SHANGHAI -- General Motors' China deliveries rose for the second straight month in November, with sales up 14 percent year on year to 346,671 vehicles on strong demand for its SUVs and crossovers.
Last month, GM's sales of SUVs and crossovers soared 231 percent year on year, led by the Buick Envision and Baojun 560 compact crossovers. In November, SUVs and crossovers accounted for 19 percent of GM's sales in China, according to the company.
Buick, Cadillac and Baojun each achieved monthly record highs in November.
Buick sales surged 45 percent year on year to 107,925 vehicles on strong demand for SUVs and crossovers, plus two models launched in China this year: the Excelle GT and the Verano.
Cadillac sales jumped 57 percent to 7,935 vehicles, led by the long wheelbase version of the ATS sedan. Baojun deliveries reached 58,051 vehicles, doubling its sales a year earlier, thanks to the explosive sales growth of the Baojun 560.
By contrast, Chevrolet sales dropped 11 percent year on year to 51,192 vehicles last month, due to the changeover of the Lova subcompact and the Malibu midsize sedan. Sales of the Wuling brand also declined 10 percent to 121,451 vehicles as Chinese car shoppers continue to migrate from minibuses to crossovers and multipurpose vehicles.
GM's joint venture with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. -- SAIC General Motors Co. -- builds Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac models in China. A second joint venture, SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile, produces Baojun-brand cars and Wuling-badged microvans and compact MPVs.
GM also sells a small number of imported Opel vehicles in China. Opel sales were not available.
Through November, GM and its two joint ventures sold 3.17 million vehicles in China, up 4.1 percent from the same period last year.