Sales of General Motors and its joint ventures in China increased 15 percent on an annual basis to 200,353 units in September. This marks the first time that GM sales in September have surpassed 200,000 in China.
Demand for Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac vehicles increased 40.8 percent year-over-year, with GM’s passenger car joint venture – Shanghai GM – having sold 100,786 units. Here’s the breakdown for each Shanghai-GM brand. Unfortunately, GM China doesn’t break down sales results by model.
Chevrolet up 36.8 percent year-over-year to to 46,243 units
Sail and Cruze see strong demand
Buick is up 35.4 percent year-over-year to 57,948 units
Record monthly demand for Excelle lineup
LaCrosse and new Regal saw “ongoing strong sales”
Cadillac sold (a measly) 2,017, which is a 186.5 percent increase since September 2009
More than half of Cadillac sales were of the new Theta-based SRX
For comparison’s sake, Caddy moved 1,624 units last month (August 2010)
SAIC-GM-Wuling – GM’s mini commercial division – sold 100,718 vehicles
The Sunshine minivan surpassed 50,000 units for the ninth consecutive month
FAW-GM, GM’s light commercial vehicle joint venture in China, sold 6,607
Year to date, GM sales total 1,775,764 vehicles in China, a 37.4 percent increase from the first three quarters of 2009. This is a new record for the month of September.