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Hyundai-KIA wants to sell more than 8.25 million cars in 2017! Is this a real target

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors forecast global sales to rebound in 2017 by a stronger-than-expected 5 percent, after posting their first annual sales fall in nearly two decades last year.

Hyundai-KIA wants to sell more than 8.25 million cars in 2017! Is this a real target

Sales could get a lift this year with emerging markets such as Russia stabilizing, and with Hyundai and Kia Motors gearing up to boost supply to the United States and China, analysts said.


But margins could come under pressure as the South Korean duo - which together rank fifth in global sales - plan to add capacity in China and Mexico, just as many analysts expect those markets and the United States to slow.



"With the global economy continuing its low growth, trade protectionism spreading and competition intensifying in the automobile industry, uncertainty is growing more than ever," Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Mong-koo said in his New Year message to employees on Monday.


The 78-year-old chief said the automakers will launch more than 10 new models every year, including a new SUV for advanced markets and a Genesis G70 sedan this year.


The projected 5 percent rise in global sales for 2017 to 8.25 million vehicles easily beats the 1.9 percent rise forecast earlier by Hyundai Motor Group's own think-tank.





Author: AL
Source: Autolatest & Autonews

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