GM says Oct China auto sales up 14%

Nov 05 2012, 12:57 IST
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General Motors Co and its China joint ventures sold 251,812 vehicles in the country in October. (Reuters) General Motors Co and its China joint ventures sold 251,812 vehicles in the country in October. (Reuters)
SummaryGeneral Motors Co and its China joint ventures sold 251,812 vehicles in the country in October.

General Motors Co and its China joint ventures sold 251,812 vehicles in the country in October, up 14 percent from a year earlier, the U.S. automaker said on Monday.

The pace of growth was faster than the 1.7 percent year-on-year rise achieved in September.

For the first ten months, sales were up 11 percent to 2.3 million units, the company said in a statement.

GM makes vehicles in China in partnership with FAW Group and SAIC Motor Corp.

Its flagship car venture in Shanghai sold 117,611 cars in October, up 14 percent from a year earlier. Sales of its mini van venture in south China came to 129,806, up 16 percent.

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