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Hyundai, Kia, Subaru first to top pre-recession sales

The two American car brands with Korean roots – Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America – have already set all-time annual sales records, with one month still remaining before the year ends. Similarly, Japan-based Subaru of America closed November with an 11-month sales total that tops its previous 12-month record. The trio becomes the first U.S. auto retailers to fully recover from the car market's big contraction that began in 2008.

Imports join Ford to lead auto-sales recovery

While U.S. vehicle sales improve across the industry during 2010, four companies enjoy year-over-year growth that is far greater than the industry-wide average. They are Ford Motor Co., Hyundai Motor America, Subaru of America, and Volkswagen Group of America. Another four companies – Chrysler Group, Daimler, Kia Motors America and Nissan North America – also beat the overall U.S. growth average, but by a smaller margin.

Strong Audi sales outrun the market

Running very strong as it enters the final month of the year, Audi of America will likely become the first major automobile brand to top it sales performance from before the big market crash of 2008. Audi is on track to finish 2010 with its highest U.S. sales in history. The luxury brand's gains in 2010 far outstrip the pace of recovery for the overall American car market.

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