Chevrolet has reached record global sales for the first half of the year.
Both Chevrolet and GM are celebrating record sales for the first six months of the year, with GM up 4%, a remarkable increase taking into consideration the tough economic conditions affecting the auto industry. During the second quarter of the year Chevrolet sold 1.3 million vehicles, a record level, and 2.5 million vehicles during the first six months of the year.
The second quarter accounted for the 11th growth quarter, thanks to increase demand in Brazil, southeast Asia and the US. The models which boost sales were the Onix, Colorado and Impala, besides the already known Cruze and Aveo. The US is Chevrolet’s largest market, which sales here three times more than the ones in China and Brazil.
Chevrolet officials said that sales for the Cruze, Spark, Sonic (Aveo) and Volt have increased 25% in the US, where Chevrolet’s utility segment was up 23%. In Europe sales continue to drop due to the economic crisis which keeps customers away from big purchases. GM said its Chevrolet unit barely saw an increase in global sales for the first quarter, amid the European economic slowdown.