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SsangYong Motor's April sales rise 12 pct on SUV demand

Autos 14:28 May 02, 2019

SEOUL, May 2 (Yonhap) -- SsangYong Motor Co. said Thursday its sales rose 12 percent last month from a year earlier on robust sales of its sport utility vehicles.

SsangYong Motor sold 12,281 vehicles in April, up from 10,930 units the previous year, helped by robust sales of the Tivoli, Korando and Rexton Sports SUVs, the company said in a statement.

Domestic sales jumped 27 percent to 10,275 units in April from 8,124 a year earlier. But exports fell 13 percent to 2,438 units from 2,806 during the same period, it said.

In the January-April period, its sales climbed 10 percent to 45,908 autos from 41,594 units in the same period of last year.

The SUV-focused carmaker's lineup also includes the flagship G4 Rexton, Tivoli, Korando C and Korando Turismo.

In January, it launched the all-new Korando SUV to replace the Korando C.

Indian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. owns a 72.85 percent stake in SsangYong Motor.

SsangYong Motor's Rexton Sports Khan SUV (Yonhap)

kyongae.choi@yna.co.kr
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