Hyundai Casper breaks records in market edging down -3.3% – Best Selling Cars Blog

Kristin

The Hyundai Casper is up to a record #8 at home in May.

The South Korean new car market edges down -3.3% year-on-year in May to 143,319 units, including 119,807 local vehicles (-3.5%) and 23,512 foreigners (-2.4%). Year-to-date, volumes are now down -11.5% to 656,047 including 547,733 (-11.6%) for locals and 108,314 (-10.9%) for foreigners. Hyundai (+4.3%) tops the brands charts for only the second time this year with 35.7% share but this is enough to reclaim the YTD pole position at 33.4% share. Kia (-4.7%) is down to 31.9% for the month and 33.1% year-to-date. Genesis (-6.1%) remains at #3 with over 12,000 units sold and 8.5% share, identical to its YTD level. Mercedes (-3.9%) is the most popular foreign carmaker again, distancing BMW (+2.3%). Ssangyong (-13.7%), Renault Samsung (-19.6%) and GM Korea (-39.8%) all fall apart below. Audi (+714.4%) off a low base and Volkswagen (-13%) round out the Top 10. Notice also Jaguar (+200%), Lincoln (+86.5%), Land Rover (+48.5%) and Bentley (+33.9%) all securing stellar year-on-year lifts.

In the local models ranking, the Hyundai Porter (+19.8%) cements its lead with almost 8,300 sales and now has a 7,453-unit advantage year-to-date over the #2, the Kia Bongo (+23.3%). The latter falls to #3 this month but posts a fantastic year-on-year gain. The Hyundai Grandeur (-2.6%) roughly matches the market and is up three spots on April to #2 overall. The Kia Carnival (-24%) is up two to #4, overtaking the Kia Sorento (-22.2%) and Hyundai Avante (-26.6%). The Kia Sportage (+443.3%) is still enjoying the honeymoon period of its new generation while the new Hyundai Casper breaks ranking (#8) and volume records this month. Further down, the Kia Ray (+5%), Hyundai Ioniq 5 (+59.1%), Kia Niro (+66%) and Genesis G90 (+251.8%) all in fantastic shape.

In the foreign models aisle, the Mercedes E-Class (+47.7%) reinforces its dominance by selling double the volume of the #2, the BMW 5 Series (-16.7%). The Mercedes S-Class (-42.3%) remains in third place while we have two Teslas in the Top 5: the Model Y (-71.2%) at #4 and the Model 3 (+630.2%) at #5. The Audi A6 leaps up six spots on April to #6, the BMW 3 Series (+11.8%) is down two to #7 and the Mercedes GLE (-18.5%) up 14 to #8. Notice also the VW Arteon (+894.1%) up 19 ranks to #11, the VW Tiguan (+103.3%) up 18 to #16 and the Mercedes A-Class (+13.6%) up 28 to #17. The Ford Bronco makes its entrance in the Korean Top 50 foreign models directly at #30.

Previous month: South Korea April 2022: Kia #1 for 3rd time in 4 months, Hyundai Porter and Kia Bongo on top

One year ago: South Korea May 2021: Hyundai Grandeur #1 YTD, Staria up to #15 in market down -12.5%

Full May 2022 Top 30 All-brands, Top 55 all local models and Top 50 foreigners below.

South Korea May 2022 – brands:

Note: Tesla doesn’t officially report sales in South Korea and therefore doesn’t appear in this ranking.

Pos Brand May-22 % /21 Apr 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Hyundai 51,139 35.7% 4.3% 2 218,935 33.4% -15.1% 1 1
2 Kia 45,663 31.9% -4.7% 1 217,422 33.1% -5.1% 2 2
3 Genesis 12,234 8.5% -6.1% 3 55,951 8.5% -6.4% 3 3
4 Mercedes 7,388 5.2% -3.9% 4 33,352 5.1% -5.6% 4 4
5 BMW 6,402 4.5% 2.3% 5 31,103 4.7% 4.5% 5 5
6 Ssangyong 4,275 3.0% -13.7% 6 23,592 3.6% 12.9% 6 7
7 Renault Samsung 3,728 2.6% -19.6% 8 18,715 2.9% -19.4% 7 6
8 GM Korea 2,768 1.9% -39.8% 7 13,118 2.0% -52.2% 8 8
9 Audi 1,865 1.3% 714.4% 10 6,567 1.0% -26.6% 9 9
10 Volkswagen 1,182 0.8% -13.0% 12 5,403 0.8% -23.7% 11 11
11 Mini 1,087 0.8% -0.7% 13 4,690 0.7% -5.8% 12 12
12 Volvo 1,015 0.7% -19.7% 9 5,707 0.9% -7.6% 10 10
13 Porsche 702 0.5% -17.1% 11 4,025 0.6% -8.5% 13 16
14 Jeep 591 0.4% -46.8% 15 2,636 0.4% -45.0% 14 13
15 Lincoln 582 0.4% 86.5% 18 1,392 0.2% -26.3% 19 20
16 Toyota 480 0.3% -23.3% 14 2,237 0.3% -10.8% 16 18
17 Ford 456 0.3% -30.4% 22 1,604 0.2% -44.6% 18 17
18 Chevrolet 418 0.3% -35.2% 19 2,029 0.3% -49.8% 17 15
19 Lexus 391 0.3% -61.2% 16 2,410 0.4% -36.8% 15 14
20 Honda 265 0.2% -34.1% 20 1,133 0.2% -18.0% 20 19
21 Polestar 150 0.1% new 17 879 0.1% new 22  –
22 Land Rover 144 0.1% 48.5% 21 1,076 0.2% -7.4% 21 21
23 Peugeot 100 0.1% -48.5% 23 846 0.1% -0.2% 23 22
24 Bentley 75 0.1% 33.9% 25 263 0.0% 78.9% 26 26
25 Cadillac 70 0.0% -5.4% 24 281 0.0% -33.9% 25 23
26 Maserati 65 0.0% 0.0% 26 300 0.0% -8.8% 24 24
27 Lamborghini 30 0.0% -6.3% 27 113 0.0% -24.7% 27 27
28 Jaguar 24 0.0% 200.0% 28 87 0.0% -58.4% 29 28
29 Rolls-Royce 22 0.0% -4.3% 29 101 0.0% 1.0% 28 29
30 DS 8 0.0% new 30 41 0.0% new 30  –
31 Citroen 0 0.0% -100.0% 31 39 0.0% -79.6% 31 25
 – Total local manufacturers 119,807 83.6% -3.5%  – 547,733 83.5% -11.6%  –  –
 – Total foreign manufacturers 23,512 16.4% -2.4%  – 108,314 16.5% -10.9%  –  –
 – Total market 143,319 100.0% -3.3%  – 656,047 100.0% -11.5%  –  –

South Korea May 2022 – local models:

Pos Model May-22 /21 Apr Apr-22 2022 /21 Pos FY21
1 Hyundai Porter 8,299 19.8% 1 8,423 34,868 -18.7% 1 1
2 Hyundai Grandeur 7,602 -2.6% 5 5,192 25,753 -40.6% 4 2
3 Kia Bongo 5,655 23.3% 2 6,402 27,415 -2.2% 2 7
4 Kia Carnival 5,485 -24.0% 6 5,121 21,912 -44.3% 8 3
5 Kia Sorento 5,356 -22.2% 4 5,551 26,184 -22.7% 3 5
6 Hyundai Avante 4,918 -26.6% 3 6,382 24,326 -29.0% 5 4
7 Kia Sportage 4,542 443.3% 7 4,556 22,253 319.9% 7 16
8 Hyundai Casper 4,402 new 15 3,420 18,799 new 10 34
9 Genesis G80 4,330 -22.5% 12 4,023 22,476 -10.8% 6 9
10 Hyundai Palisade 4,110 -18.5% 8 4,461 21,274 -13.4% 9 10
11 Hyundai Sonata 3,990 -22.2% 11 4,165 18,684 -28.8% 11 6
12 Kia Ray 3,788 5.0% 13 3,993 18,163 18.8% 12 18
13 Hyundai Tucson 3,722 24.6% 10 4,175 16,940 -32.4% 14 11
14 Kia K8 3,636 -34.7% 9 4,176 16,032 -1.6% 15 12
15 Hyundai Ioniq 5 3,054 59.1% 18 2,963 13,596 568.8% 17 24
16 Hyundai Staria 2,914 -9.8% 21 2,387 12,264 261.8% 20 21
17 Kia Niro 2,890 66.0% 14 3,613 12,709 99.3% 18 25
18 Kia Seltos 2,864 -9.8% 16 3,364 17,500 -2.1% 13 15
19 Kia EV6 2,864 new 17 2,976 10,350 new 23 32
20 Genesis GV70 2,859 -34.1% 25 2,100 11,873 -36.0% 21 14
21 Kia K5 2,618 -56.6% 20 2,624 13,788 -54.8% 16 8
22 Hyundai Santa Fe 2,477 -28.8% 26 1,997 10,173 -46.3% 24 13
23 Genesis G90 2,329 251.8% 24 2,129 7,506 145.2% 28 41
24 Kia Morning 2,258 -23.9% 19 2,790 11,841 -21.4% 22 19
25 Samsung XM3 1,907 93.8% 33 1,104 7,015 7.6% 29 28
26 SsangYong Rexton Sports 1,877 -16.0% 23 2,310 12,515 55.5% 19 22
27 Kia K3 1,726 -45.2% 22 2,351 9,462 -7.1% 26 20
28 Genesis GV80 1,635 6.8% 27 1,753 9,005 -5.0% 27 23
29 SsangYong Tivoli 1,342 -4.2% 29 1,421 6,288 -2.6% 30 29
30 Hyundai Nexo 1,270 68.0% 31 1,294 3,978 8.5% 34 35
31 Samsung QM6 1,248 -59.5% 34 847 9,513 -31.6% 25 17
32 Chevrolet Spark 1,247 -24.3% 30 1,363 4,535 -49.9% 33 27
33 Kia Mohave 1,208 -2.8% 28 1,497 4,913 -12.8% 32 33
34 Chevrolet Trailblazer 876 -34.5% 32 1,109 5,485 -31.1% 31 26
35 Hyundai Venue 776 -22.5% 36 790 3,779 -35.2% 35 30
36 Hyundai Kona 759 -4.9% 37 773 3,693 -46.7% 36 31
37 SsangYong Korando 726 -5.1% 38 771 3,206 -7.1% 37 36
38 Genesis GV60 724 new 35 796 2,731 new 39 52
39 Samsung SM6 553 149.1% 43 223 1,386 15.9% 43 44
40 Kia K9 419 -16.9% 39 664 3,108 39.1% 38 39
41 Genesis G70 357 -61.1% 40 489 2,360 -32.5% 40 37
42 SsangYong Rexton 330 -40.5% 41 307 1,475 -49.9% 41 40
43 Chevrolet Colorado 320 400.0% 47 74 1,403 16.1% 42 42
44 Kia Stinger 206 -18.3% 42 235 989 -37.6% 44 45
45 Chevrolet Trax 107 -69.5% 44 134 652 -62.1% 45 47
46 Chevrolet Tahoe 100 new 50 58 158 new 49  –
47 Chevrolet Malibu 57 -75.8% 45 110 583 -57.6% 46 46
48 Hyundai Veloster 34 -63.4% 53 22 133 -55.5% 51 56
49 Chevrolet Bolt EUV 21 new 49 59 80 new 54  –
50 Renault Samsung Master 18 -68.4% 46 82 286 -24.1% 48 50
51 Chevrolet Corvette/Camaro 17 54.5% 54 10 64 56.1% 55 60
52 Chevrolet Traverse 12 -96.0% 51 34 149 -89.6% 50 43
53 Chevrolet Equinox 9 800.0%  – 9 -98.4% 56 55
54 Renault Samsung Zoe 2 -98.1% 48 72 403 26.3% 47 54
55 Chevrolet Bolt 2 -99.3%  – 2 -99.7% 57 53
56 Renault Samsung Twizy 0 -100.0%  – 0 112 -48.4% 52 58
57 Ssangyong Rexton Emotion 0 new 52 30 108 new 53  –

South Korea May 2022 – foreign models:

Pos Model May-22 /21 Apr 2022 /21 Pos FY21
1 Mercedes E Class 3,526 47.7% 1 13,777 1.7% 1 1
2 BMW 5 Series 1,765 -16.7% 2 9,586 6.9% 2 2
3 Mercedes S Class 962 -42.3% 3 6,363 125.4% 3 4
4 Tesla Model Y 960 -71.2% n/a 965 -71.1% 31 6
5 Tesla Model 3 920 630.2% n/a 3,618 8.7% 4 5
6 Audi A6 840 n/a 12 2,383 -50.0% 8 3
7 BMW 3 Series 675 11.8% 5 3,269 -9.6% 5 7
8 Mercedes GLE 559 -18.5% 22 2,509 -21.0% 7 8
9 BMW X5 539 0.7% 11 2,729 17.2% 6 11
10 BMW X3 514 7.5% 9 2,342 14.6% 9 14
11 VW Arteon 507 894.1% 30 1,067 -4.9% 28 n/a
12 Mercedes CLS 486 45.5% 16 1,432 -27.9% 20 25
13 BMW X6 430 4.4% 19 1,741 -2.8% 13 21
14 Mercedes C Class 428 32.5% 4 1,876 62.3% 12 35
15 Mini Cooper Hatch 411 -27.3% 28 1,725 -22.2% 14 12
16 VW Tiguan 370 103.3% 34 1,476 -35.1% 18 15
17 Mercedes A Class 367 13.6% 45 1,177 -56.8% 26 18
18 BMW X1 344 631.9% 25 1,180 0.1% 25 45
19 BMW 6 Series 336 7.3% 6 1,721 9.2% 15 26
20 Jeep Wrangler 333 18.1% 18 804 -39.2% 39 29
21 BMW X7 320 -39.5% 26 1,924 13.2% 10 19
22 Chevrolet Colorado 320 400.0% n/a 1,403 16.1% 21 22
23 Mini Clubman 303 4.8% 43 964 -21.2% 32 34
24 Volvo XC90 300 143.9% 40 780 59.8% 41 n/a
25 Lexus ES 298 -57.4% 13 1,902 -24.6% 11 9
26 Toyota RAV4 297 130.2% 20 598 -25.1% 48 40
27 Mercedes GLS 291 36.0% 39 852 34.4% 37 n/a
28 Lincoln Nautilus 289 425.5% n/a 381 592.7% 58 n/a
29 BMW X4 284 -11.0% 33 1,597 17.2% 16 20
30 Ford Bronco 268 new n/a 297 new 66  –
31 BMW 7 Series 250 -24.0% 14 1,220 -7.2% 23 33
32 Lincoln Aviator 220 49.7% 46 753 -22.7% 43 48
33 BMW 1 Series 218 50.3% n/a 723 -28.3% 44 38
34 Volvo XC60 198 -25.8% 36 1,126 -19.6% 27 27
35 Mercedes GLC 194 -70.4% 15 1,370 -59.3% 22 10
36 Porsche Taycan 187 15.4% 48 707 7.4% 45 n/a
37 Mini Countryman 183 -23.4% 29 1,187 -15.9% 24 30
38 Porsche Cayenne 182 -46.9% 23 1,458 -35.4% 19 24
39 Audi A5 182 420.0% n/a 234 18.2% 72 n/a
40 Mercedes GLB 161 -48.6% 7 989 27.4% 30 n/a
41 Volvo XC40 156 -44.1% 17 1,010 -16.5% 29 31
42 Polestar 2 150 new 8 879 new 35  –
43 Mercedes AMG GT 150 -43.4% 35 522 -23.3% 50 49
44 Porsche 911 143 -15.9% 37 678 35.1% 46 n/a
45 Jeep Grand Cherokee 130 -17.2% n/a 456 -42.7% 54 43
46 BMW Z4 126 168.1% n/a 247 425.5% 70 n/a
47 BMW i4 120 new 24 402 new 57  –
48 BMW 4 Series 119 -26.5% n/a 516 1.8% 51 n/a
49 Honda CR-V 118 -29.8% n/a 415 -24.7% 56 n/a
50 Audi A7 114 -28.3% n/a 626 -37.8% 47 n/a

Source: KAIDA, Manufacturers

Next Post

Stress-free side hustle? Make extra cash by renting out your car, boat, bike or pool

Anxious about dollars and funds? With discuss of a achievable recession, inventory market worries and worries all over increasing inflation, it is no surprise people are experience a small pinched right about now. It’s possible you are even pondering of choosing up a facet hustle – or two – to […]