With Chevy products available in so many different parts of the world, it can take some extra time tallying up the sales numbers, but the figures for the second quarter have now been compiled. According to Used Cars Fort Walton Beach, they were definitely worth the wait. That’s because Chevrolet posted its highest sales total ever for a single quarter during the April-June period, and extended its streak of record-breaking quarterly sales performances to seven.
Among the highlights:
- The Chevy Cruze was the brand’s top-seller internationally, with more than 300,000 deliveries in the second quarter.
- U.S. customers (at dealers like Sterling Chevrolet) snapped up 513,538 sales, an increase of 5.2 percent compared to last year’s pace.
- In the Chinese market, Chevy delivered 141,758 vehicles, representing a bump of 2.3 percent.
- Thanks to second-quarter sales growth of 13.4 percent, on deliveries of 57,286 units, Russia became the fourth-largest sales market for the Bowtie brand.
- Chevy’s Mexico operations pitched in with 41,435 sales—a jump of 11.7 percent.
Also, although Chevrolet sales fell 4.2 percent in Brazil during the quarter, a Tyler Chevrolet Dealership pointed out that the brand points out that it still outperformed that country’s industry as a whole, which endured a 4.8 percent decrease in combined sales from April-June of this year; plus, Chevy Brazil did climb back into the black in June, with volume growth of 7.5 percent.
“Seven consecutive quarters of record sales is solid proof that Chevrolet is delivering the high quality products, easy-to-use technologies and expressive designs that people around the world are demanding,” said Chris Perry, Chevrolet vice president of global marketing. “With even more great new products on the way, we look forward to a strong second half of 2012.”