China car sales analysis August 2016

China-car-sales-graph-august_2016The Chinese car market continues its booming growth rate when compared to the depressed figures of last year after the collapse of the domestic stock market. 2015 car sales would recover sharply in the last quarter after the government subsidized sales of small vehicles by halving the purchase tax on vehicles with engines of 1.6 liters and lower to 5 percent. That means it is unlikely Chinese car sales will keep up this growth rate for the coming months. In August, 1,76 million domestically produced passenger cars were sold in China, an increase of 27,8% for a Seasonally Adjusted Annualized Selling Rate of 23,2 million units, the highest since January. Year-to-date, Chinese car buyers have bought nearly 14 million locally produced cars, an increase of 14% over the first eight months of last year. Unsurprisingly, sales of SUVs and crossovers fueled the market, up 44% to 654.100 units, followed by MPV sales at +36% to 180.400. Even sedan sales showed impressive growth in August, albeit slower than the overall market. Still, a 20% improvement is the best we’ve seen in months, which translates into 916.200 sales. Local brands make a nice rebound with a 39,2% share of the market, the highest figure since Q1. Year-to-date, almost 40% of the cars sold in China wore a badge from a domestic brand, still two points above the full-year 2015 figure and the highest it’s ever been.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Volkswagen_Jetta-sedanFor the second month in a row the Haval H6 is the #2 best selling passenger car behind the traditional leader Wuling Hongguang, but we find a newcomer in the top-3 with the Volkswagen Jetta, outselling the Lavida for the first time since April 2015. The GAC Trumpchi GS4 is once again the second best selling crossover at #9 while the Baojun 560 continues its decline in 21st place, now also behind the Volkswagen Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson. The Buick Verano improves further to enter the top-25 and the best selling newcomer is the Chery Arrizo 5 in 26th place and #2 Chinese sedan behind the Geely EC7. Other notable newcomers are the Hyundai Elantra Lingdong in 48th place, directly followed by the Geely Boyue SUV and the Dongfeng Fengguang 580 for its first month above 10.000 sales.

European brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Volkswagen_Touran-MPV-2016Market leader Volkswagen performs slightly worse than the overall market at +19%, with the new Touran showing the biggest improvement. Its French rivals Peugeot and Citroën continue to struggle with sales down 20% and 10% respectively, due to bad product planning and an aging line-up. As a result, Skoda is now less than 1.000 units behind Peugeot year-to-date and 45.000 units ahead of Citroën. This time last year, the Czech brand was 87.000 sales and 13.000 sales behind those brands respectively. In August, Skoda grew by an impressive 82% as all of its nameplates improved, most notably the Octavia, Superb and both versions of the Rapid. Renault breaks through the 10.000 cumulative sales barrier in its 6th months of sales as a local manufacturer, but so far sales of the Kadjar are still below expectations as the brand is still expanding its dealer count in China. Its second model Koleos will be launched in Q4.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Mercedes_Benz_E_Class_L-sedan-2016No big news among the major luxury brands, with Audi’s once impressive lead slowly eroding as Mercedes-Benz and BMW continue to outgrow their rival. Audi sales of locally produced models are up just 6,5% while Mercedes chalks up 22% growth thanks to the new generation E-Class L, and BMW adds 17%. Audi plans to partner with Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent to offer more digital services to Chinese consumers in a bid to attract a younger car buyer, while its rivals are looking to capitalize on the fast-growing popularity of electrified vehicles. BMW revealed the X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance at the Chengdu Auto Show, while Mercedes-Benz plans its own subbrand for alternative power vehicles. Meanwhile, plug-in hybrid versions of the locally produced C-Class L and the GLE SUV are already on sale in China. Volvo shows impressive growth of 30% in August, and that’s even before local production of the new S90L has started, which should help the Chinese-owned brand improve even further. Land Rover sells almost 4.500 units of its two locally produced models.

The two European duds in China continue to crumble, with Fiat once again breaking its record of lowest sales at barely above 500 sales, while DS loses a third of its volume to just above 1.000 sales. At least that’s a 54% improvement on July, a month to quickly forget for the ambitious brand with the wrong product portfolio.

American brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Cadillac_XT5-SUVFord’s rebound is now official, after losing volume every month in the first half it now scores its second consecutive month in the black and the first double digit growth since last December, with sales up 14% as all of its models improved with the exception of the Mondeo. Year-to-date, the brand still has lost 14% of its volume, though. After enjoying a nice improvement in July Chevrolet is back into negative territory, albeit only slightly at less than one percent loss. Still, that means it continues to lose market share while other GM brands easily outgrow the market, with Buick up 30% and Cadillac more than doubling its volume, helped by the XT5 crossover. Meanwhile, Jeep enjoys a third straight month above 10.000 sales thanks to the Renegade.

Japanese brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Toyota_Corolla-sedanFor most of the year, Honda has been the big winner among Japanese brands, but it falls behind in August with sales up “just” 20% on last year as sales of its crossovers, the main booster of its sales, are down by 6,5% last month. Nissan is up 18% mainly thanks to the Qashqai, but Toyota is the big winner in August with sales of its locally produced models up a whopping 40% with the Corolla almost tripling its volume of last year. Mazda does even better at +53% thanks to the all-new CX-4, but also improving sales of the CX-5, Mazda6 Atenza and most notably the Mazda3 Axela. Mitsubishi keeps swinging from huge losses one month to big improvements the next, with a 40% increase in August, but still a 40% loss year-to-date, but Suzuki seems unable to turn its faith around with its 18th loss in 19 months at -16% despite the addition of the Vitara last December, immediately the brand’s best selling model.

South-Korean brands

The South-Korean brands have now truely made up for their slow start of the year, with Hyundai growing 17% in August for a year-to-date increase of 6%. The new Elantra Lingdong, Tucson and the Santa Fe give a big boost to the brand’s volume, offsetting the plunge in Sonata sales. Kia is up a whopping 62% in August to show positive YTD figures for the first time this year, with the K3 compact sedan almost tripling its volume as do its crossovers, with the previous generation Sportage R still growing despite the addition of the new KX5.

Chinese brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Geely_Vision_X6-SUVDespite only one new model introduction so far this year, Changan remains the biggest domestic brand and even consolidates that position with a 46% growth in August, compared to 35% for its closest rival, Great Wall’s SUV brand Haval. Geely is catching up quickly in 3rd place with sales up 67% thanks to a handful of very impressive launches in the past few months, with the Boyue SUV, the Emgrand GS hatchback/crossover and this month the replacement of the GX7 with the Vision X6. The very mature design and quality of these models, from the hand of Peter Horbury, underscore the brand’s ambitions to become the first Chinese automaker to successfully launch in a Western market. These three models already account for 45% of Geely’s volume this month, and with the upcoming Emgrand GL sedan that figure will continue to grow quickly.

Serial product launcher BAIC keeps up its impressive streak (see below at the New Models section), and its fresh product portfolio helps Beijing Automotive to another 60% growth curve. That moves it ahead of Baojun in the YTD ranking, up just 10% in August as its 560 crossover falters. Of the other large domestic brands, GAC Trumpchi is up 88%, Dongfeng 63%, BYD 53% and Chery up 42%. Zotye more than doubles its volume on last year, also thanks to its aggressive new product cadence, with more than half of its August volume coming from the 4 new models. SAIC Roewe almost triples thanks to the new RX5 crossover.

So are all domestic smoking hot? Of course not: Wuling grows just 4% and most of the smaller brands are in trouble as well, with JAC down 27%, Brilliance -11%, the once-mighty FAW down 35%, Luxgen -29% and Yema -44%. Also worth mentioning are Lifan, up 67% in August thanks to the Maiwei but still down 47% year-to-date and Qoros, up 68% thanks to the 5 SUV, but still a small player at 1.745 sales.

New models

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Changhe_Q35-SUVWe welcome the Change Q35 to the ranking this month, a larger sibling to the Q25 and based on the same platform as the Beijing Senova X35. After a promising start in May and June, when dealers stocked up a combined 9.500 units of the Q25, re-orders appear to stumble with a low of just 533 (wholesale) orders in August, indicating the Q25 is not living up to its expectations. The Q35 racked up over 2.500 dealer orders in August, so we’ll keep an eye on the development of its figures in coming months to see if the revival of the Changhe brand under BAIC can actually be called a success story. Prices of the Q35 will range from 65.900 yuan (€8.800,- / US$ 9,900) to 86.900 yuan (€ 11.600,- / US$ 13,000), about 5.000 yuan below the Senova X35. It’s powered by a 1,5-liter engine with 116hp and 148NM of torque, mated to a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-BAIC_BAW_BJ20-SUVBAIC has another new model launch in August, under its BAW Beijing Jeep subbrand: the BAW BJ20 SUV, logically positioned below the BJ40 and BJ80, and arguably the most handsome of the 3, although all three don’t offer very creative designs. The BJ20 is based on the same platform as the Q35 mentioned above (and therefore also the Senova X65), it has the same wheelbase but its overall length is a bit shorter. It has some Toyota FJ Cruiser genes, a bit of (naturally) Jeep, while the triple headlights somehow remind me of recent Citroën models. With 807 sales in its first month, the BJ20 is unlikely to have a huge impact on BAIC volume, but nonetheless an interesting newcomer. The BJ20 is priced between 96.800 yuan (€ 12.900,- / US$ 14,500) and 139.800 yuan (€ 18.700,- / US$ 20,900). Power comes from a 1,5-liter turbocharged engine with 147hp and 210NM, coupled with either a five-speed manual or a CVT.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-FAW_Jumper_A70-sedanFAW First Auto Works has been struggling with its identity lately and that shows in its volume. Its latest launch, the Junpai A70 sedan (Jumper A70 in English) doesn’t solve either one of those issues. It’s the second model under the Junpai subbrand besides the Junpai D60 crossover, just as we thought the company was focussing on its Besturn subbrand for sedans and Xenia for crossovers. The A70 is developed on the same platform of the much more modern-looking Besturn B30 and uses the same 1,6-liter engine and 6-speed automatic transmission, which further questions the point of this car. The design of the A70, though not ugly or outdated, isn’t very exciting nor distinctive either, so the model will have trouble establishing itself in one of the most competitive segments of the market: that of cheap sedans while the market craves crossovers. It’s priced from 64.800 yuan (€ 8.600,- / US$ 9,700) to 87.800 yuan (€ 11.700,- / US$ 13,200), about 5.000 yuan below the Besturn B30.

China models ranking August 2016

Model aug-16 aug-15 Change YTD rank 2016 2015 Change
1 Wuling Hongguang 45.381 44.269 2,5% 1 381.872 389.425 -1,9%
2 Haval H6 40.629 27.202 49,4% 2 319.961 222.296 43,9%
3 Volkswagen Jetta 36.577 18.371 99,1% 4 237.801 184.119 29,2%
4 Volkswagen Lavida 33.912 28.110 20,6% 3 316.285 234.393 34,9%
5 Buick Excelle XT/GT 32.832 30.159 8,9% 5 232.101 156.475 48,3%
6 Baojun 730 28.928 22.915 26,2% 12 191.261 203.911 -6,2%
7 Nissan Sylphy 28.035 25.794 8,7% 10 200.580 189.374 5,9%
8 Volkswagen Sagitar 26.867 21.279 26,3% 6 217.532 172.996 25,7%
9 GAC Trumpchi GS4 26.375 14.317 84,2% 8 204.777 43.629 369,4%
10 Toyota Corolla 23.318 8.129 186,8% 9 204.211 148.726 37,3%
11 Ford Escort 22.203 10.108 119,7% 13 174.827 128.467 36,1%
12 Volkswagen Bora 22.086 15.673 40,9% 22 117.416 121.856 -3,6%
13 Buick Envision 22.050 10.058 119,2% 14 153.760 86.310 78,1%
14 Hyundai Elantra Langdon 20.199 14.846 36,1% 15 145.842 158.385 -7,9%
15 Volkswagen Tiguan 19.433 22.635 -14,1% 16 145.245 171.664 -15,4%
16 Volkswagen Santana 18.900 12.538 50,7% 11 192.281 176.901 8,7%
17 Chevrolet Cruze 18.708 17.523 6,8% 17 143.125 148.643 -3,7%
18 Ford Focus 18.319 17.596 4,1% 18 132.002 168.144 -21,5%
19 Hyundai Tucson 17.146 2.275 653,7% 38 98.299 7.031 1298,1%
20 Volkswagen Passat 15.618 15.668 -0,3% 28 106.254 141.598 -25,0%
21 Baojun 560 15.112 17.128 -11,8% 7 205.248 26.286 680,8%
22 Changan CS75 15.017 12.903 16,4% 21 118.609 111.007 6,8%
23 Buick Weilang (Verano) 14.455 2.438 492,9% 35 100.885 7.440 1256,0%
24 Volkswagen Golf 14.318 18.253 -21,6% 20 120.468 122.653 -1,8%
25 Geely EC7 13.525 11.783 14,8% 19 131.009 124.076 5,6%
26 Chery Arrizo 5 13.072 0 New 78 59.480 0 New
27 BMW 5-series L 12.903 13.097 -1,5% 40 94.702 98.028 -3,4%
28 Skoda Octavia 12.896 8.734 47,7% 37 98.337 92.147 6,7%
29 Honda Vezel 12.352 9.928 24,4% 34 101.674 72.411 40,4%
30 Kia K3 12.302 4.379 180,9% 36 100.455 87.665 14,6%
31 Toyota Levin 12.283 8.460 45,2% 29 105.986 77.053 37,5%
32 Volkswagen Polo 12.100 14.748 -18,0% 26 110.337 110.164 0,2%
33 Haval H2 11.875 12.695 -6,5% 41 94.282 99.877 -5,6%
34 Changan CS35 11.873 13.898 -14,6% 25 111.979 112.241 -0,2%
35 Chevrolet Sail 11.832 14.356 -17,6% 66 68.655 132.407 -48,1%
36 Changan Eado 11.824 11.698 1,1% 33 101.817 122.526 -16,9%
37 Nissan X-Trail 11.792 11.899 -0,9% 30 105.862 92.958 13,9%
38 Audi A6L 11.745 11.349 3,5% 42 91.624 92.660 -1,1%
39 Audi Q5 11.371 9.877 15,1% 46 87.153 71.199 22,4%
40 Honda Accord 11.371 8.128 39,9% 56 73.654 65.840 11,9%
41 Hyundai Mistra 11.345 12.942 -12,3% 45 87.368 96.767 -9,7%
42 Mazda3 Axela 10.990 6.329 73,6% 48 82.783 58.356 41,9%
43 Honda CR-V 10.967 11.520 -4,8% 23 115.049 85.448 34,6%
44 Volkswagen Magotan 10.762 11.961 -10,0% 32 102.294 99.035 3,3%
45 Mercedes-Benz C-Class L 10.729 8.052 33,2% 59 71.814 48.076 49,4%
46 Toyota RAV4 10.518 8.475 24,1% 64 69.241 67.314 2,9%
47 Nissan Qashqai 10.181 3.468 193,6% 50 80.552 35.055 129,8%
48 Hyundai Elantra Lingdong 10.166 0 New 61 71.168 0 New
49 Geely Boyue 10.130 0 New 123 39.469 0 New
50 Dongfeng Fengguang 580 10.086 0 New 145 26.601 0 New
51 Nissan Teana 9.698 8.127 19,3% 81 57.721 71.233 -19,0%
52 Ford Edge 9.648 7.566 27,5% 58 71.894 27.170 164,6%
53 Mercedes-Benz GLK 9.551 5.750 66,1% 83 56.274 44.629 26,1%
54 Honda Fit 9.495 8.185 16,0% 55 74.495 67.857 9,8%
55 Changan Honor 9.418 6.498 44,9% 27 108.010 100.863 7,1%
56 Honda XR-V 9.349 13.516 -30,8% 31 104.224 73.669 41,5%
57 Chery Tiggo 3 9.237 7.635 21,0% 68 67.957 68.670 -1,0%
58 Changan Oushang 9.180 0 New 53 76.842 0 New
59 Volkswagen Lamando 9.049 7.853 15,2% 44 88.739 58.073 52,8%
60 Toyota Camry 9.049 8.500 6,5% 70 65.716 86.834 -24,3%
61 Changan CX70 9.040 0 New 121 39.759 0 New
62 Kia K2 8.994 8.216 9,5% 51 80.478 96.077 -16,2%
63 Zotye T600 8.928 9.446 -5,5% 62 70.978 73.030 -2,8%
64 Ford Kuga 8.720 7.948 9,7% 63 69.876 84.225 -17,0%
65 Honda Civic 8.607 1.713 402,5% 117 40.646 21.031 93,3%
66 Roewe RX5 8.539 0 New 226 10.159 0 New
67 Geely FC Vision 8.282 7.332 13,0% 47 84.420 69.582 21,3%
68 BYD F3 8.235 8.254 -0,2% 57 72.337 91.022 -20,5%
69 Audi Q3 8.229 5.939 38,6% 82 56.871 41.679 36,5%
70 Chevrolet Malibu 8.179 5.866 39,4% 118 40.602 56.513 -28,2%
71 Audi A3 8.066 5.427 48,6% 86 53.669 38.212 40,5%
72 BAIC Beijing Weiwang M30 8.005 0 New 49 81.739 0 New
73 Buick Excelle 7.966 10.433 -23,6% 39 97.306 106.333 -8,5%
74 BMW 3-Series L 7.956 7.528 5,7% 71 64.137 61.932 3,6%
75 Hyundai ix25 7.906 7.607 3,9% 67 68.348 62.999 8,5%
76 Haima S5 7.879 3.907 101,7% 79 59.263 32.599 81,8%
77 Jeep Cherokee 7.868 0 New 69 66.400 0 New
78 BAIC Beijing Senova X35 7.605 0 New 152 24.590 0 New
79 Geely Emgrand GS 7.541 0 New 163 21.669 0 New
80 Ford Mondeo 7.310 7.988 -8,5% 72 63.794 73.004 -12,6%
81 Changan CS15 7.232 0 New 126 38.484 0 New
82 Toyota Vios 7.201 3.886 85,3% 52 78.499 71.688 9,5%
83 Buick GL8 7.128 7.026 1,5% 92 49.859 55.066 -9,5%
84 BAIC Beijing Huansu H3 7.109 0 New 74 63.189 0 New
85 Peugeot 408 7.087 8.927 -20,6% 85 55.145 65.499 -15,8%
86 Geely Vision X6 7.051 0 New 261 7.055 0 New
87 Buick LaCrosse 7.003 4.075 71,9% 110 41.469 54.375 -23,7%
88 Toyota Highlander 6.871 7.697 -10,7% 76 60.568 41.082 47,4%
89 Dongfeng Fengxing S500 6.802 0 New 101 45.856 0 New
90 Honda Crider 6.783 8.930 -24,0% 90 50.788 64.998 -21,9%
91 Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi (Future) 6.533 7.768 -15,9% 75 62.841 70.595 -11,0%
92 Jinbei 750 6.505 0 New 105 43.683 0 New
93 Hyundai Verna 6.403 9.583 -33,2% 43 90.993 127.963 -28,9%
94 Citroën C-Elysee 6.391 5.443 17,4% 84 56.240 59.432 -5,4%
95 Honda City 6.335 3.005 110,8% 108 42.256 22.902 84,5%
96 Soueast DX7 Bolang 6.265 4.409 42,1% 91 50.221 4.409 1039,1%
97 Zotye Damai X5 6.175 0 New 77 59.618 0 New
98 Hyundai ix35 6.175 8.174 -24,5% 93 48.978 62.990 -22,2%
99 BYD Song 6.136 35 17431,4% 120 40.083 35 114422,9%
100 Audi A4L 6.101 10.161 -40,0% 54 75.852 71.917 5,5%
101 Buick Regal 6.042 8.329 -27,5% 107 42.719 71.779 -40,5%
102 BAIC Beijing Huansu S3 6.022 11.313 -46,8% 73 63.614 94.907 -33,0%
103 BMW X1 5.769 3.420 68,7% 138 29.275 25.861 13,2%
104 Nissan Sunny 5.735 6.069 -5,5% 113 41.116 49.950 -17,7%
105 Buick Encore 5.693 6.973 -18,4% 112 41.403 50.292 -17,7%
106 Mercedes-Benz GLA 5.689 5.900 -3,6% 102 45.632 18.304 149,3%
107 BAIC Beijing Senova X25 5.595 0 New 80 58.144 0 New
108 Kia KX5 5.537 0 New 109 41.664 0 New
109 Roewe 360 5.378 2.136 151,8% 96 48.160 2.310 1984,8%
110 Citroën C4 sedan 5.362 0 New 133 32.044 0 New
111 Leopaard CS10 5.350 4.521 18,3% 95 48.803 13.688 256,5%
112 BYD Yuan 5.268 0 New 146 25.709 0 New
113 JMC Yusheng 5.264 1.424 269,7% 213 12.380 13.152 -5,9%
114 Dongfeng Fengguang 330 5.190 4.111 26,2% 65 68.925 54.396 26,7%
115 Volkswagen Touran 5.178 1.426 263,1% 136 29.771 23.803 25,1%
116 Kia Sportage R 5.045 3.293 53,2% 88 51.736 44.343 16,7%
117 Lifan Maiwei 5.043 0 New 175 19.311 0 New
118 Borgward BX7 5.027 0 New 235 9.106 0 New
119 JAC Refine M1 5.026 4.560 10,2% 116 40.770 37.737 8,0%
120 JAC Refine S3 4.989 14.513 -65,6% 24 113.412 118.354 -4,2%
121 Skoda Rapid 4.958 2.171 128,4% 111 41.416 37.899 9,3%
122 Kia K4 4.900 2.759 77,6% 179 19.021 40.170 -52,6%
123 Peugeot 301 4.870 3.715 31,1% 100 46.118 39.166 17,8%
124 Brilliance V3 4.865 6.254 -22,2% 60 71.550 23.799 200,6%
125 FAW Xenia R7 4.778 0 New 184 17.971 0 New
126 Changan Alsvin 4.745 3.451 37,5% 114 40.990 47.184 -13,1%
127 Mazda CX-4 4.617 0 New 191 16.196 0 New
128 Volkswagen Gran Lavida 4.615 5.070 -9,0% 98 46.459 61.414 -24,4%
129 Chery Tiggo 5 4.594 3.761 22,1% 125 38.822 38.573 0,6%
130 Landwind X6 4.500 3.510 28,2% 89 51.619 18.586 177,7%
131 Haval H7 4.482 0 New 188 16.620 0 New
132 Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 4.426 4.100 8,0% 129 35.253 43.017 -18,0%
133 Venucia T70 4.409 5.089 -13,4% 124 39.415 36.050 9,3%
134 Zotye SR7 4.351 0 New 143 27.319 0 New
135 FAW Besturn B50 4.227 4.007 5,5% 190 16.230 36.625 -55,7%
136 BYD S7 4.215 7.097 -40,6% 87 52.029 72.935 -28,7%
137 Mazda CX-5 4.153 3.870 7,3% 135 30.202 31.369 -3,7%
138 Karry K50 4.123 3.897 5,8% 106 43.057 26.089 65,0%
139 Nissan Tiida Hatchback 4.118 4.615 -10,8% 203 13.956 33.916 -58,9%
140 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L 4.036 5.285 -23,6% 156 23.592 39.837 -40,8%
141 Dongfeng Joyear SUV 4.026 6.391 -37,0% 97 48.147 50.565 -4,8%
142 Changan Benni 3.972 2.676 48,4% 128 35.368 34.138 3,6%
143 Haval H1 3.884 4.367 -11,1% 104 44.724 44.045 1,5%
144 JAC Refine S5 3.881 2.501 55,2% 174 19.977 24.775 -19,4%
145 Chery Cowin X3 3.877 0 New 255 7.621 0 New
146 Ford EcoSport 3.860 2.556 51,0% 141 28.158 36.982 -23,9%
147 Mazda6 Atenza 3.844 3.289 16,9% 194 15.782 25.788 -38,8%
148 Peugeot 3008 3.770 5.204 -27,6% 140 28.704 41.270 -30,4%
149 Skoda Superb 3.727 979 280,7% 167 21.029 9.623 118,5%
150 Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 3.711 0 New 189 16.614 0 New
151 Cadillac XT5 3.703 0 New 200 14.465 0 New
152 Citroën C3-XR 3.615 4.534 -20,3% 103 45.622 37.665 21,1%
153 Jeep Renegade 3.605 0 New 232 9.333 0 New
154 Geely Borui / GC9 3.572 3.539 0,9% 134 31.760 12.522 153,6%
155 Toyota Prado 3.558 2.291 55,3% 161 22.226 12.506 77,7%
156 Roewe 350 3.543 2.733 29,6% 137 29.652 36.454 -18,7%
157 BAIC Beijing Huansu S6 3.369 0 New 142 27.326 0 New
158 Nissan Lannia 3.277 0 New 94 48.889 0 New
159 Honda Odyssey 3.264 3.865 -15,5% 159 22.516 24.852 -9,4%
160 Volvo XC60 3.237 2.388 35,6% 154 23.934 23.203 3,2%
161 Toyota Crown 3.226 973 231,6% 182 18.251 11.585 57,5%
162 Honda Greiz 3.107 0 New 147 25.463 0 New
163 BYD Qin 3.106 3.534 -12,1% 196 15.495 24.041 -35,5%
164 Peugeot 308 2.929 5.252 -44,2% 119 40.284 57.305 -29,7%
165 MG GS 2.920 4.453 -34,4% 130 34.396 22.531 52,7%
166 Honda Elysion 2.862 519 451,4% 176 19.174 4.430 332,8%
167 Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.758 0 New 222 11.369 0 New
168 BYD F5 Suri 2.755 2.577 6,9% 166 21.152 34.002 -37,8%
169 Venucia R50 / D50 2.699 3.660 -26,3% 155 23.683 30.953 -23,5%
170 Hawtai New Santa Fe 2.697 2.739 -1,5% 158 22.711 22.119 2,7%
171 Toyota Yaris 2.667 5.440 -51,0% 127 36.593 46.134 -20,7%
172 Honda Jade 2.665 2.964 -10,1% 164 21.542 31.781 -32,2%
173 MG GT 2.625 459 471,9% 269 6.513 5.803 12,2%
174 Dongfeng Fengshen AX3 2.564 0 New 165 21.303 0 New
175 Changhe Q35 2.556 0 New 340 2.556 0 New
176 Skoda Rapid spaceback 2.540 641 296,3% 193 15.826 9.508 66,4%
177 Suzuki Vitara 2.507 0 New 149 25.271 0 New
178 BYD Tang 2.502 1.432 74,7% 151 24.668 2.567 861,0%
179 Chery Fulwin 2 2.496 4.450 -43,9% 132 32.570 32.672 -0,3%
180 Dongfeng Fengguang 370 2.485 0 New 99 46.337 0 New
181 Luxgen U6 SUV 2.366 3.484 -32,1% 162 21.881 28.657 -23,6%
182 Cadillac ATS-L 2.357 2.162 9,0% 177 19.139 19.501 -1,9%
183 Volvo S60L 2.286 1.693 35,0% 183 18.166 15.671 15,9%
184 Geely King Kong 2.283 3.870 -41,0% 115 40.774 38.370 6,3%
185 Yema T70 2.245 3.673 -38,9% 171 20.510 17.733 15,7%
186 Cadillac XTS 2.228 1.714 30,0% 169 20.728 13.405 54,6%
187 Brilliance M2 Junjie FRV 2.216 240 823,3% 267 6.603 3.064 115,5%
188 Volkswagen CC 2.199 2.627 -16,3% 185 17.930 19.548 -8,3%
189 Changan Alsvin V3 (Yuexiang) 2.182 3.701 -41,0% 148 25.311 36.847 -31,3%
190 Zotye Z100EV 2.116 857 146,9% 270 6.473 5.938 9,0%
191 Chevrolet Trax 2.108 2.548 -17,3% 157 22.846 31.144 -26,6%
192 Dongfeng Fengshen H30 / S30 2.031 606 235,1% 265 6.741 3.763 79,1%
193 Ford Taurus 2.006 0 New 178 19.042 0 New
194 Kia KX3 2.004 2.286 -12,3% 122 39.522 24.644 60,4%
195 BYD e5 1.961 0 New 260 7.069 0 New
196 Skoda Yeti 1.945 1.449 34,2% 187 16.759 6.634 152,6%
197 Zhi Dou D1 EV 1.938 0 New 309 4.286 0 New
198 Mitsubishi ASX 1.915 1.067 79,5% 173 19.990 32.059 -37,6%
199 Suzuki Alivio 1.883 1.461 28,9% 206 13.234 9.386 41,0%
200 Changhe Freedom M50 1.854 1.316 40,9% 172 20.101 11.267 78,4%
201 Zotye Z700 1.779 0 New 263 6.849 0 New
202 Haima M3 1.746 2.699 -35,3% 170 20.669 17.900 15,5%
203 Peugeot 2008 1.743 2.652 -34,3% 168 20.920 33.237 -37,1%
204 Renault Kadjar 1.700 0 New 221 11.398 0 New
205 Range Rover Evoque 1.700 0 New 287 5.717 0 New
206 Toyota Corolla EX 1.694 2.487 -31,9% 204 13.590 30.550 -55,5%
207 Honda Spirior 1.664 1.396 19,2% 201 14.175 11.816 20,0%
208 Kia K5 1.658 1.180 40,5% 192 15.979 22.183 -28,0%
209 Maxus G10 1.655 1.258 31,6% 223 11.121 8.842 25,8%
210 Nissan Murano 1.636 2.921 -44,0% 217 11.982 3.231 270,8%
211 Chevrolet Captiva 1.610 3.576 -55,0% 218 11.918 17.857 -33,3%
212 JAC Refine S2 1.609 0 New 131 34.067 0 New
213 BAIC Beijing Senova D50 EV 1.601 0 New 273 6.282 0 New
214 FAW Besturn B30 1.593 0 New 139 28.787 0 New
215 Haval H5 1.552 1.322 17,4% 198 15.117 15.704 -3,7%
216 Zotye E200 1.547 0 New 289 5.460 0 New
217 Hawtai Santa Fe 1.534 188 716,0% 210 12.778 4.727 170,3%
218 BYD E6 1.512 248 509,7% 220 11.649 3.457 237,0%
219 BMW 2-Series 1.496 0 New 246 8.340 0 New
220 BAIC Beijing E-series 1.465 1.280 14,5% 209 12.798 9.141 40,0%
221 BYD Qin EV 1.464 0 New 300 4.790 0 New
222 Infiniti Q50L 1.461 1.550 -5,7% 224 10.810 11.310 -4,4%
223 Roewe 550 hybrid 1.446 0 New 214 12.222 0 New
224 Chery Cowin V3 1.424 0 New 337 2.720 0 New
225 Great Wall Voleex C30 1.422 1.262 12,7% 181 18.367 19.818 -7,3%
226 BAW BJ40 1.405 335 319,4% 312 4.152 2.326 78,5%
227 Lifan X50 1.404 1.486 -5,5% 229 9.849 22.464 -56,2%
228 Citroën C4L 1.347 3.101 -56,6% 231 9.511 27.437 -65,3%
229 Suzuki Swift 1.333 1.251 6,6% 219 11.710 15.689 -25,4%
230 GAC Trumpchi GA6 1.332 395 237,2% 275 6.279 7.539 -16,7%
231 JAC J3 Heyue A13 1.289 1.150 12,1% 216 12.042 5.338 125,6%
232 Wuling Journey 1.286 618 108,1% 215 12.072 16.915 -28,6%
233 Haima M5 1.255 2.314 -45,8% 153 24.220 27.021 -10,4%
234 BAIC Beijing Weiwang S50 1.248 0 New 199 14.629 0 New
235 Skoda Fabia 1.234 1.034 19,3% 243 8.502 11.449 -25,7%
236 Chery Arrizo 7 1.230 1.327 -7,3% 292 5.300 14.810 -64,2%
237 Volkswagen CrossPolo 1.156 768 50,5% 272 6.433 11.603 -44,6%
238 Chevrolet Lova RV 1.152 0 New 236 9.088 0 New
239 Leopaard Q6 1.125 406 177,1% 258 7.161 406 1663,8%
240 Enranger (Yingzhi) 737 1.112 0 New 212 12.477 0 New
241 Nissan Livina 1.111 1.206 -7,9% 301 4.617 12.868 -64,1%
242 Dongfeng Fengshen A60 1.088 738 47,4% 186 17.191 4.039 325,6%
243 Geely Emgrand EV 1.085 0 New 271 6.436 0 New
244 Chery eQ 1.051 635 65,5% 248 8.227 3.228 154,9%
245 Kia Forte 1.019 741 37,5% 294 5.161 19.665 -73,8%
246 Enranger (Yingzhi) G3 1.006 1.516 -33,6% 253 7.890 2.559 208,3%
247 Zotye Z300 1.002 442 126,7% 230 9.847 12.441 -20,9%
248 Geely Gleagle K17A 1.002 0 New 378 1.002 0 New
249 GAC Trumpchi GA3S 990 521 90,0% 296 5.067 17.020 -70,2%
250 Toyota Reiz 983 939 4,7% 205 13.325 16.663 -20,0%
251 Nissan NV200 977 565 72,9% 276 6.222 6.571 -5,3%
252 BAIC Beijing Senova X55 971 0 New 150 24.727 0 New
253 Honda Crosstour 961 883 8,8% 285 5.751 8.411 -31,6%
254 Hyundai Sonata 8 (Sonata YF) 948 8.320 -88,6% 144 26.649 45.906 -41,9%
255 Hyundai Elantra Yuedong 920 674 36,5% 195 15.682 40.206 -61,0%
256 Haval H9 910 618 47,2% 259 7.084 10.615 -33,3%
257 Brilliance H330 896 3.447 -74,0% 160 22.356 27.706 -19,3%
258 FAW Besturn X80 892 2.289 -61,0% 227 10.087 35.947 -71,9%
259 BAIC Beijing Senova D50 859 1.945 -55,8% 310 4.233 31.831 -86,7%
260 Ford Everest 856 0 New 330 3.238 0 New
261 Chery QQ 853 1.065 -19,9% 207 12.880 15.542 -17,1%
262 Jinbei Grace 848 899 -5,7% 237 8.924 7.500 19,0%
263 Brilliance H530 839 202 315,3% 346 2.228 2.526 -11,8%
264 Soueast V5 Lingzhi 834 707 18,0% 279 5.988 10.535 -43,2%
265 Qoros 5 SUV 830 0 New 290 5.354 0 New
266 Lifan Lotto 823 934 -11,9% 247 8.299 6.473 28,2%
267 Baojun 630 819 438 87,0% 228 9.957 18.431 -46,0%
268 Mercedes-Benz V-Class 816 0 New 336 2.753 0 New
269 BAW BJ20 807 0 New 387 807 0 New
270 Haima V70 803 0 New 321 3.632 0 New
271 Roewe E950 780 0 New 356 1.675 0 New
272 Suzuki S-Cross 774 2.251 -65,6% 252 7.924 22.439 -64,7%
273 FAW Jumper D60 769 1.203 -36,1% 239 8.745 19.995 -56,3%
274 Changan Ouliwei 767 1.605 -52,2% 281 5.903 29.832 -80,2%
275 Suzuki Alto 742 1.227 -39,5% 251 7.943 17.898 -55,6%
276 MG3 729 1.205 -39,5% 241 8.549 7.910 8,1%
277 Suzuki Beidouxing (Big Dipper) 723 2.093 -65,5% 180 18.734 25.553 -26,7%
278 Haima S7 718 2.265 -68,3% 282 5.891 12.724 -53,7%
279 DS6 705 676 4,3% 264 6.765 9.443 -28,4%
280 Hyundai Santa Fe 684 4.666 -85,3% 202 13.972 17.324 -19,3%
281 BYD F0 677 726 -6,7% 257 7.234 11.793 -38,7%
282 FAW Vita Weizhi Sedan 674 643 4,8% 286 5.725 5.602 2,2%
283 Dongfeng Joyear S50 657 621 5,8% 274 6.282 7.262 -13,5%
284 Soueast V3 Lingyue 654 511 28,0% 291 5.307 16.142 -67,1%
285 Haval H8 651 1.056 -38,4% 298 4.916 4.786 2,7%
286 Zhi Dou D2 EV 598 0 New 293 5.241 0 New
287 Qoros 3 598 440 35,9% 305 4.403 4.552 -3,3%
288 Kia Cerato 598 687 -13,0% 307 4.336 8.121 -46,6%
289 Chery Cowin C3 579 0 New 354 1.784 0 New
290 BAIC Beijing Huansu H2 578 1.454 -60,2% 240 8.683 10.992 -21,0%
291 Brilliance V5 574 448 28,1% 280 5.953 23.766 -75,0%
292 Peugeot 308S 567 471 20,4% 278 6.130 7.669 -20,1%
293 Infiniti QX50 560 362 54,7% 295 5.126 4.210 21,8%
294 Chery E3 551 3.691 -85,1% 225 10.527 21.365 -50,7%
295 Changhe Q25 533 0 New 211 12.518 0 New
296 Cadillac CT6 516 0 New 327 3.381 0 New
297 Jonway A380 512 504 1,6% 319 3.778 4.486 -15,8%
298 FAW Tianjin Xiali (Charade) 509 801 -36,5% 249 8.213 17.060 -51,9%
299 JAC J5 Heyue 502 1.133 -55,7% 329 3.245 15.422 -79,0%
300 Enranger (Yingzhi) 727 488 0 New 334 2.883 0 New
301 Chery E5 480 376 27,7% 238 8.902 9.101 -2,2%
302 FAW Jumper A70 479 0 New 398 479 0 New
303 Toyota E’Z 471 948 -50,3% 304 4.459 7.420 -39,9%
304 Roewe E50 EV 463 1 46200,0% 382 910 152 498,7%
305 BAW BJ212 451 378 19,3% 299 4.794 2.488 92,7%
306 GAC Trumpchi GA8 448 0 New 357 1.645 0 New
307 Hawtai B11 436 5 8620,0% 303 4.464 335 1232,5%
308 Changan CX20 421 1.793 -76,5% 266 6.627 29.819 -77,8%
309 Foton MPX 420 413 1,7% 318 3.801 3.425 11,0%
310 Peugeot 508 407 786 -48,2% 288 5.509 9.645 -42,9%
311 Lifan X60 400 1.124 -64,4% 244 8.424 36.093 -76,7%
312 Dongfeng Fengdu MX6 399 783 -49,0% 297 4.976 9.806 -49,3%
313 BYD G5 376 490 -23,3% 328 3.271 12.062 -72,9%
314 Hawtai E70 373 1.778 -79,0% 242 8.525 11.138 -23,5%
315 Luxgen 3 366 0 New 397 492 0 New
316 Lifan 630 365 83 339,8% 389 749 2.855 -73,8%
317 Roewe 550 356 1.926 -81,5% 349 1.988 11.783 -83,1%
318 Suzuki Tianyu SX4 341 570 -40,2% 283 5.853 11.801 -50,4%
319 GAC Trumpchi GS5 333 529 -37,1% 284 5.850 21.406 -72,7%
320 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 324 433 -25,2% 338 2.696 3.283 -17,9%
321 Fiat Viaggio 322 1.415 -77,2% 277 6.133 15.460 -60,3%
322 GAC Trumpchi GA5 322 243 32,5% 343 2.315 1.548 49,5%
323 Qoros 3 City SUV 317 597 -46,9% 323 3.532 3.459 2,1%
324 Jiangnan Alto 308 536 -42,5% 324 3.521 6.499 -45,8%
325 BAIC Beijing Huansu S2 308 571 -46,1% 335 2.787 12.415 -77,6%
326 Ford Mondeo Classic 307 87 252,9% 374 1.068 5.394 -80,2%
327 Citroën C5 303 1.478 -79,5% 322 3.554 15.248 -76,7%
328 JAC Heyue A30 294 201 46,3% 358 1.619 3.894 -58,4%
329 FAW Besturn B70 289 1.264 -77,1% 315 3.843 14.203 -72,9%
330 FAW Xenia 271 1.191 -77,2% 262 7.038 7.017 0,3%
331 Luxgen M7 MPV 258 86 200,0% 367 1.232 310 297,4%
332 Dongfeng Succe 235 508 -53,7% 314 3.846 6.380 -39,7%
333 Zotye TT EV 230 0 New 373 1.111 3 36933,3%
334 Mazda3 Xingcheng 227 393 -42,2% 339 2.597 5.398 -51,9%
335 GAC Trumpchi GA3 219 0 New 420 219 0 New
336 Zotye Z500 218 678 -67,8% 317 3.806 14.258 -73,3%
337 Lifan 320 214 52 311,5% 411 280 2.355 -88,1%
338 Fiat Ottimo 204 697 -70,7% 313 4.068 6.426 -36,7%
339 Foton Sauvana 200 111 80,2% 366 1.254 175 616,6%
340 FAW Vita V2 200 0 New 424 200 726 -72,5%
341 Roewe W5 198 255 -22,4% 364 1.372 2.168 -36,7%
342 Dongfeng Fengshen A30 186 380 -51,1% 325 3.425 9.062 -62,2%
343 BAW BJ80C 184 0 New 400 435 0 New
344 Geely Panda 169 904 -81,3% 306 4.336 11.278 -61,6%
345 DS 4S 169 0 New 390 710 0 New
346 Changan Raeton 167 339 -50,7% 331 3.114 5.284 -41,1%
347 Venucia R30 160 337 -52,5% 342 2.394 5.695 -58,0%
348 Zotye Z100 160 322 -50,3% 345 2.262 5.067 -55,4%
349 Dongfeng Fengshan L60 152 258 -41,1% 360 1.541 3.376 -54,4%
350 Denza EV 146 125 16,8% 371 1.130 864 30,8%
351 Suzuki Liana 145 1.310 -88,9% 234 9.114 15.218 -40,1%
352 Luxgen 5 Sedan 136 534 -74,5% 348 2.031 4.867 -58,3%
353 Hyundai Sonata Moinca 132 227 -41,9% 320 3.671 5.289 -30,6%
354 Haima M6 118 1.350 -91,3% 256 7.462 7.567 -1,4%
355 DS5 118 150 -21,3% 380 946 588 60,9%
356 BAW Yusheng007 114 70 62,9% 410 316 978 -67,7%
357 Roewe 950 109 76 43,4% 394 580 1.340 -56,7%
358 Chery Arrizo 3 107 392 -72,7% 379 998 14.777 -93,2%
359 Dongfeng A9 103 0 New 376 1.062 0 New
360 Nissan Paladin 99 105 -5,7% 365 1.315 1.070 22,9%
361 Brilliance H220 97 8 1112,5% 359 1.574 2.884 -45,4%
362 FAW Besturn B90 97 31 212,9% 408 335 789 -57,5%
363 Mitsubishi Lancer EX 89 62 43,5% 384 849 2.871 -70,4%
364 Mazda8 88 99 -11,1% 393 619 1.228 -49,6%
365 BYD M6 83 166 -50,0% 385 835 1.766 -52,7%
366 Toyota Land Cruiser 83 289 -71,3% 404 386 775 -50,2%
367 BAIC Beijing Senova D20 82 343 -76,1% 333 2.912 15.656 -81,4%
368 Baojun Le Chi (Spark) 78 282 -72,3% 302 4.551 9.384 -51,5%
369 Mazda6 Classical 76 1.341 -94,3% 268 6.524 22.835 -71,4%
370 Mercedes-Benz Vito 74 180 -58,9% 355 1.703 1.972 -13,6%
371 Haima M8 72 9 700,0% 402 403 387 4,1%
372 DS 5LS 66 796 -91,7% 347 2.038 3.818 -46,6%
373 Geely TX4 60 89 -32,6% 391 709 1.007 -29,6%
374 Luxgen Luxgen7 SUV 59 359 -83,6% 375 1.065 2.513 -57,6%
375 Nissan Maxima 57 0 New 353 1.855 0 New
376 Karry Youya S22 51 0 New 417 235 864 -72,8%
377 Chery Arrizo M7 50 263 -81,0% 372 1.126 3.612 -68,8%
378 Chery Cowin 2 44 582 -92,4% 377 1.050 4.572 -77,0%
379 Lifan 530 41 102 -59,8% 368 1.167 4.265 -72,6%
380 Soueast V6 Lingshi 35 127 -72,4% 396 514 1.643 -68,7%
381 Kia Sportage 34 2.463 -98,6% 233 9.182 15.222 -39,7%
382 MG6 30 65 -53,8% 395 552 1.872 -70,5%
383 Hawtai E80 30 0 New 437 30 0 New
384 Mitsubishi Lancer 28 121 -76,9% 422 201 1.491 -86,5%
385 Brilliance M1 Zunchi (BS6) 27 3 800,0% 421 215 206 4,4%
386 Venucia Morning Wind EV 23 117 -80,3% 362 1.467 655 124,0%
387 Zotye T200 23 27 -14,8% 425 195 1.038 -81,2%
388 BAIC Beijing Senova X65 22 1.002 -97,8% 250 8.148 10.396 -21,6%
389 BAW Yongshi 21 67 -68,7% 409 319 278 14,7%
390 Mitsubishi Zinger 21 17 23,5% 419 228 247 -7,7%
391 Yema E70 17 0 New 442 17 0 New
392 Lifan 720 15 652 -97,7% 426 185 10.322 -98,2%
393 Ciimo Si Ming 13 214 -93,9% 369 1.155 1.828 -36,8%
394 Brilliance M2 Junjie (BS4) 11 16 -31,3% 428 139 540 -74,3%
395 Brilliance H230 10 4 150,0% 351 1.873 3.772 -50,3%
396 Volkswagen Phideon 8 0 New 435 36 0 New
397 Everus (Linian) S1 5 278 -98,2% 311 4.164 2.464 69,0%
398 Huasong7 5 0 New 361 1.524 128 1090,6%
399 BAIC Beijing Senova CC 5 104 -95,2% 401 424 1.087 -61,0%
400 Haima1 Prince 2 80 -97,5% 399 442 1.418 -68,8%
401 Foton Midi 2 0 New 416 249 55 352,7%
402 MG5 2 195 -99,0% 431 87 1.317 -93,4%
403 BAW Luba 2 2 0,0% 440 25 34 -26,5%
404 Hyundai Elantra 1 832 -99,9% 316 3.840 9.774 -60,7%
405 Haima2 1 81 -98,8% 407 343 1.318 -74,0%
406 Luxgen Master CEO 1 2 -50,0% 439 26 43 -39,5%

About Bart Demandt

Bart is a 34-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 because he fell in love with the sound of the 3.2 V6 engine. And just like in a relationship with a woman, high maintenance costs sometimes bring him on the brink of a break-up, but true love will hopefully prevail.
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Comments

  1. Excellent article and thanks…
    It would also be nice if you had a table listing brands like you do for models…

    • Bart Demandt says:

      That’s an understandable request, but the problem I have with a brands ranking is that it would still only contain locally produced models and exclude imports, so it wouldn’t be an entirely accurate comparison between brands.
      For example Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz: using the data I have of locally produced models, Audi sold 45.500 cars in August, Mercedes-Benz 30.900 and BMW just 28.100. However, the latter has a much greater share of imports than the former two, as total sales of these brands were 49.100 for Audi, 42.200 for BMW (including Mini) and 41.000 for Mercedes-Benz.
      Similarly for the Japanese brands:
      Sales of locally produced models in August were 89.800 for Honda, 81.900 for Toyota and just 76.700 sales for Nissan. But when including imports, the picture changes with 106.600 for Honda, for the first time ahead of Nissan at 103.800, with Toyota a distant third with 95.900 sales.
      As you see, comparing just the locally produced models doesn’t paint the right picture. And although I do have complete data for some brands, it’s hardly complete, and my source is not consistent either, otherwise I’d publish more than just data of locally made models.

  2. Thanks for the explanation…

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