Another month, another monthly sales record for General Motors in China. Following monthly sales records set in June and July, GM has set a new high watermark for the month of August.
GM announced on Thursday that it sold a company-record 220,996 vehicles in China during the month of August. That mark is up 7.3 percent from August 2011 and up 10.8 percent from July.
Additionally, all three of GM's major Chinese joint-venture set monthly sales records in August. Shanghai GM improved its sales 11.7 percent to a record-setting 110,209 units while SAIC-GM-Wuling’s sales increased 3.4 percent to 106,500 units. FAW-GM saw its sales climbed 17.4 percent to 4,117 units in August.
GM's popular Buick brand also set a monthly sales record with 57,603 deliveries. The Excelle was Buick's best-seller in August, recording 22,881 sales.
Chevrolet continued to gain in popularity in China last month, with the brand's sales up 14.7 percent to 53,207 units. The Cruze was Chevy's most popular product with 20,043 sales.
So far this year GM's Chinese sales are up 11.2 percent to 1,837,546 vehicles.