General Motors sold its 2 millionth vehicle in China in 2014 on August 6th, representing the fifth consecutive year that it has reached the milestone earlier than the year before.
The automaker’s strong performance in July brought its sales tally through the first seven months of 2014 to 1,981,016 units, up 10.7 percent on an annual basis. During that time, sales grew at two of GM’s joint ventures while falling in one.
Sales at Shanghai GM — The General’s main joint venture in the country responsible for selling Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac vehicles — grew 9.8 percent to 940,401 units, with:
- Buick sales up 10.6 percent year on year to 517,279 units
- Chevrolet sales up 5.0 percent to 383,532 units
- Cadillac sales up 69.6 percent to 39,590 units
SAIC-GM-Wuling sales grew 12.5 percent to 1,009,619 units, with:
- Wuling sales up 14.5 percent to 968,839 units
- Baojun sales down 20.9 percent to 40,780 units
Sales at FAW-GM were down 6.9 percent to 30,684 units.