The Best Hyundai Motor Company
One out of 10 cars sold in Europe in the first half of this year were from Hyundai Motor Group, the report showed. With the performance of other automakers generally sluggish due to supply and demand difficulties for automotive semiconductors, Hyundai Motor and Kia rather increased their sales, setting a semi-annual record in the European market, and their ranking also jumped to third place, beating Renault.
According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) on the 15th, Hyundai Motor Group sold a total of 556,369 units in Europe in the first half of this year. Hyundai Motor has 263,005 units and Kia 393,364 units.
Hyundai Motor Group’s sales rose 12.6 percent from the first half of last year. Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors increased 8.2 percent and 16.8 percent, respectively. In particular, sales in the first half of the year are the highest ever. The previous record was 555,062 units in the first half of 2018.
Hyundai Motor Group did well, but the European market in the first half of this year was 5,597,656 units, down 13.7 percent from the same period last year.
As a result, Hyundai Motor Group’s market share in Europe reached 9.9 percent, up 2.3 percentage points from the first half of last year. As a result, Hyundai Motor Group ranked third after Volkswagen Group (24.1%) and Stellantis (19.4%). Renault Group fell one notch to fourth place with 9.3 percent.
Hyundai Motor Group’s most sold vehicles were Kia Seed, a European strategic model, with 78,890 vehicles (48,594 in general and 32,96 in crossover utility vehicles). It was followed by 72,400 Kia Sportage, 63,242 Hyundai Motor Tucson, 43,680 Hyundai Motor Kona, and 42,593 Kia Niro.
77,975 electric vehicles were sold, up 39.6% from the same period last year. By car type, there were 22,889 Niro EVs, 18,385 Kona Electrics, 15,927 Kia EVs, and 514,801 IONICs.