General Motors and its joint ventures sold a September record 244,266 vehicles in China, up 1.7% from September 2011 and 10.5% from August.
During the first nine months of 2012, sales by GM and its joint ventures in China increased 10.0% on an annual basis to a record 2,081,812 units.
Shanghai GM’s domestic sales were up 3.7% year on year to an all-time September high of 120,010 units. SAIC-GM-Wuling’s sales in China also set a September record, increasing 0.4% to 119,510 units. Domestic sales by FAW-GM were down 5.0% to 4,581 units.
Chevrolet sales in China totaled 56,166 units in September, a record for the month and an increase of 3.2% year on year. The brand was again led by the Sail, with sales of 18,786 units, and the Cruze, which had sales of 18,338 units. In addition, the Malibu set an all-time monthly sales record of 8,280 units.
Buick’s September sales in China declined 1.8% on an annual basis to 62,120 units. Sales of the original Excelle family totaled 23,186 units. It was followed by the Excelle XT and GT, which generated sales of 15,311 units. Demand for the Regal of 9,026 units was an all-time monthly high.
Cadillac sales in China during September totaled 2,585 units, a drop of 8.3% year-on-year. It continued to be led by the SRX luxury utility vehicle, which sold 1,800 units.
Wuling sales in China totaled 109,502 units in September, down 2.5% year on year. Baojun sales during the month were 9,147 units, up from 1,945 units sold in September 2011.
Shanghai GM’s domestic sales were up 6.7% to 966,832 units, SAIC-GM-Wuling’s domestic sales were up 13.7% to 1,070,131 units, and FAW-GM’s domestic sales were down 1.4% to 41,249 units.