South Korean car makers produce the fifth largest number of car units in the world. A car from South Korea will have some horsepower but the quality is still lacking in reputation. A car's specifications is important but the quality and how well it runs contribute to the total cost of ownership.
South Korean car brands are becoming more commonplace due to an increasing awareness, better marketing and better reputation in recent years. They were a new player but have now built 20+ years of experience in the car manufacturing industry. South Korean cars have good looks and advanced technology. You can in fact get a korean sports car for the price of a japanese sedan. They export a lot of vehicles to the USA and Canada. Things have changed and the best South Korean car brands make automobiles from scratch without importing parts and them simply assembling them.
Below we summarize a few South Korean car brands in short articles and provide their logo.
Did you know that Hyundai was the best-selling car in Canada in 2013? They lowered their prices to catch the 'economy car' trend after the recession. Of all the South Korean car brands, Hyundai is the most popular and widespread globally. Canada, for example, does not have Daewoo. Hyundai produces one million and a half automobiles annually and the headquarters are in Seoul. They sell these vehicles in 190 countries by leveraging six thousand dealers and produce half of them outside South Korea.
Kia was founded back in the 1940's before Hyundai but is now a subsidiary of Hyundai. They started off by making bicycles and then started making automobiles of all kinds. Kia is also headquartered in Seoul and is very popular in South Korea. They mak one million cars in different countries and sell them in 172. They have made great leaps in guality over the years and improved the designs since 2010.
Did you know that Daewoo changed their name ro GM Korea? or that they are actually owned by the american car brand GM? - crazy yeah? This company was established in 1982 in South Korean to become a korean car brand but they sold to GM in 1999. GM Korea makes parts for Holden and Chevrolet.
Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) is still in an incubation phase and is focused on research to improve the technology of their cars. RSM is headquartered in Busan and is owned 90% by Samsung and 10% by Renault. You will hear from them later in your own country once they expand.