Wide lineup boosts GM

08:46, January 10, 2011      

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By the last day of 2010, General Motors (GM) had sold more than 2.35 million vehicles for the year in China, up 28.8 percent over 2009, according to the company's annual sales report released early this month.

Chinese media cited Kevin E. Wale, president of GM China Group, saying that the carmaker launched 11 new or upgraded models in the country and showed leading performance in styling, technology and petrol saving.

GM brand Chevrolet sold 545,000 cars in 2010, a 63.4 percent increase over the previous year. Its compact model Cruze sold 188,000 units, a 103.6 percent rise over 2009 to become the 2010 Chevrolet sales champion.

Sales of the Buick badge, which targets the medium segment, hit 550,000 cars in 2010, 23 percent more than last year.

Luxury brand Cadillac sold 17,000 cars, a 139 percent increase over 2009.

Source:China Daily
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