That is how long Cadillac has sold more cars and SUVs worldwide than the month before.
The dance between Cadillac’s two largest markets continues with double-digit growth in the Chinese market putting the US in second place by over 3000 units for the month(17018 vs 13931).
Chinese sales were up year-over-year by 36.1% (4516 units). The amusingly titled ‘Rest of World’ was also up by double-digits (19.9% or 357 units). In contrast, the US was largely flat (down 17 units or 0.1%).
US sales of the XTS sedan (up 726 units or 49.6%) along with strong sales of the XT5 crossover (942 units or 19.5%) almost offset drops in other sedans.
This month saw double-digit drops in the ATS (664 units or 41.7%), CTS (245 units or 23.9%), as well as the flagship CT6 (520 units or 39.5%). Even the mighty Escalade saw a joint drop of 166 units year-over-year.
As we have said before, the luxury market has turned quickly toward crossovers in a way that Cadillac was not prepared. The XT5 has been the sole offering and is single-handedly been responsible for keeping the sales story in the US from being much worse. Though, it appears that things are getting ready to change – the sales press release this month contained a reference to the new XT4 that will hit the market in 2018. Sales of even a single new crossover model will flip the recurring sales story in the US and likely push the Chinese market back into second place for a time.