The Chevy Cruze took the top spot of best-selling vehicles in the US for the month of June. Having already enjoyed a lof of success throughout the world, the Cruze has made its fierce debut in the Northern American market and has now managed to overtake the top spot from theToyota Camry.
Which cars would you expect to see in the top 10 best-sellers in the US? If you said Ford Focus, Ford Escape or Toyota Camry, you would be partially right, but it was the Chevrolet Cruze that topped the list for the best-selling sedan for the month of June, 2011. The Cruze overtook its own rival sibling, the Malibu and left the Camry in the dust, so to speak. The Japanese automaker found themselves in the number four slot after the tragic events which unfolded in their country earlier this year.
This gave opportunity and allowed the Cruze to take over the US market for top-selling cars. It's also been near the top ever since it made its debut in the states. The US-spec Cruze is available with two different engines, all mated to a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission. The 1.4-liter Ecotec I4 turbocharged engine gives a performance of 138hp and 148 lb-ft of torque while the 1.8-liter version produces an output of 136hp and 123 lb-ft. The Ford F-150 topped the list of best-selling vehicles overall for the month of June.
The Chevrolet Silverado took a comfortable second place in front of its smaller sibling and best-selling compact car, the aforementioned Cruze. The Camry sits in the seventh spot with the Hyundai Elantra rounding out the list. The 2011 Cruze retails from around $16,525-$22,225.