Another month, another monthly sales record for General Motors and its joint ventures in the Chinese market. For the month of August 2013, GM and friends sold a record 245,799 vehicles in China. Sales climbed 11.2 percent from last year’s previous sales record for the month. Not only that, but the operation has already sold 2,034,771 vehicles in just eight months.
Broken down, Shanghai GM’s domestic sales increased 10.9 percent on an annual basis to 122,218 units and sales of SAIC-GM-Wuling in China rose 12.4 percent to 119,745 units — both representing record August sales. Meanwhile, domestic sales of FAW-GM experienced an 18.3 percent decline to 3,362 units.
Buick sales in China were up 17.7 percent on an annual basis to 67,793 units, also an all-time high for August. Chevrolet sales in China were down 2.5 percent from last August to 50,029 units, but Cadillac sales jumped a serious 108.9 percent year over year, to an August record 4,396 units in China. Demand for the SRX was up 49.4 percent to 2,366 units, while sales of the XTS totaled 2,029 units in the model’s first August on the market.
Wuling sales in China reached 112,139 units in August, an increase of 12.4 percent on an annual basis. Sales of the Hong Guang, its most popular model, rose 51.5 percent to 41,805 units. Baojun sales totaled 7,606 units, rising 28.8 percent year over year. Once again, both brands set August records.