GM’s Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs have both surpassed the 1 million sales mark. A quicksilver metallic 2013 GMC Terrain Denali drove off the assembly line at GM’s CAMI plant this week, marking 1 million vehicles produced on the architecture.
Both models were launched in 2009 as 2010 models and since then the two have grown in sales every year. Sales have more than doubled from 138,248 units in 2009 to 283,491 units in 2011. Through the first 9 months of 2012, GM leads the small SUV segment in sales, ahead of the Honda CR-V, the Kia Sportage/Hyundai Tucson and the Ford Escape.
“Small SUVs attract buyers with diverse personal preferences but a common need for space and versatility,” said Alan Batey, vice president of GM Sales, Service and Marketing. “With Equinox and Terrain, we can deliver on those core attributes while offering two very different design and packaging propositions. Chevrolet and GMC are both stronger brands with these vehicles in their showrooms.”
– By: Omar Rana