Hyundai becomes the fourth largest manufacturer in the world
The year passes, the Hyundai Group / Kia became the 5th largest automobile producer in the world, a goal that had to be reached has great speed 'V', realized as two years earlier than expected.
Today, with the setbacks and the restructuring of the North American automotive industry, not only GM and Chrysler, but also Ford, voila it must cede his place in South Korean group Hyundai-Kia, which thus rob him 4th place in sales of vehicles in the first six months of 2009 and throughout the world.
And contrary to what one might think, was whether the major gains of Hyundai / Kia group are countries in emergence, it appears that these steep uphills in terms of sales, are performed mainly on the steps of North America, including that of our southern neighbors who have so far cumulated sales increases exceeding the 8,000 units, are 30%, compared to 2008 data. Obviously, one can not ignore the Quebec still holds an important place for both manufacturers and for many years.
According to figures published by Automotive News, it is to emphasize that even though the number of sales of vehicles between Hyundai-Kia and Ford remains very close, it may be that we are witnessing here is an irreversible phenomenon, whereby south korean products are offered at prices / facilities better than those offered by the competition, even after discount them, and besides the korean vehicles now enjoy a much improved reliability and supported by almost guarantees concrete five years.
Still, according to figures from Automotive News, the world's best sellers during the first six months of 2009, are:
1 - Toyota 3,564,105 units
2 - General-Motors 3,552,722 units
3 - Volkswagen 3,100,300 units
4 - Hyundai-Kia 2,153,000 units
5 - Ford 2,145,000 units
Source: Automotive News
It is absolutely phenomenal leap for the South Korean giant, which in one decade is going to the 11th place in the world has the 4th. And it is far from being finished for these who have increasingly strong arguments and good value, to establish with much more assurance on all global automotive markets ...
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