General Motors on Monday said that its sales in China rose 10.4 per cent in October to 220,412 vehicles mostly because of strong demand for Buick and Wuling brand vehicles.

In addition, the US based automaker said that sales by GM and its China joint ventures exceeded 2.1 million so far this year.

Chevrolet had its second-best October ever, as domestic sales totaled 50,450 units. Sales of the brand’s best-selling model in China, the Cruze, rose 11.2 percent year on year to 19,785 units. Sales for the new Aveo family totaled 4,541 units.

Wuling sales in China increased 20.1 percent on an annual basis to an October record 103,186 units.
Reuters reports that GM’s head of China operations said GM’s sales are on track to double there by 2015.

However, demand for vehicles in China, the world’s largest auto market, has softened this year as the government ended tax incentives and subsidies meant to encourage purchases of small, fuel efficient cars.

Buick sales rose 3.1 percent year on year to an October record 56,200 units. The brand’s best-selling model was once again the original Excelle passenger car family, which experienced increased demand of 13.0 percent to 24,288 units.


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