SHANGHAI ¨C General Motors and its joint ventures
delivered 246,730 vehicles in February, an increase of 0.4 percent on an annual
basis. Cadillac and Baojun set February delivery records.
Led by the XT5 SUV, Cadillac kept up its momentum with
double-digit growth for the twelfth consecutive month. Sales of the Baojun 510 SUV exceeded 6,000 units following
its launch on February 20 and contributed to the Baojun brand¡¯s record 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.¡±
SUVs, along with MPVs, accounted for nearly 50 percent of
GM¡¯s deliveries in February.
Cadillac deliveries increased
90 percent on an annual basis to more than 9,000 units in February.
Driven by the XT5,
Cadillac SUV sales surged 150 percent from a year earlier in the
industry¡¯s strongest segment.
ATS-L luxury sport sedan
deliveries rose 91 percent, making February the eighth consecutive month
of double-digit growth.
XTS luxury sedan sales
increased 27 percent.
Cadillac expects sales in
China to continue growing at a double-digit rate this year.
of the GL8 MPV family increased 80 percent year on year led by the
new-generation GL8 and GL8 Avenir luxury MPVs that were launched in
Envision was the leader among global SUVs for the fourth consecutive
Deliveries of the Malibu
family more than tripled from the previous February.
Chevrolet is on track to
fulfill its plan to introduce more than 20 new or refreshed products in
China by the end of 2020. Nearly 30 percent of the models will be SUVs and
nearly half will be new nameplates for the China portfolio.
The next-generation Cruze
Hatchback reached showrooms last month.
Chevrolet announced the
price last week for the sixth generation of the Camaro, the brand¡¯s iconic
Built on GM¡¯s new midsize
SUV platform, the Equinox will strengthen Chevrolet¡¯s portfolio when it
goes on sale in the first half of 2017.
February deliveries increased 38 percent on an annual basis.
of the Baojun 310 topped 10,000 units for the fifth consecutive month and
remained the segment leader.
The Baojun 730 MPV has remained
the leader in its segment since its launch in 2014.
increased 2.3 percent from the previous February.
The Rong Guang family delivered
nearly 50,000 units last month, which was a new February record.
The Hong Guang family
remained the leader in its segment, with deliveries of over 44,000
GM is launching 18 new and refreshed models this year in China to support
continued growth in the company¡¯s largest retail market. Half of the models
being introduced under the Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands
will be SUVs or MPVs.
Motors Co. 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 2016, GM delivered more than
3.8 million vehicles in China. More information on General Motors in China can
be found at GM Media Online.