In 2013, Buick sold the most vehicles in a single year in the brand’s 110-year long history with 1,032,056 deliveries, and you can mainly thank China and its veracious appetite for any car wearing the waterfall grille for that. The previous sales record was 1,003,345 units set in 1984.
All told, Buick sold 809,918 cars in China in 2013, up 15.8 percent over the previous year, 205,509 vehicles in the United States (+13.9%), 14,310 units in Canada (+9.5%) and 2,319 cars in Mexico (+106.6%).
Buick's bestselling nameplate was the China-exclusive Excelle compact. The Excelle GT and Verano compact sedans combined globally to deliver a 16.3 percent growth, while sales of the Excelle XT hatchback, offered only in China, were up 17.5 percent. GM mentioned that sales of the new Encore small crossover reached 97,311 units globally in 2013, while the eight-passenger Enclave saw sales grow 6.5 percent in North America.