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Chevrolet Sells 2.35 Million Vehicles Globally, Best In 100-Year History

Much of the success can be attributed to the Chevy Cruze, which has so far sold nearly 800,000 units globally since its introduction, and is well on track to breaking the 1 million unit mark by year’s end

 
 
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet  Wilmington North Carolina
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Wilmington North Carolina
PRLog - Jul. 22, 2011 - WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is excited to announce record sales for General Motors.

“Founded in the United States by a Swiss émigré, Chevrolet was created with a global focus,” said Joel Ewanick, GM global chief marketing officer. “One hundred years later, Louis Chevrolet’s roots continue to shape our company, and enable Chevrolet to offer great products and service to customers in more than 120 countries around the world. We will continue to work at bringing new customers to the Chevy family – no matter where they live.”

Chevrolet sold 286,499 more vehicles in the first half of 2011 than the same time period of 2010, a 14-percent increase year over year. In addition, Chevrolet set record first-half sales in many countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, South Africa, and Turkey.

For the first half of 2011, Chevrolet recorded sales gains in all of its top five markets, including:
-The United States, where sales are up 16 percent following nine consecutive months of year-over-year sales increases.
- Brazil, where sales are up 0.4 percent over the best-ever-sales pace set in 2010
- China, where sales climbed 15 percent to set the brand’s best first-half results ever
- Russia, where sales were up 54 percent as the brand continues to be the best-selling global brand in the country
- Canada, where sales climbed 8 percent, and have more than doubled the pace of industry growth for the past 18 months

The potential for Chevrolet’s continued growth is demonstrated in the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia and China. Chevrolet’s combined sales strength in the “BRIC” countries, including India, is unmatched.

Much of Chevrolet’s global growth can be attributed to the wave of new models, such as the Chevrolet Cruze compact car, Spark mini car, all-new Aveo/Sonic small car, and Orlando MPV. They will soon be joined globally by the all-new Chevrolet Malibu midsize car, and the all-new Colorado compact pickup, which will go on sale later this year.

Chevrolet sold more than 330,000 Cruzes worldwide during the first half of 2011, a 132-percent increase over the same time period a year ago. Much of that growth came in China and the United States, where Cruze was the best-selling passenger car in the country in June. Since introduction in early 2009, Cruze has sold more than 800,000 units worldwide and is on track to exceed 1 million before the end of 2012.

“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.”

Chevrolet sold more than 220,000 Spark minicars worldwide since it was introduced in December 2009. That includes more than 100,000 Sparks sold during the first half of 2011 – a 110 percent gain over a year ago – driven primarily by consumer demand in South Korea, Mexico, and Uzbekistan.

Chevrolet sold more than 150,000 Aveo compact cars in the first half of 2011, including the all-new Aveo, which will be called the Sonic in some markets. Introduced in South Korea in March, the new Aveo/Sonic is currently on sale in nearly 30 countries.

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has been designated Official Chevy Cruze Headquarters.

Special arrangements have been made for Jeff Gordon Chevrolet customers to Color & Option available 2012 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles currently in production.

Don't miss the opportunity to color and option your very own 2012 Chevy Cruze at http://www.jeffgordonchevy.com/2011-chevy-cruze-1.aspx

Order now, and get a Special Offer exclusively for Jeff Gordon Chevrolet's Chevy Cruze Owners.

Don't live near Jeff Gordon Chevrolet? No problem,  we can arrange hassle free delivery right to your front door with our Exclusive Door To Door Delivery Program


These days, we know shopping begins on line, before you ever step into our showroom.

That's why we set up an Award Winning web based shopping experience, so you can become more familiar with us and all that Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has to offer.

http://www.jeffgordonchevy.com/ has been a favorite destination for on line car shoppers for over a decade. We are truly humbled by the thousands of customers who allow us the opportunity to earn their business every month.

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GM Dealer of the Year and GM Certified Used Vehicle Sales Leader for 9 consecutive years, you can rest assured we'll be there for you long after the sale.

Four time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion, Jeff Gordon, displays the same winning formula he uses on the race track in his dealership.Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington, NC is a Hendrick Automotive Group dealership and a member of Hendrickcars.com

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Last Updated:Jul 22, 2011
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