Cadillac, Infiniti gains
In December, Cadillac sales rose 29 percent, to 20,787, propelled by a 44 percent increase for the SRX midsize crossover, the brand’s top seller. Cadillac is in sell-down mode on the outgoing SRX to make way for its successor, the XT5, a new vehicle that will roll out this spring.
The sales surge pushed Cadillac to a 2.6 percent increase for 2015, to 175,267, surpassing brand chief Johan de Nysschen’s goal of maintaining flat sales as he orchestrates the early phases of a turnaround plan.
Infiniti has lagged in the luxury trend, due mostly to a lack of exciting products. The brand is finally joining the party. Infiniti sales jumped 26 percent in December and 14 percent for the year.