Hyundai and Kia Lose Domestic Market Share, Benefit to Import Cars

by Aug 14, 2014All News, Hyundai, Kia1 comment

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors saw their combined market share decline sharply in the domestic market. The lost market share is due to the increase in sales of import cars in domestic market.

According to the sales data released by domestic automakers, the combined domestic market share of Hyundai and Kia stood at 65.2 percent as of July 2014, down 3.4 percentage points from 68.6 percent a year ago. 

In the passenger car sector, their combined market share fell 4.5 percentage points to 65.4 percent this year from 69.9 percent a year ago. The lost market share was absorbed by import cars. The share of import cars in domestic market rose to 14.5 percent in July 2014, up 2.2 percentage points from 12.3 percent a year before.

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Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

1 Comment

  1. Roman Law

    This indicates that both Kia and Hyundai are no longer as cost-value-quality competitive as indicated by their consistent decline in market share year-over-year. With increased foreign competition, they have been unable to sustain their previous unchallenged monopoly in the KDM.

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