South Korea June 2011: Avante back to #1, new Samsung QM5 up
After two months of Hyundai Grandeur domination, the smaller Hyundai Avante (aka Elantra) reclaims the South Korean leadership in June with 11,117 sales and 8.7% share, which means it was #1 in the country during 8 of the last 12 months. It is also #1 in 2011 year-to-date with 64,795 sales and 8.6%.
The Hyundai Grandeur is down to #2 but stays very strong at 10,671 units (8.3%) ahead of the Kia Morning at 10,232 sales (8%). The June Top 9 is actually entirely identical to the year-to-date ranking, note the Kia K5 seeing its market share go up again to 5.5%.
A couple of new models shine this month: the Chevrolet Orlando breaks into the Top 20 for the first time at #19 with 2,145 sales and 1.7% share and the new generation helps the Samsung QM5 (aka Renault Koleos) go up 7 spots to #28 with 1,007 sales and 0.8%.
Previous month: see the May 2011 Top 35 here.
Full June 2011 Top 35 Ranking Table below.