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Hyundai-Kia Surpasses Toyota as Biggest Asia Carmaker in Europe

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

Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate 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 the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association. Toyota sales, including its Lexus premium brand, plunged 17 percent to 511,754.