Monthly increase rises
In March 2015, the sales volume of Hyundai Motorâ€™s passenger cars in China (excluding imported cars, the same below) was 102,552. In March of last year, sales of its sales vehicles in China were 95,002, an increase of 7.9% year-on-year. This means that in March Hyundai Motor resumed sales growth again in the Chinese market.
In the first quarter of this year, Hyundai Motor sold a total of 279,873 vehicles in the Chinese market, compared with 284,222 vehicles in the same period of last year, a slight decrease of 1.5% year-on-year.
In March, Kia Motors sold 59,001 passenger cars in China. In March last year, sales of its Kia Motors sales in China were 52,508, an increase of 12.4% year-on-year.
In the first quarter, Kia Motors sold a total of 159,655 vehicles in China. In the same period of 2014, it was 155,928 vehicles, which was a year-on-year increase of 2.4%.
Consolidating the sales of the two subsidiaries, Hyundai Motor Group sold 161,553 vehicles in China in March 2015. In March 2014, it had 147,510 units, an increase of 9.5% year-on-year. In the first quarter, it sold 439,528 vehicles, compared with 440 in the same period of 2014. 150 vehicles, a slight drop of 0.1% year-on-year.
From a global perspective, in March, Hyundai Motor Group's global passenger vehicle sales reached 713,475 units, of which Hyundai Motor sold 436,819 units, an increase of 0.8% year-on-year, and Kia Motors sold 276,656 units, a year-on-year increase of 1.8. %.
Vehicle sales: Sonata 9 Hot
In late March of this year, the ninth-generation Hyundai Sonata was launched in China. The car sold 6,345 vehicles that month, which is almost equivalent to the monthly sales of Sonata in previous months.
In terms of SUV, the compact ix35 sold 10,845 units in March this year, and the small-size SUV ix25 also approached 10,000 units, reaching 9,049 units.
In terms of KIA, K3 and K2 sales last month reached 16,107 units and 12,351 units respectively; the combined sales of K4 and K5 have already reached 10,000 units.
On the Kia SUV, SUV Zhirun sold a total of 7,382 units; on March 12, the newly listed KX3 sold 4,610 units in just over half a month.