SHANGHAI, 6 February 2015 —— General Motors and its joint ventures sold 339,781 vehicles in China during January, down 2.4 per cent from the same month last year. Shanghai GM’s domestic sales decreased 6.9 per cent year on year to 160,067 units, SAIC-GM-Wuling’s sales in China were up 3.5 per cent to 178,903 units and FAW-GM’s domestic sales were down 75.6 per cent to 811 units.
“Shanghai GM’s all-time record sales in December resulted in fewer products available for dealers to sell in January,” said GM Executive Vice President and President of GM China Matt Tsien. “Our production facilities have been working overtime to help meet demand for popular models such as the Buick Envision, Regal and LaCrosse, and ramping up production of new models such as the Chevrolet Sail 3.”
Buick sales in the domestic market decreased 9.6 per cent on an annual basis in January to 90,508 units. Its best-selling model remained the original Excelle family, which had sales of 22,454 units. It was followed by the Excelle XT and GT, which sold 20,867 units. Buick’s SUV family – the Envision, Encore and Enclave – had sales of 15,836 units. Sales of the Regal and LaCrosse totaled 11,893 units and 11,672 units respectively.
Chevrolet sales in China dropped 2.3 per cent on an annual basis to 64,490 units. Its most popular nameplate in January was the Cruze, which had sales growth of 15.8 per cent to 26,200 units. It was followed by the Sail family, which had sales of 19,103 units, and the Malibu, whose sales totaled 11,325 units.
Cadillac sold 5,069 vehicles in China last month, down 672 units from January 2014. Its best-selling models were the SRX, which sold 2,323 units, and the ATS family, which had sales of 1,809 units.
Wuling sales across China were down 11.1 per cent from January 2014 to 145,687 units. Its Hong Guang family had sales of 70,580 units. Baojun sales in January jumped 270.5 per cent on an annual basis to 33,216 units, led by sales of the Baojun 730.
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 2014, GM sold more than 3.5 million vehicles in China.
[Source : General Motors]