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Hyundai Motor Group green car sales above 1m

Hyundai Motor Group green car sales above 1m

This file photo shows the GV60 electric SUV built on the E-GMP platform. (Hyundai engine)

Hyundai Motor Group’s cumulative sales of eco-friendly vehicles crossed the 1 million mark in July, 13 years after its entry into the green car market, data showed Monday.

The automaker said its two automakers – Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Corp. – sold 29,484 eco-friendly vehicles in July alone, increasing their cumulative sales to 1,024 million.

The milestone came after Hyundai Motor Group entered the eco-vehicle market in July 2009 by launching the hybrid model of its Avante subcompact.

Hyundai Motor, the largest automaker in South Korea, posted cumulative sales of 556,854 units, with Kia accounting for the rest.

Hyundai Motor’s Grandeur Hybrid, which debuted in 2013, was the best-selling green car with cumulative sales of approximately 184,000 units.

Kia’s hybrid Niro model followed with some 126,500, followed by the Sonata hybrid with about 98,300.

Hyundai Motor Group said sales of eco-friendly vehicles are likely to grow further amid the growing popularity of electric vehicles. (Yonhap)

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