Chevrolet Buyers Moving To More Fuel-Efficient 4-Cylinder Engines

Back in 2007, the Chevrolet models fitted with 4-cylinder engines represented 23% of the retail sales in the United States, less than either the more powerful V6 or V8-equipped models. So far this year the number has increased to 46%, making 4-cylinder fuel-efficient power units a priority for Chevrolet customers.

It seems that buyers are moving out of V8-powered SUVs into V6-powered crossovers like the Traverse, and from V6-powered cars and crossovers into 4-cylinder models that are more fuel efficient, like the Cruze, Malibu and Equinox, according to Rick Scheidt who is Chevrolet’s Vice President in the US.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise taking into consideration that the price of fuel goes up and this trend will most likely remain in the months to come.

Source: Chevrolet

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