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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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