Chevrolet Sells 1.1 Million Vehicles in Brand’s Best First Quarter Ever

Posted on 18. Apr, 2011 by in GM Canada

DETROIT Chevrolet sole 1.1 million vehicles worldwide in a initial 3 months of 2011, a 15 percent boost over a initial entertain of 2010 and a brands best first-quarter formula ever. This includes a 38 percent boost for Canadian Chevrolet sales in March, adult 16 percent for a quarter.

“This is a good approach to flog off Chevrolets Centennial year, pronounced Joel Ewanick, GM Global Chief Marketing Officer. Our initial entertain formula are a transparent denote that consumers are responding to a new product line, that usually happens when we truly listen to a customer. Chevrolet has grown clever connectors with consumers in pivotal markets opposite South America, Europe, and Asia. We demeanour brazen to strengthening those connectors as we broach Chevrolet to Korea, and as we broach a flourishing lineup of tellurian vehicles that build on a successful launch of a Chevrolet Cruze.

Chevrolet grows movement around a world

Last year, Chevrolet was a usually top-five tellurian automobile code to grow sum marketplace share accounting for about 5.8 percent of all vehicles sole worldwide.

That clever movement continued in a initial 3 months of 2011, as Chevrolet available double-digit sales gains over a same duration final year in 4 of a 5 tip markets, including:

  • In a United States, Chevrolet sole 416,505 vehicles for a quarter, an boost of 23 percent. In February, Chevrolet was a highest-volume code in a U.S. market.
  • In China, Chevrolet sole a record 159,303 vehicles for a quarter, an boost of 17 percent.
  • In Brazil, Chevrolet sole 142,734 vehicles for a quarter, a diminution of 9 percent from a brands record-setting sales in a initial entertain of 2010.
  • In Mexico, Chevrolet sole 37,291 vehicles for a quarter, an boost of 12 percent.

In Argentina, Chevrolet sole 34,103 vehicles, an boost of 21 percent for a initial quarter. Chevrolet set 3 uninterrupted sales annals in a South American country, recording a brands best January, Feb and Mar sales.

In Europe, Chevrolet sole 112,482 vehicles, an boost of 7 percent for a year. During that time, Chevrolet gained marketplace share in 9 European markets as a code doubled sales in Denmark and Turkey, and increasing sales in France and Russia by 80 percent and 51 percent, respectively.

Chevrolets tellurian expansion is approaching to accelerate. A pivotal writer will be a further of a Korean market, where Chevrolet has transposed GM Daewoo as GMs categorical brand. In March, GM sales in Korea climbed 60 percent from a prior month, led by a launch of a new Chevrolet code and new products such as a Orlando, Spark and Cruze. Additional models such as a Captiva SUV and Cruze hatchback will shortly be rolling out in Korea.

The change to Chevrolet will strengthen GMs participation in a South Korean market, pronounced Mike Arcamone, boss and CEO of GM Korea. We see good opportunities to minister to a expansion of one of a many iconic tellurian automotive brands.

Cruze leads Chevrolet tellurian nameplates

In further to flourishing Chevrolets tellurian footprint, a code is also expanding a lineup of tellurian vehicles.

Fueled by a successful launch in North America and continued expansion in China, Chevrolet sole 150,652 Cruze sedans during a initial entertain of 2011 a 117 percent boost over a initial entertain of 2010. Since a Cruze was initial introduced in Europe in 2009, Chevrolet has sole scarcely 600,000 Cruzes worldwide:

The Cruze will shortly be assimilated by a new Chevrolet Sonic tiny automobile and Spark mini-car both of that are already on sale in some markets and will be introduced in Canada via 2011 and 2012. In addition, a all-new Chevrolet Malibu midsize automobile will be nearing during Canadian dealerships subsequent year.

Chevrolet will betray a new Malibu live today, starting during 8:30 p.m. EDT during http://www.facebook.com/chevrolet. The Web exhibit will also be streamed live on iPad and iPhone mobile devices. The timing of a Web exhibit coincides with a automobile uncover entrance of a new Malibu in Shanghai.

With a further of a new Malibu, Chevrolet continues to grow a tellurian family of fuel-efficient cars. Together, a Spark, Aveo/Sonic, Cruze, Volt, and Malibu contest in a 4 largest automobile segments in a world, that accounted for 54 percent of all non-luxury sales in 2010.

About Chevrolet

Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates a centennial as a tellurian automotive code with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in some-more than 130 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, protected and arguable vehicles that broach high quality, fluent design, energetic opening and value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes iconic opening cars such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning newcomer cars and crossovers such as Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers gas-friendly to gas-free” solutions including Cruze Eco and Volt. Cruze Eco offers 42 mpg highway while Volt offers 35 miles of electric, gasoline-free pushing and an additional 344 miles of extended range. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, confidence and preference technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information per Chevrolet models can be found during www.chevrolet.com.

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