The automaker just announced that the all-new Chevy Trax and Trailblazer ranked first and second among South Korea’s most-exported vehicles in June, marking the first time the two models have climbed up on the export podium together in the Asian country. The GM global crossover milestone was announced on July 28th in the “Automotive Industry Trends in June 2023” report released by the local automotive association.
According to total figures officially revealed by the Korea Automobile & Mobility Association (KAMA), GM exported 24,359 units of the all-new Chevy Trax in June, making the new entry-level crossover the No. 1 most-exported vehicle from Korea. This marks the first time the second-generation Trax has surpassed the Trailblazer and has led Korean exports since its start of local production earlier this year.
For its part, the Chevy Trailblazer occupied the second position on the most exported vehicle list with 20,475 units shipped to North America in June. The Trailblazer had been South Korea’s top exported vehicle for five consecutive months, allowing it to hold the top spot in cumulative exports for the first half of the year with a total of 123,160 overseas shipments – a solid lead over competitive vehicles and the Chevy Trax.
|Place||Model||June 2023 Units||Place||Model||January to June 2023 Units|
|3||Hyundai Kona||19,483||3||Hyundai Kona||99,863|
|4||Hyundai Avante||18,669||4||Kia Morning||78,831|
|5||Kia Niro||13,316||5||Kia Niro||76,938|
“The Trax and Trailblazer were created leveraging the outstanding global engineering capability and manufacturing quality of GM, and have been recognized in the world for their competitiveness,” said GM Korea Vice President of Vehicle Sales and Service, Gustavo Colossi. “GM’s operations in Korea will continue to actively respond to the strong global demand for the two models as part of our focus on sustainable growth as we expand our multi-brand strategy,” he added.
The strong export momentum of the Chevy Trax and Trailblazer in Korea is expected to continue to build over the next few months, as GM completes the rollout of the 2024 model year lineup in North America and continues to expand production at South Korean plants. It should be noted that neither GM Korea nor KAMA reports numbers for the Buick Encore GX and all-new Buick Envista, instead combining them with the Trailblazer and Trax – respectively.