Fri, July 3, 2020
SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures delivered more than 713,600 vehicles in China in the second quarter.
Despite the major challenge caused by COVID-19, GM continued to enhance its product mix in China through an intensive launch cadence, with a sharpened focus on luxury vehicles, midsize/large SUVs and MPVs. The Cadillac CT4, Buick GL8 Avenir, Buick new-generation GL8 ES and GL8 Legacy, and Chevrolet Blazer were introduced in the second quarter on a wide range of online platforms.
The brands remained resilient and their sales steadily picked up from the previous quarter, showing early signs of recovery.
- Buick deliveries topped 213,500 units in the second quarter, an increase of 7.8% from a year earlier. Buick fortified its longstanding leadership in the MPV segment with the introduction of the all-new GL8 Avenir family. It has taken the brand to a more premium level of the segment, providing further opportunities to customers looking to upgrade. Buick will further strengthen its SUV portfolio with the upcoming all-new Envision S.
- Cadillac deliveries surpassed 58,500 units. With the launch of the CT4 sedan in April, Cadillac now has its strongest and most complete lineup to compete in the steadily growing luxury segment. The brand continued to offer a leasing program to attract young customers by enabling them to enjoy a flexible car ownership experience.
- Chevrolet delivered more than 77,600 vehicles. It upgraded the popular Monza and Onix sedan lineups, with new variants offering a wider range of propulsion options to meet the diverse needs of its customers. The launch of the Blazer mid-large SUV is allowing Chevrolet to tap into one of China’s fastest-growing segments.
- Baojun had deliveries of nearly 94,100 units. The RC-5 sedan and the RS-7 SUV, the newest members of the brand’s lineup adorned with its diamond logo, will soon arrive in the market.
- Wuling sales grew 9.7% year over year to more than 269,800 units, showing robust momentum. It sustained its leading position in commercial vehicles while strengthening its foothold in passenger vehicles through the introduction of its new global silver badge. The first product adorned with the new badge – the Victory MPV – will be launched later this year.
In the meantime, GM is accelerating the rollout this year of new energy vehicles (NEVs) across its brands in China, a pivotal market for the company’s zero-emissions vision. It has already exceeded its plan of introducing 10 NEVs between 2016 and 2020. Following the Chevrolet Menlo, the all-new Baojun E300/E300 Plus and Wuling’s first all-electric models, the Rong Guang electric minivan and the Hong Guang MINI EV, recently joined the portfolio. The Buick VELITE 7 compact SUV will soon be added.
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GM China Communications