General Motors is no stranger to setting records in China. The automaker and its joint venture set another sales record in the region in October with a total of 220,412 units sold, an increase of 10.4 percent on an annual basis as domestic demand for vehicles from Shanghai GM rose 4.3 percent year on year to a new October high of 103,309 units and domestic sales by SAIC-GM-Wuling jumped 19.2 percent year on year to a record of 111,957 units.
“During October 2011, sales by GM in China surpassed 2 million, reaching 2,113,274 units,” GM said in a statement. “Two of its manufacturing joint ventures surpassed 1 million annual sales in China, with Shanghai GM’s sales totaling 1,009,536 units and SAIC-GM-Wuling’s sales coming in at 1,053,196 units. This was the earliest in their history that GM and its joint ventures reached these sales milestones.”
Buick sales were up 3.1 percent to 56,200 units; Chevrolet sold a total of 50,450 units; Cadillac saw sales increase 21.5 percent to 2,085 units; Wiling sales increased 20.1 percent to 103,186 units.
– By: Omar Rana