It’s no secret that Chevrolet has a deep global footprint. But it’s not too often the brand gets to break all-time quarterly sales records, even though it’s turning 100 years old in November. The third quarter of 2011 was exactly that for the Bowtie brand, selling 1.2 million units worldwide, more than any other June-September period before it.
A major statistic here is the brand’s rapid growth rate outside of the United States. While Chevy saw a 14.2% increase in year over year sales in its home land, countries like the Ukraine, Russia and Thailand observed the most growth, jumping 70.8%, 64%, and 57.9%, respectively. The Cruze is also expected to sell its 1 millionth copy by the end of the month. Talk about wrapping up a century’s worth of sales on a high note.