Korea best selling cars. The top 50 in the 2018

korea best selling cars

Korea best selling cars ranking in the 2018 confirms the leadership of the sixth generation of the mid size Hyundai Grandeur, while the new Hyundai Santa Fe jumped in second place and the new Hyundai Kona joined the top 10 club.

According to data released by KAMA and KAIDA, in the 2018 the South Korean Car Passenger’s market is stable. Indeed, the year ended with 1.806.609 units sold, improving 1.3% from last year. Thus, the market is back on track after the marginal fall registered in 2017.

As far as the best-selling vehicles in 2018, on top of the list again the previous year leader, the Hyundai Grandeur with 113.101 sales (-14.4%).

In second place the Hyundai Santa Fe with 107.202 sales, up 8 spots (+107.5%) followed by the 2016 leader, the Hyundai Porter, with 97.995 units (-3.4%).

In fourth place the Kia Carnival with 76.362 (+11.7%) followed by the Hyundai Avante with 75.831 (-9.6%), the Kia Sorento with 67.200 (-14.3%) and the Hyundai Sonata, the 2015 leader, with 65.846 sales (-20.4%).

In eight place the Kia Bongo with 59.254 (-4.7%) ahead of the Kia Morning with 59.042 sales (-16.2%) and in 10th place the Hyundai Kona with 50.468 (+114.6%).

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Rank 2018Rank 2017ModelSales 2018Sales 2017'+/- 2018
11Hyundai Grandeur113.101132.080-14,4%
210Hyundai Santa fe107.20251.661107,5%
32Hyundai Porter97.995101.423-3,4%
47Kia Carnival76.36268.38611,7%
53Hyundai Avante75.83183.861-9,6%
65Kia Sorento67.20078.458-14,3%
74Hyundai Sonata65.84682.703-20,4%
88Kia Bongo59.25462.184-4,7%
96Kia Morning59.04270.437-16,2%
1026Hyundai Kona50.46823.522114,6%
1114Hyundai Grand Starex50.18045.7769,6%
1218Kia K548.50338.18427,0%
1322Kia K344.51428.16558,0%
149Ssangyong Tivoli43.89755.280-20,6%
1513Hyundai Tucson42.62346.416-8,2%
1627SsangYong Korando Sports42.02122.91283,4%
1712Kia K740.97846.578-12,0%
1811Chevrolet Spark39.86847.244-15,6%
1921Mercedes E Class38.56832.41419,0%
2015Kia Sportage37.40342.232-11,4%
2116Genesis G8037.21939.762-6,4%
2224BMW 5 Series35.00324.11945,1%
2323Samsung QM632.99927.83718,5%
2419Hyundai H-1 Truck31.23735.368-11,7%
2528Kia Ray27.02120.52131,7%
2617Samsung SM624.80039.389-37,0%
2725Kia Niro22.81123.647-3,5%
2820Chevrolet Malibu17.05233.325-48,8%
2930SsangYong G4 Rexton16.67416.3811,8%
3039Kia Stonic16.3059.13378,5%
3157Genesis G7014.4074.554216,4%
3235BMW 3 Series13.05611.9928,9%
3338Mercedes C Class12.8069.35336,9%
3429Chevrolet Trax12.78716.549-22,7%
3592Kia K911.8431.553662,6%
3637Hyundai H-1 Bus9.9259.4255,3%
3745Samsung SM59.4927.24731,0%
3832Hyundai Ioniq9.42612.399-24,0%
3941Lexus ES8.2008.0432,0%
4031Kia Mohave7.83715.205-48,5%
4133Genesis EQ9007.57012.300-38,5%
4253Toyota Camry7.3765.70929,2%
4346Samsung SM36.4677.077-8,6%
4449Mercedes S Class6.4656.2333,7%
4534Samsung QM36.36712.228-47,9%
4651Ford Explorer6.3076.0214,8%
47151Audi A65.8683371641,2%
4850Kia Stinger5.7006.122-6,9%
4944Hyundai Accent5.6987.496-24,0%
50207Volkswagen Passat5.555-