General Motors has being doing very well in China when it comes to vehicle sales since 2007, three years later GM are now selling more in the Far Eastern country than they are in the U.S. — their home soil. The automaker should not worry about this, as breaking into China is a huge deal — one that could help turn the once struggling car marker around.
Sales of GM vehicles are up by 54 percent in 2010 compared to the same period last year. The amount of units sold in China is 1,032,665 compared to 882,277 cars and trucks in the United States. General Motors knows that they need to up their game in the U.S. as this is still a huge market for them, its as if they have scored an own goal — sorry about the football / soccer pun, it is the 2010 World Cup after all.
Chris Shunk from Autoblog has been explaining the reasons why GM sales on home soil have been outpaced in China — it is all to do with their Chevy brand. Sales of that brand has increased 104 percent — with the Cruz coming out on top.
Other models are doing very well, but Buick sales have now started to level off — it seems that the Cadillac has been getting more of the attention. Maybe 2010 will be a better year for General Motors after all — well anything will be better than 2009.