GM, 1 Million Cars Sold in China in 2009

Rivers of milk and honey for General Motors in China where things are going pretty well for the former bankrupt automaker... The American manufacturer has just sold the 1 millionth vehicle in China in 2009, which does nothing but emphasize that General Motors is still an attractive automaker in China, a country which laughed in the face of the recession and boosted new car sales for most companies.

Ye Banjun is the lucky owner of the 1 millionth GM car sold in China this year, a silver Buick LaCrosse sedan, as the company said in a release.

"For more than a decade, GM has been focused on working with our joint ventures to meet the needs of our local customers," said Kevin Wale, President and Managing Director of the GM China Group. "As the customer is our first priority, GM will continue to roll out new models under our portfolio of six brands to win over more Chinese vehicle buyers and remain ahead of the competition."

"While we are proud of our achievements, GM and our employees remain fully committed to keeping up the momentum," Wale added. "We will further leverage the global resources of the new General Motors Company to offer vehicle buyers across China an unmatched selection of products and services."

According to figures given by General Motors, this is the third consecutive year when GM and its Chinese allies exceed 1 million sold cars in the country. The first time when GM reached this milestone was in 2007 when General Motors became "the first global automaker to surpass 1 million unit sales in China in a calendar year".
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