On Nov. 4, 2010, GM became the first global automaker in China to reach 2 million annual sales. Last year, it achieved the milestone on Oct. 17.
“This is another important accomplishment for General Motors in the world’s largest vehicle market," said Kevin Wale, president, GM China, and chief country operations officer, China, India and ASEAN. “Despite the temporary slowdown in sales growth in China, GM has continued to experience strong demand for our unequalled lineup of passenger and commercial vehicles."
Earlier this month, SAIC-GM-Wuling, which builds and sells vehicles under the Wuling and Baojun brands, reached 1 million unit sales for 2012. Shanghai GM, which offers vehicles from the Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac brands, is expected to soon hit 1 million unit sales for 2012.
In the first eight months of 2012, GM and its joint ventures in China sold 1,837,546 vehicles, an increase of 11.2 percent year on year and a record for the period.