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Only one of four Orange County-based automakers exceeded the national sales pace for new vehicles in March, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

U.S. auto sales were up 3.2% for the month, adding 1.59 million cars and light trucks, and are on track to reach 16.57 million for the year.

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Kia Motors America Inc. in Irvine, part of Hyundai Motor Group, reported selling 58,279 cars and SUVs, about the same as last March. The automaker’s year-to-date sales total 146,321, up 3.7%.

Hyundai Motor America in Fountain Valley was also flat with 75,310 units sold. Sales of the South Korea-based Hyundai Motor Co. subsidiary have increased 0.8% so far this year to 173,330 cars and SUVs.

Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. sold 11,078 vehicles, up 13.5% and its best March sales since 2007. It has sold 25,212 cars and SUVs year-to-date, a 6% increase.

Mazda North American Operations in Irvine was down 27.2% to 23,396 vehicles. The automaker’s 2016 sales added up to 64,643, a 17.2% decrease.

U.S. auto dealers overall have sold 4.08 million vehicles so far this year, a 3.4% increase compared with the same three months in 2015.