General Motors and its Chinese joint venture partners saw new vehicle sales increase 5.3 percent to 1,810,476 units in the first six months of 2016. The results set a new record for the first six months of a year.
“Sales of the Cadillac luxury brand and Buick have remained strong throughout 2016,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. “We have also seen very high demand for our Baojun entry-level passenger car brand and a return to growth for the Wuling brand.”
Chevrolet, however, wasn’t so lucky, however. Though The General didn’t split out sales of the Bowtie brand for the first six months of the year, we should note that it posted a sales decrease during each of the first six months of 2016 in China.