ANKENY, Iowa – General Motors announced today that Karl Chevrolet of Ankeny, Iowa, is the 2006 GM Certified Used Vehicles National Sales Leader award winner. The award recognizes the nation’s top-selling dealership in 2006 sales of GM Certified Used Vehicles.

Karl Chevrolet, which sold 1,911 GM Certified Used Vehicles in 2006, has been a top-selling GM Certified dealership since joining the program in 2004. GM Certified Used Vehicles sold an industry-leading 449,461 units in 2006, finishing as the nation’s top-selling manufacturer-certified brand for the fifth consecutive year.

GM also announced the following 2006 GM Certified Used Vehicles Regional Sales Leader Award winners: Northeast region, Fox Chevrolet of Laurel, Laurel, Md.; Southeast region, Maroone Chevrolet of Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; South Central region, Reliable Chevrolet, Springfield, Mo.; and Western region, John L. Sullivan Chevrolet, Roseville, Calif.

“The credibility and peace of mind that the GM Certified program provides for us and our customers is outstanding,” said Bret Moyer, general sales manager, Karl Chevrolet. “We’ve always had a strong used-car program, but since joining the GM Certified Used Vehicles program it has become even stronger. Knowing that their vehicle is fully inspected, reconditioned and backed with a manufacturer warranty provides customers with a level of confidence that is invaluable.”

Karl Chevrolet opened operations in 1978 in Ankeny, Iowa. In 1983, the dealership moved to its current location on Interstate 35 and has continued to grow larger throughout the years. Karl Chevrolet is very proud of its accomplishments, including being named the Chevrolet Dealer of the Year Award recipient for the North Central region each of the past seven years.

“Karl Chevrolet’s position as the national sales leader is a strong testament to the peace of mind and value GM Certified brings to their customers,” said Paul Pejza, manager, GM Certified Used Vehicles. “The program’s success is the direct result of the commitment of dealers like Karl Chevrolet who provide customers with great value and a high-quality used-vehicle purchase and ownership experience that only a GM Certified dealer can provide. That commitment is reflected in their outstanding sales results.”