Toyota Camry Won Korean Title

February 4, 2013 at 9:44 am

Toyota Camry sedan named the best car of the 2013th year in Korea. Hyundai is in deep shock! Until recently, the Korean market was virtually closed to foreign car-makers, this had been done to maintain its own auto industry. But now all the barriers are removed, and this is quite fair, because Kia and Hyundai cars are sold in the markets of Europe, Asia and America.

2013 Toyota Camry

2013 Toyota Camry Model Photo

Japan’s Toyota has entered the South Korean market only in 2010. In 2011, it sold 5,020 cars of different Toyota model, and in 2012 that number had more than doubled to 10 795 pieces. Despite competition from the German car industry, the Japanese managed to increase its market share from 4.78 to 8.25 percent.

2013 Toyota Camry

2013 Toyota Camry Front Side Photo

But the real victory in South Korea Toyota has made a few days ago, when the Camry sedan was named the “Car of the 2013 year in Korea.” Obtaining such a title was a big surprise even for the Toyota, not to mention the local carmakers. Last year, the honorary title went to model i40, produced by Hyundai, the year before – Kia K5 Particularly strong disappointment about the victory of Japanese company was projected from the Hyundai side. The representative of the Korean auto giant in an interview with local newspaper even said: “We are puzzled. It would be much better if the title of the best Korean car has won the Korean car.”

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