SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- General Motors and its Chinese joint ventures sold 339,781 vehicles in China in January, down 2.4 percent from a year earlier. Ford Motor Co. and its Chinese joint ventures sold 112,599 vehicles in China in January, up 19 percent from a year earlier, the carmaker said on Friday.
GM's latest results follow a 32 percent year-on-year rise in December and a 5.3 percent rise in November. In 2014, GM's China sales rose 12 percent.
GM has said it plans to invest $12 billion in China between 2014 and 2017 and build more plants to ramp up its manufacturing capacity.
GM makes vehicles in China in partnership with China FAW Group Corp and SAIC Motor Corp. That follows a 13 percent rise in December and a 2 percent gain in November.
Ford has said its growth in China has been constrained by a shortage of manufacturing capacity and is adding new plants in the country. Ford makes vehicles in China in partnership with Chongqing Changan Automobile Co. and Jiangling Motors Corp.