Korean and Japanese manufacturers scored big gains in the first half of 2003 at the expense of traditional European carmakers, according to Automotive News Europe. Led by Kia and Hyundai, the Korean share of western European car sales rose to 3.2% in the first half of 2003 from 2.7% in same period a year ago. In June alone, unit sales of Korean cars were up 28.3% and rose 14.4% for the year-to-date.