Japanese automakers post double-digit China sales growth in July

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FILE PHOTO: The brand logo of Nissan Motor Corp. is displayed during a press preview of the company's new Ariya all-battery SUV in Yokohama

BEIJING (Reuters) - Japanese automakers' China sales grew by more than 10% from a year earlier in July as the world's biggest auto market sustained its recovery.

Nissan Motor Co <7201.T> said on Wednesday its sales in China rose 11.6% last month from a year earlier to 120,945 vehicles. China is a market that Nissan is focusing on as the embattled car maker struggles to fix problems from ousted leader Carlos Ghosn's aggressive expansion drive.

Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> sold around 165,600 cars last month in China, up 19.1% year-on-year. Of the total, 22,300 came from its premium Lexus brand, which showed a 38.6% sales jump compared to a year earlier.

Honda Motor Co <7267.T> said on Wednesday it sold 136,646 vehicles in China in July, up 17.8%.

(Reporting by Yilei Sun and Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Kim Coghill and Muralikumar Anantharaman)