Hyundai hits quarter-million mark for car sales in China

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Hyundai hits quarter-million mark for car sales in China

Hyundai Motor sold more than 250,000 vehicles in China this year, a market research company said yesterday, indicating that Korea’s largest automaker has managed to maintain growth in the world’s largest auto market.

According to LMC Automotive, a global research firm for the automotive industry, the company sold 252,259 units in China during the January-April period, up 2 percent on-year.

In April of this year, it sold 67,002 units, a 5 percent increase from a year earlier.

The growth was attributed to the automaker’s steady sellers including its Sonata YF.

Hyundai Motor said 34,944 units of the model were sold in China during the first four months of 2012, making it China’s sixth-most-sold intermediate sedan.

A total of 72,065 Sonata YFs were sold in China last year, topping the 70,000-mark within eight months of its April release.

The data from LMC Automotive showed the Sonata YF is competing closely with other popular mid-sized cars, such as Volkswagen’s Magotan and Toyota’s Camry.

Yonhap

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