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South Korea April 2013: Kia Carens & Hyundai Maxcruz up

Hyundai Maxcruz South Korea April 2013Hyundai Maxcruz

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Sales of local models in South Korea are down 1% year-on-year in April to 118,829 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 440,249, down 1% on 2012. Once again the top of the models ranking is reshuffled and it’s the Hyundai Sonata that finishes the month in pole position this time with 8,730 sales and 7.3%. It’s the 4th time in the last 12 months the Sonata ranks #1 and the first time since last October. The Kia Morning, leader in March, is down to #2 at 8,080 units and 6.8% but remains the best-seller overall so far in 2013 with 31,542 sales and 7.2%. The Hyundai Avante (aka Elantra) rounds up the podium at 7,965 units and 6.7% and is still only #5 year-to-date whereas it finished 2012 in the lead.

Kia Carens South Korea April 2013. Picture courtesy of autodiary.krKia Carens

It’s way below in the ranking that things get a little more exciting. The Kia Carens, boosted by the arrival of the new generation of the model, is up 17 spots on last month to land in 21st position with 1,512 sales and 1.3% share, while we find an oddity in 37th place this month: the Hyundai Maxcruz. In South Korea the longer Santa Fe (called Santa Fe XL or Grand Santa Fe elsewhere) has a different name indeed… It sells 586 units in April for a 0.5% market share.

Previous month: South Korea March 2013: Kia Morning jumps on top

One year ago: South Korea April 2012: Hyundai Accent at best-ever #12

Full April 2013 Top 50 models Ranking Table below.

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