Globally, 2011 was Chevrolet's best year ever in terms of sales with 4.77 million cars and trucks sold in 140 countries, helping GM top the 9 million mark. In fact, Chevrolet has been the fastest growing volume brand around the world, in terms of market share over the last two years, with a Chevrolet sold somewhere in the world every 6.5 seconds, making it the world's fourth largest car brand. By September 2012, Chevrolet will have launched 10 new cars in just 18 months, offering 50 percent of the market segments, up from only 30 percent two years ago. With this all-new line-up now at showrooms across Europe, 2012 presents an exciting opportunity for further growth, in a somewhat challenging environment. Already in the first two months of this year, Chevrolet sales in Western and Central Europe were up 17 percent, while the industry was down 10 percent. In 2012, Chevrolet will launch its top-of-the-line mid-size sedan, the Chevrolet Malibu, and later in the year, the third bodystyle of the world's favorite Chevrolet, the Cruze station wagon. The innovative Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended-range capability is now available in Chevrolet showrooms in nine European countries. The Chevrolet brand is a unique choice on the European market, being THE iconic American volume brand in Europe. It offers expressive styling, cutting-edge infotainment systems with MyLink, fun-to-drive character and versatility. Available content includes an edited package.