Domestic Auto Sales Set New List in 1st Half

Domestic Auto Sales Set New List in 1st Half

Domestic auto sales reached a new prime in the primarypart of this year.

The Korea AutomotiveBrandsArrangementacknowledged Sunday that domestic sales totaled 812,265 automobiles in the 1st six months, up 10.9 % on-year. Here's the first time domestic sales have exceeded 800,000 in the period.

Total sales adding exports, however, dwindled to 4.36 million cars, a drop of 1.7 percent from the similarlengthultimate year.

Hyundai posted sales of 351,124 cars here and 2.04 million overseas, up 4.5 percent and down 1.8 percent, respectively. Overall, the automaker's total sales fell 0.9 percent.

Kia's total sales fell 4.6 percent to 1.46 million cars, with domestic sales up 14.1 percent and in every other country sales down 8.2 percent.

GM Korea accomplished its best-ever first-half result thank you to the release of the recent Malibu and Spark models, which boosted domestic sales via 21.6 percent on-year. Overall sales declined 0.1 percent to 307,512 cars because of a drop in exports.

Renault Samsung saw domestic sales upward push 25.9 percent at the back of brisk sales of its new SM6 sedan, which was once released in March. Ssangyong's sales rose 7.1 percent, helped by the recognition of the Tivoli small SUV.