Chevrolet sells 2.35 million vehicles globally in first half of 2011

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General Motors announced today that its Chevrolet brand sold 2.35 million vehicles globally during the first six months of 2011 – the best half-year in Chevrolet’s 100-year history.

“Founded in the United States by a Swiss émigré, Chevrolet was created with a global focus,” said Joel Ewanick, GM global chief marketing officer. “One hundred years later, Louis Chevrolet’s roots continue to shape our company, and enable Chevrolet to offer great products and service to customers in more than 120 countries around the world. We will continue to work at bringing new customers to the Chevy family – no matter where they live.”

The Chevrolet brand sold a total of 286,499 units more in the first half of 2011 than during the same period in 2010, a 14 percent increase year over year.

In the United States, Chevrolet sales were up 16 percent following nine consecutive months of year-over-year sales increases.

GM said much of Chevrolet’s growth is credited to new models like the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Sonic and Orlando.

– By: Omar Rana