U.S. Buick Sales Jump Almost 100 Percent In Q1 202318
U.S. Buick sales increased nearly 100 percent to 38,138 units during Q1 2023. Individual model sales performance was as follows:
- Buick Enclave sales increased 25.31 percent to 8,803 units
- Buick Encore sales increased 13.7 percent to 2,979 units
- Buick Encore GX sales increased 128.15 percent to 12,279 units
- Buick Envision sales increased 241.84 percent to 14,077 units
Sales Results - Q1 2023 - USA - Buick
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The GM Authority Take
U.S. Buick sales posted a very healthy increase on a year-over-year basis. The Buick Envision led the charge with a 242 percent jump to 14,077 deliveries, becoming the best-selling Buick model during the quarter.
The Buick Encore GX posted an impressive jump of 128 percent to 12,279 units sold, making it the second most popular Buick model during the quarter. The model whose sales are represented here is the 2023 Encore GX, and not the refreshed 2024 Encore GX, which we expect to see even higher levels of demand based on the product.
Rounding out the top three was the Buick Enclave, which saw an increase of 25 percent to 8,803 deliveries. This performance enabled the large three-row model to place second in its competitive set when ranked by sales volume.
The Buick Encore was also in the green during the quarter, with sales rising almost 14 percent to 2,979 units. This is despite the fact that the “regular” or “non-GX” Encore has already been discontinued and production has ended. The Encore will be replaced by the all-new Buick Envista, a new coupe-like crossover utility vehicle that will essentially create a new segment.
We posit that Buick sales will continue growing as it launches the aforementioned Envista, while improving production of the Encore GX and Envision. For its part, the Enclave will be replaced by an all-new model for the 2025 model year, as exclusively reported by GM Authority.
About The Numbers
- All percent change figures compared to Buick USA sales for Q1 2022, unless noted otherwise
- There were 75 selling days for Q1 2023 and 75 selling days for Q1 2022
Further Reading & Sales Reporting
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- Cadillac sales Q1 2023 U.S.A.
- Buick sales Q1 2023 U.S.A. (this page)
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Awesome! Job well done. All in all, a very healthy, positive and profitable outlook for Buick and GM. Yay!
Wanted to buy an Envision,but it was made in China. So I bought a Chevy Trailblazer made in Korea with a transmission made in Mexico. Tried to buy American…..
Another feather in Buick’s cap!
Yay Geo! The number of morons willing to buy the Chinese built Invasion astounds me. The dumbing down of the United States continues.
Most people don’t research a car they buy aside from CR or Edmunds quality rankings. Few buyers hang out on this site & price–percieved value for money–is all that matters to them. Anyway, half of what we own was made is China.
Envision is a quality bargin. Me, I want a union made car becausethere is no large US middleclass without unions, but am in the minority.
Add me into the next quarter. Tuesday I purchased a 2023 Encore GX Select. I drove and looked at the Essence, but it had too many options I didn’t want or need. The Select has Blind spot monitoring and heated seats, the 2 must haves for me. Mine only has the 1.2L engine, but it’s fast enough to get on freeway ramps. I really couldn’t tell any difference between the 1.3 and the 1.2L. Perhaps on hills, or with a full car, there might be a difference. Both are rare for me. The start/stop is not near as sensitive as my 2019 Encore. It rarely turns off. I bought the ’23 GX, because the next generation looks generically hideous. I wanted the traditional Buick look.
Frederick, doesn’t the ’23 Encore GX Select have a defeat switch for the start/stop?
Yes. You push it to turn it off.
Even with these numbers, Buick is a niche player player selling less than Pontiac. Buick only survives due to higher prices and sharing r&d with Chinese operators.
I’m suprised that Buick, Infinity, and Acura aren’t dead in the US. If Hummer proves wildly success it would not suprised me to see them get Buick’s space in the showroom. To call 38,000 units per quarter good at a entry level luxury price is a stretch.
Well, Steve, Buick, Infinity, and Acura must know something that you don’t. Why do you have Invicta as part of your screen name if you are so negative towards Buick?
Is this good? Sure, kind of like saying you just went out and slept with 4 different people in the last 4 months vs. only 2 in the previous 4 months period, but the good part is that you didn’t acquire any STD’s.
Buick is so far from what it once was. Will Buick ever get back to where it was? I’m sure not. But celebrating that they sold 39K units in the first 4 months seems like getting a trophy for being in 9th place.
Making a comparison to Buick with STDs? C’mon, Dan! Would you rather the sales were down almost 100%?
No, not at all. But I think your optimism for GM and Buick in particular is clouding things. After all, I did say it is good did I not?
But when they are boasting about going from a minute 19K in sales to a whole 38k + just seems to be kind of……………pathetic. Especially when you consider where Buick was 40, 30 and even 20 years ago. And my point (being silly about it) was that you don’t go out bragging about pathetic sales numbers just because they are way up from even more pathetic numbers.
I wouldn’t consider it pathetic. Let’s see, Buick sold a lot more 40, 30, and 20 years ago, right, but that wasn’t necessarily a success, those cars were part of GM’s poor reputation and allowed Japanese, Korean, and German brands to flourish. 40 years ago we had the Iron Duke’s Century, Skyhawk, Somerset, and some seventies fossils like the Regal and LeSabre among others, mostly noncompetitive against Japanese models. 30 years ago then came the 3800 SC Riviera, FWD LeSabre, FWD GM-10 Regal, and other mostly forgotten models. 20 y/a then came the Terraza, Rainier, Lucerne, 3100 Century and 3800 Regal, and others. None of them could dethrone the upcoming Lexus and Acura so what is left to attract buyers, poorly made cars (Rendezvous, anyone?) made in the USA or possibly still cheaply built cars but at least popular (in China) and with a higher profit margin?. Of course, it’s not worth jumping for joy if the sales are not as in the old days but consider the fierce market it faces. Hyundai/Kia are Godzillas and Japanese brands haven’t taken naps on their laurels either. With the exception of the GNX, there’s little to celebrate about Buick past unless we go back to the fifties or sixties and before that. Oh, let’s add to that the microchip crisis that affected sales last year so having more sales, should be good enough for any car company
Wouldn’t the Japanese brands be Godzillas? I can’t think of any Korean sea monsters that terrorized Seoul. Personally one of my favorite cars was a 94 Olds 88 LSS. Some of the best fake wood I’ve seen in a car past or present. The seat adjustment was on the door panel in the shape of a seat. Not buried on the bottom between the door and seat where only a six year old hand fits. I’m always on the lookout for a clean 2nd gen Aurora.
Eljag: Sorry, but I just can’t agree with you on almost everything you said. You talk about the iron duke like it was junk, but it wasn’t. It was just as good as the engines Honda was pushing in that same era. I sold them side by side and because of my bad experiences with Honda, I put my personal money on the Buick line. My parents owned many Buick’s. Other family members and friends drove Buicks. There isn’t one that gave any of us issues. Did Buick have some duds over the years? Sure, just like all brands do and will.
Fact is that Buick used to sell a ton of cars (CARS!!!). They have ranked very well with JDP since at least 1988 when I started selling them. There was a lot of good around Buick until they (GM) decided to make it an SUV only company selling 3 models. So 38K in sales for the first quarter isn’t worth keeping it around.
Not hard to have sales increase by 100% when you go from selling one car to selling 2.
People probably want to buy them before they put on that God awful hideous front end