Chevrolet says MidEast sales up 12% in April

US car maker delivers more than 6,000 vehicles to post best April in region in five years
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By Andy Sambidge
Wed 08 May 2013 01:39 PM

Chevrolet dealers sold a total of 6,031 vehicles in the Middle East in April, its best performance for five year.

The US car maker said its performance was boosted by sales of the brand's passenger cars which surged 47 percent year-on-year.

Total sales rose 12 percent as dealers recorded their best April retail month since 2008, a statement said.

Chevrolet retail sales, representing those to individual customers, rose 11 percent year-on-year to 3,600 vehicles, while fleet sales jumped 14 percent to 2,431 units, the statement added.

The GCC was the main driver behind Chevrolet sales in the Middle East.

Sales in Saudi Arabia, Chevrolet's biggest market in the region, jumped 24 percent to 3,906 vehicles. In the UAE sales soared 47 percent while in Qatar they rose 60 percent.

Year-to-date, total Chevrolet sales in the Middle East are up 7 percent at 22,817, the statement said.

"The Chevrolet brand recorded another excellent sales month in April in the region and continues to go from strength to strength," said John Stadwick, president and managing director of General Motors Middle East.

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