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GM sells 173,398 vehicles in China during July

General Motors and its joint ventures sold 173,398 vehicles in China during the month of July, as Shanghai GM and GM’s Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac brands all set sales records for the month.

GM’s China sales in July were down 1.8% from the same month last year due to the drop in industry sales of commercial vehicles, which impacted its SAIC-GM-Wuling and FAW-GM joint ventures. However, domestic sales of passenger cars from Shanghai GM rose 14.4% on an annual basis to 91,818 units.

Buick sales were up 15.4% on an annual basis to 50,265 units, led by record July sales of the LaCrosse upper-medium sedan and Excelle XT and GT lower-medium passenger cars. In addition, sales of the GL8 family jumped 45.7% from July 2010, benefiting from the popularity of the new GL8 luxury MPV.

Domestic sales of Chevrolet products rose 17.1% year on year to 46,154 units, receiving a boost from Shanghai GM’s new Aveo small car, Cruze lower-medium sedan and Captiva SUV, and SAIC-GM-Wuling’s Le Chi mini-car.

Cadillac had another strong month in China, with sales rising 76.1% on an annual basis to 2,365 units. The SRX luxury SUV remained its best-selling model, accounting for about two-thirds of Cadillac sales in July.

SAIC-GM-Wuling’s July sales in China were 77,944 units, compared to 90,658 units in July 2010. However, the joint venture continued to lead China’s mini-commercial vehicle segment. FAW-GM’s domestic sales were 3,353 units, compared to 5,560 units during the same month last year.

For the first seven months as a whole, GM and its joint ventures sold a record 1,446,901 vehicles in China, which was up 4.4% from the same period last year.

GM has 11 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 35,000 employees in China.



Why? Unless it's senseless fashion or underselling/gov bribes - GM can't match the value of Ford or Hyundai.


After the 1900s, the American psyche had developed an immunity to the GM/Big oil brainwashing technology – and efforts to improve it languished .

In the mid 2000s GM attempted to apply the techniques in Asia, but the subtle, crucial essence was lost in the translations.

By combining their unused HCCI modeling technology with the latest atmospheric global warming models they were able create an English-to-Chinese conversion that retained the essential nuances to create the right ambiance and atmosphere in the Chinese auto showrooms.

The rest is history.
GM’s Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac are selling like hot cakes on a cold day in china.

Roger Pham

Simple, GM has invested heavily in the Chinese market. GM represents good design and good quality.

The nationalistic Chinese stil have bitter memories of Japan's atrocities committed in China and elsewhere in Asia preceding and during WWII, so they'll prefer American or German products if all else are equal. Chinese automobiles are not up to par in term of quality and design.

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