South Korea’s auto makers sold 3.23 million vehicles at home and abroad in 2001, a 26.7% increase from 2000, final calendar-year data indicate. Exports to the U.S. market rose to an all-time high of 618,235 cars and trucks in 2001, a 30.7% gain. Leader Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. saw record global sales of 1.6 million units, up 4.3% from the prior year. The company’s domestic sales climbed 9.3% to 706,664, thanks largely to strong demand for recreational and commercial vehicles. Exports stayed ...

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