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Best Half-Year Performance Ever For Chevrolet

Chevrolet Cruze at Best Half Year Performance Ever For Chevrolet

With 2.35 million vehicles sold globally, the first six month of 2011 was the best half-year performance in Chevrolet’s 100-year history.

Compared to 2010, this year Chevrolet sold sold 286,499 more vehicles, an increase of 14 percent. In addition, Chevrolet set record first-half sales in many countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, South Africa, and Turkey.

For the first half of 2011, Chevrolet recorded sales gains in all of its top five markets, including:

* The United States, where sales are up 16 percent following nine consecutive months of year-over-year sales increases.
* Brazil, where sales are up 0.4 percent over the best-ever-sales pace set in 2010
* China, where sales climbed 15 percent to set the brand’s best first-half results ever
* Russia, where sales were up 54 percent as the brand continues to be the best-selling global brand in the country
* Canada, where sales climbed 8 percent, and have more than doubled the pace of industry growth for the past 18 months

Chevrolet’s growth is mostly due to the new European-like models such as the Cruze, Spark mini car, all-new Aveo/Sonic small car, and Orlando MPV. They are developing the new Malibu using the same recipe and hope that too become a hot-seller.

The Cruze in particular has been an ultra successful model. Chevrolet sold more than 330,000 Cruzes worldwide during the first half of 2011, a 132-percent increase over the same time period a year ago. Much of that growth came in China and the United States, where Cruze was the best-selling passenger car in the country in June.  Since introduction in early 2009, Cruze has sold more than 800,000 units worldwide and is on track to exceed 1 million before the end of 2012.

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