Chevy Tallies Best June Retail Sales Figure in a Decade
Chevrolet posted a 2.5% year-over-year sales increase at retail in June, delivering 141,091 vehicles to customers in the United States for its best retail performance in a decade. Overall sales were flat at 181,387 units as General Motors continues to steadily phase out daily rental sales.
Through six months, Chevrolet’s retail sales are up 3% from the first half of 2015 at a total of 758,205 vehicles delivered. Overall sales are down 4.4% at just over one million units.
A number of Chevrolet vehicles saw considerable gains at retail. Sales of the Colorado were up 27%, Suburban was up 37%, Tahoe was up 25%, and Trax was up 23%. The Colorado posted its best June since 2006, and the Tahoe and Suburban both posted their best June sales since 2008.
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The Silverado Crew Cab put up its best June sales at retail since 2005, while the Silverado Heavy Duty has posted its best six-month sales total since 2008.
Cars that also made great gains at retail include the Impala (up 77%), Spark (up 96%), Volt (up 57%), and Sonic (up 41%). The Impala posted its single best month at retail since September 2008, while the Sonic put up its best June mark ever. Factoring in fleet sales, Volt was up 58.1%, Impala was up 46.7%, and Spark was up 70.1%.
The new Malibu also posted another month of overall sales gains, up 6% year-over-year with a total of 16,138 units sold. Through six months, sales of the Malibu total 120,325 units, up 24.7% from 2015.
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