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South Korea 2005-2008: Hyundai Sonata clear leader, Avante #2

Hyundai Sonata

The new generation Sonata launched in August 2004 in South Korea, and helped the nameplate stay on top of the country’s sales ranking in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

The Hyundai Avante (aka Elantra) is a solid second, and boosted by the new model launched in late 2006, it even takes the 1st spot momentarily in January 2007. The Hyundai Grandeur, Samsung SM5, Kia Morning (aka Picanto) and Daewoo Matiz follow.

Full January 2007 Top 10 and March/April 2008 Top 35 Ranking Tables: click on ‘Read more’ below.

Hyundai Avante

South Korea January 2007:

Pos Model Jan-07 %
1 Hyundai Avante HD 8,825 8.2%
2 Hyundai Sonata NF 8,727 8.1%
3 Hyundai Grandeur TG 6,626 6.2%
4 Samsung SM5 5,778 5.4%
5 Daewoo Matiz 3,347 3.1%
6 Hyundai Santa Fe 3,129 2.9%
7 Kia Carens 2,779 2.6%
8 Kia Opirus 2,623 2.4%
9 Daewoo Winstorm 2,597 2.4%
10 Kia Sportage 2,593 2.4%

South Korea March/April 2008:

Pos Model Apr-08 Mar-08 Pos
1 Hyundai Sonata 12,187 12,223 1
2 Hyundai Avante 8,764 8,620 3
3 Hyundai Grandeur 7,399 6,725 4
4 Kia Morning 7,030 9,421 2
5 Samsung SM5 6,093 5,587 5
6 Daewoo Matiz 5,746 5,167 6
7 Hyundai Genesis 4,053 4,739 7
8 Kia Lotze 4,016 2,194 14
9 Hyundai Grand Starex 3,945 3,979 9
10 Hyundai Santa Fe 3,897 4,572 8
11 Hyundai i30 3,072 3,051 10
12 Kia Pride 2,521 2,485 12
13 Daewoo Tosca 2,413 2,294 13
14 Kia Carens 2,334 1,522 18
15 Kia Sportage 2,203 3,005 11
16 Kia Carnival 1,871 1,934 17
17 Samsung SM3 1,793 2,115 15
18 Kia Opirus 1,577 1,418 19
19 Hyundai Tucson 1,520 2,095 16
20 Daewoo Winstorm 1,485 1,386 20
21 Samsung SM7 1,394 1,200 22
22 Hyundai Veracruz 1,063 1,204 21
23 Kia Mohave 975 1,162 23
24 Ssangyong Chairman W 962 1,020 25
25 Daewoo Gentra/Gentra X 952 716 29
26 Samsung QM5 822 1,144 24
27 Ssangyong Actyon Sports 808 920 26
28 Hyundai Verna 803 738 27
29 Kia Cerato 744 660 31
30 Daewoo Lacetti 712 731 28
31 Hyundai Click 677 630 32
32 Ssangyong Chairman H 613 708 30
33 Kia Sorento 493 616 33
34 Ssangyong Kyron 452 606 34
35 Hyundai Equus 450 539 36

Source: The Car Blogger

Note: Imports are not taken into account

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