If GM has any hope of regaining its title of world’s biggest carmaker from Toyota its vehicles must not only sell well but they should also regain market share lost to rivals. Until recently, consumers rarely cross-shopped between GM and Toyota but as the quality and reliability of GM products started to catch up with their Japanese rivals now more than ever are consumers trading in their foreign makes for Detroit 3 metal.

No car has been more successful for GM at stealing sales from foreign makes than the new Chevrolet Malibu. According to a new J.D. Power and Associates study, close to a fifth (19.8%) of trade-ins for the Malibu were from import brands – an increase from the 12.5% of last year’s previous generation model. According to the results, 9.7% of trade-ins were a Honda, Toyota or Nissan.

Overall, the Malibu was ranked in the study as the 17th most popular vehicle in the U.S. for the first three months of the year and the fifth best-selling midsize sedan.

The following is a list of trade-in percentages for the Chevrolet Malibu:

Chevrolet - 41.5%

Ford - 8.2%

Pontiac - 5.4%

Dodge - 4.6%

Buick - 4.1%

Nissan - 3.4%

Toyota - 3.4%

Chrysler - 2.9%

Oldsmobile - 2.8%

Honda - 2.7%

GMC - 2.3%

Hyundai - 1.9%