Strong Chevrolet Numbers Help
Drive Up GM Vehicle Sales in China 22.2% in July
Sales Rise 44.5% to Over 1.3
Shanghai – Vehicle sales by
General Motors and its joint ventures in China rose 22.2 percent
on an annual basis in July to 176,645 units, a new record for
the month. Sales growth by GM’s Shanghai GM joint venture
remained especially strong, rising 42.1 percent on an annual
basis to 80,269 units – also a record for the month of July.
Demand for its Chevrolet lineup
jumped 70.1 percent on an annual basis to 35,385 units, driven
by the ongoing popularity of the Cruze and New Sail passenger
cars, as well as sharply increasing demand for the Captiva SUV.
On July 28, sales of its Chevrolet products passed the 1 million
mark since Shanghai GM began offering the brand in 2005.