulent it would be impractical to disclose projections, a spokesman tells Ward’s. For 2008, Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. reported a 6.9% increase in global sales, with 2.78 million vehicles sold, falling short of its 3.02 ...

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