Guangzhou Automobile Group managed to increase vehicle sales in September, despite the slowdown of China's economy. SUV sales drove the increase.

Sales rose 6.8% year over year to 109,423 units, boosted by strong sales of SUVs.

SUVs, including models sold under joint-venture partner Honda's brand, achieved the sharpest sales growth, rising 150% to 41,246. However, sedans continued to struggle, as sales shrank 19% to 63,430.

Guangzhou reduced September production volume 6.8% from a year earlier to 99,706 units.