Chevrolet led all automakers in US 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.
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.
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 all-new Sonic subcompact posted a 52% increase year over year compared with the vehicle it replaced to 15,778 units; Camaro sales rose 8% to more than 88,000 units in 2011.
New passenger car offerings in 2012 include the 2013 Spark minicar and the new Malibu sedans as Chevrolet’s lineup continues to become more global with more than half of its sales outside the US home market.