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Hyundai Alabama plant records sharp spike in SUV production

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama plant ramped up production of its Santa Fe SUV line during 2018, as the company set new records for overall SUV sales throughout the year.

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama said today that its workers built more than 88,000 SUVs last year, a 51 percent increase from 2017. Total output, which includes Elantra and Sonata sedans, topped 322,000 vehicles.

In June, the Montgomery plant unveiled the redesigned 2019 Santa Fe SUV, part of Hyundai’s increased focus on the segment that is popular with U.S. buyers.

Also today, Hyundai Motor America reported the best December sales month in company history.

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