The Chevrolet Equinox continued to impress customers at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet all throughout last month, and even managed to score its best January performance ever with nearly 20,000 models sold in the country.
That marks a 34 percent increase over the same period last year and builds upon the fifth consecutive year of record sales. Last year, the Equinox became the second-best selling vehicle in Chevrolet’s lineup, behind the Silverado full-size pickup, and accounted for more than 9 percent of the rapidly-growing compact SUV market.
“The Equinox continues to win customers with its value-driven balance of performance, versatility and personal connectivity,” said GM North America President Alan Batey. “It also represents the depth of Chevrolet’s strong SUV lineup, ranging from the all-new Trax small SUV and Traverse to the redesigned 2015 Suburban and Tahoe.”
While announcing the performance, Chevy used the opportunity to inform us about the upcoming 2016 Equinox that was revealed at the Chicago Auto Show. The crossover’s front fascia, features new headlamps and LED running lights.
It’s finally time to start looking forward to the 2015 North American International Auto Show. For those of you who have been counting down since last year’s show, well you were just ahead of the game. We can all be excited together to hear the rumors about the 2016 models. This year, the Chevrolet rumors are focusing on the Volt. After four years of lackluster sales for the Chevy Volt, Chevrolet had two options; ditch the car completely, or create a new generation model that will fix the problem spots and wow auto-enthusiasts.
Chevy has chosen to give the Volt another chance, and will be revealing the 2016 Chevy Volt at NAIAS January 17-25, 2015. The next generation Volt should be going through some serious updates, including a third seat in the back row and a smaller, more efficient gasoline engine.
“Volt is the perfect example of the ingenuity that drives everything we do at Chevrolet,” said Tim Mahoney, Global Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer. “Volt fully delivers on the promises of Find New Roads and will continue to provide consumers with the transportation solutions they need and deserve in the future.”
While sales may have been down lately, the Volt hasn’t been a bust by any means. With 65,000 total units sold, the four-seater Volt may be one of America’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicles – Chevrolet just had higher sales expectations than that. Everyone who buys a Volt falls in love with it. Why buy it otherwise, right?
We’re hopeful, and so is Chevrolet, at a new generation will generate new interest in a stellar hybrid-electric sedan.
If you don’t want to wait for the 2016 Chevy Volt to hit the floor, come by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet today and we’ll show the way to winning a Volt’s engine.
In 2012, Chevy sold 4.95 million cars worldwide and this year they are on track to sell even more. There are a few months left for Chevrolet to set a record-breaking 5 million cars. It would be the first time in GM’s 100-year history.
Although everyone here in the states loves the Chevy brand, approximately 65% of the automaker’s sales have come from foreign markets. Alan Batey, the global head of Chevrolet, says, “When I look out and think about where we need to take the brand, the Middle East is a significant part of that opportunity.” We’ll just chalk that one up to other countries not being able to resist the American experience of true power. Not that we can blame them any; we love the power too.
Besides, the Middle East is proving itself to be one GM’s most promising markets. The area generated $5 billion of business in 2012 and is continuing to grow annually at a rate of nearly 5%. Because Chevrolet is such a great brand to own and demand is so high, the political unrest in the region doesn’t seem to be having much effect on sales. Other top growth markets are the United States, China, Russia, Mexico, and Brazil.
We continue to stock our dealership with a variety of vehicles from the Chevy family. Isn’t it about time you chipped in and started stocking your own garage with a few pieces from our trophy case of cars?