General Motors and its joint venture partners sold 280,178 vehicles in China in August 2014 — an increase of 14 percent compared to August 2013.
Both Shanghai GM, and its Buick, Chevrolet, and Cadillac brand, along with SAIC-GM-Wuling, and its Wuling and Baojun brands, reached new highs for August sales.
Shanghai GM, The General’s main joint venture in China responsible for Chevy, Buick, and Cadillac brands, sold 129,547 units domestically in August — up 6.0 percent year-over-year.
Buick’s domestic sales rose 3.4 percent on an annual basis to 70,082 units. The Tri Shield brand was led by the original Excelle family, which was responsible for 21,856 sales, and the Excelle XT and GT (aka Buick Verano), which had sales of 17,005 units. In addition, sales of the Regal and Encore totaled 9,313 units and 7,675 units, respectively.
Chevrolet sales were up 6.8 percent on an annual basis to 53,437 units during the month. Sales of Chevy’s most popular model, the Cruze, totaled 17,337 units. The Cruze was followed by the Sail, which was responsible for 14,169 deliveries. In addition, the Malibu rose 24.8 percent to an August record 10,326 units.
Cadillac sales were up 37.1 percent on an annual basis to 6,028 units. XTS sales rose 33.1 percent to 2,700 units and the SRX sold 1,912 units.
SAIC-GM-Wuling sold 148,555 vehicles, an increase of 24.1 percent year-over-year.
Wuling sales rose 18.2 percent year-over-year to 132,544 units. The Hong Guang family posted an increase of 35.2 percent from the previous August, selling 56,502 units.
Meanwhile, the Baojun brand set an all-time monthly sales record of 16,011 units, up 110.5 percent year-over-year. Demand for the Baojun 730 MPV was a very strong 12,006 units in its first month on the market.
FAW-GM was responsible for 2,076 sales in the Chinese domestic market in August, down 38.3 percent year-over-year.