According to a report by internet automotive analytics site iSeecars.com. The inexpensive Chevy Trailblazer small SUV may be the most anticipated success in 2021, speeding off dealer lots quicker than any other new vehicle before the pandemic occurred.
From March through June, the small SUV spent an average of just 19 days on dealer lots, a fraction of the 96.9-day industry average for new vehicles and nearly a week less than No. 2, the acclaimed Kia Telluride.
Another new small SUV from GM, the Buick Encore GX, was also doing well, coming in at No. 11 with 46.6 days on the lot — less than half the industry average.
The Chevy Trailblazer
“The ISeeCars study validates all of our research to bring the Chevy Trailblazer to market. With the right design. The right features. The right performance at the right price”. Chevrolet SUVs senior marketing manager Brad Franz said. “Early sales exceed our expectations. Driven by the RS trim. Which has doubled our prediction. We are very pleased with the reaction of the consumer to the new Trailblazer.
The list had another bit of good news for Chevrolet: The only car that made the SUV-dominated list of fastest selling vehicles was its Bolt electric car. The Bolt, which has been on the market for several years in contrast to the new Trailblazer and Encore GX, placed sixth, spending 41.7 days on the lot.
About 60 days on the lot is typical in normal times, but that average ballooned more than 50 percent earlier this year due to economic uneasiness, sales shutdowns and stay-at – home orders during the first wave of COVID-19. In November through February new vehicles were selling in a brisk 57.8 days, before the pandemic hit.
“Many of these fastest-selling vehicles are popular cars. That is difficult to find for reasons such as the pandemic effect on supply chains. They were manufactured in limited quantities. Or They are new models that are not yet abundant in the used car marketplace,” said Phong Ly, CEO of iSeeCars.