September Sales: Shanghai-GM, Shanghai-VW (Skoda), Hyundai-Kia, Chery

New vehicle sales at Shanghai GM rose 41% year-on-year last month to 100,825 units, hitting a record monthly high. For the first three quarters, the joint venture sold 742,176 cars, surpassing last year’s annual sales of 727,000.

In September, Buick delivered 57,948 units (LaCrosse 10,339, Regal 7,669, Excelle 22,607), Chevrolet 40,860 (Cruze 17,264), Cadillac 2,017 (up 187% year-on-year, including 1,310 units of SRX).

Sales of Shanghai-VW reached 93,648 units last month, up 25.14% from September 2009. They include 19,220 Skoda brand cars. For the first nine months, 707,682 units were delivered, up 34.9% year-on-year; Skoda sales increased 63.6% to 133,568 units.

Lavida, the most popular VW model, sold 22,510 units in September, up 95% from a year ago; Skoda Octavia 12,006 units.

Hyundai-Kia sold 103,129 new cars in China (not including imported models) last month, which accounted for 21% of its global sales. Sales of Beijing Hyundai are at record-setting level–73,122 units. The newly released Verna (fourth generation Accent) delivered about 10,000 units; Accent (third generation) 5,779; Elantra and Elantra Yuedong about 40,000; Tucson and ix35 about 15,000.

Chery posted a 37% year-on-year growth for September, delivering 70,336 units. Sales of the Tiggo compact SUV (including Tiggo3, Tiggo DR, and 2011 Tiggo) topped 10,000. Exports (included in total sales) reached 10,564 units, up 71% from a year ago. For the first three quarters, sales totaled 475,287; exports 67,865. For the whole year of 2010, Chery aims to sell 0.7 million and export 0.1 million.