GM Announces Sales Record in China

General Motors and its Chinese joint ventures have together sold more cars than ever in China for the month of April - 227,217 vehicles, representing an increase of no less than 11.7 percent from 2011. If this keeps up, the slowdown seen at the beginning of the year will prove to only be a blip.
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“GM and our joint ventures today sold our 1 millionth vehicle in China this year,” said Kevin Wale, president and managing director of the GM China Group. “This is the sixth time and the earliest in our history that we have reached this important milestone in China. It has put us on track to once again set a new sales mark for the year as a whole.”

The bulk of the increase came from SAIC-GM-Wuling’s sales in China, which were up 27.0 percent on an annual basis to an April record 127,362 units. In the meantime, Shanghai GM saw a decrease in demand of 2.2 percent.

Buick sales were, as per usual, very strong, recording 54,013 units of demand during the month. However, Chevrolet and Cadillac sales fell behind.


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