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Which auto manufacturer has progressed the most over the past 10 years?

A decade ago, Hyundai kicked off the 2003 selling season by delivering 27,179 new vehicles in this country; flash forward to the same month of this year, and the company’s January sales total had climbed to 43,713 units—an increase of more than 60 percent that, along with Hyundai’s great strides in quality, allowed the brand to secure its place as our readers’ choice for most improved automaker of the past 10 years. In capturing 32 percent of the votes, Hyundai was well ahead of the rest of the pack, too. Its closest rivals were both at double-digit disadvantages, with Ford the choice of 17 percent of today’s poll takers and Kia—Hyundai’s corporate cousin—finishing with 15 percent.