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CHINA: GM sells 258,484 vehicles in April

By Graeme Roberts | 7 May 2015

General Motors and its joint ventures sold 258,484 vehicles in April in China, down 0.4% year over year.

Domestic sales by SAIC-GM-Wuling were up 10.2% year on year to 139,041 units. Shanghai GM's domestic sales were down 6.7% to 119,032 units.

Starting with April, GM is reporting retail deliveries rather than wholesales in China.

Buick sales fell 8.5% in April to 63,307 units led by the Excelle XT and GT which had sales of 14,421 units. Sales of the original Excelle were strong at 11,547 units. Demand for SUVs (Envision, Enclave and Encore) was also high, rising 134.3% to 15,322 units.

Chevrolet sales in China decreased 5.6% to 49,528 units.

Cadillac sales were up 4.6% to 6,197 units. Sales of the ATS-L and ATS totalled 2,364 units. They were followed by the SRX, with sales of 1,891 units, and the XTS, which sold 1,863 units.

Baojun sales jumped 365.8% (the brand was new a year ago) to 24,301 units. Sales of its most popular model, the 730 MPV, accounted for about 88% of that demand.

Wuling sales decreased 5.1% to 114,740 units. The brand was once again led by the Hong Guang family, which had sales growth of 3.2% to 53,568 units.