SAIC-GM has just announced that Buick‘s range of electric vehicles set a new sales record in China, the Tri-Shield brand’s largest market and vehicle manufacturing center.
General Motors’ main joint venture in the Asian country reported that Buick sold a total of 8,692 fully electric vehicles in the Chinese market during the month of July, representing a monthly sales record for the brand’s range of zero-emission vehicles so far. In fact, the figure is higher than the previous record of 7,503 EVs sold among SAIC-GM’s three brands (Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet) in June.
This new record for Buick electric vehicle sales in China was fueled by a strong performance from the first members of the all-new Electra model family recently launched in the country, namely the Buick Electra E5 and Electra E4 crossovers. Between them, they managed to achieve a combined volume of 5,484 units delivered in July – the first sales month for the all-new Buick Electra E4 in the Chinese market.
In particular, the automaker delivered 3,722 units of the Buick Electra E5 to customers in the country last month. This is the best monthly result the all-electric compact to midsize crossover has recorded since the model’s official launch in China, where the model has already accumulated 8,340 units sold over the last three months, ranking as the most popular EV in Buick’s lineup.
For its part, the all-new Buick Electra E4 recorded a total of 1,762 deliveries during its first full month on sale in the Chinese market. Remarkably, during its first full month on the market, Buick’s all-electric crossover coupe posted a higher sales figure than the Electra E5 during its first sales month, revealing the high potential of the new China-exclusive Electra E4 to be the next sales leader within the new family of zero-emission models.
Buick’s EV sales momentum in China is expected to continue in the coming months as unit and variant availability of both vehicles increase in that country, including the sales start of the Electra E5 Avenir this month and the rollout of the entire initial Electra E4 range during the third quarter. In addition, the local production of crossovers based on the Ultium architecture is also expected to increase.