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Hyundai Motor Group overtakes Toyota as the largest Asian automaker in Europe

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Hyundai Motor Group has surpassed Toyota Motor Corp. as the largest Asian carmaker in Europe this year after the Toyota’s sales tumbled on recalls.

Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp., South Korea’s two biggest automakers, boosted Europe sales 4 percent in the first 10 months to 521,369 vehicles.

According to data released last week by European auto industry group ACEA. Toyota sales, including its Lexus premium brand, plunged 17 percent to 511,754. Now, what’s next? Overtaking Toyota in America?

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