GM sells 2 million vehicles in China in a single year, Ford’s China sales also growing

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General Motors has becom the first global automaker to sell 2 million vehicles in China in a single year.

“This is another important milestone for General Motors in China,” said Kevin Wale, President and Managing Director of the GM China Group. “It was only three years ago that GM became the first global automaker to reach the 1 million annual sales mark in China.”

GM and its joint ventures sold 1,031,974 vehicles in China in 2007. In 2009, that number climbed up to 1,826,424. The Detroit automaker has been the sales leader among global automakers in China for five consecutive years.

Ford, which had a later start in China and has smaller operations in the country, said that sales in China came in at 49,681 in October, up 33 percent. Ford’s China sales in January-October surged 39 percent to 468,754.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: GM, MSNBC