Chevrolet’s chart-topping compact car, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, is doing very well in today’s competitive auto market. The manufacturer’s current numbers show the Chevrolet Cruze selling over 22,700 units in May of 2011, with an edge of about 400 units over the second-place Ford Focus. In the compact segment, which experts say accounts for about 16% of total car sales today, General Motors is recognizing quite a coup with this fairly new compact sedan.
In a recent press release, General Motors executives weigh in on what is causing this windfall of success for a company that faced bankruptcy and only recently, and struggles to compete in a market often dominated by giants like Toyota and Honda, as well as Ford Motors, commonly recognized as today’s top domestic manufacturer. Staffers are identifying Chevrolet’s “fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines” as a major driver of their success in the 2011 market. Ford executives have said much the same thing about their own new fuel-saving engine technology as the Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus continue to roll out of dealership lots. as for Chevrolet sales, internal resources are indicating the Cruze, Equinox and Malibu are generating over 50% of Chevy’s current sales, and promising a new day for this previously embattled car maker.
There’s a lot for buyers to love about Chevrolet’s top compact. Renowned auto review site Edmunds.com praises the car’s interior room, as well as its “peppy yet efficient” engine. With an MSRP starting at about $16,500 for the Chevrolet Cruze LS model, this is a car that you can pick up without paying an arm and a leg. To optimize your purchase, ask your participating dealership about Chevrolet’s current incentives and first-time buyer pricing, as well as the best financing deals that either the local dealership or the manufacturer can offer. General Motors offers their own “factory direct financing” through GMAC, their captive financing company with a long history of satisfying GM car drivers. Look for the newest in these financing deals, and scour all available options from third party lenders for low interest rates and low cost agreements that you can use to keep more money in your wallet when you acquire one of these top-selling new cars.