GM August China vehicle sales up 12 percent year on year

The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan October 26, 2015. Photo taken October 26. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors Co’s GM.N vehicle sales in China rose 12 percent in August from a year earlier to 328,425 units, following a 6.3 percent increase in July, the Detroit-based automaker said on Tuesday.

GM’s January-August sales totaled 2.38 million vehicles, a 0.3 percent gain from the same period a year ago.

GM’s sales figures come on the heels of relatively strong sales numbers reported on Monday by Honda Motor Co7267.T and Toyota Motor Corp.7203.T

Honda said its sales in August grew 20.6 percent to 128,671 vehicles, while Toyota’s sales volume of 108,500 vehicles were up 13.2 percent ahead year-on-year.

Reporting By Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Vyas Mohan