General Motors sales plummet in third quarter in China, only Wuling sales increase

Shanghai (Gasgou) – General Motors and its joint ventures delivered nearly 20% fewer vehicles to China in the third quarter of this year compared to the same period last year amid a global chip shortage.

In the last quarter, the US company delivered 623,000 vehicles to the largest market, down 19.24% from the previous year. At the end of September, its cumulative deliveries in China amounted to 2.153 million vehicles, up 10.69% year on year.

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Four of its five brands saw shipments decline year over year in the third quarter. Wuling was the only brand with year-over-year growth in the quarter. Thanks to record deliveries of Hongguang MINIEV (99,000), its quarterly deliveries exceeded 309,000 units. At the end of September, the brand delivered more than a million vehicles this year.

Buick shipped 166,000 units, down from 250,000 units last year. Enclave deliveries jumped 42% year on year to nearly 8,000 vehicles while the VELITE 6 family of new energy vehicles saw deliveries increase 36% to 8,500 units.

Its luxury brand Cadillac delivered 59,000 vehicles in the third quarter. Demand for the large luxury three-row XT6 SUV remained strong, with sales increasing 40% from a year ago to more than 9,300 units. Deliveries of the luxury sedan CT5 jumped 30% year over year to more than 17,000 units.

Chevrolet delivered over 49,000 vehicles during the period. Deliveries of Menlo EV, the brand’s first NEV model, tripled to around 1,000 units.

Baojun’s quarterly deliveries are down 60% from a year ago to 40,000 vehicles. The brand has expanded its portfolio of electric vehicles with the introduction of the KiWi EV. Combined sales of Baojun’s NEV line exceeded 6,200 units.

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