DETROIT – Chevrolet sold 4.76 million vehicles around the world in 2011,
setting a global sales record and driving General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM)
global sales to more than 9 million vehicles, a 7.6 percent gain
compared with 2010.
GM gained four-tenths of a point of market share to 11.9 percent of the
global vehicle industry. Sales were up in all four reporting regions –
North America, South America, Europe and International Operations – as
GM sold a total of 9,025,942 vehicles compared with 8,385,484 in 2010.
The United States led the way for Chevrolet with total vehicle sales of
1,775,812, up more than 13 percent from 2010. China posted record sales
of 595,068, up 9.5 percent from the previous year. Other markets that
posted significant year-over-year increases include Vietnam (79
percent), Russia (49 percent), Turkey (30 percent) and Germany (21 percent).
“ Chevrolet’s impressive growth in both established and developing
markets is the result of a strong new product lineup that meets the
diverse needs of consumers around the world,” said GM Chairman and CEO
Dan Akerson. “In addition to Chevrolet’s record-setting sales, the
entire lineup of GM vehicles is meeting customer needs for
fuel-efficient cars and work vehicles as well as unmatched luxury.”
Chevrolet is building its global presence by delivering cars like the
Cruze, Sonic (Aveo) and Spark, the all-new midsize global Malibu, and
crossovers and trucks like the Orlando and Colorado that are designed
for the varied driving conditions and customer preferences around the world.
The Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan led the brand with global sales of
more than 670,000 in 2011, making it the best-selling Chevrolet
nameplate around the world with more than 1.13 million sold since its
launch in 2009. In the United States, Chevrolet was the best selling
passenger car brand in 2011, thanks in large part to the success of the
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