January 17, 2013

Chevrolet sold more than 4.95-million vehicles in 2012

Chevrolet sold more than 4.95-million vehicles in 2012, setting a global sales record and driving General Motors Co. global sales to more than 9.2-million vehicles, a 2.9 per cent gain compared with 2011.

While the United States was the largest individual market for
Chevrolet with total vehicle sales of 1.85-million, more than 60 per cent of the brand's sales came from other markets including Brazil (643,000), China (627,000), Russia (205,000), South Korea (125,000) and India (92,000). All posted strong sales due to new vehicle entries.

"Chevrolet is in the midst of the most aggressive roll-out of new products in its history, which helped us deliver our ninth-consecutive quarter of record global sales," said Chevrolet Europe President, Susan Docherty.

Guided by a new global vision, 'Find New Roads', that is rooted in the brand's legacy of ingenuity, Docherty said Chevrolet is poised for continued growth in 2013 with more than 20 new or significantly redesigned cars and trucks being launched around the world, including the all-new Corvette Stingray, Silverado, Impala, and the all-new Trax small SUV.

Chevrolet is building its global presence by delivering small cars like the Spark, the Sonic/Aveo, the Cruze, and, the midsize Malibu, and crossovers and trucks like the Spin, Trax, Orlando and Colorado that are designed for the varied driving conditions and customer preferences around the world.

The Cruze compact sedan led the brand with global sales of more than 755,000 in 2012, making it the best-selling Chevrolet nameplate around the world with nearly 1.9-million sold since its launch in 2009. In the United States, Chevrolet will launch a diesel engine-powered Cruze in the second quarter.


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