General Motors sells 2 million cars in China for the 3rd straight year

GM sells 2-millionth car in China during the month of September, earlier then prior years milestone

Published On: Sep 24 2012 01:53:46 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 24 2012 01:54:07 PM EDT

General Motors says it has sold 2 million cars in China this year, reaching the milestone for the third straight year.

The 2-millionth sale came on Sept. 21, the earliest date that GM has ever hit the number.

GM says it reached 2 million in sales on Oct. 17 last year and on Nov. 4 in 2010.

Shanghai GM sells the Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac brands in China. The company's joint venture with the Chinese government, sells brands made for China.

GM China President Kevin Wale says the increase came despite a slowdown in China's auto sales growth.

Growth fell to 3.7 percent in August, down from July's 11 percent and June's 15.8 percent.

GM was the first global automaker to reach 2 million annual sales in China.