In August, the Chevrolet Cruze kept its best-selling compact car crown in the United States for the fourth month in a row. Sales of the Cruze totaled a strong 21,807 – helping the Cruze maintain its fifth-consecutive month of Cruze sales exceeding 20,000 units.
Calendar year to date, the Cruze has sold a total of 169,427 units. Chevrolet dealers have about a 30-day supply of Cruze sedans, roughly half the industry average.
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“The Cruze has been a great success story for Chevrolet,” said Alan Batey, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Sales and Service. “In less than a year, the Cruze has become one of the most-popular cars on the market, and it is successfully bringing new customers to Chevrolet showrooms.”
Chevrolet sold a total of 152,779 units in August 2011.
Refresher: The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze base LS model is powered by a 136-hp 1.8L 4-cylinder engine, while the Eco, LT and LTZ model get a 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder Ecotec engine making 138-hp and a maximum torque of 148 lb-ft. The 1.4L turbo models are expected to have a cruising range of more than 500 miles and the Cruze Eco is estimated to get an EPA fuel-economy rating of 42 mpg on the highway. All 2011 Cruze models are available with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Prices start at $16,995 for the base model to $22,695 for the top-of-the-line model.
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– By: Omar Rana