Lexus has sold more vehicles in China than Cadillac for two months in a row thanks to robust demand for the Japanese luxury brand’s hybrid models.
In November, Lexus’ China sales advanced 17 percent to 19,325, Autohome, a Beijing-based and Nasdaq-listed auto website, reported.
Driving the growth were the Japanese brand’s hybrids. Last month, hybrids generated 38.5 percent of Lexus’s China sales, an increase of 3.6 percentage points from October.
In November, Cadillac’s China deliveries slumped 20 percent to roughly 16,800, according to Autohome.
Despite the recent sales gains, Lexus still trails Cadillac in China deliveries for the first 11 months.
During the period, Lexus sales jumped 21 percent to 180,239 while Cadillac deliveries dropped 5.8 percent to some 194,800, according to the website.
In 2018, Cadillac and Lexus ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, in sales among luxury car brands in China, behind top-ranked Audi, and Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
Like Lexus, Volvo, the sixth-largest luxury brand in 2018, has also maintained double-digit sales growth.
Its sales in China surged 27 percent to 14,502 in November, with year-to-date deliveries rising 16 percent to 138,053, Volvo said Wednesday.
Other global luxury brands haven’t disclosed China sales for November.