SHANGHAI Jan 6 Honda Motor Co Ltd and
its two local joint ventures sold a record 101,465 automobiles
in China in December, up 60.4 percent from a year earlier, the
Japanese automaker said on Monday.
That follows a 101.5 percent year-on-year jump in November
and a 211 percent surge in October, which were partly boosted
by a low base from the year before when sales tanked due to a
surge in anti-Japanese sentiment following a territorial dispute
between Beijing and Tokyo.
Honda, which introduced its newest version of the Accord and
the Jade in September, sold 756,882 vehicles in 2013, up 26.4
percent from a year earlier and hitting a record high.
Honda makes vehicles in China in partnership with Dongfeng
Motor Group Co and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd
(Reporting by Samuel Shen and Kazunori Takada; Editing by