The Chevrolet Cruze is the General Motors top seller 0

General Motors top selling vehicle in the United States for September was the Chevrolet Cruze. It fell just short of setting a brand new record. Altogether sales of the car had increased by 43 per cent, selling 25,787 in September alone, meaning there were 7,700 more units sold compared to last month.

Don Johnson, the Vice President of Chevrolet Sales said that the recent success of the vehicle was down to the excellent efficiency that the car offers. He said “The Cruze came very close to setting a new record. It really goes to the strength of the entire car portfolio right now. There’s just a continued good value story with the Cruze’s great design and great fuel efficiency.” Fuel prices are still on the rise on America and motorists are reacting to that. Efficiency seems to be the car’s main weapon.

The original sales record came in August when 25,975 sales were made, turning that into an all time record. The Chevrolet Cruze was the best selling passenger car but the Siverado pickup truck managed to beat it in terms of sales, selling a total of 36,425. That was however disappointing for General Motors in the scheme of things, with sales down by 17 per cent from September 2011, when the company managed to sell 43,698. This was put down to rental companies weakening the demand according to General Motors.

From January to September 2012, General Motors sales have increased by 1.5 per cent when comparing the same period the year before.
Rivals for the worldwide leader board, Toyota and Volkswagen have made much better progress in terms of growth. Toyota growth from January to September grew by 42 per cent whereas Volkswagen’s sales increased by 34 per cent.  Chrysler’s sales have increased by 12 percent with Japan’s sales falling by 1.1 per cent. Honda’s sales have fallen by 1.1 per cent.

Experts believe that customers are gaining more confidence in the new car market as banks are now offering more loans. Auto makers are also coming out with more and more fuel efficient models. Sales overall in America have hit a figure of 1.1 million which represents an 11 per cent increase from September 2011. Experts have stated that the total figure for 2012 could reach 14.5 million. If that is true, the Chevrolet Cruze will play a big part in doing so.