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Cadillac China Sales Jump 28 Percent In Q3 2020

Cadillac China Sales Jump 28 Percent In Q3 2020

Cadillac China sales increased 28 percent to 65,200 units during the third quarter of 2020.

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

  • The XT4 and all-new CT5 are Cadillac’s most popular models in China
  • The Cadillac utility portfolio encompassing the XT4, XT5 and XT6 posted steady growth, with collective sales of more than 40,000 units in the third quarter; the performance was led by strong Cadillac XT5 sales
  • Q3 marked the first quarter that the two new entry-level variants of the 2021 XT6 went on sale, further improving the three-row crossover’s competitiveness in the luxury SUV segment in the Chinese market
  • In July, Cadillac expanded the Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system to its domestic lineup in China
  • During the first nine months of the 2020 calendar year, Cadillac China sales decreased 7 percent to 150,504 units.

Sales Results - Q3 2020 - China - Cadillac

MODELQ3 2020 / Q3 2019Q3 2020Q3 2019YTD 2020 / YTD 2019 YTD 2020YTD 2019
CADILLAC TOTAL+27.72% 65,20051,049-7.24%150,504 162,256

The Cadillac Society Take

After suffering notable declines for three consecutive quarters, Cadillac China sales posted a significant increase in the third quarter of the year. In fact, the performance represents the luxury marque’s best performance during the past twelve months. In fact, the gains experienced by Cadillac during the quarter outpaced all other brands offered by its parent company, General Motors, during the July, August and September timeframe. The performance further strengthens Cadillac’s position in the Chinese market, while further solidifying China as Cadillac’s biggest global market by sales volume, a position it has held since 2017.

Like the rest of the industry, Cadillac’s sales growth in the Asian country during the third quarter was led by a strong crossover portfolio – which accounted for over 60 percent of total sales volume, exceeding 40,000 deliveries. Although model-specific sales figures are not available, the brand claims that the Cadillac XT5 performed particularly well during Q3. It’s unclear whether the midsize crossover managed to regain its former position as Cadillac’s best-selling model in China.

Meanwhile, the all-new Cadillac CT5 and CT4 increased their sales volume and achieved their best performance to date in China during the third quarter, according to preliminary data from local media. It’s worth noting that the launch of both sedans in the first half of the year was severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. I’m not completely sure why I should care about Cadillac sales in China.

    • George – these reports are for those who are interested in Cadillac’s global business performance. Food for thought:
      1. Cadillac will not have much of a future if it does business solely in the United States.
      2. With China having recently become Cadillac’s largest market by sales volume (larger than the U.S.), the relevance factor is utterly obvious.

      But hey, if you don’t care, then that’s absolutely fine. Feel free to skip the article and read another one here on Cadillac Society.

      Cheers! – Alex

    • George: You seem to care enough to comment.

      Mr. Luft is correct. The Chinese Market, like it or not, is the key to Cadillacs continued existence.

      • I’m a Cadillac owner and fan. I’m invested in Cadillac because of that. After a lifetime in international business, I know full well that Cadillac not only should but must expand all over the world. Sales in the home market are no longer enough to sustain an operation as resource intensive as an automaker, even if is a luxury automaker. That is exactly why I want to know how Cadillac is doing in all markets globally, China included.

        On a related note, I just don’t get folks like George who make these kinds of comments. If a story doesn’t interest you, just skip it. It’s not all that different from reading the paper or a magazine: you don’t read all the articles and opeds, but only the ones that are interesting to you.

  2. Nice to know Cadillacs are popular SOMEWHERE.


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