Cadillac Global Sales Rise Again in September

Cadillac sold 30,061 vehicles globally in September, an increase of 22.2 percent. This is the fourth consecutive month of double-digit percentage increases for Cadillac, the last three of which have topped 20 percent.

  • Fourth consecutive month of double-digit increases
  • New CT6 and XT5 register highest monthly sales since launch
  • Average transaction prices in US top $53,000 mark

Cadillac sold 30,061 vehicles globally in September, an increase of 22.2 percent. This is the fourth consecutive month of double-digit percentage increases for Cadillac, the last three of which have topped 20 percent.

Both the XT5 crossover and the CT6 prestige sedan reached their highest sales since launch.  Now firmly established as the brand’s top-selling product line, XT5 sold 9,421 units in September, a jump of 10.5 percent above the month prior.  CT6 sales grew 19.9 percent compared to the previous month. 

All other Cadillac product lines currently in production grew in September, including the Escalade (+28.4 percent), XTS luxury sedan (+29.7 percent), CTS (10.1 percent) and ATS (5.9 percent.) 

Cadillac sales rose in its four of largest markets, led by a 63.1 percent increase in China.  In the U.S., the brand experienced volume growth of 3.1% while continuing to earn a premium position in the marketplace. Cadillac average transaction prices topped $53,000 per unit (according to J.D. Power Information Network, Sept 25.)  Cadillac sales also saw substantial growth in Canada, Europe, Middle East and South Korea. For the year to date, Cadillac global sales are up 6.7 percent.

“Our results show Cadillac is earning growth through a disciplined strategy built on a foundation of product substance,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “Both products launched this year continue to gain momentum, as we elevate all aspects of our business to a more premium position globally.”

Cadillac sales in key regions appear in the table below.

GLOBAL SALES BY PRODUCT LINE

 

 

 

 

Sep-16

Sep-15

% Change

YTD-16

YTD-15

% Change

ATS

6,005

5,668

5.9

42,991

43,476

(1.1)

CTS

1,808

1,642

10.1

14.524

16.616

(12.6)

XTS

5,694

4,391

29.7

38,873

35,219

10.4

CT6

2,242

0

NEW

8,937

0

NEW

SRX

636

9,562

(93.3)

37,314

73,308

(49.1)

XT5

9,421

0

NEW

37,436

0

NEW

Escalade

4,249

3,309

28.4

31,656

29,620

6.9

ELR

6

37

(83.8)

535

765

(30.1)

Other

0

0

 -

1

15

(93.3)

Total

30,061

24,609

22.2

212,267

199,019

6.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALES BY REGION

 

Sep-16

Sep-15

 % Change

YTD-16

YTD-15

% Change

United States

15,368

14,908

3.1

119,286

125,699

(5.1)

China*

12,539

7,687

63.1

77,028

56,873

35.4

Canada

1,264

1,172

7.8

8,751

8,932

(2)

Middle East

374

347

7.8

3,042

3,801

(20)

Mexico

146

160

(8.8)

1,273

1,271

0.2

EU- Russia**

167

102

63.7

1,452

1,061

36.8

South Korea

124

91

36.3

725

579

25.2

ROW

79

142

(44.3)

710

803

(11.6)

Total

30,061

24,609

22.2

212,267

199,019

6.7

 

*China retail sales

**Europe sales do not include Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro (which are offered in some European Cadillac dealerships.)