Worldwide acceptance of the Chevrolet Cruze has made a significant contribution to Chevrolet’s best ever global first quarter sales performance. Figures published for automobile sales in the first quarter of 2011 show total Chevrolet sales in excess of 1.1 million vehicles, up 15% on the same quarter in 2010.
Cruze, the new global ‘C’ segment platform for the brand, accounted for 150 652 of those sales. Quarter one sales of the Cruze are up 117% on the same period last year. This high level of interest has elevated the Cruze to being amongst the top selling global nameplates in 2011.
Total sales since introduction in 2009 through April 2011 are 675 275 units. This global acceptance of the vehicle is reflected in the sales of the Cruze in South Africa where it regularly appears in the list of monthly top ten best sellers. In May of this year the Cruze featured as number eight on the sales charts with 691 deliveries. In global terms South Africa ranks ninth in Cruze sales.