Chevy has announced that it sold 2.35 million vehicles globally in the first six months of 2011, which is the best half-year performance in Chevy’s 100-year history.
Chevy sold 286,499 more vehicles in the first half of 2011 compared to the same time period in 2010, which is a 14 percent increase. Most of Chevy’s global growth can be attributed to new models like the Chevy Cruze, Spark mini car, the all-new Aveo/Sonic, and Orlando MPV. Chevy is about to release an all-new Malibu and the Colorado compact pickup for markets outside of the U.S.
The Cruze is the stand out model, with Chevy moving more than 330,000 units worldwide in the first half of 2011, a 132 percent increase over the same period in 2010. The Cruze was the best-selling car in the U.S. in June.
“The success of the Cruze illustrates what is possible when you listen to your customers,” said Mary Barra, senior vice president, GM Global Product Development. “By offering drivers more than they expected in a compact car, the Cruze has redefined the global segment and is on track to bring a million new customers to Chevrolet. We are applying that same customer-focused approach to all of our global introductions, including Orlando, Colorado, Malibu, Spark, and Aveo/Sonic.”