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General Motors Sets July Sales Record in China

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2016 Buick Envision

General Motors and its joint ventures combined for a new July sales record with 270,529 vehicles delivered in China last month, an 18% year-over-year improvement. July sales also had the distinction of pushing sales of GM vehicles and vehicles manufactured as part of its joint ventures past the 2-million-unit mark, and pushing sales past that threshold faster than has ever been done before.

Through seven months, GM/GM’s joint ventures’ sales are up 6.8% at 2,081,005 units delivered.

“GM and our joint ventures managed to top 2 million deliveries in record time, as sales remained strong across many segments,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien.

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Buick, Cadillac, and Baojun all hit record high sales figures for the month of July. Buick sales were up 30% at a total of 89,404 units, led as ever by the trusty duo of the Excelle GT and Envision. Cadillac sales boomed 90% year-over-year to 8,757 units, driven by demand for the ATS-L and all-new XT5 eclipsing 2,600 units each and a 54% sales increase for the XTS. Baojun deliveries were up 61% with 44,320 units, which was led by a 23% increase for the Baojun 730 and the Baojun 560 more than tripling its sales.

Wuling sales were up for the second consecutive month despite the continued struggles of the mini-commercial vehicle segments, growing sales 6% year-over-year to a total of 97,728 units.

Chevrolet sales were down 15% year-over-year at 30,287 units, but the newly-introduced Cruze accounted for nearly half of that total just a month after its debut.

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