General Motors and its joint venture partners sold 221,580 vehicles in China during the month of July 2013 — setting a new July sales record and marking the first time that July sales topped 200,000 units. The results represent an 11.1 percent increase from July of 2012, which itself set a July record.
Domestically, sales of Shanghai GM (GM’s primary joint venture selling the familiar GM brands) increased 16.7 percent year-over-year to 113,239 units; sales of SAIC-GM-Wuling grew 6.1 percent to 104,682 units — setting a July domestic sales record, while sales of FAW-GM dropped 4.1 percent to 3,239 units.
Sales of the Chevrolet brand dropped 3.4 percent year-over-year to 43,343 units in July. The Cruze remained the most popular Chevrolet model with 16,857 sales, while the Sail came in second at 12,800. Sales of the Malibu, according to GM China, increase over 400 percent to 8,662 units.
Sales of the Buick brand increased 25.7 percent year-over-year to 66,208 units — setting a new July high. Sales of the original Excelle were up 19.0 percent to 24,093, while sales of the Excelle XT and GT grew 31.1 percent to 17,184 units.
Sales of the Cadillac brand increased a whopping 82.8 percent year-over-year to 3,688 units. The SRX remained the most popular Cadillac model with 2,251 sales, followed by the XTS at 1,420 sales.
Wuling sales were up 4.5 percent year-over-year for a new July record of 98,380 units.
Baojun sales increase three-fold to 6,302 units — setting a July record.
Seven-Month Sales Results
For the first seven months of 2013, sales of GM and its joint ventures in China rose 10.7 percent year-over-year to 1,788,972 units, an all-time high for the timeframe. Shanghai GM’s domestic sales grew 16.2 percent to 856,128 units, SAIC-GM-Wuling had domestic sales growth of 6.3 percent to 897,357 units, and FAW-GM’s domestic sales were up 1.3 percent to 32,968 units.