General Motors and its joint ventures recorded 343,773 new vehicle deliveries in China in September 2016, an increase of 16 percent from September 2015. The results represent a new September sales record for the automaker and its joint ventures, with the Cadillac brand posting an all-time high and Buick and Baojun reaching new September highs.
“The growth in demand last month was supported by improving product mix,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. “We saw strong sales momentum across our brands, especially Cadillac in the luxury segment.”
In the first nine months of 2016, retail sales by GM and its joint ventures in China increased 9 percent on an annual basis to a record 2,718,315 units.
Shanghai GM Sales – September 2016
Shanghai GM — GM’s primary Chinese joint venture responsible for Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac vehicle sales in the country — reported sales volume growth across all three of its brands — Chevrolet, Cadillac, and Buick.
Chevrolet China Sales – September 2016
Chevrolet sales 2.6 percent to 51,932 units in September, the second consecutive month of sales growth for the brand. The Cruze family, made up of the outgoing Chinese-market Cruze and the “global” all-new Cruze launched in July, saw sales exceed 23,000 units.
Chevrolet is in the process of expanding its portfolio in China by introducing the Cavalier compact family sedan, the gen six Camaro muscle car in September, and the 2018 Chevy Equinox crossover in November.
Buick China Sales – September 2016
Buick sales increased 23 percent year-over-year to 108,325 units in September, led by strong demand for the Excelle GT. The Envision crossover also saw strong, growing 70 percent to 18,518 units year-over-year., with deliveries increasing 53 percent annually. Meanwhile, deliveries of the Verano family surpassed 15,000 units.
Cadillac China Sales – September 2016
September was the third consecutive month that growth topped 50 percent for the prestige-luxury brand. Sales of the Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover exceeded 4,000 units, while demand for the Cadillac ATS-L and Cadillac XTS luxury sedans increased over 30 percent on a year-over-year basis.
SAIC-GM-Wuling Sales – September 2016
Sales results at GM’s other Chinese joint venture — SAIC-GM-Wuling — were as follows:
Baojun China Sales – September 2016
Deliveries of the budget Baojun brand increased 33 percent year-over-year to 62,719 units.
Wuling China Sales – September 2016
Wuling deliveries increased 6 percent to 108,225 units year-over-year despite, representing the fourth straight month of growth for the brand. The performance was mainly driven by strong performance of the Hong Guang family.
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.
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