Cadillac Global Sales Up 27.2% in First Half of 2017 as China Emerges as Brand’s Biggest Market
Cadillac wrapped up the first half of 2017 with a 7.2% year-over-year increase in global sales in June. While June marked the first time in 13 months that Cadillac’s year-over-year growth did not hit double digits, the brand saw significant growth in China, which seems primed to finish the year as Cadillac’s top market.
Sales in China were up 34.9% in June with a total of 12,886 vehicles delivered. Halfway through the year, Cadillac has seen sales in China increase 75.4% with a total of 80,357 vehicles delivered. This puts China more than 8,250 vehicles ahead of sales in the United States, which total 72,073 units through June and are down 1.6% year-over-year.
Cadillac US sales were down 11.8% in June at 12,580 vehicles delivered.
“Cadillac continues to grow globally, despite the shift away from sedans in the US market,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “The success of the XT5 and the increase in sales of the CT6 shows that we are attracting unique buyers to the brand, building momentum for our incredible product offensive beginning next year.”
Sales of the Cadillac XT5 totaled 10,900 units in June, making it the brand’s global best-seller for the month, and are up 62.2% through June. Sales of the CT6 sedan were up 40.4% in June, and sales of the Escalade were up 11.1%.
Cadillac’s sales were up overall across other key markets, rising 10.2% to 2,170 units in June.
Through six months, Cadillac’s sales across the globe are up 27.2% at 164,174 vehicles delivered.