Sales were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic during the first quarter and started to recover in the second quarter. Deliveries posted a strong rebound in the second half, led by SUVs, MPVs and luxury vehicles.
“In spite of the unprecedented challenges that 2020 brought, we focused on keeping our people safe, enhancing our product lineup with launches that would satisfy our customers’ needs, and accelerating our move toward an all-electric future,” said GM Executive Vice President and President of GM China, Julian Blissett, in a statement. “We expect China’s vehicle market to continue growing in the long term and have a positive outlook on 2021,” he added.
GM China accelerated its new energy vehicles (NEV) development and made solid progress on its drive to a zero-emissions future. Its NEV sales in 2020 grew four-fold from a year earlier. In the next five years, more than 40 percent of GM’s new vehicle launches in China will be NEVs, supported by the introduction of the company’s state-of-the-art Ultium battery platform.
SAIC-GM Sales – 2020 Calendar Year
The 2020 calendar year sales results at SAIC-GM – GM’s primary joint venture in China responsible for Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac brands – decreased 5 percent to 1,406,606 units:
Buick sales increased 4.1 percent to 885,207 units
- Sales was driven by strong demand for premium MPVs and SUVs
- Sales of Buick’s family of utility vehicles surged 50.1 percent
Chevrolet sales decreased 30.4 percent to 290,872 units
- In 2020, Chevrolet introduced the new Menlo EV as brand’s first electric vehicle in the Asian country
Cadillac sales increased 7.9 percent to 230,527 units
- Growth was led by the brand’s family of utilities – the XT4, XT5 and XT6 – whose combined sales grew 40.3 percent from a year earlier.
SAIC-GM-Wuling Sales – 2020 Calendar Year
The 2020 calendar year sales results at SAIC-GM-Wuling – GM’s other Chinese joint venture responsible for Wuling and Baojun brands- decreased 7.2 percent to 1,494,496 units:
Baojun sales decreased 33.9 percent to 402,210 units
- In 2020, the brand maintained an intensive product launch cadence to expand its portfolio
Wuling sales increased 8.8 percent to 1,092,286 units
- Wuling introduced the global silver badge, expanding its presence in the passenger vehicle segment
Sales Results - Q4 2020 - China - GM Totals
|BRAND||Q4 2020 / Q4 2019||Q4 2020||Q4 2019||YTD 2020 / YTD 2019||YTD 2020||YTD 2019|
|GM CHINA TOTAL||+14.13%||954,325||836,174||-6.22%||2,901,102||3,093,604|
About The Numbers
- All percent change figures compared to GM China sales for 2019 year, unless noted otherwise
- GM China sales figures represent retail sales
- GM does not provide individual sales performance of sales in China
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