General Motors and its joint ventures in China delivered 352,346 vehicles in March, a 2% increase from the previous year, which was led by sales from the automaker’s Cadillac and Chevrolet brands.
Cadillac sales increased 46%, year-over-year, to 18,007 units, according to GM. Sales of the XT5 luxury SUV rose 36% to more than 6,100 units, and demand for the XTS and CT6 sedans grew.
Chevrolet deliveries increased 35% to 47,017 on the strength of the Cavalier, which was up 85% on the month to roughly 19,000 units. Also, sales for the Malibu family increased 33% to 9,600 units
Meanwhile, Buick sales rose 4% to 92,007, which was led by the GL8 multipurpose vehicle.
GM’s first-quarter sales in China increased 8% to 986,052, reflecting strong growth in the first two months.
In 2017, the automaker delivered 4.04 million vehicles in China, which was up 4.4% from 2016.