On Wednesday, GM Korea Co., the South Korean branch of General Motors Co., rolled out an improved version of the Trailblazer compact SUV to expand its product selection and sales.
The upgraded Trailblazer is equipped with a 1.35-liter E-Turbo gasoline engine, the company said in a statement.
It comes in two variants – the front-wheel-drive model with a VT40 continuously variable transmission and the all-wheel-drive version with a hydramatic nine-speed automatic transmission.
The Trailblazer retails at a starting price of 27 million won (US$21,000), and the cost can reach up to 31 million won depending on the features.
GM Korea’s sales surged 75 percent from January to June, reaching 214,306 units from 122,756 a year prior. The domestic sales rose 8.2 percent to 18,984 units in the first half of the year, while exports skyrocketed 86 percent to 195,322.
GM Korea’s lineup includes two domestically manufactured models, the Trailblazer SUV and the Trax Crossover, and six imported ones – the Colorado pickup, the Bolt all-electric car, and the Equinox, Traverse and Tahoe SUVs, as well as the GMC brand’s Sierra Denali pickup.
The Spark mini car, Trax compact SUV and the Malibu midsize sedan were part of the lineup, but the company stopped their production last year.
Most of the models currently sold in Korea are from the Chevrolet brand. Cadillac brand models are also available.
GM Korea plans to add more GMC brand models to its lineup, depending on market demand.