Hyundai Motor and Kia are forecast to achieve cumulative sales of 150 million units in the first half of this year.
As a result of aggregating the sales performance of Hyundai Motor and Kia on the 31st, the two companies sold a total of 147,449,384 units in the global automobile market including Korea from 1962 to last year. Cumulative sales of Hyundai and Kia were 92.81 million and 54.64 million, respectively.
The number remaining until cumulative sales of 150 million units is 2.55 million units, Given that Hyundai Motor and Kia’s sales target for this year is 7.52 million units, achieving 150 million units this year is certain.
If both companies meet their monthly sales target smoothly (an average of 627,000 units), it is expected to exceed 150 million units by May at the latest.
This record is the first achievement in 61 years since the two companies started selling cars, and Kia and Hyundai started full sales in the domestic market in 1962 and 1968, respectively. Exports began in 1975, a year earlier for Kia, and in 1976 for Hyundai.
Hyundai Motor and Kia sales increased from 1 million units in 1983 to 10 million units in 1993, surpassing 100 million units in 2016. Expected to set a new record of 150 million units this year by adding 50 million units in 7 years .
The industry evaluated the cumulative sales of 150 million units as meaningful as it was achieved in a situation where global car production was disrupted due to the supply and demand of automotive semiconductors caused by the corona crisis.
Avante (14.73 million units) was the best selling car in the world by Hyundai and Kia for 61 years. This was followed by Hyundai Accent (10.25 million units), Hyundai Sonata (9.28 million units), Hyundai Motor Tucson (8.8 million units), Kia Sportage (7.02 million units), Kia Pride (6.21 million units), Hyundai Motor Company Santa Fe (5.53 million units), and Kia Sorento (4.05 million units). ) following.
In particular, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) such as Tucson, Sportage, and Santa Fe have surpassed 5 million units, leading Hyundai and Kia sales.
Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor Group sold 3,299,000 units in the first half of last year, becoming the third largest finished car group in the world after Japan’s Toyota Group and Germany’s Volkswagen Group. This year, the same position in terms of total sales as last year is likely.