General Motors Sales in China Set New September Record
Mon, Oct 8 2012
Shanghai – General Motors and its joint ventures sold a September record 244,266 vehicles in China, an increase of 10.5 percent from the previous month and 1.7 percent from September 2011.
Shanghai GM’s domestic sales were up 3.7 percent year on year to an all-time September high of 120,010 units. SAIC-GM-Wuling’s sales in China also set a September record, increasing 0.4 percent to 119,510 units. Domestic sales by FAW-GM were down 5.0 percent to 4,581 units.
Chevrolet sales in China totaled 56,166 units in September, a new record for the month and an increase of 3.2 percent year on year. The brand was again led by the Sail, which generated sales of 18,786 units, and the Cruze, which had sales of 18,338 units. In addition, the Malibu set an all-time monthly sales record of 8,280 units.
Buick’s September sales in China declined 1.8 percent on an annual basis to 62,120 units. Sales of the original Excelle family totaled 23,186 units. It was followed by the Excelle XT and GT, which generated sales of 15,311 units. Demand for the Regal of 9,026 units was an all-time monthly high.
Cadillac sales in China during September totaled 2,585 units, a drop of 8.3 percent year on year. It continued to be led by the SRX luxury utility vehicle, which sold 1,800 units.
Wuling sales in China totaled 109,502 units in September, a decrease of 2.5 percent year on year. Baojun sales during the month were 9,147 units, a considerable increase from the 1,945 units sold in September 2011.
During the first nine months of 2012 as a whole, sales by GM and its joint ventures in China increased 10.0 percent on an annual basis to a record 2,081,812 units. Shanghai GM’s domestic sales were up 6.7 percent to 966,832 units, SAIC-GM-Wuling’s domestic sales were up 13.7 percent to 1,070,131 units, and FAW-GM’s domestic sales were down 1.4 percent to 41,249 units.
General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 12 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 35,000 employees in China. GM and its joint ventures offer the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China. Passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang, Opel and Wuling brands. In 2011, GM sold more than 2.5 million vehicles in China. It has been the sales leader among global automakers in the market for seven consecutive years. More information on General Motors in China can be found at GM Media Online.
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