Chevrolet says MidEast sales up 12% in April

(Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

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.

Related:
Companies
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Retail renaissance in Saudi Arabia

Retail renaissance in Saudi Arabia

The largest economy in the GCC is emerging as a lucrative retail...

In the lap of luxury: Ermenegildo Zegna's UAE ambitions

In the lap of luxury: Ermenegildo Zegna's UAE ambitions

Ermenegildo Zegna and Al Tayer Group are both respected family...

Focus: The impact of the Bahrain food subsidies row, what it means for the wider region

Focus: The impact of the Bahrain food subsidies row, what it means for the wider region

Sources also claim at least half the butchers in the island state...

Most Discussed
sponsoredTracking