Chevrolet Retail Sales Increase 3 Percent; Several Models See July Records
Chevrolet’s retail sales were up 3% in July with a total of 154,305 units delivered. The year-over-year improvement was brought about by best-ever July retail sales for the light-duty crew cab Silverado, a 27% increase for Colorado, 8% increase for Equinox, 13% increase for Suburban, 12% increase for Tahoe, 24% increase for Traverse, and 63% increase for Trax.
Suburban and Tahoe saw their best July retail sales since 2007, Colorado had its best July at retail since 2006, and the Equinox had its best July ever. Traverse and Trax both saw their best month at retail ever.
Overall sales were down 5.3% with the continued phasing out of daily rental sales. Chevrolet delivered a total of 178,820 vehicles in the US in July, down from the 188,790 units delivered in July of last year.
Still, a number of Chevrolet models saw year-over-year gains. Sales of the Equinox were up 1.3% at 21,882 units, sales of the Spark were up 28.7% at 4,229 units, sales of the Suburban were up 17.3% at 5,055 units, sales of the SS were up 62.3% at 521 units, sales of the Tahoe were up 1.6% at 8,431 units, sales of the Traverse were up 20.4% at 15,173 units, sales of the Trax were up 54.9% at 9,466 units, and sales of the Volt were up 83.2% at 2,406 units.
Through seven months, Chevrolet’s retail sales in the United States are up 3% at 912,510 units. Total sales are down 4.6% at 1,185,710 units delivered.