November 2000


Car production in South Korea, ranking of makes:

Brand/marque/Marke Production
1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Passenger cars/VP/PKW:
1 Hyundai 701,654 774,949 892,692 966,283 1,037,706 975,626 586,702 947,317
2 Daewoo 172,484 293,247 332,436 445,889 442,722 603,631 380,633 672,766
3 Kia 315,459 405,081 394,354 451,769 512,514 465,738 280,053 549,208
4 Daewoo H.I. 66,316 54,143 52,770 51,872 161,508 132,796 226,836 56,187
5 Hyundai Precision Ind. 3,006 36,083 39,430 41,140 60,228 71,326 74,938 49,498
6 Samsung  -  -  -  -  -  - 41,593 6,362
7 Ssangyong 19,057 19,256 41,629 40,492 43,757 56,329 32,643 74,412
8 Asia 7,518 9,910 4,902 5,701 6,274 3,030 1,727 5,985
Light Commercial Vehicles/VU Légers/Leichtnutzfahrzeuge (2-6T GVW):
1 Hyundai              169,932  248,515
2 Kia              77,230  116,776
3 Ssangyong              11,521  23,782
4 Asia              6,329  876
5 Daewoo              -  686
Trucks/Véhicules utilitaires/Nutzfahrzeuge (> 6T GVW):
1 Hyundai     19,646 19,139 23,525 22,513  7,348  16,405
2 Kia     10,818 17,046 19,406 11,061  5,779  10,072
3 Asia     8,655 8,981 9,056 6,348  2,733  1,052
4 Daewoo         7,187 5,231  1,004  1,102
5 Ssangyong         4,393 1,890    
Buses/autobus/Busse:
1 Hyundai     5,237 4,778 6,719 8,192  4,890  5,161
2 Daewoo     4,273 4,497 4,859 4,033  3,169  4,237
3 Kia     3,485 2,913 3,629 2,530  1,920  1,763



Compiled from:
Auto Katalog No. 44 (2000/2001), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 2000;
Auto Katalog No. 43 (1999/2000), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1999;
Auto Katalog No. 42 (1998/99), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1998;
Auto Katalog No. 41 (1997/98), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1997;
Auto Katalog No. 38 (1994/95), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1994;
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog 2001, No. 30, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 2000;
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog '99, No. 28, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1998;
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog '97, No. 26, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1996;


Korean car links:

Daewoo Motor
Hyundai Motor
Kia Motors


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