The Chevy Bolt EV had its best monthly sales performance so far this year in the Brazilian market, selling a 17 units during the month of May.
The Chevy Bolt EV sales performance of 17 units is an 89-percent increase compared to the same timeframe in May of 2020, during which just 9 units were sold. The results put Chevy Bolt EV sales for the 2021 calendar year at 36 total in Brazil. To note, the year-to-date sales figures for the 2020 calendar year was set at 69 units.
As GM Authority covered previously, Chevrolet Brazil sales jumped an impressive 73 percent during the month of May, 2021, with a total of 17,291 units sold. That puts the Bow Tie brand in third-place in the country behind Fiat and Volkswagen. May marked the second consecutive month that Chevrolet deliveries increased in the Brazilian market.
Big sellers in the Brazilian market include the Chevy Onix, which saw a 44-percent increase in sales to 7,187 units, as well as the Chevy Tracker, which saw a 202-percent increase in sales to 4,718 units, and the Chevy Spin, which saw a 362-percent increase in sales to 2,362 units.
Sales Results - May 2021 - Brazil - Chevrolet
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Chevrolet sales for the first five months of the 2021 calendar year decreased 1.5 percent to 112,973 units. The Bow Tie brand also lost a significant slice of its market share in May due to low inventory for some of its best-selling models, largely due to the ongoing global shortage of microchips. For example, the Chevy Onix lost its title as the best-selling vehicle in Brazil for the first time in nearly six years, overtaken by the Fiat Argo and Hyundai HB20 as a result of the closure to the Gravatai plant. Onix production is expected to resume next month.
Meanwhile, the Chevy Tracker remains one of the fastest-growing nameplates in Brazil.