Cadillac China sales decreased 9 percent to 59,500 units during the third quarter of 2021.
Cadillac does not provide model-specific sales performance in China, but we do have the following information:
- Since the second half of 2020, the marque set the highest sales record in China, which has become its biggest market by sales volume
- The CT5, XT5 and XT4 are Cadillac’s most popular models in China
- Deliveries of the CT5 luxury sedan rose 30 percent to over 17,000 units
- Deliveries of the XT6 three-row crossover utility vehicle remained strong, with sales increasing 40 percent to over 9,300 units
During the first nine months of the 2021 calendar year, Cadillac China sales increased 20 percent to 180,700 units.
Sales Results - Q3 2021 - China - Cadillac
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The Cadillac Society Take
For the first time thus far in 2021, Cadillac China sales declined during the third quarter. The drop is the result of the ongoing global semiconductor shortage that has caused a decline in inventories.
The performance during the third quarter puts an end to the exponential growth Cadillac has been experiencing since Q3 2020 in the Chinese market, its biggest market by sales volume since 2017.
Despite the notable drop during Q3 2021, Cadillac maintained a competitive performance among its primary rivals in China, establishing itself as one of the most popular luxury automobile marques among Chinese customers behind traditional luxury leaders Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. As during the most recent quarters, Cadillac sales were led by the CT5 sedan, which surpassed 17,000 units in the third quarter, remaining the most popular nameplate in the Asian country.
About The Numbers
- All percent change figures compared to Cadillac China sales for Q3 2020, unless noted otherwise
- Cadillac China sales figures represent retail sales
Further Reading & Sales Reporting
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- Cadillac sales results for Q3 2021:
- Cadillac sales Q3 2021 USA
- Cadillac Canada sales Q3 2021
- Cadillac China sales Q3 2021 (this page)
- Cadillac South Korea sales Q3 2021
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“China, which has become its biggest market by sales volume”
“establishing itself as one of the most popular luxury automobile marques among Chinese customers”
More and more it seem as though GM considers Cadillac to be a Chinese company, and they seem to be pretty happy with that idea. That’s where they put out the effort, that’s where they actually market the product, and that’s the audience they respond to. Art and Science was toned down to please Chinese tastes. The headlong electric push is heavily a China-centric thing. Heck, ATS sedans actually got good legroom in China (but not here). CT4/5 Blackwings are wonderful cars, but otherwise Cadillac U.S. looks like a truck company. Once upon a time, GM knew how to create demand for products, instead of just reacting half-heartedly after the fact.
It looks like a truck company because they build what the market wants for the US market. Sedan and passenger car sales in the US have steadily declined over the last decade for all manufacturers including imports. I’d say GM as a leader in worldwide still so you do that by giving the market what it wants with good product not forcing vehicles on the population because that is what you want to sell them
So true, cadillac has lost its way to bad!! Will it ever be standard of the world again? I don’t think so.
As I said, once upon a time, GM knew how to create demand, instead of just reacting half-heartedly after the fact. They were quite late to the SUV/CUV party. And their marketing efforts for Cadillac’s non-trucks have been weak to non-existent.