Through the first half of 2011, Chevrolet sprouted across the world, selling a best-ever 2.35 million vehicles through the first half of 2011 with increases pretty much everywhere.
While the United States remains far and away the highest selling market for the brand, other major markets such as Brazil and China also saw gains, as depicted in the graphic above. More impressive was the 54% gain observed in Russia from the same time last year, selling 81,527 units, which is more than what has been sold so far in Canada.
Much of the success can be attributed to the Chevy Cruze, which has so far sold nearly 800,000 units globally since its introduction, and is well on track to breaking the 1 million unit mark by year’s end, as the selling pace for the Cruze has quickened 132 percent since the first half of 2010, selling over 330,000 units.
Other playmakers of note are the Spark, which has sold over 100,000 units through the first half of 2011 and the Aveo, which has sold 150,000. The presser also points out that the all-new Aveo/Sonic/Barina/too many names has begun selling in nearly 30 countries since its Korean launch in March. The Silverado pickup is another major contributor, selling nearly 183,000 units.