Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s fifth-largest automotive manufacture, said Thursday that its sales in the U.S. for the month of August reached 124,670–a 5.5 percent gain over last year and a new sales record for the company since it started selling cars in the U.S. in 1986.
The boost in sales was welcome news from the company as global sales for Hyundai and Kia dropped last month to 357,698 vehicles, a loss of 5.9 percent from the year before.
“Sales continued to gain momentum as the month progressed, and we finished the Labor Day holiday weekend strong,” the company said in a statement.
An all-new Sonata, Genesis and crossover vehicles played a big part in pushing the numbers up last month. Hyundai’s Santa Fe and Tucson CUV also saw a sales increase of 15 and 35 percent, respectively, while the Sonata rose 25 percent and the Genesis 15 percent.
Hyundai’s subdivision Kia, said sales of cars such as the Soul, Optima and Sportage led their growth, with the Soul boxy selling 15,069, which was up from 10,017 a year earlier.
The country’s top court has sentenced a South Korean man to 12 years in prison for attempting to murder the U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert.
The Kim Young-ran anti-graft law is taking in effect starting today. The law aims to prevent government employees and various officials from receiving bribes.
Busan Subway Lines 1, 2 and 3 have begun emergency services today due to a general strike of the Busan Metro Labor Union.
Schedules are up, books are printed and available, and tickets go on sale this Thursday at 2 p.m. It’s time to pull out the scratch pad and start planning your week.
Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart have been confirmed as guests for the 21st Busan International Film Festival.
The Busan One Asia Festival is offering free admissions to Taste Busan and the Korean Wave Star & Beauty Collection for foreign guests at BEXCO.
Cancer remained the leading cause of death in South Korea in 2015, with fatalities from pneumonia rising sharply amid a rapidly aging population, government data showed Tuesday.
Busan Heritage Night is the second most popular of the 10 nighttime tour programs launched by the Cultural Heritage Authority (CHA) this year.
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A new survey by MasterCard shows that Seoul is once again the 10th most popular city for travel in the world.
Busan’s neighbor to the north has a lot going for it for a fun weekend that’s not so far from home.
While many head to Thailand in search of its magnificent culture, Chiang Mai is a great place to start and one of her best offerings are her awesome temples, known as “Wats”.
North Korea’s goalkeeper gives up one of the worst goals ever — to the opponent’s goalkeeper in an AFC U-16 championship match.
A 29-year-old woman was seriously injured this month when a bungee jump operator failed to secure her rope to the safety hook.
Suyeong-gu Office runs the Stand Up Paddle Board Academy at Gwangalli Beach in September and October.