Re­nault Sam­sung to launch six mod­els in 2020

The Korea Times - - BUSINESS -

Re­nault Sam­sung Mo­tors of France said Fri­day it will launch six mod­els on the do­mes­tic mar­ket next year to re­vive sales.

The Korean unit of Re­nault S.A. aims to sell over 100,000 ve­hi­cles in 2020 by launch­ing three new mod­els and three up­graded ones, the com­pany said in a state­ment.

The three new mod­els are the XM3 com­pact sport util­ity ve­hi­cle, the sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion QM3 SUV and the ZOE elec­tric car, while the three oth­ers are up­graded ver­sions of the SM6 sedan, QM6 SUV and Mas­ter van, it said.

The XM3 SUV is set to be launched in the first quar­ter, fol­lowed by the QM3 SUV and the ZOE com­pact elec­tric car due out dur­ing the first half and the oth­ers later next year.

Re­nault Sam­sung sold 227,577 ve­hi­cles in 2018, down 18 per­cent from a year ear­lier. Its sales fig­ures for the Jan­uary-Oc­to­ber pe­riod are set to be re­leased Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Last month, Re­nault Sam­sung re­duced pro­duc­tion at its sole plant in Bu­san, 454 kilo­me­ters south of Seoul, due to de­clin­ing sales and a lack of a new ve­hi­cle for ex­ports.

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