Cadillac, Baojun Post Record February Sales for GM China
General Motors and its joint ventures in China delivered a total of 246,730 vehicles in February, up 0.4% year-over-year from February 2016. The automaker was led by the Cadillac and Baojun brands, both of which posted record February deliveries.
“The expanding SUV portfolio has helped us maintain our growth momentum,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. “The upcoming launch of the Chevrolet Equinox will further enhance our competitiveness in the fast-growing midsize SUV segment.”
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Cadillac sales totaled 9,034 units in February, up 89.6% year-over-year and giving the luxury brand its 12th consecutive month of double-digit growth. Cadillac saw 150% growth in terms of SUV sales thanks to the continued success of the XT5; XTS sales grew 27%; and, ATS-L sales grew 91% for the model’s eighth straight month of double-digit growth.
Baojun sales were up 38% for the month, achieving record deliveries thanks to the Baojun 510, Baojun 310, and Baojun 730. Sales of the Baojun 510 topped 6,000 units despite only being on the market for eight days in February, Baojun 310 sales were greater than 10,000 units for a fifth straight month, and Baojun 730 sales were strong enough to keep it atop its segment yet again.
The Chevy Malibu saw its sales more than triple from the year prior, while the Wuling brand saw sales increase 2.3% year-over-year.