General Motors sales in China hit record value for September month image

The US automaker and its local joint ventures had deliveries of 319,936 units last month, their second-best performance this year, with domestic sales climbing 15.2%.

Meanwhile, this September was not only the best in GM’s China history, but also the month that celebrated cumulative sales for the company of over 20 million units. The Shanghai GM joint venture’s sales rose 19.6% to 158,792 vehicles, SAIC-GM-Wuling grew 14.5% to 159,906 autos and FAW-GM’s figures were the only ones to go down – by 73.8% to just 1,238 units.

The Buick brand enjoys a steady performance in China – the marquee’s best single auto market – with sales rising 17.8% to 83,638 units year-over-year in September. Chevrolet deliveries also increased massively, by 19.3% to 68,347 cars. Cadillac, the luxury brand of General Motors saw China deliveries jump 51.4% last month to a tally of 6,807 vehicles, buoyed by increased demand for the XTS and SRX models. Meanwhile, the local Wuling brand enjoys a steady performance, rising 4.2% to 135,128 autos.

Overall sales for the January to September period climbed to 2,581,130 units, rising 11.6% from the same timeframe last year. Shanghai GM’s local deliveries are up 10.6% to 1,228,740 cars, SAIC-GM-Wuling’s rose 13.9% to 1,318,080 units and FAW-GM’s dropped 17.2% to 33,998 vehicles. Buick is up 10.7% to 670,699 autos, Chevrolet rose 6.9% to 505,316 units and Cadillac has spectacularly jumped 62.6% to 52,425 cars and SUVs.