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Cadillac Notches 18th Month of Year-Over-Year Growth in November as China Continues to Carry the Ball

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Cadillac extended its run of months with year-over-year growth to 18 in November, delivering 32,016 vehicles worldwide and growing sales by 3.7%. The brand’s continued growth was once again made possible by double-digit gains in China, which helped to offset a double-digit sales volume decrease in the United States.

“We have positioned ourselves to have a successful 2017 and are on track to have one of the best sales years in the history of Cadillac,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “Our SUV sales remain strong and we are seeing growth in the sedan segment, with both the ATS and CT6 performing well globally.”

China was yet again Cadillac’s leading market in November, with sales up 23.4% year-over-year at a total of 16,629 vehicles delivered. To date, Cadillac’s sales in China are up 53.7% from the record pace of 2016, totaling 158,272 vehicles sold to date and leaving a full-year sales mark of 175,000 vehicles within striking distance.

Sales were down in the United States in November at 13,359 vehicles delivered, a year-over-year decline of 12.8%. Average transaction prices in the United States were once again impressive in November, resting above $54,000 per vehicle and helping the brand to maintain its command of the second-highest average transaction price of all major luxury auto brands in the country. To date, Cadillac’s sales in the United States are down 5% at 141,136 vehicles delivered. Sales in the rest of the world were up 2.8% at 2,028 vehicles; to date, sales in all other global markets total 22,313 vehicles, up 12.5%.

The Cadillac XT5 remains the brand’s best-selling vehicle with total sales of 129,971 examples through November. ATS sales, thanks to the popularity of its extended wheelbase variant in China, are up 20.2% to date. Through 11 months, Cadillac’s worldwide sales are up 18.5% at 321,721 vehicles delivered.