South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co <005380.KS> and affiliate Kia Motors Corp <000270.KS> aim to boost global sales by 4 percent this year to a combined 7.41 million vehicles, they said in a press release on Wednesday.

The South Korean duo, which together ranks fifth in global car sales, sold 7.12 million vehicles in 2012, up 8 percent from the previous year and better than their original target of 7 million. (Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Miyoung Kim)