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World Full Year 2012: Discover the Top 40 Korean models

Kia Rio World 2012Kia Rio

* See the Top 40 best-selling Korean models by clicking on the title! Thanks Austin *

The original World Full Year 2012 Top 1000 is here

We continue on our exploration of the worldwide best-sellers in 2012 and this time I give you the best-selling Korean models. As expected, most of the ranking is a Hyundai/Kia affair with 33 of the Top 40 models being manufactured by either carmaker. Hyundai has the advantage however, lodging the Top 4 most popular models worldwide: the Elantra at #3, Accent at #13, Sonata at #21 and ix35/Tucson at #22. The Kia Rio/Pride/K2 ranks 5th Korean and #25 overall, followed by the Kia Sportage at #39, Kia Forte/Cerato/K3 at #44 and Optima/K5 at #53.

Hyundai Santa Fe World 2012. Picture courtesy of whatcar.comHyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe comes next but should markedly improve its ranking in 2013 with the arrival of the new generation. Notice also the Kia Sorento at #10 Korean, Kia Picanto at #11, Hyundai i30 at #13, Kia Cee’d at #18, Hyundai Eon at #19, Daewoo Nexia (from Uzbekistan but technically still a Korean brand) at #22, Samsung SM5 at #28, SsangYong Korando at #29 and Kia Quoris/K9 at #40.

The original World Full Year 2012 Top 1000 is here

Full Year 2012 Top 40 Korean models Ranking Table below.

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