Global sales of General Motor’s volume Chevrolet brand rose 3.1 percent to more 1.25 million vehicles in the third quarter compared to the same period in 2011, the automaker announced on Tuesday. That total represents a third quarter record for the bowtie brand.
Chevrolet’s strong performance was sparked by increased sales in each of its top five markets. Deliveries in the U.S. increased 2.1 percent to 458,721 vehicles, while sales in Brazil were up 13.5 percent to 182,906 units. Volume in China climbed 3.7 percent to 152,328 units, while Russian sales totaled 58,453 (up 28.8 percent) and Mexican sales totaled 43,852 (up 12.9 percent).
“Chevrolet is connecting with more consumers around the world thanks to the strongest product lineup in the brand’s history,” said Chris Perry, Chevrolet vice president of global marketing. “Chevrolet will continue to build on this momentum by introducing 25 new products around the world in 2013.”
In the U.S., Chevrolet’s new models will include redesigned versions of the Silverado pickup, the Corvette sports car and Impala sedan, while an all-electric Spark and diesel-powered Cruze are also planned. Additionally, the automaker is expected to release its much-anticipated SS performance sedan next year.