Unlike Mazda, Hyundai was one of the few automakers to actually record a sales increase last year and again posted positive numbers in January 2009. Regardless, the Korean automaker has also trimmed its ranks in the U.S. by about 46 employees, suggesting that Hyundai forecasts tough roads ahead, as well. Most of the employees being let go by both automakers come from their sales and marketing departments.
[Source: Automotive News (Mazda) (Hyundai) - sub. req'd]