Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Equinox courtesy of GM.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Equinox courtesy of GM.

General Motors has steadily increased sales of its Chevrolet Equinox in the fleet and retail channels since introducing the compact SUV in 2009, the company announced.

GM has nearly triped deliveries of the Equinox since its introduction, selling 238,192 Equinox SUVs in 2013 compared to 86,148 in 2009. The Equinox debuted as a 2010 model-year vehicle.

The Equinox has proven itself as a strong retail vehicle, and GM has also increased deliveries to fleets, while retaining its sales mix of just over 15 percent to fleets and 85 percent to retail buyers. In 2013, commercial fleets took delivery of 15,006 Equinox SUVs. Government fleets added 1,702 and rental fleets added 20,317. GM increased fleet registrations to 37,025 in 2013 from 33,521 in 2012.

Overall, GM delivered 25,300 Equinox SUVs in July, representing a 37 percent increase from a year ago. To meet increased retail demand for the Equinox, General Motors offered the Chevrolet Captiva to rental fleets, according to GM.