Chevrolet sold 1.1 million vehicles worldwide in the first three months of 2011, a 15-percent increase over the first quarter of 2010 and the brand’s best first-quarter results ever.
“This is a great way to kick off Chevrolet’s Centennial year,” said Joel Ewanick, GM Global Chief Marketing Officer. “Our first quarter results are a clear indication that consumers are responding to our new product line, which only happens when you truly listen to the customer.
Chevrolet recorded double-digit sales gains over the same period last year in four of its five top markets, including Chevrolet sold 416,505 vehicles for the quarter in the United States, an increase of 23%. In China, Chevrolet sold 159,303 vehicles, an increase of 17%.
In Brazil, Chevrolet sold 142,734 vehicles in the quarter, a decrease of 9 percent from the brand’s record-setting sales in the first quarter of 2010.
In Mexico, Chevrolet sold 37,291 vehicles in the quarter, an increase of 12 percent.
In Argentina, Chevrolet sold 34,103 vehicles in the first quarter, an increase of 21 percent. Chevrolet set three consecutive sales records in the South American country, recording the brand’s best January, February and March sales.
In Europe, Chevrolet sold 112,482 vehicles in the first quarter, an increase of 7 percent. During that time, Chevrolet gained market share in nine European markets as the brand doubled sales in Denmark and Turkey, and increased sales in France and Russia by 80 percent and 51 percent, respectively.