Hyundai, Kia target 4% rise in global vehicle sales in 2014

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp aim to boost global sales by 4 per cent this year to a combined 7.86 million vehicles, the pair said in regulatory filings on Thursday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp aim to boost global sales by 4 per cent this year to a combined 7.86 million vehicles, the pair said in regulatory filings on Thursday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp aim to boost global sales by 4 per cent this year to a combined 7.86 million vehicles, the pair said in regulatory filings on Thursday.

The companies, which together rank fifth in global car sales, said they sold 7.56 million vehicles combined in 2013 as growth overseas offset a lacklustre showing at home. That was up 6 per cent from the previous year, and better than the original Hyundai-Kia target of 7.41 million.