The Automotive Amanojaku

This is where you'll find news, random car-related thoughts and personal views from a rabid car nut. "Amanojaku" is Japanese slang that means "person who is deliberately contradictory". I've always found myself drawn to the less appreciated car makes - the "underdogs" if you will. Suzuki, Pontiac, GM Daewoo and Holden, are among my favorite brands to watch and comment on. Let me hear your thoughts!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Chevrolet of Europe Booming thanks to GM Daewoo

Chevy of Europe is surging. Its market share jumped 25% in one year. On a heavy, sometimes all-Daewoo product lineup. So "value packed" with crisp, frequently updated styling does count for something after all...

GM Europe Chevrolet sales up 41.5 percent compared to January 2006; GM Europe January Sales Reach 15 Year Record
* GME January sales up 17,631 units from same month last year
* GME January market share up 0.7 point to 9.5 percent, a 10 year record
* Quality sales improve with reductions in short-cycle fleet sales
* Opel/Vauxhall share up 0.3 point to 7.5 percent
* Chevrolet share up 0.4 point to 1.6 percent

Zurich, 2007-02-07 -- In January, General Motors (GM) Europe sales reached a 15-year record for the month, with 165,043 units*, 17,631 more compared to January 2006. The company market share reached 9.5 percent, up 0.7 point from the previous January, establishing a 10-year record. These results are even more significant considering that GM continues to reduce short-cycle fleet sales as a continuing strategy to improve contribution margins and residual values for the customer.Opel/Vauxhall and Chevrolet grow European market shareAccounting for 78 percent of GM’s European sales, Opel/Vauxhall sold 129,610 vehicles in January 2007, growing its market share to 7.5 percent.Chevrolet had sales of 28,359 units, up 41.5 percent compared to January 2006, and a market share of 1.6 percent, up 0.4 point versus the year ago period.Saab sold 6,573 cars, with a market share of 0.4 percent. Cadillac, Hummer and Corvette sold a total of 501 units.“Importantly, we also are launching significant new vehicles such as the New Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, a shooting star that has already numerous awards, and the Opel/Vauxhall Antara. Opel/Vauxhall are also returning to the sport car segment with the new GT,” said Jonathan Browning.
Source: http://www.autospectator.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=7956
Chevrolet UK Website: http://www.chevrolet.co.uk/models/lacetti_4d/t0_index_0.htm

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