From the earliest models like the Series C Classic Six and the Series 490 to some of the most popular models of today like the Silverado and the Camaro, Chevrolet has distinguished itself with stylish, high-quality vehicles, and consumers have responded with record breaking sales year in and year out over the last several years. When looking back at Chevrolet's rich history, you can quickly see which models customers responded to the best. Below is the current list through 2015 sales numbers of the Top Five-selling Chevy models of all time.
The Camaro has sold 5,200,765 models over its 50 year history dating back to 1967. The sixth generation recently came out, and sales numbers continue to soar with a brand new game changing platform.
The Camaro has had a lot of different looks over the past 5 decades, but the fifth generation has brought it back around to the first generation with some more retro styling. The wide, beefy body looks like a true muscle car, with it's split grille and large lower fascia, fog lights and an aerodynamic design. A lot of changes were made to lower the weight of the car making it more fuel efficient, give it better handling and to of course make it more fun to drive.
The Chevrolet Caprice also has a long history, dating back to the year just before the first Camaro, 1966. Including the Police Cruisers there have been 5,636,831 cars sold through 2015. The Caprice wasn’t designed for thrill rides. It was more of a family, going to the park kind of car. This was one of the "big boat" cars that could fit the whole family offer plenty of leg room and trunk space.
In the 1990s, the Caprice became a modest sedan that is a smart choice for young professionals and small families on a budget. The Caprice is also the model used for many police patrol cars around the country. It is a safe and reliable car that delivers the performance that most drivers need. Although currently the Caprice PPV is only sold in the United States as a police car, there are some dealerships that offer it to the public.
The Chevrolet Cavalier was produced from 1981 to 2005, and in that time 6,439,356 Cavalier's were sold. After 2005 it was replaced by the Cobalt, which has also since been replaced.
The Cavalier had several models, including a station wagon, hatchback, coupe, sedan and convertible. It was a versatile cheap car that appealed to a wide audience. In 1997, it was the best-selling model in the entire General Motors lineup.
The Chevrolet Silverado has been a consistent performer since it replaced the C/K pickup in 1999, and 10,106,509 trucks have been sold through 2015. The current generation is still going strong with no signs of slowing down.
The Silverado was designed as a powerful heavy duty pickup truck with luxury and comfort in mind. The third and current generation comes with several different engine options, including a 6.2-liter L86 EcoTec 3 V8 engine that puts out 420 horsepower. It is built on the GMT K2XX platform.
The Chevrolet Impala is the highest-selling Chevy vehicle of all time, selling 16,345,459 units from 1958 through 2015. The Impala also has the honor of being the best-selling car in America in a single year: when 1,046,514 units sold in 1965. That record still hasn't been broken.
There have been 10 generations of the Impala, and there have been no plans to discontinue the line. The Impala is a full-size automobile with a luxury feel but without the luxury price tag. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked it number one for Affordable Large Cars. For a short time in the 90s, it was reimagined as a sports sedan, but it has returned to its roots as a full-size mainstream sedan.
The design of the Impala has transformed radically over the years, but its style has always been distinct. Its performance and reliability have even earned it a spot as a police vehicle, like some of the other Chevy vehicles. Chevrolet has a strong sales history because it has a record of producing vehicles that are stylish, safe and structurally superior. These are vehicles that are built to last. In fact, you can still find many of the classic models on the secondary market, and collectors hold a special place in their heart for Chevy.