General Motors and its joint ventures sold 295,282 new vehicles in China in May 2016, an increase of 16.9 percent from May 2015.
“GM vehicle deliveries in China achieved robust growth in May,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. “While demand for our SUVs, MPVs and luxury vehicles remained strong, we also saw impressive demand for passenger car models such as the Buick Excelle GT.”
Shanghai GM Sales – May 2016
Shanghai GM — GM’s primary Chinese joint venture responsible for Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac vehicle sales in the country — reported an increase in Cadillac and Buick sales, but a decrease in Chevrolet sales.
Chevrolet China Sales – May 2016
Chevrolet sales decreased 24 percent year-over-year to 38,114 units in May.
Deliveries of the new Malibu XL increased 37 percent month-over-month. The vehicle will be joined by other new models within the new few months.
Buick China Sales – May 2016
Buick sales increased 61 percent year-over-year to 100,864 units in May.
Sales of the Excelle family doubled year-over-year to 47,332 units. There also was strong demand for SUVs and MPVs, which saw sales rise 24 percent to 30,954 units.
Cadillac China Sales – May 2016
Cadillac sales increased 30 percent year-over-year to 8,568 units.
The new Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover saw 1,449 deliveries in its first full month on the market.
SAIC-GM-Wuling Sales – May 2016
Sales at GM’s other Chinese joint venture — SAIC-GM-Wuling — were as follows:
Baojun China Sales – May 2016
Baojun deliveries totaled 43,515 vehicles in China in May, an increase of 80 percent year-over-year.
Wuling China Sales – May 2016
Wuling deliveries declined 5 percent on an annual basis to 104,170 units, despite continued weak demand in the mini-commercial vehicle segment.
About The Figures
Starting with April 2015 sales results, GM began reporting retail sales rather than wholesales in China. All numbers above represent retail sales.