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For years now, American automakers have been telling us repeatedly that sedans were dead, giving way to the unstoppable reign of high-riding SUVs. But Cadillac's 2023 global sales report would speak otherwise, as the company's best-selling model last year was none other than the CT5. The sedan's position in the number one spot is largely thanks to China and the United States, which are among the few remaining markets where this body style still sells in decent numbers.




Cadillac global vice president John Roth noted at a press conference that Cadillac's U.S. sales rose by 9% across the board last year, so the CT5's unexpected victory doesn't come from a downfall in SUV sales. Its successful performance last year isn't solely from China either, though that market still sees record sedan sales. "We don’t break out sales data across our global regions" Roth said, though he did mention that "China is our largest CT5 market and about 20% of CT5 sales come from North America." U.S. sales of the CT5 increased by nearly 17% last year, with a total of 18,593 units sold.


In case you're wondering about Cadillac's smaller sedan offering, the CT4, 2023 didn't go too well. North American sales of that model dropped by 1.4%, with only 9,144 units sold, a number that's only half of the amount of CT5s sold in the same time period. With that being said, it remains to be seen whether the CT4 will receive a refresh similar to the recently-updated CT5, or if Cadillac will opt to axe the model completely.


Image Credits: Cadillac
Sales
Feb 3, 2024
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Sedans Aren't Dead Yet, As CT5 Was Cadillac's Best-Selling Model In 2023

The sedan's global sales reached number one in Caddy's lineup last year.

For years now, American automakers have been telling us repeatedly that sedans were dead, giving way to the unstoppable reign of high-riding SUVs. But Cadillac's 2023 global sales report would speak otherwise, as the company's best-selling model last year was none other than the CT5. The sedan's position in the number one spot is largely thanks to China and the United States, which are among the few remaining markets where this body style still sells in decent numbers.




Cadillac global vice president John Roth noted at a press conference that Cadillac's U.S. sales rose by 9% across the board last year, so the CT5's unexpected victory doesn't come from a downfall in SUV sales. Its successful performance last year isn't solely from China either, though that market still sees record sedan sales. "We don’t break out sales data across our global regions" Roth said, though he did mention that "China is our largest CT5 market and about 20% of CT5 sales come from North America." U.S. sales of the CT5 increased by nearly 17% last year, with a total of 18,593 units sold.


In case you're wondering about Cadillac's smaller sedan offering, the CT4, 2023 didn't go too well. North American sales of that model dropped by 1.4%, with only 9,144 units sold, a number that's only half of the amount of CT5s sold in the same time period. With that being said, it remains to be seen whether the CT4 will receive a refresh similar to the recently-updated CT5, or if Cadillac will opt to axe the model completely.


Image Credits: Cadillac

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