The past several decades has seen a rise in Korean automobile manufacturers breaking into the international automobile market. Starting in the Asian market, an area heavily dominated by Japanese automakers, several Korean car brands have managed to carve out their own niche in the industry. Here is a look at the most popular and successful Korean car brands.
The Hyundai Group, like so many other automakers, can trace its origins to a different industry. Hyundai was founded in 1947 as a construction firm in Seoul, South Korea. Hyundai began manufacturing automobiles in the 1960s, as the Hyundai Motor Company, and is currently ranked the fifth largest automobile manufacturer in the world.