More than half of Korean－brand vehicles
sold in Korea in the first six months of the year were diesel－powered… as drivers sought
out cars with better fuel efficiency… and that run on cheaper fuel.
According to industry data released on Tuesday， five local automakers， including Hyundai
Motor and Kia Motors，… sold nearly 900－thousand vehicles from January to the end of June.
Of those， over 466－thousand， or nearly 52 percent， were diesel cars.
Out of the ten best－selling models， six were diesel－powered like Hyundai′s Porter
truck and Kia′s Carnival. The ratio of imported diesel－powered cars
has been on a sharp rise as well… topping the 50 percent mark in 2012.