Chevrolet was the top-selling brand in the U.S. in Jan.

General Motors is coming back strong… well, at least its Chevrolet brand is. The brand was the top selling brand in the United States in January with sales totaling 125,389 units during the month.

“We are encouraged to see Chevrolet’s momentum in 2010 carryover to the new year,” said Alan Batey, vice president, Chevrolet Sales and Service. “Because of our great products, more customers chose Chevrolet in January than any other brand in the United States. In fact, Chevrolet edged out Ford by almost 4,000 vehicles and outsold Toyota by more than 25,500.”

Crossover sales were up 36 percent with the Chevrolet Equinox gaining 46 percent in retail sales, marking the fifth-consecutive month of year-over-year sales for the compact car. Chevrolet passenger car sales were up 33 percent with the Cruze selling 12,014 units, a 129 percent increase over the Cobalt that it replaced. Sales of Chevrolet trucks were up 32 percent with sales of the Suburban, Tahoe and Avalanche up 26 percent. The Chevrolet Silverado was up 35 percent over Jan. 2010.

– By: Omar Rana