General Motors China Sales Increase 7 Percent To 371,740 Vehicles In November 20166
General Motors and its joint ventures recorded 371,740 new vehicle deliveries in China in November 2016, an increase of 7 percent from November 2015, as Cadillac, Buick and Baojun reached all-time monthly highs. The performance has enabled the automaker and its partners to record 3,435,788 vehicle deliveries in the first 11 months of the year, up 8.5 percent year-over-year, representing a new high for the period.
“With less than a month to go, we are on track for record sales in 2016,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. “All recently launched products, such as the new-generation Buick GL8 and Baojun 310, have gotten off to a very good start of deliveries.”
Shanghai GM Sales – November 2016
Shanghai GM — GM’s primary joint venture in China responsible for Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac vehicle sales — reported sales volume growth across all three of its brands — Chevrolet, Cadillac, and Buick.
Chevrolet China Sales – November 2016
Chevrolet sales rose 2.4 percent to 52,400 units, its fourth consecutive month of growth. In its second month on the market, the new Chevy Cavalier entry-level compact sedan generated demand of over 12,000 units, while the Malibu, Cruze and Sail families all topped sales of 10,000 units.
Cadillac China Sales – November 2016
Cadillac sales grew 70 percent to 13,476 units, representing the fifth consecutive month that sales of the prestige-luxury brand have grown over 50 percent. Sales of the XT5 midsize crossover exceeded 5,200 units while deliveries of the full-size XTS sedan soared 73 percent year-over-year.
The sales performance has enabled Caddy to reach 100,000 annual deliveries in China for the first time in its history; best of all, there is still one month remaining in 2016.
Buick China Sales – November 2016
Buick sales rose 1.5 percent to 109,495 units in November. The Excelle GT, Buick’s most popular model in China, sold more than 36,000 units while sales of the Envision crossover advanced 29 percent to over 24,000 units. Deliveries of the Verano family neared 18,000 units.
What’s more, the new generation of the Buick GL8 MPV/van, which includes the first Buick model from the Avenir sub-brand, was introduced in November.
SAIC-GM-Wuling Sales – November 2016
Sales results at GM’s other Chinese joint venture — SAIC-GM-Wuling — were as follows:
Baojun China Sales – November 2016
November Baojun sales totaled 74,779 units, an increase of 28 percent year-over-year.
Demand for the Baojun 730 MPV was up 30 percent year-over-year, while deliveries of the Baojun 310 hatchback exceeded 13,900 units in its second full month on the market.
Wuling China Sales – November 2016
November Wuling sales totaled 121,566 units, down 0.2 percent on an annual basis. The results showed modest growth month-over-month.
About The Numbers
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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china has a tax cut incentive to boost auto sales.
that tax went from 10% to 5% for vehicles with engines less than 1.5L.
however those incentives expire next year. it’ll be interesting to see how that affects sales.
That is not the reason for Cadillac’s success since it does not sell any products with engines smaller than 1.5L to qualify for that tax break.
but what about the other gm brands/ventures? i would think these incentives must be pulling quite a few sales forward.
Yeah but Wuling, which sells mainly small cars, was down 0.2% year over year.
Wuling sells LCVs and the entire market is seeing a contraction in this segment, as owners are holding on to their vehicles longer and initial “easy-pickin'” demand has been satisfied.
This is very true for all GM vehciles, since the average age is over ten years, proving the long term quality of GM vehicles (I had one for 26 years and another for 21 years). Not so with the Asian imports which are lower quality, and are replaced in five years ofr less. I see then as chep as “disposibles”!