[THE INVESTOR] The number of Hyundai Motor ’s sport utility vehicles sold in South Korea has broken the 2 million mark, industry data showed on July 5.
Hyundai is the first South Korean carmaker to sell more than 2 million SUVs in the local market.
According to industry data, a total of just under 2.012 million units of Hyundai SUVs have been sold here since 1991 when the carmaker introduced its first SUV — the Galloper based on Mitsubishi Pajero.
Apart from the Galloper, Hyundai has rolled out five other SUV models — Terracan, Veracruz, Santa Fe, Tucson and Maxcruz. The Galloper, Terracan and Veracruz have since been discontinued.
By model, the Santa Fe is Hyundai’s best-selling SUV.
Since the first Santa Fe was launched in 2000, 965,340 units of the vehicle have been sold in Korea.