Chevy Retail Sales Increase 5.8% in October
Chevrolet’s retail sales increased 5.8% in October with 141,641 vehicles delivered, adding up to the brand’s best sales for the month since 2004. Overall sales were down 0.8% at 181,964 units.
Retail sales for passenger cars continued to grow at a quicker clip than the rest of the industry. Sales of the Malibu were up 39%, achieving its best October since 1980; Camaro sales were up 14%, achieving its best October since 2009; Corvette sales were up 8%; Spark sales were up 5%; and Volt sales were up 6%.
Combined sales of a number of cars also increased in October: Camaro sales rose 18.7% at 6,277 units; Corvette sales rose 4% at 2,626 units; Cruze sales were up 9% at 17,126 units; Sonic sales rose 42.3% at 4,689 units; Spark sales increased 3.2% at 2,066 units; SS sales increased 188.5% at 554 units; and Volt sales were up 7.7% at 2,191 units.
Retail sales of the Colorado were the highest they have been since 2004, increasing 42%. Suburban sales increased 35% and Tahoe sales increased 49%, both seeing their best October retail sales in nine years. Trax sales also increased 37%.
Overall sales of the Colorado were up 49.9% at 10,578 units, Suburban sales were up 85.5% at 6,650 units, Tahoe sales were up 80.8% 11,976 units, Traverse sales were up 20% at 10,984 units, and Trax sales were up 6.2% at 8,678 units.
After 10 months, Chevy’s retail sales total 1,332,255 units, up 2.4% year-over-year and good for the brand’s best year-to-date retail sales in a decade. Total sales are down 3.7% at 1,713,876 units.