General Motors and its joint ventures sold 257,770 vehicles in China during February 2014, an increase of 19.9 percent from the 215,070 vehicles sold in February of 2013. The sales results represent a new record for the month for The General and its partners.
Shanghai GM, the primary joint venture between General Motors and China’s SAIC that’s responsible for sales of Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac vehicles, sold 109,889 units, up 8.8 percent year-over-year.
Buick sales in the domestic Chinese market rose 13.0 percent year-over-year to 59,164 units. With 21,820 sales, the brand’s best-selling model remained the original Excelle, followed by the Excelle XT and GT with 16,260 sales, a 13.8 percent increase.
Chevrolet sales dropped 0.1 percent on an annual basis to 46,347 units. The Cruze remained the brand’s most popular model, with 19,960 sales — a 52.1 percent year-over-year increase. Sales of the Sail family totaled 13,173 units.
Cadillac sales totaled 4,378 units, a 90.8 percent increase on a year-over-year basis. The XTS remained the most popular model by a long shot, with 2,042 units sold.
Domestic sales of SAIC-GM-Wuling rose 29.4 percent to 142,620 units. Sales of the Wuling brand rose 31.6 percent on an annual basis to 137,018 units, with the Hong Guang family seeing a 103.2 percent growth in sales to 65,129 units. Chinese sales of Baojun, GM’s entry-level passenger car brand, totaled 5,602 units.
Domestic sales of FAW-GM grew 38.7 percent to 5,092 units, and The General hasn’t provided any additional information on the joint venture’s sales results.