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Renault Samsung March sales rise 4.3 pct on new models

All Headlines 16:07 April 03, 2017

SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- Renault Samsung Motors Corp. said Monday its March sales rose 4.3 percent on-year on robust demand for its midsize QM6 sport utility vehicle.

Renault Samsung Motors sold a total of 25,281 vehicles last month, up from 24,237 units a year earlier, the carmaker said in a statement.

The QM6 SUV was the biggest contributor to the solid monthly sales results. Exports of the flagship SUV soared to 4,382 autos last month from 1,335 a month earlier, the statement said.

The QM6 SUV was launched in the domestic market in September last year.

Strong domestic sales of the SM6 mid-size sedan also helped overall numbers. Sales of the flagship sedan climbed 24 percent year-over-year to 4,848 units last month, it said.

In the January-March period, domestic sales soared 56 percent year-on-year to 25,958 units from 16,599. Exports were up 5.7 percent to 40,161 from 37,984, it said.

French carmaker Renault SA owns a 79.9 percent stake in Renault Samsung Motor.

Renault Samsung Motor's flagship SM6 sedan (Yonhap file photo)

kyongae.choi@yna.co.kr
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