GM says Sept China auto sales up 1.7 pct on year

BEIJING, Oct 8 (Reuters) - General Motors Co and its China joint ventures sold 244,266 v ehicles 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.

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

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

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