Mitsubishi Motors has temporarily halted its operations in South Korea after suffering from slow sales, Yonhap News reported on Monday. 

CXC, the local dealer, has temporarily closed operations of three showrooms in Seoul and its adjacent city, Maeil Business newspaper reported. 

The closure is sparking speculation that Mitsubishi Motors may consider pulling its business from Korea but an official at the local distributor denied such speculation, saying that the move is a temporary halt to its operation stemming from inventory reduction.