Cadillac China Sales Increase 11 Percent In Q3 20192
Cadillac China sales increased 11 percent to 51,049 units during the third quarter of 2019.
General Motors does not provide the sales performance of individual models in China, but we do have the following information:
- Sales of the CT6 sedan soared 68 percent to about 6,500 units
- The XT4 compact luxury SUV and XT5 midsize luxury SUV sustained their strong performance, as XT4 sales topped 14,000 units and XT5 sales were over 13,000 units
- The three-row XT6 large luxury SUV was launched in July, joining the XT4 and XT5 to strengthen Cadillac’s presence in the steadily-growing luxury SUV segment, becoming the largest luxury crossover to be manufactured in China. No sales figures were announced for the third quarter.
During the first nine months of the 2019 calendar year, Cadillac China sales increased 8 percent to 162,256 units.
Sales Results - Q3 2019 - China - Cadillac
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The GM Authority Take
Cadillac China sales continued its positive trajectory during the third quarter of 2019, registering the second consecutive double-digit sales increase so far this year after the solid 37 percent growth recorded in the second quarter. In fact, Cadillac was the only GM brand that managed to increase sales volume during Q3, escaping the negative trend of the Chinese car market, which has accumulated several quarters of contraction due to a drop in demand for cars.
Cadillac’s sales growth in its biggest market has been supported by the solid commercial performance of the new XT4, which became the brand’s best-selling model in the country, as well as a relatively solid performance of the refreshed CT6. In addition, the brand reinforced its portfolio with the introduction of the all-new Cadillac XT6 and the refreshed 2020 Cadillac XT5, both of which helped the uptick in Q3.
The all-new Cadillac CT5 went on sale in November in China, replacing the successful ATS-L in the most competitive segment of the Chinese market. Despite the negative trend in car sales in China, the new sedan is expected to help Cadillac reach new heights in the fourth quarter.
About The Numbers
- All percent change figures compared to Cadillac China sales in Q3 2018, except when noted
- GM does not publish the individual sales performance of the models in China
- Cadillac China sales figures represent retail sales
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Cadillac has to be pleased with those numbers . The biggest problem here at home is consumers remember the past . What will it take to get people back in their showroom to see the changes in quality of their products . It’s going to take more than going back to actual names for their crossovers .
That’s a good one,
What will it take to get people in the US back in their showrooms ?
For me its just two things,
A powertrain with a Cadillac ” step up ” form the average GM blah ” Good Enough ”
A customer support system where you can talk to someone who knows something about your Cadillac vehicle.
All of the Cadillac designs are customer subjective, and I like most if not all of them.
But just like the rest of the GM lineup, GM just makes a different looking vehicle that is the same vehicle.
Call it a ” Sport ” just different looking.
And in the US, the customer wants the mid-sized SUV. But in the US GM offers a THOUSAND of the same mid-sized SUV.
Not one better mid-sized vehicle.
OK so look at the US vehicle. Years past everyone offered a sedan and a truck. So what did GM do to get customers in the door, GM offered more ! A Cadillac, a GTO, and even the grocery getters got a 396, or a 350, just a better offering.
So the trucks you could get a inline 6, 305, 307, 283, but always a 400, or BB 402, 396 a better offering.
So GM in the past, always offered something better, and still does in the full-size lineup.
But look at the Cadillac of today. GM knows more customers want SUVs. And GM knows more customers drive sub-mid-sized SUVs. So if this market is the sedan market of the past, where ate the better offerings ?
And look at the Full-sized SUVs, they offer 3 engines, and 90+% of the time haul 1 to 7 people.
So the SAME mid-sized SUVs, they offer ONE engine in the Cadillac’s and 90+% of the time haul 1 to 7 people.
The mid-sized Cadillacs, when you have 7 people with the 3.6, or the 2.0T, are just duds, pooches.
The full-sized Cadillac will offer a 6.2-V8, to move the same 7 people.
So just one more time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cadillac has admitted over and over and over and over again, they needed a full line of mid-sized SUVs – OK.
So WHY is Cadillac coming out with the sedan in a V-series and NOT a mid-sized SUV in a V-series ?
And look at the numbers, Cadillac still thinks the numbers are there to support a V-series sedan, why don’t they think the numbers are there to support the V-series mid-sized SUV ?
Like the CT5 for instance, you can get the CT5 with the upgraded 3.0TT in Premium Luxury, and the step down V-series.
And when the dealer gets a 3.0TT on the lot, WE WILL ONCE AGAIN GET BACK TO THE SHOWROOM.
Otherwise just go buy a Chevrolet, they are the same thing, only different looking. Or you can order the same thing, and pay less.
And in the USA, over the last 20 years or so, a Chevrolet has been more reliable then a Cadillac.
And with GM having ZERO customer support, for the price, people will just stay away.
China does not have any of these troubles, as the Chinese government will tell GM/Cadillac how to treat the Chinese customer, how to handle warranty, recalls, WIFI, etc.
So unless Cadillac offers something better than the some old different looking Chevrolet, in the USA, good luck in the large foot traffic of a Cadillac dealer.
However the GM 20% to 25% off offerings seem to help !
But that’s the true VALUE, GM has set the 25% off as the move price. Watch the XT4, XT5, XT6 in the USA. They will flatline without the 20% to 25% reduction.
And the EVs ARE NOT GOING TO HELP in the USA. In China, you bet, again the government is mandating it. But in the USA Cadillac will just be a continual flatline with a few ups and downs do to the price reductions, until GM offers more. Its the status quo in the USA.
In my opinion.