SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s bestselling domestic car over the last 10 years was Hyundai Motor Co.’s Grandeur sedan and the country’s bestselling imported car was the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, industry data showed Thursday.
CarIsYou Data Research Center reported that there were 1,010,681 units of Hyundai Grandeur registered between Jan. 2012 and Dec. 2021, making it the country’s bestselling domestic car.
The Grandeur was followed by Hyundai’s Avante compact car (876,842 units), Sonata sedan (872,546 units), Santa Fe SUV (738,815 units) and Kia Corp’s Morning minicar (698,869 units).
The bestselling imported car was the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan (251,060 cars), followed by BMW’s 5-series (194,334 cars) and 3-series sedans (86,717 units) and the Audi A6 sedan (84,517 units).
Domestic car sales stood between 1.38 and 1.62 million units each year from 2012 to last year. In contrast, imported car sales jumped from 134,333 units in 2012 to 296,887 units last year.
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