General Motors and its three joint venture partners sold 220,996 units in August of 2012, a 7.3 percent year-over-year increase and a new August sales record.
On an individual basis, GM Shanghai sold 110,209 vehicles, an 11.7 percent increase year-over-year, SAIC-GM-Wuling sold 106,500 vehicles — up 3.4 percent, and FAW-GM sales were up 17.4 percent to 4,117 units.
Buick sales were up 2.8 percent to 57,603 units — an all-time high for August. As usual, the original Excelle led the brand with 22,881 units while the Excelle XT and GT saw a 33 percent year-over-year increase to 15,036 units. In addition, the Regal was up 17.7 percent to 7,186 units.
Chevy sales were up 14.7 percent to 53,207 units, led by the Cruze at 20,043 units and the new Sail at 16,176 units; Sail sales were up a whopping 40.6 percent in August. The new Malibu only saw 6,443 sales.
Wuling sales totaled 99,790 units — setting an August sales record and up 4.1 percent on an annual basis.
Year To Date sales
January through August, GM and its joint venture partners sold 1,837,546 vehicles, an 11.2 percent increase year-over-year and a record for the period. In the same time period, GM Shanghai sales grew 7.1 percent to 846,822 units — compared to 1,757,470 for GM’s U.S. operations.
Meanwhile, sales of SAIC-GM-Wuling were up 15.6 percent through from January to August, totaling 950,621, while FAW-GM domestic sales dropped 1.0 percent to 36,668.