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GM mulls launching Equinox SUV in Korea

  • PUBLISHED :November 08, 2017 - 09:52
  • UPDATED :November 08, 2017 - 16:33
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[THE INVESTOR] General Motors is considering launching the Equinox compact sport utility vehicle in Korea to prop up its lackluster sales, the Korean unit of the firm said on Nov. 8.

The carmaker has road tested the Equinox crossover here since September to adjust the model for local environmental regulations and other requirements, the company said. 


2018 Chevy Equinox.


“We are giving serious consideration to the launch of the Equinox in Korea. But the timetable for the launch is not decided yet,” a company spokesman said. 

The Equinox SUV, launched in the US in 2004, is currently available with a 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine, a 1.5-liter gasoline turbo engine and a 1.6-liter diesel engine.

The carmaker said it has not decided on the engine type for Korean customers. 

Given the time needed for the vehicle‘s “localization” and approval from the government, GM Korea is reportedly expected to launch the SUV model here in May or June next year.

By Alex Lee and newswires (alexlee@heraldcorp.com)
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