General Motors 2013 Sales Reach One Million Cars in China

General Motors sold its one millionth vehicle in China on Monday, the Detroit-based automotive corporation announced yesterday, thus achieving a new benchmark on the world’s largest market.
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Last year, General Motors reached a similar milestone on May 7, which means that in 2013 the same figures were accomplished two weeks sooner, a Chinese record for the company headed by Dan Akerson.

“This is a great start to the year and a big accomplishment for our team,” said Bob Socia, president of GM China, and Chief Country Operations Officer, China, India and ASEAN. “We will continue bringing new products and expanding our dealerships to boost sales.”

General Motors and its Chinese joint ventures will launch 17 new and upgraded models this year, including the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback, the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer, the Opel Astra GTC and several other Wuling and Jiefang vehicles.

GM has no less than 12 joint ventures and more than 55,000 employees in China. Last year, the giant sold 2.8 million vehicles in the world’s biggest automotive market.
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