GM says China sales hit record high in July
SHANGHAI (AFP) - US auto giant General Motors said on Monday that its sales in China surged to a record 199,503 vehicles in July, defying a market slowdown and moves by a major Chinese city to limit car numbers.
GM's sales in China - the world's biggest auto market - rose 15.1 per cent in July from the same month last year, it said in a statement.
For the first seven months of this year, the auto giant sold more than 1.6 million vehicles in China, up 11.7 per cent year-on-year.
China's nationwide auto sales slowed last year after the government rolled back purchasing incentives and some cities imposed limits on car numbers to ease traffic congestion and cut pollution.