SHANGHAI (May 5, 2016) -- General Motors and its joint
ventures delivered 277,979 vehicles in China in April, an increase of 7.5
percent from the same month last year.
Driven by the company¡¯s focus on growth
segments, SUV deliveries were up 107 percent from the same period a year
earlier, while Cadillac luxury vehicle sales increased 13 percent
in April from the previous year.
¡°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
Cadillac deliveries in April rose 13 percent from a year earlier to 7,007
units. The luxury brand launched the new CT6 prestige sedan at the end of
January and introduced the new XT5 luxury crossover in April.
Buick deliveries were up 56
percent from the previous April to 98,992 units, led by strong demand for the
Excelle GT sedan and Envision SUV. Complementing Buick¡¯s portfolio in China, the new LaCrosse
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) will be joining the recently introduced LaCrosse
Chevrolet deliveries in April declined 29 percent year
over year to 35,431 units. Chevrolet is revealing and
launching several new models this year, starting with its new flagship sedan,
the Malibu XL.
Baojun delivered 37,915 vehicles
in China in April, an increase of 56 percent year over year. Strong demand for
the Baojun 730 MPV and Baojun 560 SUV spearheaded the brand¡¯s performance. An
all-new addition to the portfolio, the Baojun 310 hatchback, was recently
revealed at the Beijing auto show and will go on sale this summer.
Wuling¡¯s April deliveries
declined 14 percent on an annual basis to 98,580 units, impacted by the continued
contraction of the mini-commercial vehicle market.
In the first four months of
2016, GM and its joint ventures¡¯ deliveries increased 1.7 percent year over
year to a record 1,241,631 units.
Starting with April 2015 sales results, GM began reporting retail sales rather
than wholesales in China. All numbers in the press release are retail sales.
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.
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