LORDSTOWN - North American sales of the Lordstown-built Chevy Cruze dropped dramatically in September to just 12,730, less than half the number sold in September 2012.
The dip contributed to a drop in General Motors sales companywide, which reported an 11 percent drop to 187,195 vehicles compared to this time last year, the company reported just minutes ago. Retail sales were down 6 percent versus a year ago and fleet sales were down 27 percent.
Despite the large drop for the Cruze, the small car's sales for the first nine months of 2013 still outpaced sales at this point in 2012 by 8.4 percent.
Company vice president of U.S. sales operations Kurt McNeil said the company stayed strong in retail sales market share. He attributed that to strong new products like the Chevrolet Impala, Buick Encore, GMC Sierra and the Cadillac ATS and XTS.
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