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Cadillac China Sales Increase 11 Percent In Q3 2019

Cadillac China Sales Increase 11 Percent In Q3 2019

Cadillac China sales increased 11 percent to 51,049 units during the third quarter of 2019.

Cadillac does not provide individual sales performance of models in China, but we do have the following information:

During the first nine months of the 2019 calendar year, Cadillac China sales increased 8 percent to 162,256 units.

Sales Results - Q3 2019 - China - Cadillac

MODELQ3 2019 / Q3 2018Q3 2019Q3 2018YTD 2019 / YTD 2018 YTD 2019YTD 2018
CADILLAC TOTAL+10.93% 51,04946,020+8.31%162,256 149,811

The Cadillac Society Take

The healthy increase in Cadillac China sales during the third quarter represents the second consecutive double-digit increase that the brand has experienced so far this year, following the solid 37 percent growth recorded in the second quarter. The positive performance contrasts sharply with the overall behavior of the Chinese car market, which has experienced several quarters of contraction as a result of a decrease in demand for automobiles.

Although there are no individual figures available, the general numbers that Cadillac did reveal show that the XT4 has exceeded sales of the XT5 and, as a consequence, became the brand’s best-selling model during the third quarter in China. Also noteworthy is the large increase in CT6 sales, which indicates the positive acceptance that the prestigious sedan has had after the midcycle enhancement.

We expect Cadillac China sales to continue on a positive path during the fourth quarter of 2019 as a result of better availability of the Cadillac XT6 and the arrival of the all-new CT5, which replaces the ATS-L in China’s biggest luxury vehicle segment.

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Cadillac China sales for Q3 2018, except when noted
  • Cadillac China sales figures represent retail sales

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3 Comments

  1. Perhaps the Chinese economy isn’t suffering too badly afterall. Yet, anyway.

    The CT6 numbers look good too. I really wonder if production in the US can continue given the pawltry sales in NA, even if the deal with the UAW works out.

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    • The Chinese economy is suffering… but Cadillac has so far managed to outperform it.

      The CT6 doesn’t have to be high volume, even at the current levels in the U.S. it’s making money. The hold-up is the DHAM plant where it’s made, which seems to have prevented Cadillac from investing much in the model from a marketing standpoint. If DHAM continues and CT6 continues to be made there, these figures should start reversing, and rather quickly thanks to increased promotion and incentives of the nameplate.

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      • Thank you Alex. I’m sure you have more sources of information than most, but it’s difficult to believe the CT6 makes a profit in NA, considering the costs of tooling etc. I do look forward promotion efforts.

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