Fri, January 6, 2023
SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures delivered more than 2.3 million vehicles in China in 2022.
In spite of the challenging environment caused by the COVID-19 resurgence, GM and its brands stayed resilient and focused on delivering the best products and services to customers while making progressive moves toward an all-electric future.
New energy vehicles (NEVs) across brands posted strong growth momentum. The Wuling Hong Guang MINIEV family continued growing to strengthen its foothold as the best-selling NEV nameplate in China. Spearheaded by the Cadillac LYRIQ all-electric SUV, the state-of-the-art Ultium platform started scaling its multi-brand multi-segment lineup. Pre-production of Buick’s first Ultium model – the Electra E5 – began at the new Ultium plant in Wuhan in December.
GM will continue its intensive launch cadence in China in 2023 with over 20 new and refreshed models. More than one third will be NEVs, including all-new Ultium-empowered models from Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet.
2022 Sales by Brand
- Cadillac had sales of over 198,000 units in 2022. Demand for the CT5 luxury sedan remained strong, up 8.7% from a year earlier, sustaining its position as the brand’s top-selling model. The LYRIQ, which started deliveries in September, has been gaining in customer popularity.
- Buick deliveries exceeded 644,000 units, led by the robust demand for its premium models. The Envision Plus midsize SUV had three-fold sales growth on an annual basis. The CENTURY flagship MPV was introduced to solidify the brand’s longstanding leadership in the segment. The VELITE NEV family also posted strong growth, with sales surging 42% year over year.
- Chevrolet had deliveries of about 200,000 units last year. The brand continued to bolster its SUV offensive through the introduction of the all-new Seeker and Tracker RS. Sales of the Menlo EV more than doubled from a year earlier.
- Wuling had deliveries of more than 1.2 million units. In 2022, SAIC-GM-Wuling reached the milestone of 1 million units of cumulative EV sales in China. Deliveries of the popular Wuling Hong Guang MINIEV family topped 400,000 units last year. In the meantime, the brand continued to fortify its presence in the passenger vehicle segment. The family with the silver badge – the Asta SUV, Jia Chen MPV and Xing Chi SUV – posted robust sales growth, with combined deliveries surpassing 125,000 units. Hybrid electric vehicle technology was introduced on the Asta with the launch of the HEV variant last August and will be rolled out to more models this year.
General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which will power everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at https://www.gm.com.
GM China Communications