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August Auto Sales: Hyundai


COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Hyundai Motor America said Tuesday that U.S. vehicle sales rose 4 percent in August despite a dip in its best-selling model, the Sonata.

BY THE NUMBERS: Hyundai sold 61,099 vehicles last month, a record for August and up from 58,505 in August last year.

TOP SELLERS: The company sold 19,624 Sonatas, down 5 percent from a year ago. That decline was offset by a 19 percent increase in sales of the Elantra sedan, to 17,989.

HOT MODELS: Hyundai sold 3,708 of its new Veloster model, bringing 2012 sales of the compact car to 25,318.


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