SAN FRANCISCO – On the same day General Motors Corp. announces first-quarter losses of $1.1 billion, an up-and-coming Hyundai Motor America, riding a 5-year, 364% U.S. sales growth wave, rolls out its new Sonata midsize sedan to the automotive media for test drives here. The paradox doesn't go unnoticed. GM's freefall in the U.S. market began in the 1960s with the emergence of the Japanese. New Sonata's curves reminiscent of pricier European models. But with the arrival of the new ...

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