Chevrolet Sold Over 2,300 Discontinued Impala, Sonic Cars in 2021
It's always fun to look at the last 12 months of sales figures in the automotive industry at the end of a year. It allows us to see which models are doing better than others, but also to discover some oddities. Take zombie cars, for instance. Those are models that are not officially on the market anymore, but which continue to rack up sales as dealers clear the last of them from their inventories.
Two of these zombie models carrying the Chevrolet bow-tie badge figure on the 2021 sales chart: the Impala and the Sonic.
In all, 750 units of the Impala found takers in the 2021 calendar year, which is quite incredible considering that the last copy of the model was built on February 27, 2020, almost two years ago. Obviously, the units sold in the past year were those left lying dormant at the dealerships. What’s more, it’s clear that stocks have gradually been dwindling - the closer we got to the year 2022, the fewer of them sold. Only nine models were sold in the last quarter of 2021.
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As for the Sonic, it proved even more popular with consumers, with 1,581 sales registered in 2021. Chevrolet stopped producing the model on October 19, 2020, making it a less-obsolete product. Still, we saw the same trend towards the end of this year – in the last three months of 2021, only 18 units were bought.Read more