GM says September China auto sales up 1.7 percent on year

Reuters

General Motors Co and its China joint ventures sold 244,266 vehicles in the country in September, up 1.7 percent from a year earlier, the U.S. automaker said on Monday.

For the first nine months, sales were up 10 percent to 2.08 million units, GM said in a statement.

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GM makes vehicles in China in partnership with FAW Group and SAIC Motor Corp <600104.SS>.

(Reporting by Fang Yan and Don Durfee; Editing by Jason Subler)