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South Korea May 2011: Hyundai Grandeur keeps the lead

Hyundai Grandeur

The Hyundai Grandeur confirms its recently acquired domination of the South Korean car market and ranks #1 in May with 10,526 sales and 8.8% share. The Hyundai Avante is not far though at #2 with 10,402 units and 8.7%, up from 8.1% in April.

The new Kia Morning stays 3rd at 7.9% share, up from 7.4% last month, and is followed by the Hyundai Porter, up one spot at 6.7%. The Hyundai Sonata (#5) and Kia K5 (#6) see their market share go down to 6.2% and 5.1% respectively.

Kia Carnival R

The Kia Carnival R is back where it belongs, in the Top 20 at #19 with 2,157 sales and the Hyundai Veloster is up to #22 for its second month of sales with 1,882 units and 1.6% up from 1% in April.

Full Top 30 Ranking Table below.

South Korea May 2011:

1Hyundai Grandeur10,5268.8%151,2678.2%2
2Hyundai Avante10,4028.7%253,6788.6%1
3Kia Morning9,4727.9%350,8428.1%3
4Hyundai Porter8,0706.7%541,6766.7%4
5Hyundai Sonata7,4356.2%441,0646.6%5
6Kia K56,0875.1%633,8965.4%6
7Chevrolet Spark5,6854.7%824,6533.9%7
8Samsung SM54,2873.6%1222,1073.5%8
9Hyundai Grand Starex4,1643.5%1021,3333.4%11
10Kia Bongo4,0313.4%921,9493.5%9
11Hyundai Tucson ix4,0033.3%1417,6172.8%13
12Kia Forte3,3932.8%1316,4592.6%14
13Kia Sorento R3,2342.7%1118,1312.9%12
14Kia Sportage R3,1532.6%721,9043.5%10
15Chevrolet Cruze2,7812.3%1513,0862.1%16
16Samsung SM32,6002.2%1915,3542.5%15
17Hyundai Genesis2,2561.9%1610,2421.6%19
18Kia K72,2131.8%1711,7251.9%17
19Kia Carnival R2,1571.8%3910,0911.6%20
20Hyundai Accent2,1151.8%208,4161.3%21
21Hyundai Santa Fe1,9171.6%1810,2841.6%18
22Hyundai Veloster1,8821.6%253,0990.5%33
23Kia Soul1,6421.4%217,7981.2%22
24Hyundai Equus1,4481.2%245,8920.9%23
25Chevrolet Orlando1,3561.1%224,4490.7%28
26SsangYong Korando C1,1631.0%234,7060.8%27
27SsangYong Actyon Sports1,0570.9%284,9570.8%25
28Kia Pride1,0460.9%274,8710.8%26
29Daewoo Alpheon7810.7%265,5210.9%24
30SsangYong Rexton7280.6%314,1310.7%29


Note: imported models are not taken into account in this ranking.

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  1. Wow, the Koreans sure do love their big cars. How much is petrol over there? I can’t figure out how Japan is so different – they’re both 1st world highly urbanized Asian countries, yet in Japan big cars don’t sell – it’s all those little Kei and micro cars and tall wagon looking things, whereas Korea seem to prefer the more western large sedans? Shrugs.

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