Cruze sales were eye opening! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Feb. 1, 2016 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch – The new hatch adds an even more functional choice for future Chevrolet customers. A standard 1.4L direct injected and turbocharged I4 w/ Stop/Start is standard. A turbo diesel with an all-new 9-speed AT or a 6-speed MT is just months away. The Cruze Hatch is built off a 106.3-inch wheelbase with a unique roof, wraparound head and taillamps, and an integrated rear spoiler. That hatch offers an excellent 24.7 cu. ft. of usable cargo volume. With the rear seat folded, cargo space expands to 47.2 cu. ft. The new for 2016 Cruze is more than 200 pounds lighter than the previous-gen due to a body structure that is 100 pounds lighter and an engine that’s 44 pounds lighter. Trims available include L, LS, LT, Premier, and RS. The 2017 Cruze Hatch is offered in LT, Premier, and RS. 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Regarding infotainment, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard plus Chevrolet MyLink radio systems plus an optional 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot solution. On the safety front, Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Park Assis. So why am I writing about the Cruze and Cruze Hatch? See below. GM January 2017 Sales Overview GM U.S. dealers sold or leased 195,909 new cars, trucks and CUVs in January, down 3.8 percent below the 203,745 sold in January 2016. GM’s ATPs, which reflect retail transaction prices after incentives, rose $1,200 per unit to $34,500, a new January record. GM’s deliveries to daily rental companies are expected to decline as a percentage of total sales for the third year in a row. GM also stated they will match production with customer demand. Previously announced plans to reduce passenger car production at plants in Lordstown, Ohio and Lansing, Michigan were implemented at the end of January. These moves should/will improve current customer resale. GM January 2017 Brand Sales Highlights The Cruze achieved sales of 19,949 vehicles in January of 2017, up 38.9 percent over the 14,362 sold in January of 2016. The 238 mile range 2017 Bolt EV became America’s best BEV seller – no Tesla results were available in January – despite being made available in just California and Oregon during the month. With 1,162 sales in January, the Bolt easily topped the former BEV sales leading Leaf and its 772 vehicles sold in January 0f 2017. With the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse being introduced in Detroit last month, the 2017 model also had a good month with 8,218 sold, up 17.2 percent over the 7,014 sold in January of 2016. I stopped reporting Spark EV sales as they stopped importing them in mid-2016 and sales volumes will soon disappear altogether. I removed ELR sale result reporting for similar reasons. The number one tidbit in the January segment sales reports is that the Ford Fusion Hybrid outsold the Prius liftback for the first time in history. I believe this is the first time the Prius Liftback has been surpassed since the Gen 2 was released back in late 2003! U.S. January 2017 Sales vs. January 2016 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 18 Automobile Manufacturers GM January 2017 Sales Down 3.8% with 195,909 Vehicles sold Ford January 2017 Sales Down 0.6% with 172,612 Vehicles sold FCA January 2017 Sales Down 11.2% with 152,218 Vehicles sold Toyota January 2017 Sales Down 11.3% with 143,048 Vehicles sold Nissan January 2017 Sales Up 6.2% with 112,319 Vehicles sold Honda January 2017 Sales Up 5.9% with 106,380 Vehicles sold Hyundai January 2017 Sales Up 3.3% with 46,507 Vehicles sold Subaru January 2017 Sales Up 6.8% with 43,879 Vehicles sold Kia January 2017 Sales Down 7.0% with 35,626 Vehicles sold Mercedes-Benz January 2017 Sales Up 3.5% with 27,900 Vehicles sold VW January 2017 Sales Up 17.1% with 23,510 Vehicles sold Mazda January 2017 Sales Up 10.1% with 21,698 Vehicles sold BMW January 2017 Sales Down 0.5% with 21,219 Vehicles sold Audi January 2017 Sales Up 11.4% with 13,201 Vehicles sold Jaguar/Land Rover January 2017 Sales Up 29.9% with 9,102 Vehicles sold Mitsubishi January 2017 Sales Up 3.1% with 6,457 Vehicles sold Porsche January 2017 Sales Up 5.7% with 4,602 Vehicles sold Volvo January 2017 Sales Down 18.2% with 3,472 Vehicles sold The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles was approximately 17.6 million vehicles.