July 17, 2013

Chevrolet delivers 2.5-million vehicles globally in first half of 2013

Chevrolet sold a record 2.5-million vehicles around the world in the first six months of 2013, up 1.4 per cent over the same period in 2012, and achieved its 11th straight quarter of increased sales on the strength of new products like the Onix sub-compact car
in Brazil, Impala full-size sedan in the US and Colorado mid-size pickup in Southeast Asia.

Overall, General Motors Co. posted sales of more than 4.85-million vehicles in the first half of 2013, an increase of nearly 4 per cent over the same period in 2012.

"Chevrolet is in the midst of the most aggressive new product roll-out in the brand's history," said Alan Batey, Senior Vice-President of Global Chevrolet. "The continued sales growth around the world is a result of a focused effort to strengthen Chevrolet's presence in developing markets as well as its relationship with consumers by offering the right products, technologies, and world-class customer service."

In the US, Chevrolet's small car lineup continues to attract new customers to the brand.Sales of the Sonic, Spark, Cruze and Volt combined were up nearly 25 per cent in the first half of 2013. Full-size truck sales also increased 23 per cent over the same period and dealers are delivering the all-new Silverado to eager consumers at a rapid pace, averaging only 10 days on dealer lots.

Chevrolet sales in China rose 6.1 per cent to nearly 322,000 units, fueled by strong sales of the Sail, Cruze, Malibu and Captiva.


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