Chevrolet Delivers Record Global Sales in First Half of 2013

Chevrolet Delivers Record Global Sales in First Half of 2013






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DETROIT – Chevrolet sold a record 2.5 million vehicles around the world in the first six months of 2013, up 1.4 percent over the same period in 2012, and achieved its 11th straight quarter of increased sales on the strength of new products like the Onix subcompact car in Brazil, the Canadian-built Impala full-size sedan in North America. and Colorado midsize pickup in Southeast Asia.

Overall, General Motors Co. posted sales of more than 4.85 million vehicles in the first half of 2013, an increase of nearly 4 percent over the same period in 2012.

“Chevrolet is in the midst of the most aggressive new product roll-out in the brand’s history,” said Alan Batey, senior vice president of Global Chevrolet. “The continued sales growth around the world is a result of a focused effort to strengthen Chevrolet’s presence in developing markets as well as its relationship with consumers by offering the right products, technologies, and world-class customer service.”

As Chevrolet’s 7th largest market, Chevrolet Canada sold 74,253 units in the first half of 2013, representing a 3.2% increase over last year. Chevrolet’s small car lineup continues to attract new customers to the brand. Sales of the Sonic, Spark, Cruze and Volt combined were up nearly 7 percent in Canada in the first half of 2013.  Chevrolet’s midsize sedan, the Malibu, experienced the largest sales increase of 63% and truck sales  increased 4 percent over the same period, led by the Trax, Traverse and Silverado.

Chevrolet sales in China rose 6.1 percent to nearly 322,000 units, fueled by strong sales of the Sail, Cruze, Malibu and Captiva.

The top five Chevrolet sales markets in the first six months of 2013 were:

GM first half 2013 sales in North America were up nearly 8 percent and nearly 7 percent throughout its International Operations. GM achieved a sales record in China with a 10.6 percent increase to 1,567,392 units.

General Motors Global Sales Summary:

GM North America = United States, Canada, Mexico and other North American markets

GM in Europe = Western, Central and Eastern Europe plus Russia/ CIS

GM International Operations = Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East

* Iran, North Korea, Syria and Sudan are excluded from sales volume and market share calculations

About Chevrolet in Canada

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at, on Facebook at or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.

About General Motors in Canada

Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs more than 9,000 people across the country and is a recognized leader in green manufacturing.  GMCL markets the full range of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and related services through Canada’s largest automotive dealer network. More information regarding GMCL models can be found at, or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.