GM Sales in China Grow 7.3 Percent, Set August Mark
SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures set a new August
sales mark in China. Sales rose 7.3 percent from the previous August and
10.8 percent from July to 220,996 units.
All three of GM’s key manufacturing joint ventures set sales records
for the month. Shanghai GM’s domestic sales were up 11.7 percent on an
annual basis to 110,209 units. SAIC-GM-Wuling’s sales in China rose 3.4
percent to 106,500 units. FAW-GM’s domestic sales increased 17.4 percent
to 4,117 units.
Buick sales in China were up 2.8 percent on an annual basis to 57,603
units, an all-time high for August. It was once again led by the
original Excelle family, which had sales of 22,881 units, followed by
the Excelle XT and GT, which had sales of 15,036 units – an increase of
33.0 percent. In addition, sales of the Regal were up 17.7 percent on an
annual basis to 7,186 units.
Chevrolet sales in China also set an August record of 53,207 units,
up 14.7 percent year on year. Sales of the Cruze totaled 20,043 units.
Demand for the Sail rose 40.6 percent to an August record 16,176 units.
Sales of the Malibu, which was introduced in February, set an all-time
monthly record of 6,443 units.
Cadillac sold 2,104 units in China during August. Demand for the SRX
luxury utility vehicle totaled 1,584 units.
Wuling sales in China set an August record of 99,790 units, an
increase of 4.1 percent on an annual basis.
During the January-August period, GM and its joint ventures in China
sold 1,837,546 vehicles, an increase of 11.2 percent year on year and a
record for the period. Shanghai GM’s sales in China grew 7.1 percent to
846,822 units. SAIC-GM-Wuling’s domestic sales grew 15.6 percent to
950,621 units. FAW-GM’s domestic sales decreased 1.0 percent to 36,668