General Motors and its joint ventures set a sales record for the month of September in China, selling 277, 647 units, an increase of 13.7 percent over September 2012.
GM’s Shanghai GM sold 132, 783 units, up 10.6 percent in comparison to September 2012. SAIC-GM-Wuling sales increased 16.9 percent to 137, 676. FAW GM’s sales were also up, selling 4,733 units, an increase of 3.3 percent year over year.
Buick’s September sales in the country went up by 14.3 percent to 71,002 vehicles. Chevrolet sales in China came in at 57,285 units, a 2 percent increase over last year. Chevrolet’s joint venture Wuling posted sales of 129, 648 units in September, an increase of 18.4 percent. Sales of the Hong Guang MPV contributed to the sales jump, selling 51, 210 units, an increase of 80.8 percent year over year. Sales of Baojun sedan also rose 9.6 percent to 10,028 units.
Lastly, Cadillac sales in China jumped whopping 73.9 percent from September 2012, with 4,496 units sold. The bestselling models were the SRX crossover and XTS sedan, which had sales of 2, 636 units and 1,849 units respectively. The brand isn’t yet matching the sales numbers of BMW and Audi in the region, but we’re starting to really see some momentum.
During the first nine months of 2013, GM and its joint ventures sales in China increased by 11.1 percent over 2012, setting a sales record in the country of 2,312,418 units.