25 November 2014

Korea Car Sales By Brand : 2005-09

2009 Hyundai Sonata   

This five year period was good as far as car sales go. That is if you ignore Ssangyong going into receivership. Chinese Firm SAIC had owned it since 2004 and was accused of stealing hybrid technology from Ssangyong, something it denied. It was also felt promised investment was not met either by SAIC. Whatever the truth, it was bought by Indian company Mahindra in 2011 and is doing OK now.

Local: Hyundai/Kia made strong sales gains, something GM could only dream about. Samsung were solid without setting any records in sales gains.

Imports: German makes took the top four import spots in this period, with Lexus slipping out of that group. Honda made great gains, then imploded! Maybe Toyota and Nissan's arrival didn't help. Maserati and Ferrari disappeared but probably because they didn't give out the data anymore.

05 06 07 08 09 Maker 2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
1 1 1 1 1 Hyundai 415,337
427,488
458,945
439,318
547,967
2 2 2 2 2 Kia 213,603
220,949
222,727
275,760
366,533
3 3 4 4 3 Samsung 115,425
119,088
117,204
101,981
133,630
4 4 3 3 4 GM Korea 93,658
112,088
126,924
102,630
104,424
5 5 5 5 5 Ssangyong 75,527
56,068
60,616
39,165
22,189
7 7 6 7 6 BMW 5,786
6,101
7,618
8,396
9,652
8 8 9 8 7 Mercedes 4,012
5,026
5,533
7,230
8,915
10 9 10 11 8 Audi 2,698
3,987
4,780
4,754
6,664
12 11 12 10 9 VW 1,635
3,649
3,977
5,136
6,511
6 6 7 9 10 Lexus 5,840
6,581
7,520
6,065
5,053
9 10 8 6 11 Honda 2,709
3,912
7,109
12,356
4,905
13 15 17 15 12 Ford 1,353
1,688
2,022
2,543
2,957
11 12 13 12 13 Chrysler 2,158
2,606
3,901
3,860
2,717
17 14 14 13 14 Infiniti 531
1,712
3,004
3,230
2,569
- - - - 16 Toyota -
-
-
-
2,019
26 - - 24 17 Nissan 38
-
-
196
1,998
14 13 16 16 18 Volvo 1,260
1,751
2,207
2,135
1,724
16 17 18 18 19 MINI 761
667
933
1,134
1,419
15 16 15 17 20 Peugeot 922
1,496
2,712
1,940
1,056
21 21 19 19 21 Land Rover 222
223
632
665
702
22 19 20 21 22 Jaguar 218
440
464
562
564
- - - 26 23 Mitsubishi -
-
-
65
483
19 20 22 20 24 Cadillac 300
262
312
577
466
24 22 21 22 25 Porsche 136
209
363
423
402
20 23 23 23 26 Saab 284
195
185
275
123
- 25 24 25 27 Bentley -
8
101
93
88
28 24 25 27 28 Maybach 11
9
11
7
4
29 26 26 28 29 Rolls Royce 5
8
6
6
2
25 - - - - Maserati 38
-
-
-
-
27 - - - - Ferrari 22
-
-
-
-





Total Import 30,939
40,530
53,390
61,648
60,993
- - - - - Total 944,489
976,211
1,039,806
1,020,502
1,235,736

Data sources: Thanks to KAMA and KAIDA.

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