Chevy Cruze’s success isn’t a surprise anymore but what comes as a surprise indeed is that the GM model managed to sell better than any other car in its class.
The Cruze was the best-selling US compact in July with sales of 24.648 units for the month, more than the Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra or just every car in the segment.
“The Cruze is definitely appealing to the audience that whould look at Japanese and Korean compacts. Domestic compacts are doing a better job of swaying that audience”, said the manager of vehicle valuations at Kelley Blue Book, Alec Gutierrez.
Since its launch in the US auto market, Chevy managed to sell a total of 147.620 Cruze models, more than the eco-friendly Prius but still trailing the Corolla.
The Cruze LS entry-level is powered by a 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine which is delivering 136 horsepower, mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission and priced at 16.995 US dollars, while the top-of-the-line costs $22.695.