China Officially Becomes Cadillac’s Largest Market

The Chinese are continuing to purchase Cadillac models in record numbers, helping the American carmaker to record its 17th month of consecutive sales growth.

Last month, Cadillac shifted 17,018 units in China, significantly more than the 13,931 vehicles it sold throughout the United States and a healthy 36.1 per cent higher than the 12,502 Cadillacs sold in China in October 2016.

In year-to-date sales, Chinese customers have purchased 141,643 models from Cadillac. By comparison, 127,777 have been sold in the United States, 4.1 per cent less than the same time period last year. By comparison, the Chinese year-to-date sales are 58.2 per cent greater, allowing China to official become Cadillac’s biggest market.

In January, Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen said China could become the brand’s largest market within three years. Evidently, even he was unable to predict the huge spike in demand that would come from China throughout 2017.

Looking beyond China and the U.S., sales have improved in Canada, South Korea, Russia, and Japan.


  • New Owner?

    GM should just sell off Buick and Cadillac to China.

    • dumblikeyou2

      Why bother? Geely will eventually just create knockoffs.

    • eb110americana

      What? To the country of China?

  • Kagan

    The problem with big chines sells are that their taste will give us less dynamic cars but hopefully more reliable!

    • WTF


    • Rocc E. Normyss

      Kagan, whatchoosay???

  • Comp1

    Now millions of Chinese children can grow up with fond memories of riding around in their grandparents Cadillacs, just like we did in the 50s, 60’s, and 70’s.

    • Bash

      I actually don’t like that. lol

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      American Dream? 🙂

      • sam77

        It seems the American dream is to supply the Chinese market??

        • Belthronding Tinuviel

          Well,that is really good point.

  • TheBelltower

    Probably a good thing. Newer Cadillacs are really very good, and will appeal to the Chinese who don’t have memories of the garbage that Cadillac used to be.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    Good for Cadillac, they continue to manage to sell these long in the tooth designs. Imagine how many more units they could sell if their design language were to be updated.

  • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

    china is the biggest market for mostly everything nowadays

    • dumblikeyou2

      Yup, including the absolute worst CO2 emissions (by a very large margin) anywhere else in the world.

  • Craig

    It’s a BIG mistake for any American company to become too reliant on China for survival. China would not hesitate to pull the plug. And without warning.

  • EyalN

    soon GM will stop selling cars in the US

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