Hyundai Motor America officials last week confirmed plans for a new assembly plant in the U.S. amid rising sales and a tightening supply of vehicles from South Korea. HMA says it now expects calendar 2000 sales to hit 240,000 units, up 20,000 from previous estimates. The revision comes despite product-availability issues and a slower-than-expected ramp-up of the new Santa Fe sport/utility vehicle (SUV). Hyundai, which at 191,539 units through September has sold more cars so far this ...

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