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South Korea January 2013: Facelifted Hyundai Grandeur on top

Hyundai Grandeur South Korea January 20132013 Hyundai Grandeur

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Sales of new local models are up a healthy 8% year-on-year in January in South Korea to 104,377 registrations. It only took a slight facelift (hint: its grill now has vertical motifs) for the Hyundai Grandeur to get back in pole position for only the 4th time in the last 2 years after April 2011, May 2011 and February 2012 thanks to 8,027 sales and 7.7% share. The Hyundai Porter has an excellent month, up 2 spots on December to #2 at 7,805 units and 7.5%, in fact I don't think I have seen it that high since we've been following the South Korean models ranking monthly 3 years ago...

Hyundai Porter South Korea January 2013Hyundai Porter

The Kia Morning is up 3 ranks to get back onto the podium at #3, whereas last month's podium is... well completely outside it in January: the Hyundai Sonata is down to #4 (-2), the Santa Fe down to #5 (-2) and the Avante down 5 spots to #6... It's a great month for Commercial Vehicles: apart from the Hyundai Porter, both the Kia Bongo and Hyundai Grand Starex are up 4 ranks to #8 and #9 respectively, while the Daewoo Damas is up 9 to #24. Notice also the Kia K3 slipping out of the Top 10 at #11 (-4).

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  1. Rick
    March 20th, 2013 at 11:13 | #1

    So for your Korean listing, it isn’t what the best selling cars in Korea are so much as how KDM brands are doing relative to one another – you don’t include a single import brand/model in your listings.

    When VW and BMW are importing almost 7000 and 6500 units into Korea, respectively, in Jan/Feb and your list doesn’t account for it, then the listings themselves are flawed.

    • matgasnier
      March 20th, 2013 at 16:03 | #2

      Hi Rick,
      Thanks for your message.
      The detailed data available for South Korea only includes local models, which is why they only feature here.
      It’s always indicated clearly so there should not be any confusion.
      Cheers,
      Matt

  2. February 8th, 2013 at 02:58 | #3

    Whoops, I meant ”And as always” …. my bad, sorry !

  3. February 8th, 2013 at 02:57 | #4

    Wow, I must say that the facelifted Hyundai Porter looks pretty good. The original was just dreary and plain-looking. Hyundai really do know their stuff when it comes to good looks !And ss always, thanks for the stats and updates Matt.

    • matgasnier
      February 8th, 2013 at 09:48 | #5

      No worries – glad you enjoyed Aero!
      Cheers,
      Matt

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