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WESTERN EUROPE - Koreans pack a powerful punch
Hyundai-Kia still outperforms shrinking European car market
Published: Wed, 18 July 2012 16:39:12 GMT
 

By any measure, some of the most outstanding and seemingly unwavering inroads were made by Korean carmaker Hyundai-Kia.

Almost regardless of the marketís steadily deteriorating conditions, Hyundai-Kia continued to press ahead with its determined quest for the largest possible slice of the market.
 

5.5%
Hyundai/Kia's West European market share after 6 months


Some ardent market observers, when asked by AID to comment on Hyundai-Kiaís continuing strong gains in Europeís steadily weakening car market, believe that the zest to beat some of Europeís best volume car rivals at their own game is one driving force.

To that should be added their burning desire to better the historical growth path set earlier by their Japanese rivals
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Hyundai grill white
Hyundai/Kia continue to make gains in Europe's backyard
 


DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

EUROPEAN new CAR sales by MARKET:
European new car sales by country June 2012 v JUNE 2011
European new car sales by country 6-Months 2012 v 6-Months 2011

WEST EUROPEAN new CAR sales by manufacturer and marque:
W. European new car sales by manufacturer and marque JUNE 2012 v JUNE 2011
W. European new car sales by manufacturer and marque 6-Mths '12 v 6-Mths '11

 

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