Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Chevy Cruze Continues as Hot Seller
Chevrolet continues to see solid demand for its Cruze small sedan, thanks to its good fuel economy and modest price. General Motors said total sales of its passenger cars increased 8 percent in July compared with a year ago and that retail sales for cars rose 9 percent for the month, led by the Cruze. The Cruze Eco, which gets an estimated 42 mpg highway, accounted for 19 percent of the model’s retail sales during the month. The Cruze sold more than 24,000 units in July, and has sold near 148,000 for the year. That figure beats the hot-selling Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic, according to news reports. The Cruze has a chance to take over as the top-selling compact if it is able to beat the Toyota Corolla by more than 7,000 vehicles.