General Motors Co GM.UL Chief Exective Fritz Henderson said on Tuesday he expected the Chinese auto market, which has shown strong growth in recent months, to grow at a significant pace in the future.

GM said last week that its China vehicle sales surged 55.6 percent in the first nine months of this year from year-ago levels, surpassing forecasts.

Henderson was speaking at a news conference in Shanghai.

(Reporting by Fang Yan and Edmund Klamann; Editing by Ken Wills)