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GM Sales Rise 7.5 Percent in China in April

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The new Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle made its world debut at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show

The new Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle

General Motors delivered a total of 277,979 vehicles in China last month, up 7.5% year-over-year. Much of this growth is being attributed to the success of SUVs and the Cadillac brand, with sales of the former up 107% and sales of the latter up 13% from the year prior. Through the first third of 2016, GM and its joint ventures’ deliveries have risen 1.7% year-over-year at a total of 1,241,631 units, a new record for the first four months of a calendar year.

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“GM continues to grow in segments that are on top of customers’ purchase lists,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. “We have more new vehicles on the way in the SUV, MPV and luxury segments to keep delivering to customers what they want and demand.”

Buick led General Motors volume-wise with a total of 98,992 vehicles delivered, a 56% year-over-year increase driven by the continued success of both the Excelle GT and Envision. Buick recently revealed the new LaCrosse Hybrid, which will join the next-generation model in Buick’s lineup by year’s end.

Cadillac sales were up 13% at 7,007 units delivered, growth largely influenced by the recent introductions of both the CT6 sedan and XT5 crossover.

Chevrolet sales totaled 35,431 vehicles, down 29% year-over-year. Baojun sales totaled 37,915, up 56% year-over-year, growth caused largely by demand for the Baojun 730 and Baojun 560. Wuling sales were down 14% at a total of 98,580 units.

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