SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Yonhap) — GM Korea Co. said Monday its sales jumped 20.3 percent last month from a year earlier on solid vehicle sales at home and abroad.

   The South Korean unit of General Motors Co. sold 46,717 vehicles in December, up from 38,818 the previous year, the company said in a statement.

   Domestic sales gained 5 percent on-year to 9,259 units last month, thanks to robust sales of the Chevrolet Spark minicar and the Trailblazer SUV.

   Exports soared 24.9 percent to 37,458 units over the cited period, it said.

   For all of 2020, GM Korea sold 368,453 units, an 11.7 percent fall from a year earlier, due to COVID-19’s impact on the auto industry.
   The Detroit carmaker has three Korean plants — two in Bupyeong and one in Changwon — whose combined output capacity reaches 630,000 units a year.

This photo provided by GM Korea on Nov. 3, 2020, shows the automaker’s compact SUV Chevrolet Trax. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)