GM the First Automaker to Sell 1M Vehicles at 30 Mpg Highway image

GM announced it has sold more than 1 million vehicles in 2012 with a US EPA rating of at least 30 miles per gallon highway.

“Our investments in advanced powertrains are clearly paying off and our smaller vehicles are resonating with customers,” GM North America President Mark Reuss said in a statement. “In 2013, we’ll introduce new diesel, eAssist and plug-in vehicles in the United States and expand the availability of turbocharged four-cylinder engines.”

The Detroit-based automaker said it is the first US car maker which managed to reach that threshold in the States. Currently GM has thirteen 2013 vehicles rated 30 mpg highway or higher. The automaker is expected to report its December sales today, January 3rd, but the automaker previously said that the combined sales of small, mini and compact cars will most likely surpass 30,000 units which feature eAssist technology which improves highway fuel economy.

GM said that almost 40% of its sold vehicles feature a four-cylinder under the hood, an increase of 10% from the 2010 level. GM’s vehicles with 30 mpg highway or more are:

 

Vehicle

EPA Est. Highway Fuel Economy

1. Chevrolet Spark up to 38 mpg
2. Chevrolet Sonic up to 40 mpg
3. Chevrolet Cruze up to 42 mpg
4. Chevrolet Volt up to 98 mpg/e
5. Chevrolet Malibu up to 37 mpg
6. Chevrolet Impala up to 30 mpg
7. Chevrolet Camaro up to 30 mpg
8. Chevrolet Equinox up to 32 mpg
9. Buick Verano up to 32 mpg
10. Buick Regal up to 36 mpg
11. Buick LaCrosse up to 36 mpg
12. GMC Terrain up to 32 mpg
13. Cadillac ATS up to 33 mpg