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Three of the four Orange County-based automakers beat the national sales pace for new vehicles in October, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

U.S. auto sales were up 13.6% for the month, adding 1.45 million cars and light trucks, and are on track to reach 18.24 million for the year.

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Hyundai Motor America in Fountain Valley, with 60,005 units sold, was up 19.8% from a year earlier. Sales of the South Korea-based Hyundai Motor Co. subsidiary are up 5% so far this year to 638,195 cars and SUVs.

Kia Motors America Inc. in Irvine, part of Hyundai Motor Group, reported selling 50,044 cars and SUVs, up 12% from a year earlier, its best October ever, and its sixth straight month of sales records. Its year-to-date sales total 526,024, up 7.4%.

Mazda North American Operations in Irvine was up 35.4% to 25,451 vehicles, its best October since 1994. The automaker’s year-to-date sales added up to 267,158, up 2.9% from same 10-month period last year.

Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. sold 7,426 vehicles, up 19.8%. It has sold 80,683 so far this year, a 25% uptick over the same period in 2014.

U.S. auto dealers have sold 14.5 million vehicles so far this year, a 5.8% increase compared with the same 10-month period last year.