GM has record China sales in 2013

General Motors' new Chinese-made cars are seen at a parking lot in Shenyang, Liaoning province.

BEIJING (Reuters) -- General Motors Co. and its Chinese joint ventures sold a record 3.16 million vehicles in China in 2013, an 11 percent increase from a year earlier, the U.S. automaker said today.

In December sales were 271,002 vehicles, an increase of 12 percent year on year. In November, sales rose 13 percent on the year.

"GM maintained good growth momentum in our company's largest market, despite a modest slowdown in demand for commercial vehicles," said Matt Tsien, president of GM China, in a statement on the company's Web site.

"We benefited from a broad portfolio of models and brands that are meeting the diverse needs of vehicle buyers across China."

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

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