General Motors clocked-in another great month by increasing its China-sales by 6.3 percent in April. The Shanghai-GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling JVs reported 278,263 units as sold in the month. GM, usually one of the first to report sales in China, has been a reliable indicator for overall China sales.
GM’s sales in China increased 12.6% to 290,538 units in March, the second-highest monthly sales in this market, and 9.6% during the first quarter to a record 816,373 units.
Sales of the Shanghai-GM joint venture increased 15.2% to a record 126,785 units. Sales of the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture were up 10.9% to 155,065 units and sales of the FAW-GM joint venture rose 12.8% to 8,369 units.
General Motors and its joint ventures sold 215,070 vehicles in China during February. Sales were down 10.6 percent from the same month last year due to the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday falling in February this year.
With all-time monthly record sales in January, GM’s domestic sales in the first two months of 2013 totaled 525,835 units – an increase of 7.9 percent from the year-ago period and a new record.
US auto giant General Motors’ January sales in China surged 26 percent from a year earlier to 310,765 vehicles, it said Tuesday, setting a record for any month.
GM’s previous monthly record was January 2011, when it sold 268,035 vehicles in the country, according to a statement. Sales of cars and other products tend to pick up around the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls in early February this year.
US automaker General Motors said on Wednesday that it has set a new August sales record in China. Sales rose 7.3 percent from August last year and 10.8 percent from July to 220,996 units. All three of GM’s manufacturing joint ventures set sales records for the month.
GM launched a new compact pickup truck for the Chinese market. The ‘Kuncheng’ is made in a joint venture with FAW and uses the FAW-name. The Kuncheng, best translated as ‘Earth Journey’ will hit the market in July, price will start around 70.000 yuan.