The U.S. car market shrank slightly last year, but sales by Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia continued to increase.
In the U.S. last year, the two companies sold a combined total of more than one.three million units.
For Hyundai, that was an on-year rise of four.seven percent, and for Kia an increase of four.four percent.
That growth was led by SUV sales.
The American auto market as a whole shrank by one.two percent last year.