McCluskey Chevrolet Sales Rise in May
CINCINNATI, JUNE 2011 – Chevrolet retail sales increased for the ninth-consecutive month in May, as retail sales climbed 9 percent compared to the same month a year ago. In addition, more than half of Chevy retail sales in May were four-cylinder models – double the rate five years ago – driven by consumer demand for Cruze, Malibu, and Equinox.
For the first five months of 2011, Chevrolet retail sales are up 28 percent over 2010.
“Strong demand by Cincinnati Chevrolet customers for fuel-efficient cars and crossovers continued to bring consumers to McCluskey Chevrolet in May,” said Keith McCluskey of McCluskey Chevrolet. “Customers are drawn to our lineup of gas-friendly vehicles like the Cruze, Malibu and Equinox that offer more miles per gallon without sacrificing performance, style or value.”
The Cruze compact sedan recorded its best retail sales month ever, up 150 percent in May over Chevrolet Cobalt sales a year ago. In May, 15 percent of retail sales were the Cruze Eco model, which delivers 42 mpg highway with the Ecotec 1.4L engine and manual transmission. For 2011 calendar year to date, Cruze sales have increased nearly threefold over the Cobalt.
Retail sales for the Chevrolet Equinox crossover, which delivers up to 32 mpg highway with the Ecotec 2.4L engine, climbed 62 percent in May. Equinox retail sales are up 52 percent gain for the 2011 calendar year to date.
Retail sales for the Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan, which delivers 33 mpg highway with the Ecotec 2.4L engine, climbed 3 percent in May. Year to date, Malibu sales are 4 percent higher than in 2010, which was the best retail sales year for Malibu since 2000.