Today Cadillac announced it had popped its 100,000 annual sales cherry in mainland China.

Year-to-date, Cadillac has sent more than 100,000 cars to new homes across China, up 54 percent year-over-year, helping catalyze the brand into one of the fastest growing luxury brands in the People's Republic.

"Reaching this milestone reminds us that Cadillac is setting a new standard for aspirational and premium appeal in China," said Andreas Schaaf, vice president of Cadillac China. "Our new products, our dealers and Cadillac's global transformation are catalysts for the unprecedented growth we are experiencing."


Chinese shoppers have latched onto Cadillac as a symbol of New American Luxury as the brand is rapidly adding compelling products, while elevating its dealership experience.

Cadillac's impressive YoY growth can be mostly attributed to the arrival of two key models, the CT6 and XT5--both of which are manufactured locally at GM's new facility in Shanghai. The new models double the brand's presence in China and help cover off most key luxury segments, minus the ultra-competitive compact segments.