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GM Korea's March sales rise 4.2 pct on SUV sales

Autos 14:25 April 01, 2019

SEOUL, April 1 (Yonhap) -- GM Korea Co., the South Korean unit of General Motors Co., said Monday its sales rose 4.2 percent last month from a year earlier on sales of its sport utility vehicle models.

GM Korea sold 42,996 vehicles in March, up from 41,260 units the previous year, helped by sales of the Trax compact crossover and the Equinox midsize SUV, the company said in a statement.

Domestic sales climbed 2.4 percent to 6,420 units last month from 6,272 a year ago. Exports were up 4.5 percent to 36,576 from 34,988 during the same period, it said.

To boost sales, the carmaker plans to introduce 15 vehicles in the local market over the next five years. It launched the U.S.-made Equinox SUV and the upgraded Chevrolet Spark minicar last year. The Traverse SUV will be the next model to be added to its lineup.

For the January-March quarter, sales remained weak, falling 5 percent to 114,419 autos from 120,386 units in the same period of 2018.

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