For Release: Monday, September 5, 2016
SHANGHAI -- General Motors and its joint ventures delivered an August record 293,537 vehicles in China, which was up 18 percent year over year. The Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet and Baojun brands reached all-time highs for the month.
mainstream passenger car entries drove our sales momentum,¡± said GM Executive
Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. ¡°We are looking to build on
our success by adding another five new and refreshed models in the final four
Cadillac deliveries in August advanced 93 percent year over year to 9,914
units. Deliveries of the ATS-L luxury sedan and XT5 luxury crossover both
exceeded 3,000 units. Sales of the XTS luxury sedan increased 65 percent from
the same period a year earlier.
deliveries in August rose 23 percent on an annual basis to 94,188 units, led by the Excelle
GT sedan. The Envision SUV maintained its strong growth as well, with
deliveries increasing 53 percent on an annual basis. Deliveries of the Verano
family exceeded 13,000 units.
Chevrolet deliveries increased year over year to 38,706
units in August, led by demand of over 19,000 units for the Cruze family. The
nameplate benefited from the arrival of the all-new Cruze in July. Chevrolet launched the Cavalier compact midsize family
sedan last week and will introduce the sixth generation of its iconic Camaro
muscle car later this month.
Baojun deliveries in August reached 51,099
units, an increase of 41 percent year over year. Sales of the Baojun 730 MPV
and Baojun 560 SUV were up 37 percent and 52 percent respectively from the
Wuling deliveries continued to grow last
month, despite the challenging market environment for the mini-commercial
vehicle segment. Deliveries rose 8 percent year over year to 99,589 units, mainly
driven by the strong performance of the Hong Guang MPV family.
In the first eight months of 2016, GM and its
joint ventures¡¯ deliveries in China increased 8.1 percent year over year to a
record 2,374,542 units.
General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 11 joint ventures, two wholly
owned foreign enterprises and more than 58,000 employees in China. GM and its
joint ventures offer the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among
automakers in China. Passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the
Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang and Wuling brands. In 2015, GM
delivered more than 3.6 million vehicles in China. More information on General
Motors in China can be found at GM Media Online.
GM China Communications