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#609 of 885 SALES NUMBERS VERSUS GOALS
Jun 02, 2004 (1:48 pm)
The initial goal set last Fall by Chevrolet was to sell 5,000 per month of the Aveo or 60000 per year and that is about what they will achieve after it has been on the road a year or so. They expect the new 2005 Cobalt series to be a large volume seller but keep in mind that the larger the car the better the profit for the factory. One of the purposes of the Aveo was to have a low cost economical entry level vehicle to appeal to young people while helping to offset the gas hog figures of some of GM's SUV truck models in order to comply with the CAFE requirements. Also keep in mind that the Aveo, Pontiac Wave, Suzuki Swift Plus in Canada all have to come from the same GM-Daewoo plant in Korea that puts out the popular Daewoo Kalos (Aveo) for the rest of the world. Sales are way up in Europe and up 40 % in the UK. You have to total up the sales for all of the above if you want to compare to the Scion xA or Rio, Accent, etc. I think they are on target. Eventually they will have increased capacity when the plant in India comes on stream and the Chinese engine plant and the new Italian diesel engine joint venture plant in Korea get going for the 2006 model year. Looking good.
#610 of 885 bigdaddycoats & jchan2-
Jun 02, 2004 (1:48 pm)
bigdaddycoats & jchan2-
I found April sales:
CHEVY AVEO: 3,900 WITH YTD 11,783
KIA RIO: 4,773 WITH YTD 12,700
HYUNDAI ACCENT: 3,792 WITH YTD 15,073
TOYOTA ECHO: 356 WITH YTD 1,694
Jun 02, 2004 (4:00 pm)
The Toyota Echo must really be a slow seller if Chevrolet sold more Aveos in the month of April than Toyota sold Echos for the whole year to date.
Jun 02, 2004 (4:09 pm)
Im not sure why this vehicle is lingering around. Scion has basically destroyed the ECHO in markets in which it is available, and Toyota pretty well pulled the plug on ECHO fleet sales as well. Actually, I do know why the ECHO is lingering- CAFE standards. Unlike the Aveo, Rio, and Accent the ECHOs numbers are seriously high, and do a good deal for Toyota. Finally, ECHO sales are also slow because there are no rebates that are used to push the vehicle. The Rio, for example, has a $1500 rebate, which is practically 15% of the car.
But yea, the ECHO is superflouous, and I expect you'll see it die ASAP after Toyota's big hybrid push is in full effect (Highlander, Camry, etc.).
#613 of 885 Re: ECHO [alpha01 #612]
Jun 03, 2004 (7:31 am)
Well, here in Canada where gas prices are a bit higher than in the US the ECHO is selling very well (50.000 per year).
The real world mileage you get out of this 10k to 14k car is 41 MPG with the automatic (my personal experience over more than 3 years and 90 k miles) and closer to 45 MPG with the manual transmission.
Not everyone needs or cares (or can afford) a wasteful SUV or truck that only achieves 15 to 20 MPG.
Jun 03, 2004 (3:17 pm)
I just called that lady at GM RE: that elusive "Appearance package", to see if she still works at GM because I haven't heard from her. I did get her voicemail and left her a message. I didn't leave my phone number because she'd most likely call back when I would not be available to talk or have all my notes in front of me. She has my e-mail.
Will keep you informed- all 5 of you! )
#615 of 885 Re: Just called- [fastdriver #614]
Jun 03, 2004 (3:57 pm)
good. we all want to know the latest about this "Appearance Package"
Jun 03, 2004 (6:31 pm)
Sorry you have yet to get a response. This method has worked for me in the past. i hope it works for you as well. Sometimes it does take a little while. If you do not get a reply from her, try Dave Roman.
#618 of 885 BIGDADDY AND FASTDRIVER
Jun 03, 2004 (7:55 pm)
Thanks for the 2005 information from Chevrolet on the Aveo. I too had several questions for Chevrolet Customer Service info and it took them several weeks to come up with all the answers However they did send me an e-mail every 10 days and beg me to be patient as they were having to go out of the country to get much of the info on the engine and automatic transmission and I assume they had to go to Holden in Austrailia and Daewoo in Korea. Eventually they came up with most all of it. This vehicle is new to them and so it takes time for them to get up to speed. This updated 2005 info from bigdaddy was the basis for some of the direct quotes in e-mails to me. The engine is also used in Opel and Vauxhall Astra models in Europe and the automatic tranny is an Aisin design. Ill bet SAAB and Toyota use one similar. Fastdriver, I too remember reading somewhere about an appearance package but cant remember where. It could have been a mistake or error by a salesman or magazine road tester and might have been erroneous.