Top 6 South Korean Car Companies List

Last updated on September 13th, 2022 at 12:20 pm

Here you can find the detailed Profile of Top South Korean Car Companies. Hyundai Motor is the largest South Korean Car Company based on the total Sales.

Korean Car Companies invests in advanced technologies such as robotics and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to bring about revolutionary mobility solutions, while pursuing open innovation to introduce future mobility services. 

In pursuit of sustainable future for the world, Korean Car company will continue its efforts to introduce zero emission vehicles equipped with industry-leading hydrogen fuel cell and EV technologies.

List of Top South Korean Car Companies

So Here is the list of Top South Korean Car Companies

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is present in over 200 countries with more than 120,000 employees dedicated to tackling real-world mobility challenges around the globe.

1. Hyundai Motor Company

Hyundai Motor Company was incorporated in December 1967, under the laws of the Republic of Korea. The Company manufacture and distribute motor vehicles and parts, operates vehicle financing and credit card processing, and manufacture trains.

The shares of the Company have been listed on the Korea Exchange since June, 1974, and the Global Depositary Receipts issued by the Company have been listed on the London Stock Exchange and Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Hyundai Motor Company major shareholders of the Company are Hyundai MOBIS (45,782,023 shares, 21.43%) and Mr. Chung, Mong Koo (11,395,859 shares, 5.33%). Based on the brand vision ‘Progress for Humanity,’ Hyundai Motor is accelerating its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider.

  • Revenue: $ 96 Billion
  • Employees: 72K
  • ROE: 8%
  • Debt/Equity: 1.3
  • Operating Margin: 5.5 %
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Hyundai Motor strives to realize optimal transportation capabilities based on innovative human-centric and ecofriendly technologies and comprehensive services, to provide new spaces that make customers’ lives more convenient and happy.

Hyundai Motor Company is the largest South Korean Car Company based on the sales (Total Revenue).

2. Kia Corporation

Kia Corporation was founded in May 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. From humble origins making bicycles and motorcycles, Kia has grown – as part of the dynamic, global Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group – to become the world’s fifth largest vehicle manufacturer.

  • Revenue: $ 54 Billion
  • Employees: 35K
  • ROE: 14%
  • Debt/Equity: 0.3
  • Operating Margin: 7.4 %

In its ‘home‘ country of South Korea, Kia operates three major vehicle assembly plants – the Hwasung, Sohari and Kwangju facilities – plus a world-class research and development centre employing 8,000 technicians at Namyang and a dedicated environmental R&D centre.

The Eco-Technology Research Institute, near Seoul, is working on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles for the future as well as state-of-the-art end-of-life vehicle recycling technologies and processes. Kia spends 6% of its annual revenues on R&D and also runs research centres in the USA, Japan and Germany.

It is the second largest car company in south Korea based on the total sales and number of employees.

Today, Kia produces more than 1.4 million vehicles a year at 14 manufacturing and assembly operations in eight countries. These vehicles are sold and serviced through a network of more than 3,000 distributors and dealers covering 172 countries. The Corporation has more than 40,000 employees and annual revenues of more than US$17 billion.

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List of Top South Korean Car Companies

So here is the list of Top South Korean Car Companies which are sorted out based on the total revenue.

COMPANY NAMEEMPLOYEESDEBT/EQUITYP/B ROE %REVENUE
HYUNDAI71.504K1.320.787.6103.998T KRW
     
KIA35.424K0.281.1314.2459.168T KRW
     
LVMC HOLDINGS440.50.8−7.06274.17B KRW
     
ENPLUS600.162.45−18.0027.447B KRW
     
HDI211621.0610.41209.841B KRW
     
KR MOTORS620.922.17−26.59117.834BKRW
List of Top South Korean Car Companies

So finally these are the list of Top South Korean Car Companies in the world.

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