GM says Oct China auto sales up 12.2 pct y/y

Reuters

BEIJING, Nov 5 (Reuters) - General Motors Co and itsChinese joint ventures sold 282,446 vehicles in China inOctober, a 12.2 percent increase from a year earlier, the U.S.automaker said on Tuesday.

In September, GM's vehicle sales had risen 13.7 percent yearon year.

During the first 10 months, GM and its China joint venturessold 2.595 million vehicles, up 11.2 percent from a yearearlier.

In a recent interview with Reuters, GM China President BobSocia said that the company's China sales were likely to growthis year by 300,000 to 3 million vehicles.

GM makes vehicles in China in partnership with FAW Group andSAIC Motor Corp Ltd.

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