The Chevrolet Cruze sold 32,871 units in June of this year, instantly becoming the best-selling car in its segment in the United States (with a market share of 17.35 percent) while beating out segment stalwarts such as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. The Cruze usually hovers in fourth and firth place, behind the Civic, Corolla, and Ford’s Focus, but a 73.2 percent year-over-year sales increase (of 9,816 units) compared to the month of May have shot it up to first place.
Consequently, May’s leader — the Honda Civic, dropped to second, the Corolla dropped to third, the Focus fell to fourth, and Hyundai’s Elantra came in fifth.
But even with Chevy’s strong performance in June, the Corolla remains the leading seller year-to-date in the compact segment, with the Civic sitting closely in second, and the Focus in third by roughly 24,000 units. The big June month allowed the Cruze to move up to fourth place from fifth in year-to-date rankings.
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Next month, the Cruze family will grow with the addition of the Cruze Turbo Diesel model, which attains the best fuel economy of any gasoline- or diesel-only car in the country with a whopping 46 MPG on the highway. Following that, an all-new Cruze on GM’s D2XX vehicle architecture is expected around the 2015 timeframe, for the 2016 model year.