Cadillac sales reached 21,460 vehicles in February 2017 globally, an increase of 18.6 percent. This marks the ninth consecutive month in which Cadillac has registered double-digit percentage growth.
Cadillac sales in the midsize luxury crossover category — the industry’s strongest segment — grew 46 percent in February and 49.3 percent so far in 2017. Cadillac’s new XT5 luxury crossover launched in mid-2016 and has quickly become one of the U.S. market’s best-selling luxury models.
Cadillac’s growth in China, the world’s largest market, was a robust 89.6 percent in February. For the year to date, Cadillac sales in China are up 106 percent and global sales are up 32.3 percent.
Cadillac today announced the next-generation Cadillac user experience system, which offers a more personalized, intuitive interface, and debuts in the Cadillac CTS, beginning with the 2017 interim model year, arriving at U.S. dealerships during the first quarter. Cadillac plans to include the system in XTS and ATS sedans with the start of 2018 model year production. Cadillac’s other product lines are scheduled to adopt the system in future model years.
The next-generation Cadillac user experience is a dynamic platform that can be adjusted over time to meet a customer’s evolving connectivity needs, leveraging the cloud to enable personalization, available connected navigation, and applications via the Collection app store.
With functionality that applies popular apps and smartphone practices in the vehicle, the new user experience system provides customers with easier access to the most common features. The more intuitive operation includes a Summary View in which all key applications – climate, audio, phone and navigation – are displayed on one screen.
Cadillac sold 37,310 vehicles globally in December, bringing its total for 2016 to 308,692 — the most since 1986. The year-end total marked an increase of 11.1 percent from the previous year.
In December 2016, the seventh consecutive month of double-digit percentage increases for Cadillac, global sales rose 15.5 percent over December 2015. The all-new XT5 had its largest sales since launch. Cadillac sales in the midsize luxury crossover category — the industry’s strongest segment — grew 29.1 percent in December. Escalade sales rose 21.2 percent in December and 8.95 percent for the year. The XTS luxury sedan saw sales increase 14.7 percent for the month and 15.8 percent for the year.
Growth in Cadillac’s top three regional markets drove the overall increase in December. Sales in the U.S. grew 3.2 percent, while Cadillac completed its record year in China with a 45.4 percent increase. Sales in Canada rose 23.1 percent.