Monthly sales of hybrid cars in Korea hit
a record high in April, increasing by about forty-five percent since December.
According to the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association,… April’s sales of hybrid cars
topped seven-thousand for the first time, representing about eight percent of Korea’s
total automobile sales. Domestically produced hybrid cars saw a particularly
large jump in sales, breaking the six-thousand mark for the first time,… thanks to Kia
Motors’ Niro hybrid SUV, which had the highest sales at more than two-thousand-four-hundred.
Experts speculate whether the Niro could become a key model for expanding Korea’s eco-friendly
auto market,… as it brought up sales of other hybrid cars as well.