Cadillac reported May sales up 40% and 38% from January to April, becoming the fastest growing US automakers.
“Cadillac is back.” said Bob Ferguson, vice president, Global Cadillac. “Our growth is product-driven, new luxury vehicles with dramatic design and performance drawing new customers to showrooms.”
The 38% increase is Cadillac’s highest since 1976 and the 40% increase accounts for the 12th straight month of sales growth. The models which had an important role in this sales jump were the ATS sport sedan, named the 2013 North American Car of the Year and Esquire Car of the Year and the XTS luxury sedan, which hit the market in the summer of 2012 and has its best retail sales last month. The US automaker’s total sedan portfolio has increased 122% so far this year.
‘Our best May sales in six years enabled us to extend our sales streak to 38-consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains,” said Reid Bigland, head of U.S. sales, in a prepared statement. “We continue to see strong retail sales throughout our product lineup as eight Chrysler Group vehicles set sales records in May, including best sales ever by the Jeep Wrangler and Compass.”
Bob Ferguson, vice president of global Cadillac, predicted in March that the automaker’s luxury vehicles will increase more than 30% this year in the US and with 20,000 units in China, and that for this increase the automaker relies on its new CTS.