SAIC Motor said its July auto sales rose 10.1% from a year earlier to 352,983 vehicles, following on from a 14.4% year on year rise in June and a 10% gain in May.

In the first seven months of this year, SAIC sold 2,926,520 vehicles, up 14.6% from a year earlier. The carmaker operates joint ventures with General Motors and Volkswagen.