Chevrolet Cruises to U.S. Passenger Car Leadership

Chevrolet led all automakers in U.S. passenger car sales in 2011 and posted its largest year-over-year retail sales increase in 35 years, due in large part to strong sales of the Cruze compact sedan. Chevrolet compact car sales almost doubled compared with 2010.

“Leading the U.S. industry in passenger car sales in our centennial year proves that we have transformed the Chevrolet product lineup and are delivering the high-quality, fuel-efficient, expressively designed cars that more and more people want," said Alan Batey, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Sales and Service.

Chevrolet sold more than 763,000 passenger cars in 2011. Products included the Sonic subcompact, Cruze compact sedan, Volt electric car, Malibu and Impala sedans, and Camaro and Corvette sporty cars.

“We are confident we can continue to build on the momentum with the new Sonic and the new Malibu Eco arriving in dealer showrooms in the coming weeks."

Cruze sales in the United States totaled 231,732 in 2011, contributing to the car’s global success. Cruze is the best-selling Chevrolet nameplate around the world with more than 1 million sold since its launch in 2009.

The segment-leading Camaro is winning the race with automotive enthusiasts. Camaro sales rose 8 percent to more than 88,000 units in 2011.

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