General Motors and its joint ventures recorded 293,537 new vehicle deliveries in China in August 2016, an increase of 18 percent from August 2015. The results represent a new August record, with Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet, and Baojun brands reaching all-time highs for the month.
“Our mainstream passenger car entries drove our sales momentum,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. “We are looking to build on our success by adding another five new and refreshed models in the final four months.”
Shanghai GM Sales – August 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 – August 2016
Chevrolet sales grew an unreported amount to 38,706 units in August. The Cruze family, made up of the outgoing Chinese-market Cruze and the “global” all-new Cruze launched in July, saw sales exceed 19,000 units.
Buick China Sales – August 2016
Buick sales increased 23 percent year-over-year to 94,188 units in August, led by the Excelle GT sedan. The Envision crossover also saw strong growth, with deliveries increasing 53 percent annually. Meanwhile, deliveries of the Verano family exceeded 13,000 units.
Cadillac China Sales – August 2016
Demand for the Cadillac ATS-L luxury sedan and Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover both exceeded 3,000 units. The XTS sedan, meanwhile, saw deliveries rise 65 percent to an undisclosed unit amount year-over-year.
SAIC-GM-Wuling Sales – August 2016
Sales results at GM’s other Chinese joint venture — SAIC-GM-Wuling — were as follows:
Baojun China Sales – August 2016
Wuling China Sales – August 2016
Wuling deliveries increased 8 percent to 99,589 units year-over-year despite a challenging market environment for the mini commercial vehicle segment. The growth was led primarily by strong performance of the Hong Guang MPV 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.