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GM China sales down 4 percent in May

SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures delivered 252,567 vehicles in China in May, down 4 percent from the previous year, according to a company news release.

GM said that the decline was mainly due to a changeover and phasing out of older models.

In May, domestic sales by SAIC-GM-Wuling were up 2.7 percent year-on-year to 133,093 units. Shanghai-GM domestic sales were down 7.6 percent to 119,214 units.

The automaker’s sales in the first five months rose 5.1 percent to 1.47 million vehicles. SAIC-GM-Wuling sold 809,657 vehicles in the five months of the year, up 10.4 percent from a year earlier, while Shanghai-GM sold 660,270 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 3 percent.

Buick sales in the domestic market decreased 12.9 percent in May to 62,601 units. Chevrolet sales decreased 2.2 percent on an annual basis to 50,021 units. Cadillac luxury vehicle sales were up 10.9 percent to 6,592 units. Baojun sales in May jumped 293.8 percent to 24,095 units. Wuling sales decreased 11.7 percent to 108,998 units.

May sales of GM models in China

Brand

Model

Sales (units)

Buick

Excelle XT and GT

15,311

Envision

18,592

Enclave

Encore

Chevrolet

Cruze

20,675

Sail

13,474

Malibu

8,097

Cadillac

ATS

2,758

ATS-L

SRX

1,915

XTS

1,859

 

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