GM says Sept China auto sales up 1.7 pct on year

BEIJING, Oct 8 (Reuters) - General Motors Co and itsChina joint ventures sold 244,266 v ehicles in the country inSeptember, 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 2.08million units, GM said in a statement.

GM makes vehicles in China in partnership with FAW Group andSAIC Motor Corp .

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

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