Chevy Cruze sales remained strong in December

LORDSTOWN — Sales of the Lordstown-built Chrevrolet Cruze continued a strong run during second half of 2012 with sales for December up 27 percent over the previous year.

There were 21,230 Cruzes sold in December a steep increase from the 16,675 last December, according to GM sales figures released today.

For the year, sales of the Cruze were up by 2.6 percent compared to 2011. A total of 237,758 were sold in 2012 while 231,732 were purchased in 2011.

The strong month for the Cruze was part of GM’s best December sales in five years, according to GM figures.

Combined mini, small and compact car sales were up 52 percent year over year driven by continued strong Buick Verano, Chevrolet Spark and Sonic sales; Cruze purchases; and a 72 percent increase for the Chevrolet Volt.

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