Korean Automakers Top Russian Market

Hyundai and affiliate Kia have overtaken AvtoVAZ, Russia's largest carmaker and the perennial leader in the Russian automobile market, for the first time in Russia.

They sold 33,777 cars in Russia this June, beating the 30,114 sold by AvtoVAZ. This is the first time ever that the Korean car giant has outpaced its Russian rival in monthly sales since its arrival there in 1990.

Hyundai and Kia took up a combined 16.9 percent of the market, surpassing AvtoVAZ's 15.1 percent.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 14, 2014 11:20 KST