China became the number one market sales of General Motors (GM), and is able to defeat the United States. GM is not alone playing in the Bamboo Curtain. General Motors has a business partner and has recorded a jump in sales of 10.6 percent in the first half of 2013 (January-June).
This figure translates to sales touching nearly 1.6 million cars, which are sold in the Chinese automotive market. China is able to win around 200,000 units in the United States of America, in the same time period.
High sales in China is showing signs of an economic slowdown that occurs in the U.S., indicated on weak sales of new cars. GM is not the only U.S. automaker that achieve sales increase in China.
Ford reported a 47 percent jump in sales so far this year, with demand up 44 percent in June alone.
“We got sales rise across China, especially in the upper middle class and the Ford SUV segment,” said GM China President, as quoted from Carscoop.
What is really happening in China? The possibility of anti-Japanese sentiment is still going on in China, which means fewer people buy Toyota and Honda. But definitely, the Americans brand can do something better than their competitors.
Why China became number one market sales of General Motors
The simplest answer, more and more Chinese citizens are now able to buy a new car. And America car manufacturers are able to look more attractive to the Chinese public, compared to the Japanese automobile manufacturers.