By Andy Sambidge
Saudi Arabia and the UAE are strongest growth markets for General Motors' luxury auto brand
Sales of Cadillac, General Motors' luxury brand, rose 29 percent in the Middle East year-on-year in July, the car maker has announced.
Dealers recorded their best ever sales for the ATS and their best July sales month for the SRX, the company said in a statement.
Cadillac sales in Saudi Arabia, the brand's largest market in the region, rose 27 percent year-on-year, while figures in the UAE increased by 41 percent.
Sales of the recently launched all-new Cadillac ATS, the brand's entry into the world's most significant luxury car segment, more than doubled from June, the statement said.
Figures for the SRX, Cadillac's best-selling model in the region, climbed 20 percent year-on-year, it added.
Year-to-date, Cadillac sales are up three percent compared to the same period in 2012.
"Cadillac continues to perform well in 2013 in the region," said Nadim Ghrayeb, Cadillac regional brand manager for the Middle East.
"Looking ahead to the rest of the year, I am confident that Cadillac will reach more milestones as it competes with other premium brands in terms of design, performance and technology."
Cadillac recorded its best second quarter sales performance since 2008 this year, building on record sales in 2012.For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.