SHANGHAI, Sept 2 Honda Motor Co Ltd and
its two local joint ventures sold 52,513 automobiles in China in
August, down 5.5 percent from a year earlier, the Japanese
automaker said on Tuesday.
That follows a 22.7 percent year-on-year fall in July and a
15.8 percent increase in June.
The company's sales in the first eight months of the year
came to 445,472 vehicles, up 5.2 percent from the same period a
Honda will double the number of car models it sells in China
over the next two years to increase its market share, Japan's
Nikkei newspaper reported in May.
Honda, which operates car ventures in China with Dongfeng
Motor Group Co Ltd and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co
Ltd , aims to sell 900,000 cars in the
country this year, up 18.9 percent from a year earlier.
(Reporting by Adam Jourdan and Kazunori Takada)