Korea - Automotive sales volume, 2021


Flash report, Automotive sales volume, 2021

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Flash report, September 2021

Oct 1, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

New vehicle sales by 5 major OEMs in South Korea decrease 33.7% in September
By company, Hyundai Motor was the leader with sales of 43,857 units (47.8% market share), a decrease of 34.6% year-over-year (y/y), followed by Kia Motors with a 30.1% decrease to 35,801 units (39.0% share). Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) came in third place with a 25.8% decline to 4,401 units (4.8% share). GM Korea sales dropped by 36.5% to 3,872 units (4.2% share), and fifth Ssangyong Motor experienced a decrease in sales of 53.0% to 3,859 units (4.2% share).
Overseas sales, including exports, mixed for five Korean OEMs in September: sales decreased 19.4% at Hyundai, 10.1% at Kia, 71.3% at GM Korea. Sales increased by 612.5% at RSM and 28.6% y/y at Ssangyong. In total, overseas sales declined by 17.3% to 447,446 units.
Global sales for the five automakers in September were mixed as well, with Hyundai's global sales down 22.3% y/y to 281,196 units, Kia's sales at 223,593 units down 14.1%, GM Korea’s sales at 13,750 units dropped by 66.1% and Ssangyong’s sales decreased 39.5% to 5,950 units. RSM’s sales increased 99.7% to 7,386 units. The overall global sales total of the five companies were 539,236 units, a decrease of 20.7%.
For the period January through September 2021, Hyundai global sales volume increased by 12.3% y/y to 2,925,859 units, Kia increased by 14.1% to 2,127,756 units and Ssangyong decreased 16.9% to 62,154 units.
In terms of sales by model in September, Hyundai’s compact sedan Avante is ranked first with 5,217 units sold, followed by Hyundai’s midsize sedan Sonata in second place with 5,003 units sold and Hyundai’s light-duty truck Porter was third in sales with 4,916 units.

South Korea - Sales of domestic make (Sep. 2021)
Make Domestic Sales Overseas Sales Global Sales Total
2021 2020 Y-o-Y Sep.
2021
Sep.
2020
Y-o-Y Sep.
2021
Sep.
2020
Y-o-Y
Sep. Share *1 Sep. Share *1
Hyundai 43,857 47.8% 67,080 48.4% -34.6% 237,339 294,631 -19.4% 281,196 361,711 -22.3%
Kia 35,801 39.0% 51,211 37.0% -30.1% 187,792 208,983 -10.1% 223,593 260,194 -14.1%
Renault Samsung *3 4,401 4.8% 5,934 4.3% -25.8% 10,346 1,452 612.5% 14,747 7,386 99.7%
GM Korea *2 3,872 4.2% 6,097 4.4% -36.5% 9,878 34,447 -71.3% 13,750 40,544 -66.1%
Ssangyong 3,859 4.2% 8,208 5.9% -53.0% 2,091 1,626 28.6% 5,950 9,834 -39.5%
Total 91,790 100.0% 138,530 100.0% -33.7% 447,446 541,139 -17.3% 539,236 679,669 -20.7%
Source: Releases by each companies
*1: Share is based on MarkLines' own calculation. (calculated from total sales of five Korean makers)
*2: Exclude sales volume of Cadillac
*3: Includes Nissan Rogue

Registrations of new imported passenger cars
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Sep. Share Sep. Share
Mercedes-Benz 6,245 30.6% 5,958 27.3% 4.8%
BMW 4,944 24.2% 5,275 24.2% -6.3%
Volvo 1,259 6.2% 801 3.7% 57.2%
Audi 1,150 5.6% 2,528 11.6% -54.5%
Chevrolet 1,022 5.0% 553 2.5% 84.8%
MINI 961 4.7% 1,108 5.1% -13.3%
Volkswagen 817 4.0% 872 4.0% -6.3%
Lexus 644 3.2% 701 3.2% -8.1%
Chrysler/Jeep 592 2.9% 853 3.9% -30.6%
Honda 513 2.5% 244 1.1% 110.2%
Porsche 490 2.4% 471 2.2% 4.0%
Ford/Lincoln 460 2.3% 1,062 4.9% -56.7%
Toyota 436 2.1% 511 2.3% -14.7%
Land Rover 286 1.4% 368 1.7% -22.3%
Peugeot 217 1.1% 235 1.1% -7.7%
Cadillac 100 0.5% 100 0.5% 0.0%
Citroen 85 0.4% 32 0.1% 165.6%
Bentley 65 0.3% 12 0.1% 441.7%
Maserati 50 0.2% 68 0.3% -26.5%
Lamborghini 34 0.2% 34 0.2% 0.0%
Rolls-Royce 20 0.1% 10 0.0% 100.0%
Jaguar 16 0.1% 41 0.2% -61.0%
Infiniti - -% 2 0.0% -%
Total 20,406 100.0% 21,839 100.0% -6.6%
Source: Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA)

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Flash report, August 2021

Sep 1, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

New vehicle sales by 5 major OEMs in South Korea decrease 5.0% in August
Five Korean automakers announced domestic new vehicle sales in August. New vehicle sales in South Korea decreased by 5.0% compared to the same month in the previous year to 106,247 units.
By company, Hyundai Motor was the leader with sales of 51,034 units (48.0% market share), a decrease of 6.5% year-over-year (y/y), followed by Kia Motors with a 6.6% increase to 41,003 units (38.6% share). Ssangyong Motor came in third place with a 28.4% decline to 4,861 units (4.6% share). GM Korea sales dropped by 19.5% to 4,745 units (4.5% share), and fifth Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) experienced a decrease in sales of 24.6% to 4,604 units (4.3% share).
Overseas sales, including exports, mixed for five Korean OEMs in August: sales decreased 7.8% at Hyundai, 1.4% at Kia, 45.7% at GM Korea. Sales increased by 189.4% at RSM and 132.7% y/y at Ssangyong. In total, overseas sales declined by 6.1% to 438,745 units.
Global sales for the five automakers in August were mixed as well, with Kia's global sales up 0.1% y/y to 217,204 units, RSM's sales at 8,846 units up 16.9%. Hyundai’s sales decreased 7.6% to 294,591 units, GM Korea’s sales declined 40.1% to 16,616 units and Ssangyong saw a sales decline of 3.6% to 7,735 units. The overall global sales total of the five companies were 544,992 units, a decrease of 5.9%.
For the period January through August 2021, Hyundai global sales volume increased by 17.6% y/y to 2,639,236 units, Kia increased by 18.7% to 1,904,031 units, GM Korea decreased by 16.5% to 190,614 units, RSM decreased 9.9% to 75,805 units, and Ssangyong decreased 13.4% to 56,204 units.
In terms of sales by model in August, Hyundai’s light-duty truck Porter is ranked first with 7,424 units sold, followed by Kia’s compact SUV Sportage in second place with 6,571 units sold. Kia’s minivan Carnival was third in sales with 5,611 units.


South Korea - Sales of domestic make (Aug. 2021)
Make Domestic Sales Overseas Sales Global Sales Total
2021 2020 Y-o-Y Aug.
2021
Aug.
2020
Y-o-Y Aug.
2021
Aug.
2020
Y-o-Y
Aug. Share *1 Aug. Share *1
Hyundai 51,034 48.0% 54,590 48.8% -6.5% 243,557 264,110 -7.8% 294,591 318,700 -7.6%
Kia 41,003 38.6% 38,463 34.4% 6.6% 176,201 178,626 -1.4% 217,204 217,089 0.1%
Ssangyong 4,861 4.6% 6,792 6.1% -28.4% 2,874 1,235 132.7% 7,735 8,027 -3.6%
GM Korea *2 4,745 4.5% 5,898 5.3% -19.5% 11,871 21,849 -45.7% 16,616 27,747 -40.1%
Renault Samsung *3 4,604 4.3% 6,104 5.5% -24.6% 4,242 1,466 189.4% 8,846 7,570 16.9%
Total 106,247 100.0% 111,847 100.0% -5.0% 438,745 467,286 -6.1% 544,992 579,133 -5.9%
Source: Releases by each companies
*1: Share is based on MarkLines' own calculation. (calculated from total sales of five Korean makers)
*2: Exclude sales volume of Cadillac
*3: Includes Nissan Rogue

Registrations of new imported passenger cars
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Aug. Share Aug. Share
Mercedes-Benz 6,734 30.4% 6,030 27.5% 11.7%
BMW 5,214 23.6% 7,252 33.1% -28.1%
Audi 1,341 6.1% 2,022 9.2% -33.7%
Volkswagen 1,305 5.9% 881 4.0% 48.1%
Volvo 1,152 5.2% 336 1.5% 242.9%
MINI 969 4.4% 1,107 5.1% -12.5%
Chevrolet 946 4.3% 464 2.1% 103.9%
Lexus 933 4.2% 703 3.2% 32.7%
Porsche 657 3.0% 554 2.5% 18.6%
Ford/Lincoln 575 2.6% 581 2.7% -1.0%
Honda 518 2.3% 241 1.1% 114.9%
Toyota 467 2.1% 433 2.0% 7.9%
Chrysler/Jeep 428 1.9% 410 1.9% 4.4%
Land Rover 284 1.3% 280 1.3% 1.4%
Peugeot 203 0.9% 216 1.0% -6.0%
Cadillac 132 0.6% 89 0.4% 48.3%
Maserati 80 0.4% 74 0.3% 8.1%
Citroen 53 0.2% 60 0.3% -11.7%
Bentley 53 0.2% 22 0.1% 140.9%
Lamborghini 36 0.2% 33 0.2% 9.1%
Jaguar 19 0.1% 53 0.2% -64.2%
Rolls-Royce 17 0.1% 17 0.1% 0.0%
Infiniti - -% 36 0.2% -%
Total 22,116 100.0% 21,894 100.0% 1.0%
Source: Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA)

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Flash report, July 2021

Aug 2, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

New vehicle sales by 5 major OEMs in South Korea decrease 14.5% in July
Five Korean automakers announced domestic new vehicle sales in July. New vehicle sales in South Korea decreased by 14.5% compared to the same month in the previous year to 123,512 units.
By company, Hyundai Motor was the leader with sales of 59,856 units (48.5% market share), a decrease of 22.6% year-over-year (y/y), followed by Kia Motors with a 2.4% increase to 48,160 units (39.0% share). Ssangyong Motor came in third place with a 15.7% decline to 5,652 units (4.6% share). Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) sales dropped by 21.3% to 4,958 units (4.0% share), and fifth GM Korea experienced a decrease in sales of 30.1% to 4,886 units (4.0% share).
Overseas sales, including exports, mixed for five Korean OEMs in July: sales increased 4.2% at Hyundai, 10.4% at Kia, 131.7% at RSM, 218.0% at Ssangyong. Sales declined by 48.2% y/y at GM Korea. In total, overseas sales increased by 4.5% to 466,191 units.
Global sales for the five automakers in July were mixed as well, with Kia's global sales up 8.7% y/y to 241,399 units, RSM's sales at 11,033 units up 23.6%, Ssangyong’s sales increased 8.9% to 8,155 units. Hyundai’s sales decreased 2.4% to 309,901 units, and GM Korea saw a sales decline of 44.5% to 19,215 units. The overall global sales total of the five companies were 589,703 units, a decrease of 0.1%.
For the period January through July 2021, Hyundai global sales volume increased by 21.6% y/y to 2,341,094 units, Kia increased by 21.5% to 1,685,506 units, GM Korea decreased by 13.3% to 173,998 units, RSM decreased 12.6% to 66,959 units, and Ssangyong decreased 14.8% to 48,469 units.
In terms of sales by model in July, Hyundai’s light-duty truck Porter is ranked first with 8,804 units sold, followed by Kia’s midsize SUV Sorento in second place with 6,339 units sold. Kia’s midsize sedan K8 was third in sales with 6,008 units.


South Korea - Sales of domestic make (Jul. 2021)
Make Domestic Sales Overseas Sales Global Sales Total
2021 2020 Y-o-Y Jul.
2021
Jul.
2020
Y-o-Y Jul.
2021
Jul.
2020
Y-o-Y
Jul. Share *1 Jul. Share *1
Hyundai 59,856 48.5% 77,381 53.6% -22.6% 250,045 240,022 4.2% 309,901 317,403 -2.4%
Kia 48,160 39.0% 47,050 32.6% 2.4% 193,239 175,069 10.4% 241,399 222,119 8.7%
Ssangyong 5,652 4.6% 6,702 4.6% -15.7% 2,503 787 218.0% 8,155 7,489 8.9%
Renault Samsung *3 4,958 4.0% 6,301 4.4% -21.3% 6,075 2,622 131.7% 11,033 8,923 23.6%
GM Korea *2 4,886 4.0% 6,988 4.8% -30.1% 14,329 27,644 -48.2% 19,215 34,632 -44.5%
Total 123,512 100.0% 144,422 100.0% -14.5% 466,191 446,144 4.5% 589,703 590,566 -0.1%
Source: Releases by each companies
*1: Share is based on MarkLines' own calculation. (calculated from total sales of five Korean makers)
*2: Exclude sales volume of Cadillac
*3: Includes Nissan Rogue

Registrations of new imported passenger cars
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Jul. Share Jul. Share
Mercedes-Benz 7,083 29.0% 5,215 26.4% 35.8%
BMW 6,022 24.7% 3,816 19.3% 57.8%
Audi 2,632 10.8% 2,350 11.9% 12.0%
Volvo 1,153 4.7% 1,069 5.4% 7.9%
Lexus 1,027 4.2% 749 3.8% 37.1%
Chrysler/Jeep 1,003 4.1% 410 2.1% 144.6%
Volkswagen 941 3.9% 1,118 5.7% -15.8%
MINI 870 3.6% 629 3.2% 38.3%
Chevrolet 755 3.1% 1,106 5.6% -31.7%
Porsche 699 2.9% 914 4.6% -23.5%
Toyota 691 2.8% 520 2.6% 32.9%
Ford/Lincoln 464 1.9% 672 3.4% -31.0%
Honda 327 1.3% 129 0.7% 153.5%
Land Rover 239 1.0% 311 1.6% -23.2%
Peugeot 171 0.7% 159 0.8% 7.5%
Cadillac 78 0.3% 134 0.7% -41.8%
Maserati 62 0.3% 65 0.3% -4.6%
Citroen 57 0.2% 75 0.4% -24.0%
Bentley 47 0.2% 40 0.2% 17.5%
Lamborghini 34 0.1% 24 0.1% 41.7%
Rolls-Royce 20 0.1% 12 0.1% 66.7%
Jaguar 14 0.1% 45 0.2% -68.9%
Infiniti - -% 216 1.1% -%
Total 24,389 100.0% 19,778 100.0% 23.3%
Source: Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA)


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Flash report, June 2021

Jul 1, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

New vehicle sales by 5 major OEMs in South Korea decrease 23.6% in June
Five Korean automakers announced domestic new vehicle sales in June. New vehicle sales in South Korea decreased by 23.6% compared to the same month in the previous year to 134,761 units.
By company, Hyundai Motor was the leader with sales of 68,407 units (50.8% market share), a decrease of 18.3% year-over-year (y/y), followed by Kia Motors with a 17.9% decrease to 49,280 units (36.6% share). GM Korea came in third place with a 38.6% decline to 5,740 units (4.3% share). Ssangyong Motor sales dropped by 41.3% to 5,724 units (4.2% share), and fifth place Renault (RSM) experienced a decrease in sales of 59.0% to 5,610 units (4.2% share).
Overseas sales, including exports, increased for five Korean OEMs in June: sales increased 26.5% at Hyundai, 35.4% at Kia, 27.1% at GM Korea, 1,345.3% at RSM and 539.1% at Ssangyong. In total, overseas sales increased by 32.5% to 522,786 units.
Global sales for the five automakers in June were mixed as well, with Hyundai's global sales up 14.4% y/y to 354,409 units, Kia's sales at 253,592 units up 20.2%, GM Korea’s sales increased 3.4% to 26,876 units. RSM sales decreased 0.7% to 14,166 units, and Ssangyong saw a sales decline of 16.5% to 8,504 units. The overall global sales total of the five companies were 657,547 units, an increase of 15.1%.
For the period January through June 2021, Hyundai global sales volume increased by 26.2% y/y to 2,028,974 units, Kia increased by 23.9% to 1,443,637 units, GM Korea decreased by 6.8% to 154,783 units, RSM decreased 17.3% to 55,926 units, and Ssangyong decreased 18.4% to 40,314 units.
In terms of sales by model in June, Hyundai’s premium sedan Grandeur is ranked first with 9,483 units sold, followed by Hyundai’s light-duty truck Porter in second place with 9,208 units sold. Kia’s minivan Carnival was third in sales with 6,689 units.


South Korea - Sales of domestic make (Jun. 2021)
Make Domestic Sales Overseas Sales Global Sales Total
2021 2020 Y-o-Y Jun.
2021
Jun.
2020
Y-o-Y Jun.
2021
Jun.
2020
Y-o-Y
Jun. Share *1 Jun. Share *1
Hyundai 68,407 50.8% 83,700 47.4% -18.3% 286,002 226,127 26.5% 354,409 309,827 14.4%
Kia 49,280 36.6% 60,005 34.0% -17.9% 204,312 150,890 35.4% 253,592 210,895 20.2%
GM Korea *2 5,740 4.3% 9,349 5.3% -38.6% 21,136 16,634 27.1% 26,876 25,983 3.4%
Ssangyong 5,724 4.2% 9,746 5.5% -41.3% 2,780 435 539.1% 8,504 10,181 -16.5%
Renault Samsung *3 5,610 4.2% 13,668 7.7% -59.0% 8,556 592 1345.3% 14,166 14,260 -0.7%
Total 134,761 100.0% 176,468 100.0% -23.6% 522,786 394,678 32.5% 657,547 571,146 15.1%
Source: Releases by each companies
*1: Share is based on MarkLines' own calculation. (calculated from total sales of five Korean makers)
*2: Exclude sales volume of Cadillac
*3: Includes Nissan Rogue

Registrations of new imported passenger cars
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Jun. Share Jun. Share
Mercedes-Benz 6,828 26.1% 7,672 28.1% -11.0%
BMW 6,502 24.8% 4,069 14.9% 59.8%
Audi 1,848 7.1% 3,401 12.4% -45.7%
Volkswagen 1,667 6.4% 1,308 4.8% 27.4%
Volvo 1,451 5.5% 1,110 4.1% 30.7%
MINI 1,197 4.6% 1,301 4.8% -8.0%
Chrysler/Jeep 1,134 4.3% 1,384 5.1% -18.1%
Lexus 1,055 4.0% 1,014 3.7% 4.0%
Porsche 967 3.7% 940 3.4% 2.9%
Ford/Lincoln 926 3.5% 1,015 3.7% -8.8%
Chevrolet 789 3.0% 1,292 4.7% -38.9%
Toyota 710 2.7% 665 2.4% 6.8%
Honda 305 1.2% 130 0.5% 134.6%
Land Rover 258 1.0% 309 1.1% -16.5%
Peugeot 228 0.9% 353 1.3% -35.4%
Cadillac 77 0.3% 141 0.5% -45.4%
Maserati 76 0.3% 63 0.2% 20.6%
Bentley 61 0.2% 61 0.2% 0.0%
Citroen 34 0.1% 114 0.4% -70.2%
Lamborghini 30 0.1% 21 0.1% 42.9%
Jaguar 24 0.1% 43 0.2% -44.2%
Rolls-Royce 24 0.1% 18 0.1% 33.3%
Nissan - -% 824 3.0% -%
Infiniti - -% 102 0.4% -%
Total 26,191 100.0% 27,350 100.0% -4.2%
Source: Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA)


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Flash report, May 2021

Jun 1, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

New vehicle sales by 5 major OEMs in South Korea decrease 15.0% in May
Five Korean automakers announced domestic new vehicle sales in May. New vehicle sales in South Korea decreased by 15.0% compared to the same month in the previous year to 124,145 units.
By company, Hyundai Motor was the leader with sales of 62,056 units (50.0% market share), a decrease of 12.4% year-over-year (y/y), followed by Kia Motors with a 6.4% decrease to 47,901 units (38.6% share). Ssangyong Motor came in third place with a 34.6% decline to 4,956 units (4.0% share). Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) sales dropped by 56.2% to 4,635 units (3.7% share), and fifth place GM Korea experienced a decrease in sales of 23.3% to 4,597 units (3.7% share).
Overseas sales, including exports, mixed for five Korean OEMs in May: sales increased 67.7% at Hyundai, 74.2% at Kia, 320.7% at RSM and 442.1% at Ssangyong. Sales declined by 37.0% y/y at GM Korea. In total, overseas sales increased by 65.6% to 480,564 units.
Global sales for the five automakers in May were mixed as well, with Hyundai's global sales up 42.7% y/y to 323,129 units, Kia's sales at 245,994 units up 49.2%, GM Korea’s sales decreased 33.7% to 16,428 units. RSM sales decreased 13.3% to 10,348 units, and Ssangyong saw a sales increase of 6.3% to 8,810 units. The overall global sales total of the five companies were 604,709 units, an increase of 38.6%.
For the period January through May 2021, Hyundai global sales volume increased by 28.9% y/y to 1,672,660 units, Kia increased by 24.7% to 1,189,271 units, GM Korea decreased by 8.7% to 127,907 units, RSM decreased 20.5% to 53,406 units, and Ssangyong decreased 18.9% to 31,810 units.
In terms of sales by model in May, Hyundai’s premium sedan Grandeur is ranked first with 7,802 units sold, followed by Kia’s minivan Carnival in second place with 7,219 units sold. Hyundai’s light-duty truck Porter was third in sales with 6,930 units.


South Korea - Sales of domestic make (May 2021)
Make Domestic Sales Overseas Sales Global Sales Total
2021 2020 Y-o-Y May
2021
May
2020
Y-o-Y May
2021
May
2020
Y-o-Y
May Share *1 May Share *1
Hyundai 62,056 50.0% 70,810 48.5% -12.4% 261,073 155,646 67.7% 323,129 226,456 42.7%
Kia 47,901 38.6% 51,182 35.0% -6.4% 198,093 113,711 74.2% 245,994 164,893 49.2%
Ssangyong 4,956 4.0% 7,575 5.2% -34.6% 3,854 711 442.1% 8,810 8,286 6.3%
Renault Samsung *3 4,635 3.7% 10,571 7.2% -56.2% 5,713 1,358 320.7% 10,348 11,929 -13.3%
GM Korea *2 4,597 3.7% 5,993 4.1% -23.3% 11,831 18,785 -37.0% 16,428 24,778 -33.7%
Total 124,145 100.0% 146,131 100.0% -15.0% 480,564 290,211 65.6% 604,709 436,342 38.6%
Source: Releases by each companies
*1: Share is based on MarkLines' own calculation. (calculated from total sales of five Korean makers)
*2: Exclude sales volume of Cadillac
*3: Includes Nissan Rogue

Registrations of new imported passenger cars
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
May Share May Share
Mercedes-Benz 7,690 31.9% 6,551 28.1% 17.4%
BMW 6,257 26.0% 4,907 21.1% 27.5%
Volkswagen 1,358 5.6% 1,217 5.2% 11.6%
Volvo 1,264 5.2% 1,096 4.7% 15.3%
Chrysler/Jeep 1,110 4.6% 796 3.4% 39.4%
MINI 1,095 4.5% 1,004 4.3% 9.1%
Lexus 1,007 4.2% 727 3.1% 38.5%
Ford/Lincoln 967 4.0% 800 3.4% 20.9%
Porsche 847 3.5% 1,037 4.5% -18.3%
Chevrolet 645 2.7% 1,145 4.9% -43.7%
Toyota 626 2.6% 485 2.1% 29.1%
Honda 402 1.7% 169 0.7% 137.9%
Audi 229 1.0% 2,178 9.4% -89.5%
Peugeot 194 0.8% 204 0.9% -4.9%
Land Rover 97 0.4% 287 1.2% -66.2%
Cadillac 74 0.3% 106 0.5% -30.2%
Maserati 65 0.3% 61 0.3% 6.6%
Bentley 56 0.2% 15 0.1% 273.3%
Citroen 34 0.1% 75 0.3% -54.7%
Lamborghini 32 0.1% 31 0.1% 3.2%
Rolls-Royce 23 0.1% 17 0.1% 35.3%
Jaguar 8 0.0% 73 0.3% -89.0%
Nissan - -% 228 1.0% -%
Infiniti - -% 63 0.3% -%
Total 24,080 100.0% 23,272 100.0% 3.5%
Source: Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA)


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Flash report, April 2021

May 5, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

New vehicle sales by 5 major OEMs in South Korea decrease 6.6% in April
Five Korean automakers announced domestic new vehicle sales in April. New vehicle sales in South Korea decreased by 6.6% compared to the same month in the previous year to 135,601 units.
By company, Hyundai Motor was the leader with sales of 70,219 units (51.8% market share), a decrease of 1.2% year-over-year (y/y), followed by Kia Motors with a 1.5% increase to 51,128 units (37.7% share). GM Korea came in third place with a 18.4% decline to 5,470 units (4.0% share). Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) sales dropped by 50.4% to 5,466 units (4.0% share), and fifth place Ssangyong Motor experienced a decrease in sales of 44.9% to 3,318 units (2.4% share).
Overseas sales, including exports, mixed for five Korean OEMs in April: sales increased 185.1% at Hyundai, 120.9% at Kia, 87.2% at RSM and 33.5% at Ssangyong. Sales declined by 27.5% y/y at GM Korea. In total, overseas sales increased by 134.1% to 495,090 units.
Global sales for the five automakers in April were mixed as well, with Hyundai's global sales up 106.2% y/y to 345,777 units, Kia's sales at 249,734 units up 78.0%, GM Korea’s sales decreased 25.4% to 21,455 units. RSM sales decreased 28.6% to 9,344 units, and Ssangyong saw a sales decrease of 35.7% to 4,381 units. The overall global sales total of the five companies were 630,691 units, an increase of 76.9%.
For the period January through April 2021, Hyundai global sales volume increased by 25.7% y/y to 1,346,060 units, Kia increased by 19.1% to 939,724 units, GM Korea decreased by 3.3% to 111,343 units, RSM decreased 21.6% to 41,477 units, and Ssangyong decreased 25.7% to 23,000 units.
In terms of sales by model in April, the Hyundai’s premium sedan Grandeur is ranked first with 9,684 units sold, followed by Hyundai’s light-duty truck Porter in second place with 9,182 units sold. Kia’s minivan Carnival was third in sales with 8,670 units.


South Korea - Sales of domestic make (Apr. 2021)
Make Domestic Sales Overseas Sales Global Sales Total
2021 2020 Y-o-Y Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020
Y-o-Y Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020
Y-o-Y
Apr. Share *1 Apr. Share *1
Hyundai 70,219 51.8% 71,042 48.9% -1.2% 275,558 96,651 185.1% 345,777 167,693 106.2%
Kia 51,128 37.7% 50,361 34.7% 1.5% 198,606 89,901 120.9% 249,734 140,262 78.0%
GM Korea *2 5,470 4.0% 6,706 4.6% -18.4% 15,985 22,043 -27.5% 21,455 28,749 -25.4%
Renault Samsung *3 5,466 4.0% 11,015 7.6% -50.4% 3,878 2,072 87.2% 9,344 13,087 -28.6%
Ssangyong 3,318 2.4% 6,017 4.1% -44.9% 1,063 796 33.5% 4,381 6,813 -35.7%
Total 135,601 100.0% 145,141 100.0% -6.6% 495,090 211,463 134.1% 630,691 356,604 76.9%
Source: Releases by each companies
*1: Share is based on MarkLines' own calculation. (calculated from total sales of five Korean makers)
*2: Exclude sales volume of Cadillac
*3: Includes Nissan Rogue

Registrations of new imported passenger cars
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Apr. Share Apr. Share
Mercedes-Benz 8,430 33.0% 6,745 29.4% 25.0%
BMW 6,113 23.9% 5,123 22.3% 19.3%
Ford/Lincoln 1,349 5.3% 838 3.7% 61.0%
Audi 1,320 5.2% 2,043 8.9% -35.4%
Volvo 1,263 4.9% 1,128 4.9% 12.0%
Volkswagen 1,080 4.2% 1,345 5.9% -19.7%
MINI 1,051 4.1% 908 4.0% 15.7%
Chrysler/Jeep 1,001 3.9% 560 2.4% 78.8%
Porsche 978 3.8% 1,018 4.4% -3.9%
Lexus 826 3.2% 461 2.0% 79.2%
Chevrolet 737 2.9% 1,133 4.9% -35.0%
Toyota 523 2.0% 309 1.3% 69.3%
Honda 235 0.9% 231 1.0% 1.7%
Peugeot 221 0.9% 182 0.8% 21.4%
Land Rover 119 0.5% 281 1.2% -57.7%
Cadillac 76 0.3% 138 0.6% -44.9%
Maserati 74 0.3% 79 0.3% -6.3%
Citroen 57 0.2% 63 0.3% -9.5%
Lamborghini 37 0.1% 26 0.1% 42.3%
Bentley 36 0.1% 17 0.1% 111.8%
Jaguar 28 0.1% 49 0.2% -42.9%
Rolls-Royce 24 0.1% 10 0.0% 140.0%
Nissan - -% 202 0.9% -%
Infiniti - -% 56 0.2% -%
Total 25,578 100.0% 22,945 100.0% 11.5%
Source: Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA)


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Flash report, March 2021

Apr 1, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

New vehicle sales by 5 major OEMs in South Korea decrease 6.7% in March
Five Korean automakers announced domestic new vehicle sales in March. New vehicle sales in South Korea decreased by 6.7% compared to the same month in the previous year to 140,971 units.
By company, Hyundai Motor was the leader with sales of 73,810 units (52.4% market share), an increase of 2.3% year-over-year (y/y), followed by Kia Motors with flat at 51,011 units (36.2% share). GM Korea came in third place with a 31.4% decline to 6,149 units (4.4% share). Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) sales dropped by 52.6% to 5,695 units (4.0% share), and fifth place Ssangyong Motor experienced a decrease in sales of 37.2% to 4,306 units (3.1% share).
Overseas sales, including exports, mixed for five Korean OEMs in March: sales increased 28.6% at Hyundai, 11.0% at Kia, and 14.5% at Ssangyong. Sales declined by 18.9% y/y at GM Korea and 6.8% at RSM. In total, overseas sales increased by 18.1% to 531,672 units.
Global sales for the five automakers in March were mixed as well, with Hyundai's global sales up 22.4% y/y to 375,924 units, Kia's sales at 251,362 units up 8.6%, GM Korea’s sales decreased 21.8% to 29,633 units. RSM sales decreased 43.2% to 8,572 units, and Ssangyong saw a sales decrease of 23.5% to 7,152 units. The overall global sales total of the five companies were 672,643 units, an increase of 11.9%.
For the period January through March 2021, Hyundai global sales volume increased by 10.5% y/y to 997,882 units, Kia increased by 6.1% to 688,409 units, GM Korea increased by 4.0% to 90,024 units, RSM decreased 22.3% to 22,068 units, and Ssangyong decreased 22.9% to 18,619 units.
In terms of sales by model in March, the Hyundai’s light-duty truck Porter is ranked first with 11,213 units sold, followed by Kia’s minivan Carnival in second place with 9,520 units sold. Hyundai premium sedan Grandeur was third in sales with 9,217 units sold.


South Korea - Sales of domestic make (Mar. 2021)
Make Domestic Sales Overseas Sales Global Sales Total
2021 2020 Y-o-Y Mar.
2021
Mar.
2020
Y-o-Y Mar.
2021
Mar.
2020
Y-o-Y
Mar. Share *1 Mar. Share *1
Hyundai 73,810 52.4% 72,180 47.8% 2.3% 302,114 234,996 28.6% 375,924 307,176 22.4%
Kia 51,011 36.2% 51,008 33.8% 0.0% 200,351 180,535 11.0% 251,362 231,543 8.6%
GM Korea *2 6,149 4.4% 8,965 5.9% -31.4% 23,484 28,953 -18.9% 29,633 37,918 -21.8%
Renault Samsung *3 5,695 4.0% 12,012 8.0% -52.6% 2,877 3,088 -6.8% 8,572 15,100 -43.2%
Ssangyong 4,306 3.1% 6,860 4.5% -37.2% 2,846 2,485 14.5% 7,152 9,345 -23.5%
Total 140,971 100.0% 151,025 100.0% -6.7% 531,672 450,057 18.1% 672,643 601,082 11.9%
Source: Releases by each companies
*1: Share is based on MarkLines' own calculation. (calculated from total sales of five Korean makers)
*2: Exclude sales volume of Cadillac
*3: Includes Nissan Rogue

Registrations of new imported passenger cars
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Mar. Share Mar. Share
Mercedes-Benz 7,597 27.8% 5,093 25.1% 49.2%
BMW 6,012 22.0% 4,811 23.7% 25.0%
Audi 2,737 10.0% 1,151 5.7% 137.8%
Volkswagen 1,628 6.0% 1,072 5.3% 51.9%
Chrysler/Jeep 1,557 5.7% 561 2.8% 177.5%
Volvo 1,251 4.6% 1,162 5.7% 7.7%
MINI 1,224 4.5% 972 4.8% 25.9%
Porsche 980 3.6% 831 4.1% 17.9%
Ford/Lincoln 906 3.3% 723 3.% 25.3%
Lexus 860 3.2% 411 2.0% 109.2%
Chevrolet 733 2.7% 1,363 6.7% -46.2%
Toyota 544 2.0% 413 2.0% 31.7%
Honda 333 1.2% 232 1.1% 43.5%
Land Rover 292 1.1% 493 2.4% -40.8%
Peugeot 279 1.0% 239 1.2% 16.7%
Cadillac 124 0.5% 158 0.8% -21.5%
Maserati 81 0.3% 52 0.3% 55.8%
Jaguar 54 0.2% 73 0.4% -26.0%
Citroen 42 0.2% 97 0.5% -56.7%
Lamborghini 31 0.1% 22 0.1% 40.9%
Bentley 20 0.1% 17 0.1% 17.6%
Rolls-Royce 12 0.0% 8 0.0% 50.0%
Nissan - -% 285 1.4% -%
Infiniti - -% 65 0.3% -%
Total 27,297 100.0% 20,304 100.0% 34.4%
Source: Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA)


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Flash report, February 2021

Mar 2, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

New vehicle sales by 5 major OEMs in South Korea increase 24.0% in February
Five Korean automakers announced domestic new vehicle sales in February. New vehicle sales in South Korea increased by 24.0% compared to the same month in the previous year to 101,356 units. The 2021 new year holiday in Korea was in February, while the 2020 new year holiday was in January. Sales in February 2021 reflected substantial year-over-year (y/y) growth due to a low sales base in February 2020 when sales declined heavily due to the coronavirus pandemic.  
By company, Hyundai Motor was the leader with sales of 52,102 units (51.4% market share), an increase of 32.6% year-over-year (y/y), followed by Kia Motors with a 31.0% increase to 37,583 units (37.1% share). GM Korea came in third place with a 2.4% increase to 5,098 units (5.0% share). Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) sales increased by 6.2% to 3,900 units (3.8% share), and fifth place Ssangyong Motor experienced a decrease in sales of 47.6%, to 2,673 units (2.6% share).
Overseas sales, including exports, mixed for five Korean OEMs in February: sales increased 2.5% Hyundai, 2.9% at Kia, and 1.8% at RSM. Sales declined by 17.2% y/y at GM Korea and 94.3% at Ssangyong. In total, overseas sales increased by 1.2% to 443,467 units.
Global sales for the five automakers in February were mixed as well, with Hyundai's global sales up 6.7% y/y to 300,248 units, Kia's sales at 210,177 units up 7.0%, GM Korea’s sales decreased 13.7% to 24,265 units. Ssangyong sales decreased 60.9% to 2,789 units, and RSM saw a sales increase of 4.1% to 7,344 units. The overall global sales total of the five companies were 544,823 units, an increase of 4.8%.
For the period January through February 2021, Hyundai global sales volume increased by 4.3% y/y to 621,616 units, Kia increased by 4.5% to 435,910 units, GM Korea increased by 24.2% to 60,391 units, RSM increased 1.6% to 13,496 units, and Ssangyong decreased 22.5% to 11,467 units.
In terms of sales by model in February, the Hyundai premium sedan Grandeur is ranked first with 8,563 units sold, followed by Hyundai’s light-duty truck Porter in second place with 7,626 units sold. Kia’s minivan Carnival was third in sales with 6,153 units sold.

South Korea - Sales of domestic make (Feb. 2021)
Make Domestic Sales Overseas Sales Global Sales Total
2021 2020 Y-o-Y Feb.
2021
Feb.
2020
Y-o-Y Feb.
2021
Feb.
2020
Y-o-Y
Feb. Share *1 Feb. Share *1
Hyundai 52,102 51.4% 39,290 48.1% 32.6% 248,146 242,073 2.5% 300,248 281,363 6.7%
Kia 37,583 37.1% 28,681 35.1% 31.0% 172,594 167,727 2.9% 210,177 196,408 7.0%
GM Korea *2 5,098 5.0% 4,978 6.1% 2.4% 19,167 23,148 -17.2% 24,265 28,126 -13.7%
Renault Samsung *3 3,900 3.8% 3,673 4.5% 6.2% 3,444 3,384 1.8% 7,344 7,057 4.1%
Ssangyong 2,673 2.6% 5,100 6.2% -47.6% 116 2,041 -94.3% 2,789 7,141 -60.9%
Total 101,356 100.0% 81,722 100.0% 24.0% 443,467 438,373 1.2% 544,823 520,095 4.8%
Source: Releases by each companies
*1: Share is based on MarkLines' own calculation. (calculated from total sales of five Korean makers)
*2: Exclude sales volume of Cadillac
*3: Includes Nissan Rogue

Registrations of new imported passenger cars
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Feb. Share Feb. Share
Mercedes-Benz 5,707 25.6% 4,815 28.8% 18.5%
BMW 5,660 25.4% 3,812 22.8% 48.5%
Audi 2,362 10.6% 535 3.2% 341.5%
Volkswagen 1,783 8.0% 710 4.2% 151.1%
Volvo 1,202 5.4% 928 5.5% 29.5%
Porsche 912 4.1% 448 2.7% 103.6%
MINI 895 4.0% 768 4.6% 16.5%
Chevrolet 728 3.3% 973 5.8% -25.2%
Lexus 677 3.0% 475 2.8% 42.5%
Ford/Lincoln 633 2.8% 615 3.7% 2.9%
Chrysler/Jeep 457 2.1% 458 2.7% -0.2%
Toyota 414 1.9% 512 3.1% -19.1%
Land Rover 296 1.3% 459 2.7% -35.5%
Honda 220 1.0% 360 2.2% -38.9%
Peugeot 71 0.3% 154 0.9% -53.9%
Maserati 65 0.3% 79 0.5% -17.7%
Cadillac 63 0.3% 72 0.4% -12.5%
Jaguar 56 0.3% 74 0.4% -24.3%
Lamborghini 31 0.1% 18 0.1% 72.2%
Citroen 26 0.1% 130 0.8% -80.0%
Rolls-Royce 22 0.1% 9 0.1% 144.4%
Bentley 10 0.0% 17 0.1% -41.2%
Nissan - -% 267 1.6% -%
Infiniti - -% 37 0.2% -%
Total 22,290 100.0% 16,725 100.0% 33.3%
Source: Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA)

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Feb 1, 2021

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New vehicle sales by 5 major OEMs in South Korea increase 16.7% in January
Five Korean automakers announced domestic new vehicle sales in January. New vehicle sales in South Korea increased by 16.7% compared to the same month in the previous year to 116,270 units.
By company, Hyundai Motor was the leader with sales of 59,501 units (51.2% market share), an increase of 25.0% year-over-year (y/y), followed by Kia with a 12.0% increase to 41,481 units (35.7% share). GM Korea came in third place with a 19.7% increase to 6,106 units (5.3% share). Ssangyong Motor sales increased by 1.6% to 5,648 units (4.9% share), and fifth place Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) experienced a decrease in sales of 17.9%, to 3,534 units (3.0% share).
Overseas sales, including exports, mixed for five Korean OEMs in January: decline by 2.5% y/y at Hyundai. Sales increased 0.6% at Kia, 95.2% at GM Korea, 44.6% at Ssangyong and 35.6% at RSM. In total, overseas sales increased by 2.3% to 480,943 units.
Global sales for the five automakers in January were mixed as well, with Hyundai's global sales up 1.6% y/y to 319,959 units, Kia's sales at 226,298 units up 2.5%, GM Korea’s sales increased 76.4% to 36,126 units. Ssangyong sales increased 13.4% to 8,678 units, and RSM saw a sales decline of 1.3% to 6,152 units. The overall global sales total of the five companies were 597,213 units, an increase of 4.8%.
In terms of sales by model in January, the Hyundai premium sedan Grandeur is ranked first with 8,081 units sold, followed by Kia’s minivan Carnival in second place with 8,043 units sold. Hyundai’s light-duty truck Porter was third in sales with 7,952 units sold.


South Korea - Sales of domestic make (Jan. 2021)
Make Domestic Sales Overseas Sales Global Sales Total
2021 2020 Y-o-Y Jan.
2021
Jan.
2020
Y-o-Y Jan.
2021
Jan.
2020
Y-o-Y
Jan. Share *1 Jan. Share *1
Hyundai 59,501 51.2% 47,591 47.8% 25.0% 260,458 267,234 -2.5% 319,959 314,825 1.6%
Kia 41,481 35.7% 37,050 37.2% 12.0% 184,817 183,684 0.6% 226,298 220,734 2.5%
GM Korea *2 6,106 5.3% 5,101 5.1% 19.7% 30,020 15,383 95.2% 36,126 20,484 76.4%
Ssangyong 5,648 4.9% 5,557 5.6% 1.6% 3,030 2,096 44.6% 8,678 7,653 13.4%
Renault Samsung *3 3,534 3.0% 4,303 4.3% -17.9% 2,618 1,930 35.6% 6,152 6,233 -1.3%
Total 116,270 100.0% 99,602 100.0% 16.7% 480,943 470,327 2.3% 597,213 569,929 4.8%
Source: Releases by each companies
*1: Share is based on MarkLines' own calculation. (calculated from total sales of five Korean makers)
*2: Exclude sales volume of Cadillac
*3: Includes Nissan Rogue

Registrations of new imported passenger cars
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Jan. Share Jan. Share
Mercedes-Benz 5,918 26.5% 5,492 31.1% 7.8%
BMW 5,717 25.6% 2,708 15.4% 111.1%
Audi 2,302 10.3% 763 4.3% 201.7%
Volkswagen 1,236 5.5% 1,753 9.9% -29.5%
Volvo 1,198 5.4% 1,100 6.2% 8.9%
Chevrolet 1,195 5.4% 1,474 8.4% -18.9%
Ford/Lincoln 928 4.2% 960 4.6% 14.9%
MINI 712 3.2% 525 3.0% 35.6%
Porsche 681 3.1% 99 0.6% 587.9%
Chrysler/Jeep 668 3.0% 450 2.6% 48.4%
Lexus 443 2.0% 509 2.9% -13.0%
Toyota 400 1.8% 420 2.4% -4.8%
Land Rover 358 1.6% 542 3.1% -33.9%
Honda 192 0.9% 331 1.9% -42.0%
Cadillac 88 0.4% 48 0.3% 83.3%
Peugeot 83 0.4% 125 0.7% -33.6%
Jaguar 63 0.3% 78 0.4% -19.2%
Maserati 44 0.2% 65 0.4% -32.3%
Citroen 32 0.1% 93 0.5% -65.6%
Bentley 25 0.1% 12 0.1% 108.3%
Lamborghini 19 0.1% 18 0.1% 5.6%
Rolls-Royce 19 0.1% 15 0.1% 26.7%
Nissan - -% 59 0.3% -%
Infiniti - -% 1 0.0% -%
Total 22,321 100.0% 17,640 100.0% 26.5%
Source: Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA)


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