CHEVROLET Phils. said it is continuing to deliver impressive sales growth in the first two months of 2014 after posting “groundbreaking” figures in 2013. The company cited that its January and February figures have shown a 70-percent increase with 1,298 vehicles sold compared to the 760 vehicles moved during the same months in 2013.
Chevrolet Phils. said it grew 52 percent from 2012 to 2013, and that its unit sales have put them in ninth overall in the Philippine automotive industry. It credited the “steady” rise to “innovative products and equally excellent service.”
“Chevrolet continues to establish itself as a major player in the local automotive industry,” said Chevrolet Phils. President and Managing Director lawyer Albert Arcilla. “Not only are we experiencing record growth in terms of sales, we are also beginning to widen the community of Chevy lovers because of the quality of work that we put into our products and services.”
According to the company, the boost it experienced in early 2014 can be attributed to the success of the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Colorado in penetrating the local midsized SUV and compact pickup truck segments. The two models are the first and third among the brand’s best-selling units.
The Trailblazer and the Colorado are now equipped with an improved turbocharged Duramax diesel engine that comes in 2.5-liter and 2.8-liter variants. The bigger engine produces 200hp and 500Nm. Both the Colorado and Trailblazer are covered by a special three-year warranty and a two-year (or 100,000-kilometer) extended warranty for the powertrain.
The company added that also among its best-selling units is the Chevrolet Spin, a seven-seat, all-around utility vehicle that Chevrolet Phils. said is impressive on the road and is fuel-efficient. The vehicle is available with either a 1.3-liter, CRDi, turbocharged diesel engine or a 1.5-liter, dual VVTi, gasoline engine.
Along with the brand’s flagship units, Chevrolet Phils. said it also offers the Spark mini car, Sonic subcompact, Cruze compact sedan, the diesel-powered Captiva compact SUV, Orlando multipurpose vehicle and the new Malibu executive sedan.
Chevrolet Phils. now has 21 dealerships nationwide.