South Korea October 2010: Avante at 15%, Sportage up to #7
In October, Hyundai gets back to its dominating position with a 1-2-3: the Avante (Elantra) is still riding on the novelty effect wave with close to 20,000 registrations and 15% of the market, the Sonata loses 2 percentage points but stays #2 and the Porter is #3 at 6.8% of the market.
The Kia K5 (Optima) continues to drop and is now 5th at 5.6%, behind the Morning (Picanto). It will be interesting to see where the K5 stabilises after its brilliant start.
Excellent performance of the Kia Sportage: it is now 7th with a solid 4% market share, up from 3.1% last month. The Daewoo Alpheon continues to grow in 25th (1%), and the Hyundai Verna (Accent) new generation is making its first appearance, however well outside the Top 30 with 464 sales.
Full Top 30 October and Imports Top 10 September ranking tables below.