SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures sold 173,398 vehicles in China in July, down 1.8 percent year-on-year, according to a company press release on August 5.
GM’s sales decline was due to the drop in industry sales of commercial vehicles, which impacted its SAIC-GM-Wuling and FAW-GM joint ventures, said the company.
Shanghai-GM July sales rose 14.4 percent on an annual basis to 91,818 units, with the Buick brand sales up 15.4 percent to 50,265 units. Sales of the GL8 family also jumped 45.7 percent from July 2010.
Chevrolet posted sales as 46,154 units in July, up 17.1 percent year-on-year. The company’s luxury brand Cadillac witnessed sales up 76.1 percent on an annual basis to 2,365 units.
SAIC-GM-Wuling’s July sales were 77,944 units, compared to 90,658 units in July 2010. FAW-GM’s domestic sales were 3,353 units, compared to 5,560 units during the same month last year.
GM and its joint ventures sold a record 1,446,901 vehicles in China through July, up 4.4 percent from the same period last year.