Chevrolet sold more than 1.25 million vehicles worldwide in the third quarter of 2012, a 3.1 per cent increase over last year’s record-setting third quarter, marking the eighth consecutive quarter of record-breaking sales.
“Chevrolet is connecting with more consumers around the world thanks to the strongest product lineup in the brand’s history,” said Chris Perry, Chevrolet vice president of global marketing. “Chevrolet will continue to build on the momentum of eight straight quarters of record global sales by introducing 25 new products around the world in 2013.”
The Cruze continues to be the brand’s best-selling nameplate with more than 550,000 sold so far this year and more than 1.65 million sold since its launch. Sales of the Spark mini-car, Aveo/Sonic small car and 2013 Malibu mid-size sedan are rising as more vehicles become available in dealer showrooms around the world.
The launch of the Colorado mid-size truck in Thailand has propelled the brand to monthly sales that far exceed the brand’s total in-country sales in 2011.
Chevrolet posted sales increases over the third quarter of last year in all of its top five markets including:
- In the U.S., Chevrolet sold 458,721 vehicles in the quarter, an increase of 2.1 per cent, led in large part by record sales of its passenger cars including best ever monthly sales for Volt, Cruze, Sonic and Spark.
- In China, Chevrolet sold 152,328 units in the quarter, an increase of 3.7 per cent.
- In Brazil, Chevrolet sales are on the rebound with more than 182,906 sold in the third quarter, up 13.5 per cent. Later this month, the brand will introduce the all-new Onix, a small hatchback that will offer consumers easy-to-use connectivity through Chevrolet MyLink.
- The momentum in Russia continues to build with the launch of seven new products this year. Chevrolet sold 58,453 vehicles in the third quarter, an increase of 28.8 per cent.
- In Mexico, Chevrolet sold 44,387 vehicles in the quarter, an increase of 14.3 per cent.
Chevrolet will continue its product transformation in the Canada with the launches of 12 new or significantly updated models in 2013 including the all-new Impala, all-new Silverado light-duty pickups and the all-new Trax small sport-utility vehicle.
Chevrolet, traditionally an American brand, today records more than 60 per cent of its sales outside the U.S. market.