General Motors and its joint ventures delivered 277,979 vehicles in China in April, an increase of 7.5% from the same month last year. SUV deliveries were up 107% from the same period a year earlier, while Cadillac luxury vehicle sales increased 13% in April from the previous year.
Cadillac deliveries in April rose 13% 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% 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 midsize sedan.
Chevrolet deliveries in April declined 29% 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% 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% 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% year over year to a record 1,241,631 units.