Chevrolet jumps 229% in Small Car segment image

GM’s popular brand has increased its small and compact car sales by a whopping 229% year over year, from the second quarter of 2010 to the same quarter this year.

Chevrolet’s share of buyers under 35 continues to increase year over year, led by vehicles such as the Cruze, Sonic, and, most recently, the Spark mini car. Leading the segment is the Cruze, which is among the top-selling Chevrolet vehicles to those under 25. One in four Sonic and Spark buyers are also under 25, while nearly seven in 10 buyers of those cars are new to Chevrolet.

“The opportunity this new generation represents is enormous,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director, Small Cars and Electrified Vehicles. “The only way for Chevrolet to deliver the products, technology and services they want most is to really listen to what is important in their lives today and help enable them to reach their full potential.”

Research shows that younger buyers rank vehicle technology among the top features influencing purchase decisions. Both the Spark and Sonic feature Chevrolet MyLink infotainment systems powered by smartphones including apps such as BringGo Navigation, Pandora, Tune in and Siri in Eyes Free Mode, which helps them stay safely connected at a fraction of the price of in-dash navigation.