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GM sales set November record in China

Melissa Burden
The Detroit News

General Motors Co. said Monday the automaker and its joint ventures delivered a record 371,740 vehicles in China in November, as sales grew 7 percent from a year ago on strong demand for small and midsize cars, SUVs and luxury vehicles.

GM said its Cadillac, Buick and Baojun brands achieved record monthly sales results. Cadillac sales jumped 70 percent in November to 13,476 vehicles as Cadillac reached 100,000 annual vehicle sales in China for the first time. Buick sales increased 1.5 percent to 109,495 vehicles. Baojun sales rose 28 percent to 74,779 vehicles.

GM said its Chevrolet brand posted a 2.4 percent increase in November to 52,400 vehicles, while Wuling brand sales slipped 0.2 percent to 121,566 vehicles.

“With less than a month to go, we are on track for record sales in 2016,” GM China President Matt Tsien said in a statement.

Through November, GM and its joint ventures have sold nearly 3.44 million vehicles, up 8.5 percent from the same period in 2015.

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