South Korean automakers kicked butt, took names in 2005
The tally includes vehicles produced in overseas assembly plants, like the new Sonata that is produced at Hyundai’s U.S. plant in Montgomery, Alabama. The country’s automotive exports grew 19.1 percent last year to 4.09 million vehicles, while the local economy consumed 1.13 million vehicles, a 4.3-percent increase that represents the first time in three years domestic sales have risen in South Korea.
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