Cadillac Global Sales Rise 23.7% in August

SALES SURGE MORE THAN 20 PERCENT FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH

Cadillac sold 28,228 new vehicles globally in August, an increase of 23.7 percent. August marked the second consecutive month in which Cadillac global growth exceeded 20 percent, driven by the new XT5 crossover.

In August Cadillac’s U.S. sales rose 3.9 percent, while sales in China soared 93.4 percent. Year to date, Cadillac global sales are up 4.5 percent.

The new XT5 sold 8,523 units in August, the most since its launch this past spring. Sales of Cadillac’s sporty ATS sedan and coupe models grew 18.4 percent globally. The XTS sedan registered a 52.9 percent increase, as well. 

The new CT6 luxury sedan registered its highest sales since launch, with U.S. sales in August increasing 49.5% above July levels.

In the U.S., the brand experienced volume growth 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), the highest among full-line luxury brands.

“We are seeing consistent progress on our mission to grow global volume while simultaneously building brand prestige,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “Product substance is the foundation of our disciplined approach to global expansion.”

Cadillac sales in key regions appear in the table below.

GLOBAL SALES BY PRODUCT LINE

 

Aug-16

Aug-15

% Change

YTD-16

YTD-15

% Change

ATS

6,046

5,107

18.4

36,987

37,808

(2.2)

CTS

1,722

1,990

(13.5)

12,715

14,974

(15.1)

ELR

6

46

(87)

528

728

(27.5)

XTS

4,831

3,159

52.9

33,179

30,828

7.6

CT6

1,870

0

NEW

6,695

0

NEW

SRX

1,704

9,051

(81.2)

36,678

63,746

(42.5)

XT5

8,523

0

NEW

28,013

0

NEW

Escalade

3,526

3,457

2

27,393

26,311

4.1

Other

0

1

 -

0

15

-

Total

28,228

22,811

23.7

182,188

174,410

4.5

SALES BY COUNTRY

 

Aug-16

Aug-15

 % Change

YTD-16

YTD-15

% Change

United States

16,346

15.738

3.9

103,918

110,791

(6.2)

China*

9,914

5,126

93.4

64,489

49,186

31.1

Canada

1,160

1,240

(6.5)

7,487

7,760

(3.5)

Middle East

295

315

(6.3)

2,668

3,454

(22.8)

Mexico

157

117

34.2

1,127

1,111

1.4

EU** & Russia

138

113

22.1

1281

959

33.6

South Korea

147

90

63.3

601

488

23.2

ROW

71

72

(1.4)

617

661

(6.7)

Total

28,228

22,811

23.7

182,188

174,410

4.5

 

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*China 2016 retail sales

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