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General Motors Co. said Wednesday the automaker and joint ventures sold a record number of vehicles in November in China, as sales rose 5.3 percent year-over-year to 310,094.

The automaker said its sales for the first 11 months in 2014 are up 10.1 percent to 3.18 million, already topping last year’s record sales of 3.16 million. China is GM’s top sales market.

GM said Buick sales rose 3.7 percent to 78,923 in November compared to the same month in 2013, while Chevrolet sales increased 7.3 percent, Cadillac sales jumped 8.6 percent, Baojun sales soared 219.8 percent. Wuling brand sales totaled 122,596 vehicles in November, but fell for the second straight month. Wuling sales in November were down 9.7 percent from November 2013.

Through November this year, Buick sales are up 9.7 percent over the same months in 2013, Chevrolet sales are up 6.4 percent, Cadillac sales are up 50.7 percent, Wuling brand sales are up 8.9 percent and Baojun sales are up 63.2 percent.

GM and its joint ventures plan to invest $14 billion in China through 2018 to add five assembly plants and two powertrain plants.

mburden@detroitnews.com

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