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Monthly sales of Renault Samsung’s QM6 surge 50% on-year

By Cho Chung-un
  • Published : Dec 2, 2019 - 16:18
  • Updated : Dec 2, 2019 - 16:23

Renault Samsung, a South Korean subsidiary of the French carmaker, sold 5,648 units of its sport utility vehicle QM6 in November, up 50 percent from the same month last year, the company said Monday.

It was the first time since 2016 that sales of the QM6 surpassed the 5,000 mark. It ranked second in the mid-sized SUV segment, after Hyundai Motor’s Santa Fe, added the company. 

The QM6 LPe

Driven by growing interest in vehicles powered by liquefied petroleum gas, 3,626 units of the QM6 LPe were sold last month and 1,808 units of the gasoline model. The QM6’s diesel version, launched in September, saw sales increase 51.4 percent from the previous month, the company said.

Between January and November, the carmaker sold over 40,000 units of the QM6, a 42.4 percent increase from the same period last year.

However, monthly sales of all Renault Samsung’s vehicles inched down 3.9 percent year-on-year, while the number of vehicles manufactured in South Korea and shipped overseas grew 19.4 percent to 7,673 units from the previous month.

By Cho Chung-un (christory@heraldcorp.com)


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