Monday, January 23, 2017

Car Features - Korean Branded Cars Not Sold in South Korea

Not as diverse as Japan's or China's, the Korean (we mean South Korea) car market is one of the largest. With some five or six homegrown brands accounting most of their market, most of their vehicles are sold worldwide. However, there are some Korean branded vehicles that are not sold in South Korea for certain reasons.

In this article, we shall discover Korean branded vehicles sold in the outside their country but not marketed in their home country. This covers brands such as Hyundai (and their Genesis sub-brand), Kia, Ssangyong, GM Korea, and Renault Samsung if such vehicles are covered.

Vehicle: Hyundai Eon
Origin: India (although it had R&D in Korea)
Availability: 2011-Current

Vehicle: Hyundai i10
Origin: India
Availability: 2008-Current

Vehicle: Hyundai i20
Origin: Germany
Availability: 2008-Current

Vehicle: Hyundai Creta
Origin: China
Availability: 2014-Current

Vehicle: Hyundai ix20
Origin: Czech Republic
Availability: 2010-Current

Vehicle: Hyundai Entourage
Origin: South Korea, but sold for North America
Availability: 2006-2009
*This is just a Kia Carnival with Hyundai badges

Vehicle: Kia Cee'd
Origin: Slovakia
Availability: 2006-Current

Vehicle: Kia Venga
Origin: Slovakia
Availability: 2009-Current

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