May. 8, 2012 (China Knowledge) - U.S.-based auto giant General Motors Corp and its China joint ventures sold a total of 227,217 vehicles in April this year, representing a year-on-year increase of 11.7%, principally boosted by strong sales of Wuling vans.
In a statement disclosed today, GM said a joint venture, established with Shanghai
Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) and named Shanghai
GM, saw vehicle sales reach 94,101 units last month, down 2.2% from a year earlier.
SAIC-GM-Wuling, a JV among SAIC, GM and Liuzhou
Wuling Motors Co, sold 117,829 vehicles in April, 22% more than in the same month of 2011.
Another JV, between GM and FAW Group, the parent co of FAW Car Co Ltd<000800
>, saw vehicles sales reach 5,141 units last month.
In the first four months of this year, GM, along its Chinese JVs, sold a total of 972,369 autos, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 9.4%.