Big year for Cadillac outside of the U.S.

|By:, SA News Editor

Cadillac (NYSE:GM) sales rose 14% in 1H as strong demand in China and the Middle East for several new models contributed.

The luxury brand's average transaction price was up 9.9% to $49,800 during the period.

Sales in China are expected to top 70K this year, according to Cadillac execs.

The strong global growth trends have come despite some weakness in the U.S. where 1H Cadillac sales were down 1% and 70 bps of market share in the luxury segment were given up.