GM, Joint Ventures Combine for Record March Sales in China
Sales of General Motors’ vehicles and the vehicles of its various joint ventures in China were up 8% year-over-year in March, setting a monthly record with a grand total of 338,350 units. This number was bolstered by strong sales from SAIC-GM-Wuling and Shanghai GM, as well as Cadillac and Chevrolet.
SAIC-GM-Wuling and Shanghai GM led the way with sales of 192,287 units (up 16.9%) and 145,607 units (up 3.9%), respectively. The former set an all-time monthly record, and the latter scored record domestic sales for the month of March.
Buick accounted for 78,569 units sold, a slight decrease from the year prior. Buick was led by the Excelle GT (18,609 units) and Excelle (15,694 units), and its SUV lineup combined for sales of 16,700 units (up 147.8%).
Chevrolet was up 3.1% with 57,751 units, thanks to strong sales from the Cruze (20,892 units), Sail (20,580 units), and Malibu (9,622 units).
Cadillac was up 75.6% with 9,197 units sold. It was bolstered largely by sales of both the ATS and ATS-L, which combined for 3,593 units. The XTS sold well at 3,355 units, up 36.4%, and the SRX chipped in 2,148 units.
Bajoun was a big point of success for GM in China in March, racking up 33,659 sales for a massive 599.8% increase. Reason being? The Baojun 730 MPV, which accounted for 30,008 units on its own.