Last year, Hyundai - the division - predicted a 52 percent market share in its home market of South Korea, but it didn't anticipate a strong spurt in demand for Kia's products. As a result, Hyundai took home just 45 percent of the market and Kia captured 33 percent. The rest of the South Korean market was mostly composed of a mix between domestic Renault-Samsung and GM-Daewoo products and heavily taxed imports from Europe, Japan and North America.
For 2011, Hyundai is being a bit more conservative by aiming for a modest increase to a 47 percent share of the market.
Despite considerable growth in the North American market, South Korea remains the biggest source of revenue for all of its domestic brands.
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