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South Korea October 2013: Hyundai Porter leads, Avante #1 YTD

Hyundai Porter South Korea October 2013Hyundai Porter

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Sales of local models are down 2% year-on-year in October in South Korea to 122,027 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,132,422 units, down a mere 0.4% on 2012. Keep in mind these figures exclude imports. For the second time in the last 5 months after last June, the Hyundai Porter leads the models ranking this month thanks to an excellent 9,085 sales and 7.4% share. It is now up to #3 year-to-date at 75,450 units and 6.7%. Leader for the last two months, the Hyundai Avante (aka Elantra) is down to #2 in October with 8,521 sales and 7% and this enables the nameplate to jump ahead in the very tight race for the title of best-selling car in South Korea for 2013. Year-to-date Avante sales add up to 78,035 for a 6.9% market share vs. 77,550 and 6.8% for the Kia Morning. It is fair to say that the suspense will last until the last days of December!

Lights Streaking in Arc at NightThe Hyundai Avante is now in the lead year-to-date at home.

Another very good showing for the Hyundai Grandeur at #3 with 8,115 units and 6.7%, while the Hyundai Sonata drops to #5 both in October and year-to-date. The Kia Sportage R lodges a very strong month at 4.5% share and #8 vs. 3.1% and #12 year-to-date, as do the SsangYong Korando Sports at #17 and 1.9%, Chevrolet Aveo at #25 and 1.2% and, strangely, the Hyundai Veracruz up 10 spots on September to #29, potentially the last runout stock being discounted.

Previous month: South Korea September 2013: Hyundai Avante at highest in 2 years

One year ago: South Korea October 2012: Kia K3 up to 6th place

Full October 2013 Top 50 All-local models and Top 5 brands Ranking Table below.

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