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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Popular in US, but not Korea
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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Popular in US, but not Korea
  • By matthew
  • January 14, 2014, 09:27
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Hyundai Motor’s Sonata Hybrid.
Hyundai Motor’s Sonata Hybrid.

 

Hyundai Kia Motors last year sold 35,680 automobiles in the US, while in the domestic market its sales dropped. 

Domestic hybrid cars, which struggled in the domestic market last year, have sold relatively well in the US, registering a sales increase. 

Hyundai Kia Motors last year sold 35,680 automobiles in the US, taking a 7.2 share of the hybrid market. 

This figure represents a 15.7 percent increase from 2012, and a 1 percent increase in market share. Hyundai Kia Motors ranked third in the hybrid sales category, followed Toyota and Ford.

Unlike the US, sales of hybrid automobiles by Hyundai and Kia in the domestic market have performed poorly, down 26 percent compared to 2012. 495,685 hybrid automobiles were sold in the US last year. The top 3 sellers were Toyota Prius Liftback, Camry Hybrid, and Prius C. The Sonota Hybrid was ranked seventh.