Chevrolet experienced its best sales year to date in 2012.
Online PR News – 06-February-2013 – Lansing, MI – Shaheen Chevrolet happily reported a successful 2012 sales year. The successes at Shaheen Chevy reflect the overall success of the Chevrolet brand last year. Chevrolet is regarded as the planet’s fastest growing automaker and reported over 4.95 million units sold in the 2012 calendar year. This is a global sales record for the American automotive brand.
Don Johnson, Chevy vice president of U.S. sales and service, excitedly stated, “Chevrolet is in the midst of the most aggressive rollout of new products in its history, which helped us deliver our ninth-consecutive quarter of record global sales.”
These Chevy figures also helped drive General Motors figures. For 2012, GM reported over 9.2 million new vehicles sold. This is a 2.9 percent increase from the previous sales year.
The U.S. is certainly the biggest market for the all-American Chevrolet company (responsible for buying 1.85 million Chevy units), but it is definitely not the only market. More than 60 percent of Chevy’s total sales last year were from foreign markets. Some of the hottest foreign markets included Brazil (which moved 643,000 units), China (moving 627,000 vehicles), Russia (selling 205,000 cars), South Korea (which was responsible for a total of 125,000 units), and India (which reported 92,000 in sales).
This huge takeoff in sales is largely due to all the new Chevrolet market entrees. In fact, to continue growth in 2013, Chevy is introducing thirteen new (or significantly transformed) vehicle designs into the U.S. market. Most notable are the 2014 Corvette Stingray, which created quite the buzz last week at the North American International Auto Show, as well as the 2014 Silverado and the 2014 Impala.
In addition, Chevy has entered the world of fuel efficiency and small cars, with vehicles such as the Spark, the Sonic, the Malibu, and the Cruze. Chevrolet has also offered several crossover and truck options globally like the Trax, the Orlando, the Spin, and the Colorado.
The newest additions to the Chevrolet lineup will arrive at Shaheen Chevrolet later this year.
About Shaheen Chevrolet
Conveniently located just north of I-96, Shaheen Chevrolet provides quality new and pre-owned vehicles to the Lansing and Grand Rapids areas. Shaheen Chevy is committed to providing not only an extensive inventory of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs, but also the finest customer service in Michigan. Shaheen Chevrolet lives by this simple philosophy: “Shaheen Chevrolet is dedicated to providing the ultimate automotive experience.”