Hyundai expects weak car sales in 3 major markets in 2019

By John Mac, December 21, 2018

Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s fifth-biggest car maker by sales, said Thursday it’s slated for feeble earnings from three main markets next year on account of this slowing global market, trade disputes along with rising financing prices, according to Yonhap News Agency.
At a seminar held at the car maker’s headquarters in southern Seoul, the worldwide organization Intelligence heart, a think tank below the Southern Korean vehicle maker, forecast worldwide auto sales will probably drop 0.1 percentage to 92.49 million units from 2019 from around 92.44 million units annually.

“Trade worries between Washington and Beijing, diminished increase in China and more rigorous regulations diesel cars in Europe are all set to further weigh down demand from those vital markets in 20-19,” said Hyundai Motor vice-president Lee Bo-sung, who heads the center.
The Hyundai research institute forecast vehicle product gross sales of 17 million at the U.S. from the brand new calendar year, down 1.4 percent from an estimated 17.25 million for 2018, together with earnings in Europe to dive some 0.2 percent on-year to 17.8 million units in 17.84 million. Earnings in China are expected to transfer 0.2 percentage to 23.2 million in 23.15 million.
The sale of vehicles, for example plug ins electric and battery electric cars, may continue to rise to achieve 4.01 million components from 3.37 million during the 2018-2019 interval,” he explained.

At the car-maker’s home market of South Korea, rising premiums and sluggish progress are all going to change consumer opinion, Lee explained. Vehicle sales are estimated to drop percent to 1.79 million autos out of 1.81 million in the mentioned time, he included.
About Wednesday (US time), the US Federal Reserve raised its key rate of interest for the fourth time this year to a range of 2.25 percentages to 2.5 percentage. Two more US price rises are likely annually. South Korea’s coverage rate stands at 1.75 percent.
However in emerging markets like India, Brazil and Russia, combined vehicle earnings are anticipated to grow 7.7 percent to 8.28 million autos in 20-19 from an estimated $ 7.67 million in 2018, the senior executive forecast.

Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp., two key associates of Hyundai Motor Group, originally targeted to market a combined 7.55 million motor cars this calendar year, up 4.1 per cent from your 7.25 million they sold past calendar year. Analysts, on the other hand, mentioned the aim might not be reachable due mainly to a deficiency of competitive athletic utility car models in the US and Chinese markets.

At the January-November period, their combined sales rose 1.96 percentage to 6.75 million units from 6.62 million the previous calendar year.