GM Sold 1 Million 30 MPG+ Cars in 2012

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Last year, General Motors rightfully focused most of its efforts on offering more efficient and smaller models. Cars like the Volt, the Spark and even the ATS went some way towards changing people’s perceptions of the Chevrolet, Cadillac or Buick brands.

This translated into good sales, and while Hyundai boasts its strong 40 mpg+ sales, the fact that GM sold 1 million 30 mpg+ cars in a year is still quite impressive.

“Our investments in advanced powertrains are clearly paying off, and our smaller vehicles are resonating with customers,” said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. “In 2013, we'll introduce new diesel, eAssist and plug-in vehicles in the United States and expand the availability of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. This will give us the most technologically diverse range of fuel-efficient cars and crossovers in the industry.”

Here are the 13 cars that contributed to these excellent sales results:

1. Chevrolet Spark: up to 38 mpg
2. Chevrolet Sonic: up to 40 mpg
3. Chevrolet Cruze: up to 42 mpg
4. Chevrolet Volt: up to 98 mpg/e
5. Chevrolet Malibu: up to 37 mpg
6. Chevrolet Impala: up to 30 mpg
7. Chevrolet Camaro: up to 30 mpg
8. Chevrolet Equinox: up to 32 mpg
9. Buick Verano: up to 32 mpg
10. Buick Regal: up to 36 mpg
11. Buick LaCrosse: up to 36 mpg
12. GMC Terrain: up to 32 mpg
13. Cadillac ATS: up to 33 mpg
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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