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Record Cruze sales drive Chevrolet August sales 29% higher in Middle East

Chevrolet dealers sold a record number of Cruze compact cars in August, helping drive the brand's overall sales 29% higher across the Middle East. Dealers in the region sold 6,434 vehicles, as passenger car sales surged an impressive 73% to 3,690.

Sales of the Cruze, Chevrolet’s best-selling car around the world, more than quadrupled year-on-year to 1,862. August was also the best month so far this year for passenger car sales in the region.

Total Chevrolet vehicle sales climbed 53% year-on-year in Saudi Arabia, the brand’s largest market in the Middle East, as passenger car sales in the Kingdom more than doubled. Total Chevrolet vehicle sales climbed by 19% in Kuwait, and 4% in the United Arab Emirates. Passenger car sales in the UAE grew by 41% compared to August 2012.

“August was an excellent sales month for Chevrolet across the Middle East with another impressive performance by our passenger cars, led by the Cruze,” said Ahmed Soudodi, Chevrolet brand manager for the Middle East.

“With the successful launch of the Impala earlier this year, and the launch the all-new 2014 Silverado in October, I am confident the brand’s sales will grow further.”

Elsewhere in the Middle East, Chevrolet vehicle sales grew by 26% in Jordan and 17% in Oman.