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Hyundai & Kia commended in Middle East

Four vehicles made by Korean automaker Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors have won 2011 Middle East Motor Awards, industry sources said yesterday.

The cars that ranked first in their respective sections were Hyundai’s Accent subcompact and Elantra compact and Kia’s Optima midsize sedan and Sportage compact sport utility vehicle.

The two automakers are the flagships of Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s fifth-largest car manufacturer, with Hyundai sales in the region rising 6 percent on-year in the January-October period to 241,000 units.

Kia sold 151,500 vehicles up till the end of last month for a gain of 3 percent from the year before.

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