Chevy Retail Sales Up Slightly in May; Bolt Deliveries Continue to Rise
Chevrolet saw a slight uptick in retail sales in May, with deliveries rising 0.3% at 126,451 units. Overall sales were down 3.8% at 162,950 units.
At retail, the Malibu and Camaro were Chevy’s biggest gainers among cars with respective increases of 40% and 6%. The Malibu’s increase was enough to help the vehicle post its best month at retail since October 1980. Retail crossover sales were also strong thanks to a 17% increase for Equinox, 2% increase for Traverse, and 18% increase for Trax.
Additionally, 1,438 Chevrolet Bolt EVs were delivered to retail customers in May, marking its best month since launch. Total Bolt sales amounted to 1,566 units, bringing its to-date delivery total to 5,950 units.
Overall, Chevrolet was led volume-wise by the Silverado, Equinox, and Malibu with respective totals of 43,804 units, 20,908 units, and 20,718 units. Growth-wise, Chevy got a boost from the Camaro (7,841 units, up 34.6%), Cruze (17,120 units, up 2.7%), Express (6,815 units, up 3.4%), SS (247 units, up 8.3%), Traverse (7,389 units, up 2.2%), and Trax (6,174 units, up 21%).
Commercial truck sales were also up big in May, increasing 246% year-over-year with 602 units delivered.
Through May, Chevrolet’s total US sales are down 3.2% at 799,040 units delivered. Silverado leads the brand at volume with 212,425 trucks delivered and Equinox sales have reached triple digits at 104,272 units. Retail sales are down 0.6% at 613,706 units, but retail crossover sales to date are the highest in Chevrolet history.
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