Chevy Malibu Enjoys Another Huge Sales Month in May
Chevrolet sales in May totaled 169,331 vehicles, an 18.6% year-over-year decrease from the 207,970 vehicles delivered in May 2015. Chevrolet’s retail sales were also down year-over-year, falling 14.1% at a total of 126,024 vehicles delivered.
Through five months, Chevy’s sales in the United States total 825,503 vehicles, down 5.4%. Retail sales are up 3.1%, however, totaling 617,114 vehicles sold.
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Chief among the highlights for Chevrolet in May was the Malibu, the total sales of which were up 12.8% at 24,202 units delivered and retail sales of which were up 4%. To date, the Malibu has experienced its best year at retail since 1981, and it has doubled its retail share to more than 10%. Overall, Chevy has sold 104,187 Malibus through five months, up 28.2% from 2015.
Colorado sales were also up year-over-year, increasing 3.5% with 9,196 units delivered. At retail, the Colorado was up 9%, good for its best retail May ever and pushing it to its best year-to-date performance through five months since 2005.
Spark sales were up 40% at retail and 29.2% overall; Volt sales were up 19% at retail and 17.5% overall. Retail-wise, sales of the Suburban were up 38% and sales of the Tahoe were up 16%. The latter’s year-to-date retail sales total 13,268 units, the best such total since 2008.
Silverado sales were down, but that did not stop it from posting its highest average transaction price for any single month in its history. Through five months, Silverado sales at retail total 185,123 trucks, the best five-month running total since 2007.