DETROIT, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevrolet sold a total of 125,389 vehicles in January and claimed the spot as the top selling brand in the United States. That includes 33 percent increase in retail sales, as customer demand remained strong across the brand's lineup.
"We are encouraged to see Chevrolet's momentum in 2010 carryover to the new year," said Alan Batey, vice president, Chevrolet Sales and Service. "Because of our great products, more customers chose Chevrolet in January than any other brand in the United States. In fact, Chevrolet edged out Ford by almost 4,000 vehicles and outsold Toyota by more than 25,500."
Retail sales of Chevrolet crossovers increased 36 percent over January 2010. The Equinox recorded a 46 percent gain in retail sales, marking the fifth-consecutive month of year-over-year retail sales gains for the compact crossover.
Retail sales of Chevrolet cars increased 33 percent over January 2010, as the launch of the all-new Cruze compact continued to gain momentum. Customers bought 12,014 Cruze sedans this month – a 129 percent increase over the compact car it replaced.
Retail sales of Chevrolet trucks increased 32 percent over January 2010. Combined retail sales of Suburban, Tahoe, and Avalanche increased 26 percent, while customers bought 35 percent more Silverados than a year ago.
Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a global automotive brand with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in more than 140 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes iconic performance cars such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers such as Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers "gas-friendly to gas-free" solutions including Cruze Eco and Volt. Cruze Eco offers 42 mpg highway while Volt offers 35 miles of electric, gasoline-free driving and an additional 344 miles of extended range. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
SOURCE General Motors