China car sales analysis April 2016

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Lifan_Maiwei-SUVCar sales in China are up 8,3% in April after a 12% increase in March. With almost 1,7 million sales of locally produced models,  the market has almost doubled since 2010. The Seasonally Adjusted Annualized Selling Rate is 21 million in April, the first time ever the SAAR has topped 20 million units four months in a row. Year to date, the growth of the Chinese car market is 8,9% to 7,1 million units. After enjoying record shares of over 43% in January and February, local brands are down to 38,8% of sales, still slightly above the full year 2015 figure, but indicating the foreign brands are fighting back for their piece of the world’s largest car market. The impressive surge of SUVs is also slightly slowing, but still very impressive at +33,3% to 610.000 sales, while MPVs improve at half that speed with an increase of 16,7% to 182.000 sales and sedans are still down, this time losing 2,5% to 905.000 sales. The Chinese market is not only impressive in terms of volume, but also in terms of the number of models: 415 different locally produced models of passenger cars were sold in April, of which 7 all-new nameplates. When including imported models, pick-up trucks and minivans, the number will almost reach a dizzying 1.000 different nameplates.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Haval_H6-SUVThe big event this month is the new best seller on top of the rankings. After another price cut of 10%, inspired by increasing competition from most notably the Baojun 560, the Haval H6 saw its sales surge 43% to 43.946 units, overtaking both the perennial best seller Wuling Hongguang MPV and the Volkswagen Lavida sedan, even when sales of the Gran Lavida hatchback are combined with those of the sedan. This means China’s best selling SUV is now also China’s best selling passenger car overall for the first time ever. Year-to-date, the Hongguang still holds that title, but the Great Wall SUV brand has picked up the gauntlet to challenge its dominance. The Baojun 560 in its turn is down into 9th place vs. #4 year-to-date, and is even outsold by its rival GAC Trumpchi GS4 for the first time since the 560’s launch last July.

European brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Volkswagen_Magotan-sedanVolkswagen sees its sales improve 9,5%, which brings it back into positive territory year-to-date. The brand got the biggest boost from the Magotan and Lavida sedans, as it still lacks a crossovers and SUVs besides the aging Tiguan. Its sister brand Skoda was also up 9,3% and Audi increased sales of locally produced models 12,7% to 47.440. Its closest rival BMW gained 5,1% to 23.443 but stays narrowly ahead of Mercedes-Benz, up 37,9% to 22.430 units. Year-to-date, Mercedes still outsells BMW and if it keeps it up until the end of the year, it would be the first time ever to do so in China. Volvo loses 10,9% of volume, but DS does even worse at -38,7% as all of its existing models decline and the DS 4S which was launched last month adds just 225 units, although that’s still better than the DS 5 and DS 5LS combined.

The other two PSA brands don’t fare much better, with Citroën losing 22,1% and Peugeot down 22,6% as only the Citroën C3-XR and the Peugeot 301 and 508 show increases over the same month last year. Last month’s newcomer Renault takes a breather at 1.641 sales for the Kadjar after 2.753 sales in its first month, but that means it still sold more units in these two months than the two Fiat models combined.

American brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Cadillac_XT5-SUVThankfully FCA is no longer purely dependent on Fiat for the Chinese market, as the Jeep Cherokee sells over 9.000 units for the second consecutive month, and it will be accompanied by the Renegade in the coming months, followed by the all-new successor to the Compass and Patriot later this year. Jeep still outsells Cadillac, despite that brand more than doubling its sales on last year, as the XTS shows a nice improvement and the XT5 crossover was launched this month. The CT6 sedan is still a bit shy with just 419 sales. Buick shows impressive gains of 43%, boosted by the Envision SUV, Verano sedan, but also from the decade-old Excelle, which has miraculously recovered from the same month last year, when I thought it would finally be killed off. Chevrolet slows down its sales plunge with just -27,2%, for a year-to-date score of -35,5% as all of its models lose volume, especially its Trax and Captiva crossovers. Its cross-town rival Ford also lost volume, but for the first time this year at -15,7%. Year-to-date, Ford is still up 7,7%, but it may suffer in coming months as the brand has scheduled maintenance in its Chongqing factory where the Ecosport crossover and Focus and Mondeo sedans are produced. This means the plant will be idled for the remainder of the second quarter.

Japanese brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Honda_XRV-SUVAt the Japanese brands, the big-3 continue to improve while the smaller brands keep plummeting. Thanks to its focus on crossovers, Honda is the big winner again with sales up 22,8%, which is actually the lowest growth rate this year. Nissan follows with a plus of just 5,1%, also mostly boosted by crossovers, while Toyota sales are almost flat at +1%. Reversely, Mazda loses 20,5% after gaining 13% last month, while Suzuki is down 21,5% with all of its models down again, except for the Alivio sedan and the newcomer Vitara. Mitsubishi does even worse at -38,4% to a mere 3.388 sales, although that’s still the brand’s highest volume this year and the slowest decline, as it is down 58,3% for the year so far. Infiniti has an off-month with both of its locally produced models down to a record low, as the brand racks up just 583 sales, compared to an average of almost 2.300 monthly sales over the past 12 months.

South-Korean brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Hyundai_Elantra_Lingdong-sedanMixed results for the South-Korean brands in China, with Hyundai up for the first time this year thanks to an increase of 6,6%. The new generation Elantra Lingdong which was launched last month gives a nice boost to the brand, as almost all of its other models lose volume, except for the new generation Tucson crossover and a slight improvement of the ix25 small crossover. At sister brand Kia, things are not looking up, as it loses volume for the fourth month this year, at -10,5%. The addition of the new generation Sportage, called Kia KX5 in China, can’t offset losses at most of its other models, except for the K3 sedan and a slight improvement of the KX3 small crossover.

Chinese brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-GAC_Trumpchi_GS4-SUVAs usual, big winners and big losers among the local brands. GAC has been a winner since the launch of its first crossover GS4 last May, and continues to ride that wave to more than triple its volume over last year. SAIC Roewe almost doubles its volume thanks to the 360 sedan and the 550 hybrid which now takes 97,6% of sales for the 550 sedan. Zotye adds 70% on the influx of new models launched in recent months, most notably the Damai X5 crossover and the SR7 Audi Q3-clone. Similarly, BAIC Beijing Auto benefits from its high frequency of new model launches and grows by 53,3% on last year. Like GAC, Soueast is boosted by its first crossover model, the DX7 Bolang, as its 3 sedan models all lose more than half of their volume. Baojun loses some of its sparkle at “just” +36,7% after enjoying four consecutive months of more than doubling its volume. The 730 MPV is the main culprit, down to its lowest volume since its introduction 21 months ago, but also the 560 SUV down to its lowest volume since last October. Qoros shows a nice increase of 29,4% thanks to the Qoros 5 SUV launched last month, but it’s still a long way from becoming successful, as it’s still a niche player and far off its initial sales target.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Wuling_Hongguang-MPVOn the other end of the spectrum, Venucia is in dire need of some fresh product, especially crossovers, as the Dongfeng-Nissan brand loses 22,1% in April, punished for not anticipating the exploding demand for affordable SUVs, but the brand says it will have some new models coming up later this year. Wuling suffers from increased competition for the Hongguang, which led to the model losing its sales crown for the first time since its launch, and to the brand’s 27,8% decline this month. Luxgen loses almost half of its volume and Lifan even more at -63% despite the successful launch of the Maiwei SUV this month. Great Wall has all but stopped building cars in order to focus solely on its pick-ups and the Haval SUV brand, while Gonow has stopped building cars and apparently has mortgaged off all of its production equipment and real estate to pay off its debt, after years of slow sales.

New models

This month, there were 7 all-new models in launched China and we’ll discuss them in a separate post for New model introductions in China.

China models ranking April 2016

Model April 2016 April 2015 Change YTD Jan-Apr 2016 Jan-Apr 2015 Change
1 Haval H6 43.946 30.767 42,8% 3 165.271 118.516 39,5%
2 Wuling Hongguang 40.002 53.086 -24,6% 1 207.158 242.518 -14,6%
3 Volkswagen Lavida 34.503 20.698 66,7% 2 175.023 133.415 31,2%
4 Nissan Sylphy 29.498 26.655 10,7% 13 84.857 89.995 -5,7%
5 Volkswagen Jetta 29.494 25.388 16,2% 7 110.212 107.680 2,4%
6 Volkswagen Sagitar 29.279 23.192 26,2% 5 115.415 96.173 20,0%
7 Toyota Corolla 25.638 20.181 27,0% 11 97.150 64.929 49,6%
8 GAC Trumpchi GS4 25.073 0 New 10 98.656 0 New
9 Baojun 560 24.963 0 New 4 138.012 0 New
10 Buick Excelle XT/GT 23.781 19.456 22,2% 8 106.841 70.429 51,7%
11 Volkswagen Santana 22.804 27.909 -18,3% 9 103.761 114.479 -9,4%
12 Ford Escort 22.305 14.833 50,4% 12 85.310 73.916 15,4%
13 Buick Envision 20.319 12.075 68,3% 16 76.646 38.709 98,0%
14 Hyundai Elantra Langdon 19.007 23.613 -19,5% 18 73.813 96.713 -23,7%
15 Volkswagen Tiguan 18.970 21.381 -11,3% 14 77.288 88.609 -12,8%
16 Changan Honor 16.343 10.677 53,1% 20 71.854 72.561 -1,0%
17 Kia K3 16.244 12.962 25,3% 42 47.812 58.810 -18,7%
18 Honda XR-V 16.072 8.712 84,5% 33 52.347 30.387 72,3%
19 Geely EC7 Emgrand 15.805 15.230 3,8% 19 72.428 75.189 -3,7%
20 Honda CR-V 15.533 10.608 46,4% 31 56.405 36.681 53,8%
21 Baojun 730 15.072 26.003 -42,0% 6 112.875 110.529 2,1%
22 Volkswagen Golf 14.791 13.516 9,4% 23 67.447 65.371 3,2%
23 Volkswagen Bora 14.706 18.292 -19,6% 28 56.872 74.016 -23,2%
24 Hyundai Elantra Lingdong 14.665 0 New 97 25.768 0 New
25 Chevrolet Cruze 14.236 14.558 -2,2% 21 70.783 80.170 -11,7%
26 Honda Vezel 14.193 9.015 57,4% 44 46.843 32.695 43,3%
27 Toyota Levin 13.820 12.670 9,1% 40 48.451 35.612 36,1%
28 Ford Focus 13.532 28.003 -51,7% 22 69.407 99.675 -30,4%
29 Changan CS35 13.510 12.406 8,9% 24 66.696 62.110 7,4%
30 Changan Eado 13.448 13.758 -2,3% 25 61.154 70.231 -12,9%
31 Hyundai Verna 13.122 19.092 -31,3% 38 48.539 84.821 -42,8%
32 Audi A6L 13.118 13.224 -0,8% 39 48.537 51.955 -6,6%
33 Nissan X-Trail 12.688 14.097 -10,0% 35 50.412 41.942 20,2%
34 Volkswagen Magotan 12.454 8.145 52,9% 30 56.556 56.098 0,8%
35 Buick Excelle 12.252 1.327 823,3% 27 58.031 57.722 0,5%
36 Zotye T600 12.156 9.548 27,3% 47 45.053 39.307 14,6%
37 JAC Refine S3 12.148 12.583 -3,5% 17 74.911 66.295 13,0%
38 BMW 5-Series L 12.060 10.714 12,6% 55 41.836 49.562 -15,6%
39 Geely FC Vision 12.032 10.112 19,0% 41 47.971 40.469 18,5%
40 Changan Oushang 11.784 0 New 68 34.134 0 New
41 Volkswagen Passat 11.504 16.886 -31,9% 26 60.247 84.275 -28,5%
42 Audi Q5 11.489 10.248 12,1% 48 44.301 35.675 24,2%
43 Honda Accord 11.402 10.262 11,1% 88 28.351 27.469 3,2%
44 Volkswagen Polo 11.360 12.310 -7,7% 29 56.664 58.023 -2,3%
45 Skoda Octavia 11.313 13.027 -13,2% 37 49.138 51.369 -4,3%
46 Hyundai Mistra 11.293 12.048 -6,3% 59 37.891 49.407 -23,3%
47 Hyundai Tucson 11.150 597 1767,7% 50 43.241 2.136 1924,4%
48 Audi A4L 10.958 9.188 19,3% 51 43.091 34.847 23,7%
49 Haval H2 10.711 14.331 -25,3% 36 49.769 56.074 -11,2%
50 Changan CS75 10.663 14.382 -25,9% 15 76.736 56.116 36,7%
51 BAIC Beijing Senova X25 10.593 0 New 74 32.287 0 New
52 Nissan Qashqai 10.547 5.430 94,2% 62 36.185 17.690 104,6%
53 Toyota Vios 10.357 11.315 -8,5% 54 42.801 30.956 38,3%
54 Volkswagen Lamando 10.237 6.860 49,2% 34 52.091 28.518 82,7%
55 Buick Weilang (Verano) 9.891 0 New 49 43.955 0 New
56 BMW 3-Series L 9.662 8.564 12,8% 69 34.132 30.634 11,4%
57 Toyota RAV4 9.504 9.196 3,3% 67 34.484 26.928 28,1%
58 BYD F3 9.392 10.269 -8,5% 58 39.605 55.075 -28,1%
59 Brilliance V3 9.325 0 New 32 52.653 0 New
60 Jeep Cherokee 9.201 0 New 73 32.425 0 New
61 Hyundai ix25 9.181 8.489 8,2% 64 35.301 32.577 8,4%
62 Dongfeng Fengguang 330 9.166 6.683 37,2% 46 45.386 37.264 21,8%
63 Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi (Future) 9.150 10.873 -15,8% 63 35.484 39.852 -11,0%
64 BAIC Beijing Huansu H3 9.022 0 New 66 34.613 0 New
65 Honda Fit 8.882 9.468 -6,2% 61 36.477 28.807 26,6%
66 Mazda3 Axela 8.577 7.464 14,9% 56 40.051 27.901 43,5%
67 Citroën C-Elysee 8.545 10.508 -18,7% 85 28.691 34.546 -16,9%
68 Toyota Highlander 8.494 6.629 28,1% 82 29.173 9.421 209,7%
69 BAIC Beijing Weiwang M30 8.237 0 New 43 47.548 0 New
70 Zotye Damai X5 8.166 0 New 60 37.006 0 New
71 Chery Arrizo 5 8.109 0 New 143 13.565 0 New
72 BAIC Beijing Huansu S3 8.018 9.565 -16,2% 57 39.855 49.738 -19,9%
73 Ford Edge 7.925 0 New 65 35.080 0 New
74 Kia K2 7.840 13.864 -43,5% 53 42.915 52.441 -18,2%
75 Kia KX5 7.813 0 New 142 13.814 0 New
76 Peugeot 408 7.586 10.028 -24,4% 83 28.969 31.533 -8,1%
77 Nissan Teana 7.525 9.662 -22,1% 84 28.763 31.558 -8,9%
78 Landwind X6 7.500 2.138 250,8% 75 32.109 8.661 270,7%
79 Toyota Camry 7.416 10.303 -28,0% 71 32.835 47.104 -30,3%
80 Chevrolet Sail 7.223 15.736 -54,1% 79 30.851 78.970 -60,9%
81 Hyundai Sonata 8 (Sonata YF) 7.222 7.625 -5,3% 124 18.656 19.691 -5,3%
82 Ford Kuga 7.144 13.262 -46,1% 45 45.717 42.593 7,3%
83 Ford Mondeo 7.128 9.124 -21,9% 52 43.008 37.430 14,9%
84 BYD S7 7.109 10.121 -29,8% 76 31.655 37.004 -14,5%
85 Buick GL8 7.016 7.680 -8,6% 112 22.104 26.677 -17,1%
86 Mercedes-Benz C-Class L 7.000 5.110 37,0% 77 31.547 23.352 35,1%
87 Kia Sportage R 6.910 7.464 -7,4% 80 29.884 27.710 7,8%
88 Mercedes-Benz GLK 6.869 5.513 24,6% 110 23.086 21.895 5,4%
89 Volkswagen Gran Lavida 6.815 6.338 7,5% 98 25.750 36.753 -29,9%
90 Haval H1 6.757 7.401 -8,7% 86 28.473 27.250 4,5%
91 Audi A3 6.722 4.554 47,6% 96 25.852 18.675 38,4%
92 Citroën C3-XR 6.616 6.211 6,5% 89 28.092 19.316 45,4%
93 Peugeot 301 6.492 4.057 60,0% 103 24.121 23.926 0,8%
94 Hyundai ix35 6.145 7.814 -21,4% 99 25.409 36.758 -30,9%
95 Peugeot 308 6.016 6.638 -9,4% 94 26.213 36.770 -28,7%
96 FAW Besturn B30 5.855 0 New 123 19.108 0 New
97 Kia KX3 5.805 5.437 6,8% 104 24.103 11.033 118,5%
98 Dongfeng Fengguang 370 5.748 0 New 78 30.992 0 New
99 Changan CS15 5.680 0 New 179 9.140 0 New
100 Nissan Lannia 5.677 0 New 87 28.407 0 New
101 Leopaard CS10 5.629 453 1142,6% 100 25.208 453 5464,7%
102 Chery Fulwin 2 5.622 1.858 202,6% 107 23.523 21.310 10,4%
103 Honda Crider 5.515 10.332 -46,6% 92 27.141 27.841 -2,5%
104 Mercedes-Benz GLA 5.500 365 1406,8% 113 21.864 365 5890,1%
105 Changan Alsvin 5.486 6.680 -17,9% 114 21.791 28.705 -24,1%
106 Karry K50 5.476 4.175 31,2% 93 26.439 10.445 153,1%
107 Soueast DX7 Bolang 5.338 0 New 95 26.141 0 New
108 Geely King Kong 5.219 5.074 2,9% 90 27.844 23.624 17,9%
109 Skoda Rapid 5.215 4.255 22,6% 111 22.453 24.964 -10,1%
110 Audi Q3 5.153 4.871 5,8% 108 23.475 21.642 8,5%
111 Honda City 5.145 4.001 28,6% 126 18.533 11.310 63,9%
112 Jinbei 750 5.112 0 New 121 19.314 0 New
113 Chery Tiggo 3 5.108 8.283 -38,3% 81 29.511 35.856 -17,7%
114 Buick Regal 5.107 7.497 -31,9% 102 24.241 37.938 -36,1%
115 Buick LaCrosse 5.092 6.648 -23,4% 118 20.416 34.474 -40,8%
116 Zotye SR7 5.068 0 New 173 9.691 0 New
117 Haima S5 5.026 4.014 25,2% 70 33.430 20.957 59,5%
118 Roewe 360 4.972 0 New 101 25.002 0 New
119 Toyota Yaris 4.949 5.745 -13,9% 115 21.776 21.563 1,0%
120 JAC Refine M1 4.920 6.579 -25,2% 105 24.044 19.965 20,4%
121 MG GS 4.829 4.119 17,2% 125 18.641 5.780 222,5%
122 Dongfeng Joyear SUV 4.791 10.229 -53,2% 72 32.554 23.195 40,3%
123 Chevrolet Malibu 4.709 5.003 -5,9% 134 16.000 35.094 -54,4%
124 Buick Encore 4.492 6.804 -34,0% 117 21.075 23.806 -11,5%
125 Geely Borui / GC9 4.472 1.033 332,9% 129 17.427 1.033 1587,0%
126 Venucia T70 4.409 5.098 -13,5% 119 19.691 14.966 31,6%
127 Citroën C4 Sedan 4.331 0 New 156 11.657 0 New
128 Changan CX70 4.285 0 New 228 4.369 0 New
129 Honda Civic 4.183 3.332 25,5% 162 11.011 9.860 11,7%
130 BYD Song 4.056 0 New 127 18.311 0 New
131 Geely Boyue 4.002 0 New 216 5.020 0 New
132 Dongfeng Fengxing S500 3.900 0 New 91 27.317 0 New
133 Volkswagen Touran 3.813 3.772 1,1% 140 13.933 15.418 -9,6%
134 JAC Refine S2 3.774 0 New 109 23.104 0 New
135 Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 3.659 0 New 244 3.659 0 New
136 Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 3.588 5.567 -35,5% 120 19.356 24.779 -21,9%
137 Honda Greiz 3.562 0 New 158 11.458 0 New
138 Roewe 350 3.424 4.034 -15,1% 132 16.691 21.754 -23,3%
139 Mazda CX-5 3.405 3.648 -6,7% 139 14.185 16.786 -15,5%
140 Nissan Sunny 3.351 3.610 -7,2% 131 17.120 22.984 -25,5%
141 Dongfeng Fengshen AX3 3.336 0 New 164 11.000 0 New
142 Venucia R50 / D50 3.323 4.993 -33,4% 154 11.999 18.493 -35,1%
143 Brilliance H330 3.287 3.322 -1,1% 144 13.230 15.901 -16,8%
144 Changan Benni 3.233 4.986 -35,2% 116 21.451 21.107 1,6%
145 Honda Elysion 3.220 572 462,9% 180 8.662 1.740 397,8%
146 BAIC Beijing Huansu S6 3.203 0 New 136 14.697 0 New
147 Honda Jade 3.179 5.362 -40,7% 171 9.986 14.578 -31,5%
148 BYD Tang 3.145 0 New 150 12.366 0 New
149 Suzuki Vitara 3.137 0 New 137 14.690 0 New
150 BYD Yuan 3.109 0 New 237 3.987 0 New
151 BAIC Beijing Senova X55 3.082 0 New 128 17.460 0 New
152 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L 3.061 4.788 -36,1% 135 15.765 19.099 -17,5%
153 Peugeot 3008 3.030 6.246 -51,5% 138 14.406 19.904 -27,6%
154 Changan Alsvin V3 (Yuexiang) 3.004 1.990 51,0% 133 16.359 20.896 -21,7%
155 Chery Tiggo 5 2.951 4.033 -26,8% 106 23.779 20.339 16,9%
156 Mitsubishi ASX 2.926 4.561 -35,8% 189 7.273 17.458 -58,3%
157 Hawtai New Santa Fe 2.841 3.556 -20,1% 163 11.004 11.632 -5,4%
158 Haima M3 2.798 1.793 56,1% 145 13.188 12.101 9,0%
159 Honda Odyssey 2.762 3.521 -21,6% 168 10.230 10.639 -3,8%
160 BYD F5 Suri 2.754 4.415 -37,6% 157 11.601 20.046 -42,1%
161 Chevrolet Trax 2.740 4.448 -38,4% 141 13.840 17.283 -19,9%
162 Cadillac XTS 2.690 1.266 112,5% 166 10.798 6.993 54,4%
163 Great Wall Voleex C30 2.675 3.629 -26,3% 147 12.767 14.453 -11,7%
164 Peugeot 2008 2.673 5.269 -49,3% 149 12.606 20.470 -38,4%
165 Skoda Superb 2.630 1.158 127,1% 177 9.327 5.678 64,3%
166 Toyota Prado 2.535 1.506 68,3% 172 9.878 2.950 234,8%
167 Haval H5 2.508 2.437 2,9% 186 8.224 8.633 -4,7%
168 Skoda Rapid Spaceback 2.420 1.206 100,7% 196 6.692 5.708 17,2%
169 Volkswagen CC 2.352 1.593 47,6% 169 10.201 9.130 11,7%
170 Lifan Maiwei 2.342 0 New 276 2.342 0 New
171 JAC J3 Heyue A13 2.331 634 267,7% 195 6.741 1.387 386,0%
172 Mazda6 Atenza 2.278 3.913 -41,8% 174 9.528 12.036 -20,8%
173 Cadillac ATS-L 2.258 2.083 8,4% 175 9.419 9.621 -2,1%
174 Ford EcoSport 2.252 5.429 -58,5% 122 19.233 25.629 -25,0%
175 FAW Xenia 2.246 1.025 119,1% 207 5.816 4.327 34,4%
176 Chery QQ 2.224 2.172 2,4% 181 8.377 10.297 -18,6%
177 Yema T70 2.221 2.455 -9,5% 155 11.726 6.000 95,4%
178 Volvo XC60 2.164 2.853 -24,2% 159 11.374 11.465 -0,8%
179 Volvo S60L 2.158 1.700 26,9% 187 8.015 7.968 0,6%
180 Baojun 630 2.118 3.705 -42,8% 220 4.738 11.090 -57,3%
181 Roewe 550 Hybrid 2.110 0 New 233 4.184 0 New
182 BYD E6 2.089 890 134,7% 205 5.896 1.989 196,4%
183 Toyota Reiz 2.063 3.019 -31,7% 188 7.890 8.825 -10,6%
184 BAIC Beijing Weiwang S50 2.061 0 New 281 2.249 0 New
185 Kia K4 2.054 5.969 -65,6% 161 11.333 25.430 -55,4%
186 Chery E3 1.971 2.144 -8,1% 184 8.289 12.417 -33,2%
187 Skoda Yeti 1.894 557 240,0% 176 9.410 2.286 311,6%
188 Honda Spirior 1.866 1.835 1,7% 198 6.565 5.063 29,7%
189 Cadillac XT5 1.863 0 New 296 1.863 0 New
190 Hyundai Santa Fe 1.855 2.309 -19,7% 167 10.352 7.960 30,1%
191 Hawtai Santa Fe 1.826 229 697,4% 194 6.938 3.777 83,7%
192 FAW Jumper D60 1.787 3.347 -46,6% 206 5.884 12.856 -54,2%
193 Haima M5 (Family) 1.752 3.141 -44,2% 130 17.336 19.090 -9,2%
194 Suzuki Swift 1.739 2.149 -19,1% 197 6.653 9.645 -31,0%
195 Suzuki Alivio 1.738 1.130 53,8% 200 6.422 6.092 5,4%
196 FAW Besturn B50 1.733 5.600 -69,1% 170 10.103 21.505 -53,0%
197 BMW 2-Series 1.709 0 New 258 2.816 0 New
198 Geely GX7 1.668 5.600 -70,2% 146 12.930 24.029 -46,2%
199 Toyota Crown 1.668 1.312 27,1% 191 7.228 6.030 19,9%
200 Nissan Murano 1.641 72 2179,2% 201 6.303 123 5024,4%
201 Renault Kadjar 1.641 0 New 227 4.394 0 New
202 Hawtai E70 1.616 1.362 18,6% 203 6.002 4.312 39,2%
203 Changhe Freedom M50 1.590 1.071 48,5% 160 11.357 6.890 64,8%
204 Enranger (Yingzhi) 737 1.584 0 New 185 8.250 0 New
205 Chevrolet Captiva 1.553 3.554 -56,3% 199 6.534 7.931 -17,6%
206 Haima M6 1.534 905 69,5% 235 4.078 905 350,6%
207 Peugeot 308S 1.528 3.810 -59,9% 250 3.397 3.810 -10,8%
208 BAIC Beijing Huansu H2 1.523 1.012 50,5% 209 5.601 3.126 79,2%
209 Zotye Z300 1.519 1.936 -21,5% 210 5.467 9.565 -42,8%
210 Luxgen U6 SUV 1.518 3.061 -50,4% 152 12.291 17.231 -28,7%
211 Chery eQ 1.518 262 479,4% 256 3.115 1.323 135,4%
212 Toyota Corolla EX 1.504 4.765 -68,4% 193 7.007 16.949 -58,7%
213 FAW Besturn X80 1.498 5.373 -72,1% 202 6.260 23.413 -73,3%
214 JAC Refine S5 1.482 4.231 -65,0% 183 8.334 11.458 -27,3%
215 FAW Tianjin Xiali (Charade) 1.456 2.659 -45,2% 211 5.420 12.267 -55,8%
216 Fiat Viaggio 1.440 2.366 -39,1% 225 4.509 9.370 -51,9%
217 Maxus G10 1.415 941 50,4% 219 4.781 3.263 46,5%
218 BAIC Beijing E-series 1.415 847 67,1% 351 546 3.693 -85,2%
219 Dongfeng Fengshen A60 1.378 181 661,3% 151 12.354 3.005 311,1%
220 ZX Auto GX3 1.350 1.089 24,0% 212 5.403 2.068 161,3%
221 MG3 1.345 1.003 34,1% 222 4.564 2.600 75,5%
222 Haval H7 1.290 0 New 323 1.290 0 New
223 BYD Qin 1.225 2.625 -53,3% 234 4.177 8.944 -53,3%
224 Wuling Journey 1.196 4.011 -70,2% 204 5.945 11.321 -47,5%
225 Chevrolet Lova RV 1.181 0 New 213 5.372 0 New
226 Haval H9 1.181 1.008 17,2% 246 3.527 7.742 -54,4%
227 Qoros 5 SUV 1.178 0 New 275 2.410 0 New
228 Nissan Maxima 1.158 0 New 325 1.158 0 New
229 Kia K5 1.138 3.841 -70,4% 178 9.299 13.680 -32,0%
230 Enranger (Yingzhi) G3 1.120 0 New 224 4.543 0 New
231 Brilliance V5 1.108 4.213 -73,7% 241 3.846 15.986 -75,9%
232 BYD F0 1.105 1.518 -27,2% 231 4.291 6.796 -36,9%
233 Jinbei Grace 1.104 1.068 3,4% 215 5.277 4.316 22,3%
234 DS6 1.072 1.622 -33,9% 229 4.325 5.186 -16,6%
235 Hyundai Elantra 1.047 1.955 -46,4% 272 2.474 5.433 -54,5%
236 Jiangnan Alto 1.041 1.236 -15,8% 277 2.335 3.945 -40,8%
237 GAC Trumpchi GA6 1.020 1.509 -32,4% 288 2.021 5.803 -65,2%
238 Citroën C4L 1.018 3.517 -71,1% 232 4.221 13.855 -69,5%
239 Peugeot 508 982 532 84,6% 254 3.211 6.066 -47,1%
240 Zotye Z500 974 2.393 -59,3% 263 2.769 10.669 -74,0%
241 Kia Sportage 942 2.184 -56,9% 214 5.291 8.329 -36,5%
242 Hyundai Elantra Yuedong 939 6.147 -84,7% 274 2.411 31.680 -92,4%
243 Skoda Fabia 937 2.123 -55,9% 236 4.014 6.745 -40,5%
244 Leopaard Q6 936 0 New 259 2.812 0 New
245 Lifan Lotto 933 912 2,3% 217 5.018 2.674 87,7%
246 Suzuki S-Cross 928 3.133 -70,4% 223 4.546 13.251 -65,7%
247 Suzuki Beidouxing (Big Dipper) 900 2.302 -60,9% 153 12.249 15.684 -21,9%
248 Lifan X60 899 6.098 -85,3% 242 3.822 21.869 -82,5%
249 Volkswagen CrossPolo 879 1.241 -29,2% 245 3.649 7.055 -48,3%
250 Honda Crosstour 879 1.463 -39,9% 267 2.574 4.785 -46,2%
251 Suzuki Alto 877 2.378 -63,1% 221 4.717 10.959 -57,0%
252 GAC Trumpchi GS5 846 5.005 -83,1% 238 3.976 17.502 -77,3%
253 Changhe Q25 829 0 New 307 1.620 0 New
254 Fiat Ottimo 826 1.053 -21,6% 261 2.801 3.425 -18,2%
255 Mazda6 Classical 795 3.329 -76,1% 218 4.999 12.714 -60,7%
256 Enranger (Yingzhi) 727 774 0 New 318 1.357 0 New
257 GAC Trumpchi GA3S 758 2.002 -62,1% 292 1.952 14.057 -86,1%
258 Zotye Z700 748 0 New 312 1.493 0 New
259 Haima S7 708 1.068 -33,7% 243 3.742 6.319 -40,8%
260 BYD e5 706 0 New 311 1.504 0 New
261 Geely Panda 699 481 45,3% 268 2.561 5.585 -54,1%
262 Geely Emgrand EV 693 0 New 314 1.461 0 New
263 Chery Arrizo 7 673 3.396 -80,2% 264 2.767 8.778 -68,5%
264 Kia Cerato 665 1.101 -39,6% 300 1.747 4.301 -59,4%
265 Soueast V3 Lingyue 656 1.492 -56,0% 260 2.809 12.118 -76,8%
266 Soueast V5 Lingzhi 655 2.702 -75,8% 252 3.341 6.394 -47,7%
267 Suzuki Liana 652 965 -32,4% 190 7.266 9.292 -21,8%
268 FAW Besturn B70 652 2.098 -68,9% 271 2.489 9.053 -72,5%
269 FAW Vita Weizhi Sedan 650 851 -23,6% 269 2.546 2.893 -12,0%
270 BAIC Beijing Senova X65 649 3.339 -80,6% 247 3.495 5.704 -38,7%
271 Suzuki Tianyu SX4 628 1.438 -56,3% 255 3.170 5.865 -46,0%
272 Haval H8 628 252 149,2% 257 2.825 252 1021,0%
273 Nissan NV200 626 648 -3,4% 270 2.499 3.950 -36,7%
274 Dongfeng Joyear S50 610 1.057 -42,3% 240 3.854 3.184 21,0%
275 BAIC Beijing Senova D50 EV 599 0 New 338 727 0 New
276 Hyundai Sonata Moinca 596 599 -0,5% 317 1.378 2.985 -53,8%
277 BAW BJ212 586 238 146,2% 279 2.282 613 272,3%
278 Dongfeng Fengdu MX6 581 2.897 -79,9% 265 2.755 4.537 -39,3%
279 Dongfeng Joyear 568 99 473,7% 291 1.988 31.798 -93,7%
280 Changan CX20 540 4.946 -89,1% 208 5.608 19.946 -71,9%
281 Lifan X50 537 3.655 -85,3% 297 1.852 12.521 -85,2%
282 Geely Panda EV 529 95 456,8% 353 529 1.023 -48,3%
283 JAC J5 Heyue 524 2.329 -77,5% 266 2.619 7.485 -65,0%
284 Citroën C5 522 2.162 -75,9% 283 2.208 8.639 -74,4%
285 Baojun Le Chi (Spark) 512 1.503 -65,9% 253 3.279 5.009 -34,5%
286 Jonway A380 512 520 -1,5% 299 1.802 2.317 -22,2%
287 Huasong7 507 60 745,0% 322 1.317 60 2095,0%
288 Hawtai B11 502 83 504,8% 262 2.786 274 916,8%
289 Foton MPX 500 370 35,1% 289 2.017 2.052 -1,7%
290 BAIC Beijing Senova D20 480 2.433 -80,3% 278 2.317 12.208 -81,0%
291 Zotye E200 459 0 New 337 749 0 New
292 Dongfeng Succe 453 1.734 -73,9% 273 2.452 3.943 -37,8%
293 Infiniti Q50L 433 1.668 -74,0% 226 4.427 4.818 -8,1%
294 Dongfeng Fengshen H30 / S30 423 224 88,8% 294 1.921 2.590 -25,8%
295 Cadillac CT6 419 0 New 306 1.626 0 New
296 Ford Taurus 403 0 New 148 12.759 0 New
297 Changan Raeton 394 905 -56,5% 287 2.107 3.682 -42,8%
298 Kia Forte 389 3.124 -87,5% 251 3.348 13.905 -75,9%
299 MG GT 388 378 2,6% 302 1.688 4.607 -63,4%
300 BAIC Beijing Huansu S2 373 1.032 -63,9% 293 1.944 10.579 -81,6%
301 Toyota E’Z 373 708 -47,3% 295 1.880 3.876 -51,5%
302 Zotye Z100 371 1.690 -78,0% 310 1.510 3.786 -60,1%
303 Nissan Livina 358 2.435 -85,3% 280 2.264 6.915 -67,3%
304 Kia Soul 356 60 493,3% 328 919 1.008 -8,8%
305 Chery Arrizo 3 338 2.142 -84,2% 349 584 11.409 -94,9%
306 Venucia R30 336 623 -46,1% 305 1.627 3.756 -56,7%
307 Qiteng EX80 331 0 New 321 1.320 0 New
308 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 324 489 -33,7% 330 896 1.247 -28,1%
309 GAC Trumpchi GA5 320 63 407,9% 333 850 538 58,0%
310 Nissan Paladin 320 123 160,2% 334 833 512 62,7%
311 Mazda3 Xingcheng 308 894 -65,5% 313 1.484 2.830 -47,6%
312 Venucia Morning Wind 304 35 768,6% 335 778 253 207,5%
313 Ford Everest 284 0 New 327 1.037 0 New
314 Luxgen 5 Sedan 278 796 -65,1% 309 1.523 1.288 18,2%
315 BYD S6 263 1.226 -78,5% 304 1.658 9.259 -82,1%
316 JAC Heyue A30 261 734 -64,4% 348 615 3.116 -80,3%
317 Qoros 3 City SUV 255 387 -34,1% 290 2.000 1.325 50,9%
318 Qoros 3 250 914 -72,6% 285 2.169 2.464 -12,0%
319 Everus (Linian) S1 234 290 -19,3% 316 1.407 1.333 5,6%
320 BYD G5 231 747 -69,1% 298 1.834 9.092 -79,8%
321 DS 4S 225 0 New 364 297 0 New
322 Mazda CX-7 222 119 86,6% 303 1.683 342 392,1%
323 Brilliance H530 222 372 -40,3% 326 1.148 1.574 -27,1%
324 JMC Yusheng 208 1.536 -86,5% 248 3.467 8.284 -58,1%
325 BYD M6 208 187 11,2% 355 454 886 -48,8%
326 Ciimo Si Ming 200 110 81,8% 340 677 622 8,8%
327 Chery Cowin 2 195 870 -77,6% 343 643 2.165 -70,3%
328 Lifan 530 193 377 -48,8% 365 292 3.509 -91,7%
329 Brilliance M2 Junjie FRV 190 0 New 379 207 134 54,5%
330 Ford Mondeo Classic 184 822 -77,6% 361 336 3.440 -90,2%
331 Denza EV 182 131 38,9% 342 667 398 67,6%
332 Zotye E20 EV 176 1.131 -84,4% 382 176 3.058 -94,2%
333 Dongfeng Fengshen A30 167 1.097 -84,8% 282 2.236 7.344 -69,6%
334 Luxgen M7 MPV 163 59 176,3% 359 355 172 106,4%
335 BAIC Beijing Senova D50 160 4.045 -96,0% 284 2.173 24.416 -91,1%
336 Lifan 630 158 127 24,4% 383 176 2.312 -92,4%
337 Changan Ouliwei 156 3.524 -95,6% 239 3.915 22.457 -82,6%
338 Zotye TT EV 155 0 New 345 635 3 21066,7%
339 Chery Arrizo M7 154 1.434 -89,3% 341 677 2.041 -66,8%
340 Great Wall Voleex C50 150 2.017 -92,6% 249 3.424 8.103 -57,7%
341 Infiniti QX50 150 851 -82,4% 286 2.136 1.643 30,0%
342 Dongfeng A9 148 0 New 386 148 0 New
343 Roewe E50 135 58 132,8% 373 240 70 242,9%
344 Luxgen Luxgen7 SUV 126 27 366,7% 332 863 1.127 -23,4%
345 Dongfeng Fengshan L60 125 1.095 -88,6% 324 1.207 2.285 -47,2%
346 Foton Sauvana 124 0 New 344 638 0 New
347 Mitsubishi Lancer EX 123 247 -50,2% 358 374 2.128 -82,4%
348 BAIC Beijing Senova CC 120 0 New 356 414 0 New
349 Brilliance M2 Junjie FSV 120 476 -74,8% 375 227 1.010 -77,5%
350 Yema F16 118 209 -43,5% 336 767 1.182 -35,1%
351 DS5 113 210 -46,2% 350 547 373 46,6%
352 BAIC Beijing Senova D70 110 31 254,8% 366 286 604 -52,6%
353 DS 5LS 106 640 -83,4% 320 1.326 1.170 13,3%
354 Haima1 Prince 96 120 -20,0% 393 96 865 -88,9%
355 Toyota LandCruiser 93 54 72,2% 384 162 246 -34,1%
356 Roewe 950 90 32 181,3% 368 281 790 -64,4%
357 Roewe W5 82 244 -66,4% 354 512 1.395 -63,3%
358 Geely TX4 78 101 -22,8% 362 332 542 -38,7%
359 Dongfeng Fengshen E30L 66 0 New 394 96 0 New
360 Soueast V6 Lingshi 58 455 -87,3% 363 317 688 -53,9%
361 MG6 56 213 -73,7% 367 283 1.165 -75,7%
362 Roewe 550 52 1.332 -96,1% 329 915 5.503 -83,4%
363 Mazda8 52 175 -70,3% 372 241 670 -64,0%
364 JAC J2 Yueyue 50 272 -81,6% 376 226 1.162 -80,6%
365 BAW Yusheng007 42 146 -71,2% 385 156 521 -70,1%
366 Chery E5 39 968 -96,0% 192 7.071 5.507 28,4%
367 BAW Yongshi 35 30 16,7% 392 123 95 29,5%
368 BAW BJ40 33 221 -85,1% 352 546 981 -44,3%
369 Haima2 29 273 -89,4% 388 139 661 -79,0%
370 Haima M8 28 50 -44,0% 370 264 285 -7,4%
371 Ford Fiesta 27 1.106 -97,6% 315 1.411 8.383 -83,2%
372 Karry Youya S22 26 155 -83,2% 398 74 636 -88,4%
373 Lifan 330 23 432 -94,7% 395 94 3.408 -97,2%
374 MG5 22 28 -21,4% 402 48 70 -31,4%
375 Nissan March 16 123 -87,0% 401 49 494 -90,1%
376 FAW Besturn B90 15 136 -89,0% 378 220 533 -58,7%
377 BMW X1 12 3.032 -99,6% 165 10.846 13.542 -19,9%
378 Zotye Zhima E30 EV 12 0 New 347 622 0 New
379 Mitsubishi Zinger 12 17 -29,4% 389 131 69 89,9%
380 BAW BJ80C 10 0 New 409 10 0 New
381 Lifan 720 8 1.220 -99,3% 390 131 6.734 -98,1%
382 BAIC Beijing Senova EV 5 8 -37,5% 387 142 69 105,8%
383 Brilliance H230 3 211 -98,6% 308 1.561 3.201 -51,2%
384 Mitsubishi Lancer 3 166 -98,2% 399 70 863 -91,9%
385 Foton Midi 2 2 0,0% 377 226 43 425,6%
386 BAW Luba 1 14 -92,9% 405 22 30 -26,7%
387 BAIC Beijing Senova D80 1 0 New 413 3 0 New
388 Citroën C-Quatre Sedan 0 4.611 -100,0% 182 8.369 22.593 -63,0%
389 Volkswagen Gran Santana 0 0 New 230 4.295 0 New
390 Zotye Z100EV 0 447 -100,0% 301 1.719 1.973 -12,9%
391 Brilliance H220 0 254 -100,0% 319 1.335 2.641 -49,5%
392 Haima Freema 0 46 -100,0% 331 895 175 411,4%
393 Mercedes-Benz Vito 0 373 -100,0% 339 690 891 -22,6%
394 Lifan 620 0 514 -100,0% 346 630 4.434 -85,8%
395 Volvo XC Classic 0 88 -100,0% 357 389 306 27,1%
396 Mitsubishi Galant 0 21 -100,0% 360 347 34 920,6%
397 Gonow Xinglang 0 2.350 -100,0% 369 279 8.468 -96,7%
398 Geely CK Freedom Ship 0 1.320 -100,0% 371 260 3.967 -93,4%
399 Mazda Ruiyi 0 121 -100,0% 374 232 542 -57,2%
400 Brilliance M1 Zunchi (BS6) 0 15 -100,0% 380 187 155 20,6%
401 Mercedes-Benz Viano 0 113 -100,0% 381 186 248 -25,0%
402 Brilliance M2 Junjie (BS4) 0 90 -100,0% 391 124 326 -62,0%
403 FAW Oley 0 183 -100,0% 396 90 839 -89,3%
404 Nissan Tiida Hatchback 0 4.917 -100,0% 397 75 15.607 -99,5%
405 Huanghai Landscape V3 0 632 -100,0% 400 50 2.567 -98,1%
406 Volvo S60L PHEV 0 0 New 403 45 0 New
407 Gonow Aoosed G5 0 760 -100,0% 404 32 2.483 -98,7%
408 Toyota Prius 0 62 -100,0% 406 18 164 -89,0%
409 Luxgen Master CEO 0 15 -100,0% 407 18 35 -48,6%
410 Geely EC8 0 304 -100,0% 408 11 1.939 -99,4%
411 Roewe 750 0 0 New 410 9 24 -62,5%
412 Lifan 320 0 243 -100,0% 411 7 1.466 -99,5%
413 BYD T3 0 0 New 412 5 0 New
414 Chevrolet Epica 0 0 New 414 1 0 New
415 Kia Optima 0 0 New 415 1 0 New

About Bart Demandt

Bart is a 36-year old Dutchman who’s always had a thing for cars, the automotive industry and statistics. He’s combined these passions by writing about them on CarSalesBase.com. His daily driver is an Alfa Romeo GT 3.2 V6 which he just can’t seem to say goodbye to thanks to the mesmerizing exhaust note.
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Comments

  1. Daniel says:

    How about JLR? I thought they had started building the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport locally…

    http://www.jaguarlandrover.com/gl/en/about-us/international-manufacturing/

    • Bart Demandt says:

      That’s right, Daniel. But unfortunately Jaguar-Land Rover doesn’t report its production and sales figures to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, so we don’t have any data on them.
      As you may know, statistics in China is a somewhat less exact science than in other parts of the world. These data are as complete and reliable as you can find.

  2. Daniel says:

    Wasn’t meant as critique. I am just keen to learn anything about JLRs China enterprise.

  3. Nick Joynson says:

    Hi Daniel, I had the same comment to Bart a few weeks back. Likewise, I’m quite interested too! If I get chance I’ll email JLR newsroom and ask in general about the availability of their monthly statistics. Otherwise, I’ve found that there are the JLR annual reports, but obviously these become somewhat historical, and are no longer of great interest. Also, they don’t break down into individual car sales. Otherwise, I’ve found occasionally information at random, from some news sources, which give a snap shot of the total volume sales at a point in time. If I remember correctly, I’ve seen ca. 120,000 annual sales for 2014, ca. 80,000 annual sales for 2015, and I’m led to believe that with the local production of the new models you mentioned, the figures are heading towards ca. 120,000 again. Hope this helps. Nick

  4. Daniel says:

    Thx for that, Nick!

  5. John Clark says:

    Thanks for remembering to add the Chinese SAAR number, Bart!

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