With demand up 11.7% in China, General Motors and its joint venture partners set a new domestic auto record in April.
The company managed to sell 227,217 units, up 11.7% over the same period last year, taking GM’s sales in the first months to 972,369 units, up 9.4% on an annual basis.
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.”
In April, domestic sales for Shanghai GM were down 2.2% to 94,101 units, SAIC-GM-Wuling saw sales in China up 27.0% to an April record of 127,362 units, and FAW-GM’s sales in the domestic market reached 5,141 units. The company sold 54,013 Biucks, an all-time high for April and up 1.7% year on year, the original Excelle family sold 23,179 vehicles, up 29.2%, and sales of Excelle XT and GT were up 18.3% to 11,981 cars.