Hyundai is second-biggest importer of cars to Russia

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Hyundai is second-biggest importer of cars to Russia

Korea’s top automaker Hyundai Motor Co. was the No. 2 seller of vehicles in the Russian imported car market last year, with its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. ranking fourth, industry data showed yesterday.

Hyundai Motor sold a total of 163,447 passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in the Russian market last year, trailing only General Motors Co., according to the data.

In the overall Russian car market, including foreign and domestic brands, Hyundai Motor placed third, after Russian carmaker AvtoVAZ and GM.

Kia Motors shipped 152,873 units to Russia last year, becoming the fourth-largest seller of imported vehicles and following French carmaker Renault.

The combined Russian market share of Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, the flagships of the world’s fifth-largest automaker Hyundai Motor Group, rose to 11.9 percent last year from 10 percent a year earlier, according to the data.

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