Hyundai LogoThe Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group has now set foot in the top 5 automakers list globally, moving up from 6th place to the current 5th place with annual sales of 3,961,629 units in the year 2007 according to the 2008 Global Data Book by Automotive News.

The following are the top 10 list ranked by the 2008 GDB:

  Manufacturer Ranking
1. Toyota 9,366,000
2. GM 8,902,252
3. Volkswagen 6,191,618
4. Ford 5,964,000
5. Hyundai-Kia 3,961,629
6. Honda 3,831,000
7. Nissan 3,675,574
8. PSA Peugeot Citroen 3,428,400
9. Chrysler 2,676,268
10. Fiat 2,620,864

Sales of CKD kits to CKD partners for assembly and sales such as Malaysian Kia distributor Naza Kia Sdn Bhd are not counted in the number above and adds up to another 185,114 units.