General Motors’ production for the domestic market grew 66.2% between January and August, reaching 82,769 units, according to figures from the Mexican Automotive Industry Association, Asociacion Mexicana de la Industria Automotriz (AMIA). In even term last year, the assembler produced 49,808 units. Mauricio Kuri, Public and Government Relations Director with General Motors de Mexico, explained that this growth is due to the assembly of two new models: Sonic and Chevrolet Trax. Sonic is assembled in Ramos Arizpe Plant and Chevrolet Trax in San Luis Potosi. Another model that has helped keep General Motors production pace up is Aveo, which is assembled in San Luis Potosi; 40,044 Aveo units were sold between January and August, a 6.5% increase over the same term last year. Overall, General Motors sales grew 11.8% in the first eight months of the year, selling 129,904 units, according to figures from the Mexican Dealerships Association, Asociacion Mexicana de Distribuidores de Automotores (AMDA).
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