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Chevy Sales Up 17.6% in October; Malibu Sales More than Double

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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Chevrolet sales were up a whopping 17.6% in October with a total of 183,464 vehicles delivered in the United States. Chevy’s retail sales were up an impressive 20.1% with 133,912 units, a figure likely helped by a significant uptick in sales of the Malibu brought on by the release of the all-new 2016 model.

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Unsurprisingly, the Silverado was Chevrolet’s volume leader with a total of 51,647 units delivered, up 10% year-over-year. The Silverado started off the fourth quarter in roaring fashion by drawing to less than 7,500 units away from eclipsing the 500,000-unit mark for 2015. In all, Silverado sales are up an impressive 14.8% year-over-year. The Silverado and Colorado, which moved 7,059 units last month, both put up their best October since 2006 and combined for a 13% sales increase—the 19th consecutive month of growth for Chevy trucks in America.

Chevrolet’s biggest boost came from the Malibu, which was up 122.1% with 24,725 units sold and posted its best October since 1996. Deliveries of all-new (and even more affordable) 2016 Chevrolet Malibu are likely the primary cause for this, and excitement surrounding the new model should sustain it for the rest of the year.

Chevy SUVs were up once again, led by a 58% year-over-year increase in crossover sales. Sales of the Equinox were up 25.5% with 22,086 units sold, Traverse sales were up 16% at 9,155 units, and Trax sales reached 8,175 units.

To date, Chevrolet’s sales in America are up 4.8% at 1,779,646 units sold.

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