Samsung QM6 up to #10, Ssangyong Torres arrives, market off -10.6% – Best Selling Cars Blog

The Ssangyong Torres has landed in the South Korean charts.

New car sales in South Korea drop -10.6% year-on-year in June to 143,848 units, including 121,153 local vehicles (-10.1%) and 22,695 foreigners (-13.3%). The year-to-date tally is now off -11.3% to 799,895 sales, that includes 668,886 locals (-11.3%) and 131,009 foreigners (-11.3%). Hyundai (-13%) manages two consecutive pole positions for the first time this year with 33.6% share, in line with its YTD level of 33.4%. Kia (+31.4%) is just above 3,000 sales below at 31.4% share vs. 32.8% so far this year. Genesis (-13.1%) brilliantly remains in third place while Renault Samsung (+34%) surges three spots on May to #4. BMW (-0.8%) overtakes Mercedes (-14.4%) to become the best-selling foreign brand in South Korea for the month. Ssangyong (-19.9%) is now eagerly awaiting the first full month of sales  of the new Torres – appearing in the ranking this month at #51 – for which there are 25,000 pre-orders. It should enable the brand to sell over 10,000 units per month for a while. GM Korea (-22.8%), Audi (+3%) and Volvo (-10%) complete the Top 10.

In the local models ranking, the Hyundai Grandeur (-16.5%) lodges its 2nd win in the past four months and climbs two spots to #2 YTD as a result. Still by far #1 over H1 2022, the Hyundai Porter (-24.2%) ranks 2nd in June while the Palisade (+16%) enjoys the effect of its facelift and ensures the podium is 100% Hyundai. The Kia Sorento (-8%) and Carnival (-16.4%) complete the Top 5, note 72.8% of Sorento sales go to the hybrid variant. Below a weak Hyundai Sonata (-23%) however up five ranks on last month to #6, the Kia Sportage (+280.2%) continues to surf of the success of its drastically different new generation, with the hybrid model accounting for 53.3% of its June volume. The Hyundai Casper stays at a record 8th place above the Kia Bongo (-26%). The Samsung QM6 (aka Renault Koleos) surges 24% year-on-year and 21 spots month-on-month to break into the Top 10 for the first time since June 2020. The reason behind this sudden success is the LPG model accounting for 62.8% of the mode’s sales for the month as interest in LPG vehicles has increased due to high petrol prices.

Previous month: South Korea May 2022: Hyundai Casper breaks records in market edging down -3.3%

Oe year ago: South Korea June 2021: Hyundai Ioniq 5 up to #15 in market down -21%

Full June 2022 Top 30 All brands and Top 55 All local models below.

South Korea June 2022 – brands:

Pos Brand Jun-22 % /21 May 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Hyundai 48,302 33.6% -13.0% 1 267,237 33.4% -14.7% 1 1
2 Kia 45,110 31.4% -8.5% 2 262,532 32.8% -5.7% 2 2
3 Genesis 11,208 7.8% -13.1% 3 67,159 8.4% -7.6% 3 3
4 Renault Samsung 7,515 5.2% 34.0% 7 26,230 3.3% -9.0% 7 6
5 BMW 6,449 4.5% -0.8% 5 37,552 4.7% 3.6% 5 5
6 Mercedes 5,845 4.1% -14.4% 4 39,197 4.9% -7.1% 4 4
7 Ssangyong 4,585 3.2% -19.9% 6 28,177 3.5% 5.8% 6 7
8 GM Korea 4,433 3.1% -22.8% 8 17,551 2.2% -47.1% 8 8
9 Audi 1,903 1.3% 3.0% 9 8,470 1.1% -21.6% 9 9
10 Volvo 1,306 0.9% -10.0% 12 7,013 0.9% -8.1% 10 10
11 Volkswagen 1,099 0.8% -34.1% 10 6,502 0.8% -25.7% 11 11
12 Mini 1,086 0.8% -9.3% 11 5,776 0.7% -6.4% 12 12
13 Lexus 734 0.5% -30.4% 19 3,144 0.4% -35.4% 15 14
14 Porsche 669 0.5% -30.8% 13 4,694 0.6% -12.5% 13 16
15 Jeep 644 0.4% -43.2% 14 3,280 0.4% -44.7% 14 13
16 Toyota 626 0.4% -11.8% 16 2,863 0.4% -11.0% 16 18
17 Chevrolet 625 0.4% -20.8% 18 2,654 0.3% -45.0% 17 15
18 Honda 469 0.3% 53.8% 20 1,602 0.2% -5.0% 20 19
19 Ford 378 0.3% -45.1% 17 1,982 0.2% -44.7% 18 17
20 Lincoln 213 0.1% -10.1% 15 1,605 0.2% -24.5% 19 20
21 Land Rover 182 0.1% -29.5% 22 1,258 0.2% -11.4% 21 21
22 Peugeot 124 0.1% -45.6% 23 970 0.1% -9.9% 22 22
23 Bentley 80 0.1% 31.1% 24 343 0.0% 64.9% 26 26
24 Cadillac 70 0.0% -9.1% 25 351 0.0% -30.1% 25 23
25 Maserati 60 0.0% -21.1% 26 360 0.0% -11.1% 24 24
26 Polestar 57 0.0% new 21 936 0.1% new 23  –
27 Lamborghini 35 0.0% 16.7% 27 148 0.0% -17.8% 27 27
28 Jaguar 20 0.0% -16.7% 28 107 0.0% -54.1% 29 28
29 Rolls-Royce 18 0.0% -25.0% 29 119 0.0% -4.0% 28 29
30 DS 3 0.0% new 30 44 0.0% new 30  –
31 Citroen 0 0.0% -100.0%  – 39 0.0% -82.7% 31 25
 – Total local manufacturers 121,153 84.2% -10.1%  – 668,886 83.6% -11.3%  –  –
 – Total foreign manufacturers 22,695 15.8% -13.3%  – 131,009 16.4% -11.3%  –  –
 – Total market 143,848 100.0% -10.6%  – 799,895 100.0% -11.3%  –  –

South Korea June 2022 – local models:

Pos Model Jun-22 /21 May 2022 /21 Pos FY21
1 Hyundai Grandeur 7,919 -16.5% 2 33,672 -36.3% 2 2
2 Hyundai Porter 6,980 -24.2% 1 41,848 -19.7% 1 1
3 Hyundai Palisade 5,760 16.0% 10 27,034 -8.5% 7 10
4 Kia Sorento 5,593 -8.0% 5 31,777 -20.5% 4 5
5 Kia Carnival 5,590 -16.4% 4 27,502 -40.2% 6 3
6 Hyundai Sonata 4,717 -23.0% 11 23,401 -27.7% 10 6
7 Kia Sportage 4,513 280.2% 7 26,766 312.7% 8 16
8 Hyundai Casper 4,401 new 8 23,200 new 11 34
9 Kia Bongo 4,386 -26.0% 3 31,801 -6.3% 3 7
10 Samsung QM6 4,386 24.0% 31 13,899 -20.3% 23 17
11 Kia K8 4,012 -26.7% 14 20,044 -7.9% 14 12
12 Kia Niro 3,821 65.3% 17 16,530 90.3% 16 25
13 Kia Ray 3,812 18.3% 12 21,975 18.7% 12 18
14 Genesis G80 3,630 -32.2% 9 26,106 -14.6% 9 9
15 Hyundai Avante 3,310 -44.6% 6 27,636 -31.3% 5 4
16 Kia Seltos 3,261 -19.9% 19 20,760 -5.4% 13 15
17 Hyundai Santa Fe 2,913 4.8% 22 13,086 -39.8% 24 13
18 Hyundai Tucson 2,864 -14.2% 13 19,804 -30.2% 15 11
19 Samsung XM3 2,596 65.9% 25 9,611 18.9% 29 28
20 Genesis G90 2,456 517.1% 23 9,962 188.0% 28 41
21 Hyundai Staria 2,451 -43.1% 16 14,715 91.3% 19 21
22 Kia Morning 2,414 -27.9% 24 14,255 -22.6% 21 19
23 Kia K5 2,352 -59.7% 21 16,140 -55.6% 17 8
24 Genesis GV70 2,219 -46.4% 20 14,092 -37.9% 22 14
25 SsangYong Rexton Sports 2,135 -23.9% 26 14,650 35.0% 20 22
26 Chevrolet Trailblazer 1,987 -25.6% 34 7,472 -29.7% 31 26
27 Kia EV6 1,808 new 18 12,158 new 25 32
28 Genesis GV80 1,745 -15.7% 28 10,750 -6.9% 27 23
29 Kia K3 1,610 -47.1% 27 11,072 -16.3% 26 20
30 SsangYong Tivoli 1,515 -3.7% 29 7,803 -2.8% 30 29
31 Hyundai Ioniq 5 1,507 -58.9% 15 15,103 165.0% 18 24
32 Chevrolet Spark 1,205 -24.8% 32 5,740 -46.1% 33 27
33 Kia Mohave 1,095 17.5% 33 6,008 -8.5% 32 33
34 Hyundai Nexo 907 20.8% 30 4,885 10.6% 34 35
35 Hyundai Venue 896 -36.8% 35 4,675 -35.5% 35 30
36 Hyundai Kona 758 18.6% 36 4,451 -41.2% 36 31
37 Genesis GV60 670 new 38 3,401 new 39 52
38 SsangYong Korando 588 -36.3% 37 3,794 -13.3% 37 36
39 Genesis G70 488 -48.2% 41 2,848 -35.8% 40 37
40 Kia K9 453 -26.2% 40 3,561 25.0% 38 39
41 Samsung SM6 389 104.7% 39 1,775 28.1% 42 44
42 SsangYong Rexton 314 -25.4% 42 1,789 -46.9% 41 40
43 Chevrolet Equinox 299 n/a 53 308 -43.7% 50 55
44 Chevrolet Malibu 271 -22.3% 47 854 -50.5% 45 46
45 Chevrolet Colorado 264 31.3% 43 1,667 18.3% 43 42
46 Chevrolet Traverse 229 -19.1% 52 378 -77.9% 49 43
47 Kia Stinger 184 -31.6% 44 1,173 -36.7% 44 45
48 Renault Samsung Master 143 210.9% 50 429 1.4% 47 50
49 Chevrolet Trax 112 -60.7% 45 764 -61.9% 46 47
50 Chevrolet Tahoe 63 new 46 221 new 51  –
51 Ssangyong Torres 33 new  – 33 new 57  –
52 Hyundai Veloster 29 -38.3% 48 162 -53.2% 52 56
53 Renault Samsung Zoe 1 -99.0% 54 404 -3.6% 48 54
54 Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1 new 49 81 new 55  –
55 Chevrolet Corvette/Camaro 1 -85.7% 51 65 35.4% 56 60
56 Renault Samsung Twizy 0 -100.0%  – 112 -52.1% 53 58
57 Ssangyong Rexton Emotion 0 new  – 108 new 54  –
58 Chevrolet Bolt 0 -100.0% 55 2 -99.8% 58 53

Source: Manufacturers