Trailblazer ranks first among cars exported from Korea

Trailblazer ranks first among cars exported from Korea
GM Korea officials take the wraps off the Chevrolet Trailblazer at Chroma of Paradise City, Incheon, Korea, in 2020.

Chevrolet’s Trailblazer, a compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) produced by GM Korea, was the No. 1 passenger car exported from Korea in October.

The Trailblazer, along with its brother Buick Encore GX, sold 17,958 units overseas in the month of October, claiming the top spot among passenger cars exported from Korea, the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA) said on Nov. 29. include the cars manufactured by Korean car manufacturers such as Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia in foreign factories.

Trailblazer’s strong export performance boosted GM Korea’s domestic sales. The automaker sold a total of 26,811 cars in October, up 290 percent from the same month of 2021. It posted a year-over-year increase for four consecutive months. Domestic sales amounted to 4,070 units, up 63 percent from a year ago, while exports accounted for 22,471 units, up 419 percent from the same period last year.

In particular, GM Korea’s exports hit a new record in 2022 and continued to rise for seven months in a row. Chevrolet also topped the top selling brand in the Korean imported car market for three consecutive months. The KAIDA said Chevrolet sold 1,586 units in October, the highest monthly sales of 2022, in the Korean market and ranked 4th among the best-selling foreign car brands in Korea.