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If Cadillac holds secret plans for world domination, then last month was a step in the right direction for the luxury car brand.

In June, Cadillac’s global sales totaled 25,785 new vehicles, representing an impressive 13.8% increase. In a recent press release, General Motors attributed the gains to the 2016 CT6 sedan and the XT5 crossover.

It was the brand’s three largest markets that combined to bolster Cadillac’s June global sales increases, with United States sales increasing a modest 5.5%, with even better gains of 13.5% in Canada, and a whopping 33.7% increase in the all-important Chinese market.

In fact, Cadillac’s year-to-date sales in China are up a total 16.2%.


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In its third month of sales in the US and its second month in many export markets, the 2017 Cadillac XT5’s June sales totaled 6,719. The Cadillac CT6 sedan, meanwhile, enjoyed its highest sales since it launched earlier this year, thanks in part to acceleration in its production rate. Escalade sales jumped 15% last month, as well.

In the United States, Cadillac enjoyed volume growth, in addition to securing a more premium position in the marketplace. According to J.D. Power Information Network, Cadillac’s average transaction prices were $54,279, which was the highest among full-line luxury brands.

“Earning higher transaction prices in the market indicates the rising stature of Cadillac in consumers’ minds,” Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen said in a statement. “Elevating all aspects of the business, driven by rising product substance, is our disciplined approach to global expansion. In doing so, we can truly earn incremental volume growth as we build brand prestige.”


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You can see a full breakdown of Cadillac sales in key regions in the table below:

GLOBAL SALES BY PRODUCT LINE
  June-16 June-15 % Change YTD-16 YTD-15 % Change
ATS 5,201 5,509 (5.6) 25,969 28,925 (10.2)
CTS 1,782 1,826 (2.4) 9,516 11,194 (15.0)
ELR 96 65 47.7 504 614 (17.9)
XTS 3,937 3,755 4.8 25,155 24,844 1.3
CT6 1,516 0 NEW 3,591 0 NEW
SRX 2,918 8,360 (65.1) 32,669 46,062 (29.1)
XT5 6,719 0 NEW 11,381 0 NEW
Escalade 3,616 3,134 15.4 20,383 19,462 4.7
Other 0 11  – 0 14
Total 25,785 22,660 13.8 129,168 131,115 (1.5)
GLOBAL SALES BY COUNTRY
  June-16 June-15  % Change YTD-16 YTD-15 % Change
United States 14,263 13,515 5.5 73,231 80,899 (9.5)
China* 9,552 7,147 33.7 45,818 39,444 16.2
Canada 1,126 992 13.5 5,458 5,663 (3.6)
Middle East 450 528 (14.8) 1,992 2,723 (26.8)
Mexico 118 148 (20.3) 805 857 (6.1)
EU** & Russia 159 171 (7) 991 701 41.4
ROW 117 159 (26.4) 873 828 5.4
Total 25,785 22,660 13.8 129,168 131,115 (1.5)

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*China 2016 retail sales
**Europe sales are estimated, do not include Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro (which are offered in some European Cadillac dealerships.)