With just three months left in the year, it appears Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America again could fall shy of their annual sales targets. As each continues its climb to become valid rivals to Japanese marques, Hyundai wants to hit the crucial half-million mark in the U.S. this year; sister auto maker Kia is aiming for annual sales of 300,000 units in 2006. Through September, Hyundai’s sales stood at 359,259 units, 2.9% ahead of like-2005, according to Ward’s data. Kia’s ...

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