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South Korea December 2012: 5 Hyundais in the Top 5!

Hyundai Santa Fe

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* See the Full Year 2012 post here *

In December 135,669 new local models were sold in South Korea, up 5% year-on-year and bringing the Full Year 2012 total to 1,402,065 units, down 6% on 2011. Total domination of Hyundai in the models ranking with the Top 5 monopolised by the brand potentially for the first time ever in the country. The Hyundai Avante (aka Elantra) is in pole position for the 5th time this year with 10,290 sales and 7.6%, confirming its Full Year leadership at 111,290 units and 7.9%. The Hyundai Sonata remains #2 both this month with 9,648 sales and 7.1% and in the Full Year at 103,994 units and 7.4%.

Kia K7

The new generation Hyundai Santa Fe is back on the podium for the second time this year after last June, up 4 spots on November to #3 with 9,632 sales and 7.1%, followed by the Hyundai Porter at 6% and the Hyundai Grandeur at 5.9%. The best-selling non-Hyundai this month is the Kia Morning at #6, ahead of the Kia K3 at #7 with 6,987 units and 5.2%. Notice also the Kia K7 up 5 ranks to an excellent #10 at 4,633 sales.

Full Year 2012 post: South Korea Full Year 2012: Hyundai Avante and Sonata lead

Previous month: South Korea November 2012: Facelifted Kia K7 up to #15

One year ago: South Korea December 2011: Kia Ray directly #12, Hyundai i30 up

Full December 2012 Top 40 models Ranking Table below.

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  1. eddy
    January 6th, 2013 at 15:38 | #1

    I think Renault should just use their own brand, instead of using the Samsung Motors name. Initially, they just want to appeal to locals with a domestic brand name. But I think good products speak for itself.

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