General Motors and its joint venture partners sold 291,371 new vehicles in China during October 2014, an increase of 3.2 percent on a year-over-year basis.
The results set a new October record for the involved companies, with domestic sales by GM’s Shanghai GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling manufacturing joint ventures reached new highs for the month.
Shanghai GM, The General’s primary Chinese joint venture that handles sales of Chevy, Buick, and Cadillac vehicles, sold 140,357 units — an increase of 5.6 percent on a year-over-year basis.
Of the 140,357 units sold by Shanghai GM, Buick sales accounted for 75,241 units — up 7.9 percent year-over-year. The original Excelle family remained the most popular, selling 23,415 vehicles. It was followed by the Excelle XT (Opel Astra hatchback) and GT (Opel Astra Sedan/Buick Verano), at 17,514 combined units — up 3.1 percent. Meanwhile, the Regal and Encore delivered 10,069 and 6,803 units, respectively.
Chevrolet sales totaled 60,000 units for the month, up 1.7 percent year-over-year. Selling 18,946 units, the most popular Chevy was the Cruze. The Sail family followed with 16,059 sales, and the Malibu delivered 11,692 units, up 32.7 percent.
Cadillac sales grew 21.8 percent to 5,116 units. The XTS and SRX remained the best-selling models, delivering 2,211 units and 1,767 units, respectively.
SAIC-GM-Wuling sales grew 4.1 percent to 149,528 vehicles.
Domestic Wuling sales totaled 121,540 units in October, with sales of the Hong Guang family rising 9.7 percent to 60,497 units.
Baojun sales, meanwhile, jumped 249.6 percent to 27,988 units, with sales of the Baojun 730 MPV reaching 25,506 sales in its third month on the market.
FAW-GM sold 1,486 vehicles.