Chevy Sales Soar in September with a 17.4% Sales Increase
A strong performance from models like the Silverado and Equinox helped Chevy achieve its best September sales since 2004
Throughout 2017, Chevrolet has had its fair share of ups and downs in terms of vehicle sales. As it turns out, September is definitely one of those “ups,” as the brand’s vehicle sales were up by 17.4%.
Retail sales certainly didn’t suffer, undoubtedly due in part to post-hurricane vehicle replacements, with a 12.1% increase last month. In fact, Chevrolet’s year-to-date retail sales are only down 0.2%.
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Leading the charge last month was the Chevrolet Silverado, with 55,236 units sold. Septemeber sales for the Silverado increased 21.7%.
Year-to-date, Chevrolet has now sold 418,590 Silverados. While this is still a 1.6% decrease in the number of Silverados sold compared to the first three quarters of 2016, it has provided the pickup with a comfortable lead ahead of its Ram truck competitor, which was previously posed to potentially overtake the Silverado.
Another big seller for Chevrolet was the Malibu. Malibu sales were up by 11.5% in September, with a total of 23,989 units sold.
Unsurprisingly, the Equinox also sold a healthy amount of vehicles in September. Sales for the newly-redesigned utility vehicle increased by an incredible 80.3%.
Chevrolet’s latest expansion into the electric vehicle realm, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, had its best sales month ever in September. Chevy sold 2,632 Bolt vehicles last month, with 14,302 such vehicles sold so far this year.
Of course, the Bolt’s success has come with a cost for the Chevrolet Volt. Volt sales were down 28.5% in September, most likely due to the growing popularity of its brand-new cousin.
Another Chevy car that didn’t fair too well in September was the Chevrolet Corvette. Corvette sales were down by 46.8% last month, and sales are down 16.8% so far this year.
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By the end of September, Chevrolet sold a total of 199,801 vehicles. This has proven to be the brand’s best September in terms of sales since 2004.
As for year-to-date sales, Chevy is only down by a slight 1%. If September’s success is repeated in the last three months of the year, then Chevy could be one of the few automotive brands that actually sees sales growth in 2017.
You can see how every single Chevy model did last month in the chart below: