We reported a couple months ago about GM's growth in European market share, which has been due in no small part to Chevy's debut in the region using rebadged Daewoo models. At one time the only GM brands being sold in Europe were Opel and Vauxhall, and while those two companies still make up some 82% of GM's sales on the continent, its European portfolio now includes Saab, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Corvette (not sold wearing a bow-tie) and soon Hummer, as well. In the first 6 months of 2005 the General has sold 23,000 more units in Europe than the year before, a 2.3% jump that adds up to 1,063,000 total sales.
The linked article also shows a pic of the Chevy S3X (shown), the first diesel-powered vehicle the brand will sell in Europe and the first offering solely design by GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co., the company formed out of the void left by Daewoo's implosion. The Equinox is a fine looking little SUV and all, but the S3X ("SEX"?) is much more attractive.

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