Buick is patting itself on the back. The automaker says it’s sold more than 1 million vehicles globally through September. With those numbers, it’s on track to make its fourth consecutive all-time global sales record this year.
The automaker says its worldwide deliveries this year through September were up to 1,046,746. That’s 23 percent growth year to year over last and equals 200,000 new customers. It’s actually the company’s fastest year to year growth in its entire 113 history.
Buick attributes its successful year to its revamped SUV lineup which includes the Envision, now on the market for its second year. Execs say Envisions average just 23 days on dealer lots, which is far below the industry average of 65 days.
Buick can also thank China for much of its success. The automaker is currently the second-largest passenger-car brand in China. But America has something to do with it, too. In the U.S, year-to-date retail sales are the highest in 11 years.
Meanwhile, the Encore had its best U.S. sales month ever in September with just over 7,000 deliveries. Add to all that a redesigned 2017 Encore just started arriving at dealers, as well.
“Demand worldwide continues to grow for attainable Buick luxury and the beautiful, quiet and comfortable cars and SUVs we offer,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing. “We complement that driving experience with customer service that consistently ranks among the highest in the industry.”
In September, the new Envision was given a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Meanwhile, the Cascada convertible recently became the only droptop on sale today with a NHTSA 5-star rating.