General Motors and its joint ventures recorded 345,733 new vehicle deliveries in China in October 2016, an increase of 5.7 percent from October 2015. The performance has enabled the automaker and its partners to have recorded 3,064,048 vehicle deliveries in the first ten months of the year, up 8.6 percent year-over-year.
“GM and our joint ventures reached 3 million deliveries in record time, as sales remained strong across many segments,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. “We are pleased with the overall performance of our mainstream Cadillac, Buick and Chevrolet brands as well as the Baojun and Wuling brands in the highly competitive marketplace.”
Shanghai GM Sales – October 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 – October 2016
Chevrolet sales saw their third consecutive month of growth in October, with deliveries increasing 2.0 percent year-over-year to 52,195 units.
The brand benefited from the ongoing popularity of the Cruze family and the September launch of the Cavalier, whose demand has exceeded 11,000 units in its first full month on the market. Chevrolet recently announced that it will introduce more than 20 totally new or refreshed products in China by the end of 2020.
Cadillac China Sales – October 2016
Cadillac sales more than doubled to 12,502 units in October from a year earlier, marking the fourth consecutive month that growth topped 50 percent. Sales of the XT5 crossover exceeded 4,700 units while demand for the ATS-L and XTS advanced over 70 percent from the previous October.
Buick China Sales – October 2016
Buick sales in October were up 3.4 percent on an annual basis to 105,071 units.
The Excelle GT continued to be very popular, with demand surpassing 37,000 units. The brand’s best-selling SUV, the Envision, also maintained its strong momentum, seeing deliveries increase 28 percent year-over-year to 22,061 units. Meanwhile, deliveries of the Verano family topped 17,000 units.
Buick will launch the new-generation GL8 luxury MPV later this week.
SAIC-GM-Wuling Sales – September 2016
Sales results at GM’s other Chinese joint venture — SAIC-GM-Wuling — were as follows:
Baojun China Sales – October 2016
October Baojun sales totaled 67,169 units, an increase of 30 percent year over year.
Demand for the Baojun 730 MPV was up 14 percent from the previous October while Baojun 310 hatchback deliveries exceeded 11,000 units in its first full month on the market.
Wuling China Sales – October 2016
Wuling sales totaled 108,760 units, a 6.9 percent decline on an annual basis. Despite continued contraction of the mini-commercial vehicle segment, Wuling deliveries increased slightly from the previous month.
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.
Further Reading & Sales Reporting
GM sales results:
- October 2016 GM sales results (U.S.)
- October 2016 GM Canada sales results
- Global October 2016 Cadillac sales results