2014 South Korea domestic sales are shining. Hyundai runs for the record.

South Korea domestic sales

2014 South Korea domestic sales are shining posting in April the fourth consecutive year on year increase and running fast pushed by robust increase in the internal consumers demand. Hyundai set to hit the new all-time record.

In April 2014 accordingly with data released by KAMA and KAIMA, the two South Korean Associations of Automotive Manufacturers, new Light Passengers Vehicles figures were 144.879, up a robust 9.7% from year ago. Year to date April sales have been 522.732, up 7.0% from year ago.  

Hyundai sold 65.891 vehicles with 45.5% of market share, gaining 2.9 points from March. Year to date sales were 226.603 with share at 43.4%, up 1.6 points from last year. The launch of new Sonata was a great event and official data reported that the sedan immediately landed on top of the sales list with 15.392 sales and over 10% of market share.

Kia was far selling 39.005 vehicles with the share at 26.9%, down 0.3 points from the previous month with cumulate sales at 144.825 and share at 27.7%, down 2.3 points from last year.  The Morning was the top model with 8.081 sales and 5.6% of share.

Chevrolet was third selling 13.086 units with 9.0% of share, down 0.9 points from March. Year to date sales were 47.480 with share at 9.1%, down 0.8 points from year ago.

Renault Samsung was fourth with 6.153 units sold and 4.2% of share followed by SsangYong in 5th with 6.010 sales and 4.1% of share.

BMW was leader among importers and best premium brand in the market selling 3.625 units with 2.5% of share followed by the rival Mercedes with 3.310 vehicles. Behind, Volkswagen was 8th with 2.609 and Audi 9th with 2.340.

In the interactive tables below you can sort thru the All-brands and Best-selling models as you like:

Rank Apr Rank Ytd Brand Sales Apr 2014 Ytd Apr 2014 Share 2013 Share Jan Share Feb Share Mar Share Apr Share Ytd
1 1 Hyundai 65.891 226.603 41,8% 42,5% 42,5% 42,6% 44,8% 43,2%
2 2 Kia 39.005 144.825 30,0% 28,1% 29,0% 27,2% 26,5% 27,6%
3 3 Chevrolet 13.086 47.680 9,9% 9,0% 8,5% 9,9% 8,9% 9,1%
4 5 Renault Samsung 6.153 21.759 3,8% 4,5% 4,0% 3,9% 4,2% 4,1%
5 4 SsangYong 6.010 22.462 4,2% 3,7% 4,6% 4,8% 4,1% 4,3%
6 6 BMW 3.625 13.698 2,2% 2,8% 2,6% 2,6% 2,5% 2,6%
7 7 Mercedes 3.310 11.256 1,6% 2,3% 2,2% 1,9% 2,2% 2,1%
8 8 Volkswagen 2.609 9.668 1,7% 2,2% 1,7% 1,7% 1,8% 1,8%
9 9 Audi 2.340 9.121 1,3% 1,8% 1,8% 1,8% 1,6% 1,7%
10 10 Ford 799 2.906 0,5% 0,6% 0,5% 0,6% 0,5% 0,6%
11 12 Lexus 601 1.822 0,4% 0,3% 0,2% 0,4% 0,4% 0,3%
12 11 Toyota 543 1.862 0,5% 0,3% 0,3% 0,4% 0,4% 0,4%
13 14 Nissan 443 1.406 0,2% 0,3% 0,3% 0,2% 0,3% 0,3%
14 16 Honda 374 1.238 0,3% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2% 0,3% 0,2%
15 17 Land Rover 355 1.077 0,2% 0,2% 0,1% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2%
16 13 Chrysler 344 1.425 0,3% 0,3% 0,3% 0,3% 0,2% 0,3%
17 18 Peugeot 330 950 0,2% 0,1% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2%
18 15 Mini 302 1.321 0,4% 0,2% 0,3% 0,3% 0,2% 0,3%
19 20 Volvo 218 820 0,1% 0,2% 0,1% 0,2% 0,1% 0,2%
20 22 Porsche 217 671 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
21 19 Infiniti 211 865 0,1% 0,1% 0,2% 0,2% 0,1% 0,2%
22 23 Fiat 201 407 0,0% 0,0% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
23 21 Jaguar 143 704 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,2% 0,1% 0,1%
24 25 Citroen 52 98 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
25 24 Bentley 28 111 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Apr 2014 Rank Ytd 2014 Model Sales Apr 2014 Sales Ytd Apr 2014 Share 2013 Share Feb Share Mar Share Apr Share Ytd
1 4 Hyundai Sonata 15.392 30.305 5,8% 4,2% 3,5% 10,6% 5,8%
2 1 Hyundai Porter 9.261 33.776 6,0% 6,2% 7,0% 6,4% 6,5%
3 3 Kia Morning 8.081 30.650 6,1% 5,9% 6,8% 5,6% 5,9%
4 5 Hyundai Santa fe 7.785 28.784 5,2% 5,0% 5,7% 5,4% 5,5%
5 2 Hyundai Grandeur 7.413 31.046 5,8% 6,2% 5,9% 5,1% 5,9%
6 6 Hyundai Avante 6.878 26.089 6,2% 5,4% 5,6% 4,7% 5,0%
7 7 Chevrolet Spark 5.598 20.267 4,0% 3,9% 4,4% 3,9% 3,9%
8 8 Kia Bongo 5.436 19.616 3,4% 3,7% 3,9% 3,8% 3,8%
9 11 Hyundai Grand Starex 4.629 16.702 2,8% 2,9% 3,6% 3,2% 3,2%
10 9 Kia K5 4.525 17.434 4,1% 3,6% 3,4% 3,1% 3,3%
11 12 Kia Sportage 4.459 16.291 3,0% 3,0% 3,1% 3,1% 3,1%
12 10 Kia K3 4.441 16.800 3,4% 3,5% 3,3% 3,1% 3,2%
13 15 Kia Ray 3.672 12.185 1,8% 2,0% 2,1% 2,5% 2,3%
14 13 Hyundai ix35 3.498 14.201 2,8% 2,9% 2,8% 2,4% 2,7%
15 14 Daewoo Damas 2.966 14.045 0,7% 3,4% 2,4% 2,0% 2,7%
16 16 SsangYong Korando Sports 2.478 9.199 1,5% 1,8% 1,8% 1,7% 1,8%
17 17 Kia K7 2.096 8.098 1,7% 1,7% 1,5% 1,4% 1,5%
18 18 Hyundai Accent 2.048 8.097 1,9% 1,6% 1,7% 1,4% 1,5%
19 19 Samsung SM5 1.811 7.524 2,0% 1,6% 1,4% 1,3% 1,4%
20 20 Kia Sorento 1.788 7.306 1,9% 1,5% 1,3% 1,2% 1,4%
21 21 SsangYong Korando C 1.780 6.791 1,3% 1,3% 1,3% 1,2% 1,3%
22 26 Chevrolet Malibu 1.724 4.987 0,7% 0,7% 1,0% 1,2% 1,0%
23 22 Samsung SM3 1.628 6.333 1,3% 1,3% 1,2% 1,1% 1,2%
24 23 Chevrolet Cruze 1.621 5.703 1,2% 1,0% 1,2% 1,1% 1,1%
25 25 Kia Pride 1.598 5.491 1,1% 1,0% 1,1% 1,1% 1,1%

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