GM China Sees Record June Sales; Cadillac Continues to Score Double-Digit Gains
General Motors reported an all-time record June sales record in China, logging sales totaling 285,191 vehicles and increasing volume 4.3% year-over-year last month. Buick, Cadillac, and Baojun all set new monthly records with double-digit year-over-year growth, while Chevrolet saw its biggest bump since the start of the new year with 7.2% growth.
“We are pleased with the strong demand across our brands in June,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. “Over the next six months, we will be launching 10 new and refreshed models to build on our momentum. They include the much-awaited all-new Buick Regal premium sports sedan and Baojun 310 wagon in July.”
Buick led the way for GM in terms of volume with sales totaling 96,913 vehicles, up 12.6% year-over-year. Sales of the Buick GL8 more than doubled year-over-year thanks to the continued success of the GL8 Avenir; sales of the Envision topped 16,000 vehicles; LaCrosse sales more than doubled at 7,700 vehicles delivered; and Excelle GT sales increased 40% with 37,000 vehicles delivered.
Cadillac continued to establish itself as one of the hottest brands in China with sales totaling 12,886 vehicles, up 34.9% year-over-year and good for a 16th consecutive month of double-digit growth. Sales of the XT5 approached 5,000 units, ATS-L sales grew double digits for the 12th straight month, and sales of the CT6 were up 81%.
Chevrolet saw its sales rise 7.2% with 38,210 vehicles delivered. The brand was led by strong performances from Malibu, Cavalier, and Equinox. Baojun sales were up 47.3% at 63,722 vehicles delivered.
Wuling sales totaled 73,460 vehicles, down 25.8% year-over-year and led by strong sales from the Hong Guang.
Through the first half of 2017, GM China’s sales are down 2.5% at 1,765,828 vehicles delivered. Cadillac sales are up 75.4% from the first half of 2016, increasing from 45,818 vehicles in six months last year to 80,357 vehicles sold thus far.