SHIJIAZHUANG, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- China's largest SUV and pickup maker Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd sold 26,000 vehicles overseas in the first half-year of 2019, up 16.77 percent year on year, the company announced.
The sales of auto parts reached over 3.9 billion yuan (545 million U.S. dollars), up 38.61 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the semi-annual report of the company.
The company has been eyeing the overseas markets in recent years. It has set up research and development centers in six foreign countries so far including Japan, India, Germany, the United States, Austria and the Republic of Korea, and an oversea factory in Russia earlier this year.
The total sales of the company reached 41.37 billion yuan in the first half-year, according to the report.
Headquartered in the city of Baoding, north China's Hebei Province, the company owns several SUV and car brands like Haval, Great Wall, WEY and ORA. It sold 1.05 million vehicles in 2018 and aims to sell 1.2 million this year.