Honda sales in China increased 12.7% year on year to 65,680 units in January from a year earlier.

According to Dow Jones, sales at Dongfeng Honda Automobile, the 50-50 joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group, increased 32% to 28,841 units in January and sales at Guangqi Honda Automobile, its 50-50 venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group, rose slightly to 36,839 units, it said.

Honda sold 646,631 units in China last year, and it is targeting around a 12% increase to 730,000 units this year, it said earlier.