China car sales analysis Full Year 2015

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Volkswagen_Gran_Santana-hatchbackCar sales in China increased 8,7% in 2015 to top 20 million units for the first time ever, as the tax break on small vehicles in Q4 helped to double the 4,3% increase in the first three quarters, after an unprecedented three consecutive months of declines from June to August. This was a result of the slowing economy and a stock market crisis, which has taken away a potential 500.000 car sales, according to analysts from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Car purchase limits in 7 major cities due to congestion and subsequent air quality concerns have also cost a potential 2 million vehicle sales. As a result, 2015 is the second consecutive year that the Chines car market grows slower than the year before, and with tax break having ended on December 31st, this year may prove to be a difficult year again, unless the government pulls another subsidy rabbit out of their hat.

As you’ll know when you’ve followed the Chinese car market on this blog, SUVs are the main reason for this boost, as Chinese car buyers have shied away from sedans. Sales of crossovers and SUVs soared 52% to 6,22 million units, and MPVs increased 10% to 2,11 million sales, while sedans slumped 5,3% to 11,72 million sales.

The share of foreign brands in the Chinese market has  shrunk by 4,2 percentage points, a landslide change in such a huge market, as it means that foreign car brands only added 338.000 units of volume last year for an increase of 2,8%, while the local Chinese automakers added over 1,45 million units of volume for an increase of 23,3%. The share of local brands has floated between 28% and 34,5% in the last decade, but in 2015 it suddenly jumped to 38,1%, undoubtedly helped by the government tax cut on small vehicles in Q4, as the share was above 39% in each of the last three months of the year and even above 40% in December.

% local brands % foreign brands
2015 38,1% 61,9%
2014 33,9% 66,1%
2013 34,5% 65,5%
2012 31,8% 68,2%
2011 31,8% 68,2%
2010 33,4% 66,6%
2009 31,0% 69,0%
2008 30,3% 69,7%
2007 29,5% 70,5%
2006 28,9% 71,1%
2005 28,5% 71,5%

 

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Honda_Greiz-sedanThanks to improving relations between China and Japan after tensions from a dispute over an island group a year before, the Japanese brands have made the biggest inroads in China, improving 8,5% while the US brands improved their sales in China by just 3,2%. However, that’s still better than the European and South-Korean brands, as the Europeans added just 1,67% and the Koreans even lost volume in China last year, down 4,9%.

 

Keep in mind, that this “local vs. foreign brands” comparison is becoming somewhat distorted by foreign automakers having launched their own local brands in recent years, of which Wuling and Baojun are the most successful as local brands from the SAIC-GM Joint Venture. So although they’re considered local brands, they’re technically speaking just as local (or foreign) as Chevrolet.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Wuling_Hongguang-MPVWell, you could say that at least Chevrolet also sells and produces models that have been developed for and sold in other continents, while Wuling and Baojun models are, for now, developed for the local Chinese car market. But if you really want to make things confusing, you could counter again by saying that some Wuling minivans are exported and sold under the Chevrolet brand in certain African and South-American markets.

China 2015 car brand ranking

For the top-3 brands, China remains the biggest single market in the world in 2015. VW and Hyundai get more than 20% of their worldwide volume from China and Buick is for over 80% dependent on China, where it sells more than 4,5 times as many cars as in its home market US.

While Volkswagen holds on to the brand crown with a comfortable margin of selling 2,5 times as much as its nearest competitor, the German brand has lost 1,5% of market share and almost 50.000 units of volume, or just about its entire annual volume in a country like Sweden or The Netherlands, despite a last-month surge of +32%. VW still increases its lead over the #2 as Hyundai is down 5% and 57.000 units of volume, which is more than the brand sells in a country like Italy or Spain.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Changan_CS15-SUVBuick is up 12,9% and passes Toyota to grab the third place on the podium, as both brands break the 1 million sales for the first time. But the real stars are in #5 and #6 with Honda shooting up 27% and 2 places to become the second best selling Japanese brand in China and Changan up almost a third and 4 places. If both these brands keep growing like this, they’ll hit the million in 2016 as well, which would make Changan the first ever Chinese automaker to hit that volume in its home market.

Nissan and Ford are both kicked down two places, as the former loses 0,3 percentage points of market share despite improving 37% and 38% respectively in December. Nonetheless, both also break their sales records in China. Wuling, the MPV and minibus maker of SAIC-GM loses 9,6% of its volume and is under threat from Haval for second-best Chinese brand. Haval, the SUV brand from Great Wall, is up more than 54% in 2015, adding more than 233.000 units of volume, which is more than the entire annual sales of a brand like Mazda.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Chevrolet_Sail-sedanChevrolet is, like in Europe, the biggest loser of all brands, with sales down 130.000 units and a full percentage point of market share, and dropping out of the top-10. However, General Motors as a whole will be very pleased with its performance in China, as its Baojun brand is by far the biggest winner in 2015, with sales up almost threefold from 181.000 in 2014 to over half a million last year, thanks to 2 successful model launches in the past 18 months.

In the luxury race, Audi holds on to its title despite sales down 0,6%. BMW grows 3,2% but the big hit comes from Mercedes-Benz, improving a whopping 83% from about half of BMW volume in 2014 to just 32.000 units behind. As a result, China has now become Mercedes’ biggest market, ahead of the United States and Germany. For Volvo, China already was its biggest market, and like Cadillac and Infiniti, it benefits greatly from the production start of new models in China.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Yingzhi-Enranger_737-MPVWe welcome a few new brands to the ranking in 2015, of which Enranger is the most successful so far. The brand from engine maker Weichai Auto has launched two models this year and sold over 20.000 units in just six months time, putting it way ahead of full-year sales of Qoros, last year’s newcomer. Huasong has launched a single model, the Huasong7 MPV, and sales picked up in November, selling over 4.000 units in each of the last two months.

Jeep isn’t technically a newcomer to China, as it has imported all of its models until now, but production of the Cherokee has started in November, and already reached 5.800 units in December. That makes it by far the best selling Jeep in China on a monthly basis and I think it can get even higher than that. Jeep will also start local production of the Renegade this year and the successor to the Patriot and Compass next year. The latter has been the best selling import model overall in China last year, so local production (and therefore lower prices because of the 25% import duties) should boost it even more.

 

Model 2015 2014 Change 2015 share 2014 share 2014 pos.
1 Volkswagen 2.666.360 2.713.351 -1,7% 13,2% 14,7% 1
2 Hyundai 1.062.925 1.120.048 -5,1% 5,3% 6,1% 2
3 Buick 1.035.372 917.017 12,9% 5,1% 5,0% 4
4 Toyota 1.010.178 956.281 5,6% 5,0% 5,2% 3
5 Honda 980.662 772.717 26,9% 4,9% 4,2% 7
6 Changan 937.980 710.276 32,1% 4,6% 3,9% 10
7 Nissan 891.361 859.490 3,7% 4,4% 4,7% 5
8 Ford 870.652 801.603 8,6% 4,3% 4,4% 6
9 Wuling 678.938 751.028 -9,6% 3,4% 4,1% 9
10 Haval 662.475 429.328 54,3% 3,3% 2,3% 16
11 Chevrolet 636.518 767.001 -17,0% 3,2% 4,2% 8
12 Kia 616.096 646.036 -4,6% 3,1% 3,5% 11
13 Dongfeng 537.097 437.259 22,8% 2,7% 2,4% 15
14 Geely 532.384 425.773 25,0% 2,6% 2,3% 17
15 BAIC 524.022 283.708 84,7% 2,6% 1,5% 20
16 Audi 509.998 513.000 -0,6% 2,5% 2,8% 12
17 Baojun 502.872 181.586 176,9% 2,5% 1,0% 28
18 BYD 452.488 437.725 3,4% 2,2% 2,4% 14
19 Chery 408.733 455.379 -10,2% 2,0% 2,5% 13
20 Peugeot 406.738 384.005 5,9% 2,0% 2,1% 18
21 JAC 346.175 195.799 76,8% 1,7% 1,1% 26
22 Citroën 298.080 320.011 -6,9% 1,5% 1,7% 19
23 BMW 287.000 278.195 3,2% 1,4% 1,5% 22
24 Skoda 279.462 282.390 -1,0% 1,4% 1,5% 21
25 Mercedes-Benz 255.270 139.508 83,0% 1,3% 0,8% 32
26 Mazda 226.926 204.652 10,9% 1,1% 1,1% 25
27 FAW 225.841 272.985 -17,3% 1,1% 1,5% 23
28 Zotye 223.327 149.925 49,0% 1,1% 0,8% 30
29 Suzuki 199.210 262.209 -24,0% 1,0% 1,4% 24
30 GAC 190.123 116.758 62,8% 0,9% 0,6% 35
31 Haima 180.678 176.982 2,1% 0,9% 1,0% 29
32 Brilliance 161.691 137.939 17,2% 0,8% 0,7% 33
33 Lifan 133.140 144.302 -7,7% 0,7% 0,8% 31
34 Venucia 123.772 114.035 8,5% 0,6% 0,6% 36
35 SAIC Roewe 99.639 127.801 -22,0% 0,5% 0,7% 34
36 Great Wall 90.755 183.158 -50,4% 0,4% 1,0% 27
37 Hawtai 71.172 53.017 34,2% 0,4% 0,3% 41
38 SAIC MG 70.377 52.217 34,8% 0,3% 0,3% 42
39 Soueast 67.993 54.376 25,0% 0,3% 0,3% 40
40 Volvo 66.994 18.957 253,4% 0,3% 0,1% 50
41 Mitsubishi 62.469 73.257 -14,7% 0,3% 0,4% 37
42 Luxgen 60.315 52.203 15,5% 0,3% 0,3% 43
43 Cadillac 53.086 37.256 42,5% 0,3% 0,2% 45
44 Karry 50.104 5.104 881,7% 0,2% 0,0% 60
45 Leopaard 45.027 21.160 112,8% 0,2% 0,1% 49
46 Landwind 43.099 34.002 26,8% 0,2% 0,2% 46
47 Yema 40.783 12.326 230,9% 0,2% 0,1% 53
48 Jinbei 32.244 15.729 105,0% 0,2% 0,1% 51
49 Fiat 31.481 68.090 -53,8% 0,2% 0,4% 38
50 Infiniti 25.467 2.440 943,7% 0,1% 0,0% 63
51 Changhe 24.871 304 8081,3% 0,1% 0,0% 65
52 Gonow 23.763 45.522 -47,8% 0,1% 0,2% 44
53 DS 21.451 26.008 -17,5% 0,1% 0,1% 48
54 Enranger (Yingzhi) 20.805 0 New 0,1% 0,0% 69
55 Jiangling 19.655 26.855 -26,8% 0,1% 0,1% 47
56 Zhongxing ZX Auto 17.525 10.670 64,2% 0,1% 0,1% 55
57 Qoros 14.247 6.867 107,5% 0,1% 0,0% 58
58 SAIC Maxus 13.985 3.588 289,8% 0,1% 0,0% 62
59 Youngman Lotus 11.581 63.031 -81,6% 0,1% 0,3% 39
60 Huasong 9.996 0 New 0,0% 0,0% 70
61 Jiangnan 9.188 13.700 -32,9% 0,0% 0,1% 52
62 Jeep 8.005 0 New 0,0% 0,0% 67
63 Jonway 6.786 6.812 -0,4% 0,0% 0,0% 59
64 Foton 6.509 7.197 -9,6% 0,0% 0,0% 57
65 Zhi Dou 6.164 0 New 0,0% 0,0% 68
66 Huanghai 4.829 7.616 -36,6% 0,0% 0,0% 56
67 Everus 3.521 4.547 -22,6% 0,0% 0,0% 61
68 Denza 2.888 132 2087,9% 0,0% 0,0% 66
69 DongfengHonda 2.354 11.014 -78,6% 0,0% 0,1% 54
70 Hafei 19 665 -97,1% 0,0% 0,0% 64

Chinese car model ranking January – December 2015

# Model 2015 2014 Change
1 Wuling Hongguang 655,531 750,019 -12.6%
2 Volkswagen Lavida 379,069 371,962 1.9%
3 Haval H6 373,229 315,881 18.2%
4 Nissan Sylphy 334,087 300,058 11.3%
5 Baojun 730 321,069 120,089 167.4%
6 Buick Excelle XT/GT 290,213 246,305 17.8%
7 Volkswagen Sagitar 279,887 300,082 -6.7%
8 Volkswagen Jetta 274,932 296,961 -7.4%
9 Hyundai Elantra Langdon 267,166 252,338 5.9%
10 Volkswagen Santana 255,968 285,301 -10.3%
11 Volkswagen Tiguan 255,751 237,404 7.7%
12 Toyota Corolla 254,301 171,487 48.3%
13 Chevrolet Cruze 246,088 267,985 -8.2%
14 Ford Focus 246,085 391,781 -37.2%
15 Chevrolet Sail 216,627 253,341 -14.5%
16 Ford Escort 214,362 3,710 5678.0%
17 Hyundai Verna 213,678 236,024 -9.5%
18 Geely EC7 206,226 165,239 24.8%
19 Volkswagen Passat 205,794 218,344 -5.7%
20 Volkswagen Bora 204,280 222,663 -8.3%
21 JAC Refine S3 196,779 50,140 292.5%
22 Volkswagen Golf 192,794 193,047 -0.1%
23 Changan CS75 186,623 52,991 252.2%
24 Changan Eado 182,332 154,885 17.7%
25 Buick Excelle 176,242 293,098 -39.9%
26 Changan CS35 169,332 100,571 68.4%
27 Haval H2 168,517 49,351 241.5%
28 Nissan X-Trail 166,385 114,459 45.4%
29 BAIC Beijing Huansu S3 164,436 48,506 239.0%
30 Volkswagen Polo 164,351 138,975 18.3%
31 Kia K2 164,114 155,331 5.7%
32 Buick Envision 162,941 19,683 727.8%
33 Honda CR-V 156,608 168,184 -6.9%
34 Kia K3 156,033 174,119 -10.4%
35 Volkswagen Magotan 155,507 207,243 -25.0%
36 Hyundai Mistra 154,603 134,997 14.5%
37 Skoda Octavia 150,028 120,509 24.5%
38 Audi A6L 147,977 166,463 -11.1%
39 BMW 5-series L 147,200 137,965 6.7%
40 Baojun 560 145,007 0 New
41 BYD F3 143,453 110,293 30.1%
42 Changan Honor 142,263 137,961 3.1%
43 Ford Kuga 135,194 135,998 -0.6%
44 GAC Trumpchi GS4 131,016 0 New
45 Honda Accord 128,126 108,487 18.1%
46 Toyota Camry 128,046 150,311 -14.8%
47 Honda Vezel 126,838 22,545 462.6%
48 Zotye T600 126,121 64,383 95.9%
49 Toyota Levin 125,699 49,112 155.9%
50 BAIC Beijing Weiwang M20 123,652 77,497 59.6%
51 Geely FC Vision 121,969 33,758 261.3%
52 Chery Tiggo 3 120,357 85,506 40.8%
53 Ford Mondeo 120,202 109,806 9.5%
54 Honda XR-V 118,749 526 22475.9%
55 Honda Crider 116,759 157,207 -25.7%
56 Toyota RAV4 116,731 124,680 -6.4%
57 Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi (Future) 115,936 125,230 -7.4%
58 Audi A4L 115,149 120,193 -4.2%
59 Toyota Vios 114,467 127,827 -10.5%
60 Audi Q5 114,000 106,999 6.5%
61 Nissan Teana 111,774 109,290 2.3%
62 Buick Regal 110,637 111,245 -0.5%
63 BYD S7 110,074 6,549 1580.8%
64 Peugeot 408 107,088 63,921 67.5%
65 Hyundai ix35 105,872 145,304 -27.1%
66 Volkswagen Lamando 104,214 29 359258.6%
67 Hyundai ix25 102,755 24,721 315.7%
68 Dongfeng Fengguang 330 99,622 81,066 22.9%
69 BMW 3-Series L 98,600 93,667 5.3%
70 Honda Fit 95,963 84,699 13.3%
71 Mazda3 Axela 94,108 42,476 121.6%
72 Volkswagen Gran Lavida 93,763 114,840 -18.4%
73 Citroën C-Elysee 93,655 126,479 -26.0%
74 Nissan Sunny 90,582 69,372 30.6%
75 Peugeot 308 87,359 94,466 -7.5%
76 Mercedes-Benz C-Class L 85,080 38,189 122.8%
77 Buick LaCrosse 85,005 83,858 1.4%
78 Dongfeng Joyear SUV 84,124 0 New
79 Buick Encore 82,013 82,346 -0.4%
80 Kia Sportage R 81,522 96,472 -15.5%
81 Chevrolet Malibu 80,222 125,547 -36.1%
82 Buick GL8 78,985 80,476 -1.9%
83 Brilliance V3 75,293 0 New
84 Toyota Highlander 75,205 84,490 -11.0%
85 Haval H1 74,571 13,049 471.5%
86 Changan Alsvin 71,787 43,274 65.9%
87 Hyundai Sonata YF (Sonata 8) 69,158 54,946 25.9%
88 Audi Q3 68,519 87,311 -21.5%
89 Chery Tiggo 5 67,984 95,750 -29.0%
90 Peugeot 301 67,970 70,753 -3.9%
91 Peugeot 3008 67,501 67,791 -0.4%
92 Citroën C3-XR 66,487 1,246 5236.0%
93 Citroën C-Quatre Sedan 66,240 86,546 -23.5%
94 Haima S5 65,226 36,470 78.8%
95 Ford Edge 65,152 0 New
96 Toyota Yaris 64,724 73,299 -11.7%
97 Audi A3 64,353 32,034 100.9%
98 Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 64,073 6,127 945.7%
99 Chery Fulwin 2 63,769 43,148 47.8%
100 Venucia T70 63,195 0 New
101 BYD F5 Suri 62,683 73,269 -14.4%
102 Mercedes-Benz GLK 62,345 47,172 32.2%
103 Kia K4 62,147 26,700 132.8%
104 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L 60,102 43,708 37.5%
105 BAIC Beijing Senova D50 60,078 40,927 46.8%
106 Nissan Qashqai 60,072 87,448 -31.3%
107 Geely GX7 59,930 62,068 -3.4%
108 FAW Besturn B50 59,274 72,259 -18.0%
109 JAC Refine 58,428 58,220 0.4%
110 Skoda Rapid 57,568 78,256 -26.4%
111 Geely King Kong 57,387 78,890 -27.3%
112 Ford EcoSport 56,465 84,643 -33.3%
113 FAW Besturn X80 54,600 79,236 -31.1%
114 Hyundai Tucson 53,592 26,107 105.3%
115 Honda Jade 52,636 63,212 -16.7%
116 Roewe 350 52,391 99,959 -47.6%
117 Nissan Tiida 52,197 92,465 -43.5%
118 Changan Alsvin V3 (Yuexiang) 51,925 70,143 -26.0%
119 Venucia R50/D50 51,175 99,245 -48.4%
120 Mitsubishi ASX 50,781 55,420 -8.4%
121 Chevrolet Trax 50,736 43,682 16.1%
122 Suzuki Beidouxing (Big Dipper) 50,328 64,673 -22.2%
123 Honda City 50,304 45,393 10.8%
124 Haima M5 49,422 54,969 -10.1%
125 Buick Weilang (Verano) 49,336 0 New
126 Peugeot 2008 49,229 44,977 9.5%
127 Karry K50 48,899 0 New
128 Luxgen U6 SUV 47,888 34,631 38.3%
129 Kia KX3 47,432 0 New
130 Changan Benni 47,277 16,248 191.0%
131 Toyota Corolla EX 46,340 85,835 -46.0%
132 Honda Odyssey 45,228 34,839 29.8%
133 Mazda CX-5 45,110 51,585 -12.6%
134 MG GS 43,678 0 New
135 Lifan X60 43,247 60,235 -28.2%
136 Landwind X6 42,867 33,683 27.3%
137 Hyundai Elantra Yuedong 42,728 132,364 -67.7%
138 Mercedes-Benz GLA 42,662 0 New
139 Mazda6 Atenza 42,000 27,710 51.6%
140 Citroën C4L 41,209 65,896 -37.5%
141 BMW X1 41,200 46,563 -11.5%
142 Dongfeng Fengguang 360 41,004 7,749 429.2%
143 Brilliance H330 40,828 53,258 -23.3%
144 Changan CX20 40,366 42,493 -5.0%
145 Kia K5 38,316 55,474 -30.9%
146 Chery E3 37,745 67,143 -43.8%
147 Changan Ouliwei 37,522 46,005 -18.4%
148 Hawtai New Santa Fe 36,636 1,658 2109.7%
149 Volvo XC60 36,634 6,874 432.9%
150 Leopaard CS10 36,625 0 New
151 Great Wall M4 36,270 87,409 -58.5%
152 Yema T70 35,393 20 176865.0%
153 Great Wall Voleex C30 34,005 52,463 -35.2%
154 Hyundai Santa Fe 33,356 71,424 -53.3%
155 Honda Civic 32,686 51,871 -37.0%
156 Geely GC9 32,562 0 New
157 Volkswagen Touran 32,494 34,984 -7.1%
158 Chevrolet Captiva 32,357 31,589 2.4%
159 Dongfeng Joyear 32,034 115,669 -72.3%
160 Volkswagen CC 31,970 47,892 -33.2%
161 BYD Qin 31,898 14,747 116.3%
162 Haima M3 31,482 48,875 -35.6%
163 BAIC Beijing Senova D20 30,987 4,492 589.8%
164 Suzuki S-Cross 30,812 42,926 -28.2%
165 Cadillac ATS-L 30,801 4,855 534.4%
166 Soueast DX7 Bolang 29,844 0 New
167 JAC Refine S5 29,570 21,792 35.7%
168 Lifan X50 29,567 2,331 1168.4%
169 Kia Sportage 29,461 40,474 -27.2%
170 FAW Jumper D60 29,316 4,041 625.5%
171 Mazda6 Classical 29,150 61,636 -52.7%
172 Suzuki Liana 28,704 31,816 -9.8%
173 Brilliance V5 28,505 32,782 -13.0%
174 Nissan Lannia 27,844 0 New
175 JAC Refine S2 26,718 0 New
176 FAW Tianjin Xiali (Charade) 26,658 53,857 -50.5%
177 GAC Trumpchi GS5 26,327 76,131 -65.4%
178 Toyota Crown 26,017 14,880 74.8%
179 Suzuki Alto 25,049 51,818 -51.7%
180 Volvo S60L 24,960 7,275 243.1%
181 Changhe Freedom M50 24,871 0 New
182 Kia Forte 24,704 65,943 -62.5%
183 Roewe 360 24,697 0 New
184 Baojun 630 24,646 37,222 -33.8%
185 Zotye Damai X5 23,921 0 New
186 Toyota Prado 23,731 12,635 87.8%
187 Toyota Reiz 23,689 40,782 -41.9%
188 Wuling Journey 23,407 1,009 2219.8%
189 BAIC Beijing Weiwang M30 23,344 0 New
190 Haval H5 23,212 45,945 -49.5%
191 Chery QQ 23,053 60,579 -61.9%
192 Skoda Yeti 22,981 16,292 41.1%
193 Honda Spirior 22,955 5,783 296.9%
194 Chery Arrizo 7 22,595 26,483 -14.7%
195 BAIC Beijing Senova X65 22,403 0 New
196 Cadillac XTS 22,285 32,390 -31.2%
197 Suzuki Swift 21,860 35,068 -37.7%
198 Citroën C5 21,699 33,872 -35.9%
199 Fiat Viaggio 21,399 43,922 -51.3%
200 GAC Trumpchi GA3S 20,841 25,970 -19.7%
201 Suzuki Alivio 20,494 0 New
202 Geely Panda EV 20,390 1,285 1486.8%
203 Volkswagen Gran Santana 20,241 0 New
204 Jinbei 750 20,230 0 New
205 Great Wall Voleex C50 20,081 38,611 -48.0%
206 Soueast V3 Lingyue 20,025 33,366 -40.0%
207 JMC Yusheng 19,655 26,855 -26.8%
208 Dongfeng Fengguang 370 19,271 0 New
209 FAW Besturn B70 19,129 22,627 -15.5%
210 BAIC Beijing Huansu H2 18,818 0 New
211 BYD S6 18,780 98,720 -81.0%
212 Haima7 Qishi 18,757 25,578 -26.7%
213 Skoda Superb 18,448 29,646 -37.8%
214 BYD Tang 18,375 0 New
215 Nissan Livina 17,800 35,965 -50.5%
216 Gonow Xinglang 17,551 35,712 -50.9%
217 BAIC Beijing Huansu H3 17,537 0 New
218 Infiniti Q50L 17,413 2,440 613.6%
219 BAIC Beijing E-series 17,385 74,948 -76.8%
220 BYD G5 17,247 12,687 35.9%
221 Roewe 550 17,147 13,189 30.0%
222 Hawtai E70 17,122 13,834 23.8%
223 Skoda Fabia 17,073 19,465 -12.3%
224 Zotye Z500 16,831 3,753 348.5%
225 BAIC Beijing Huansu S2 16,653 15,187 9.7%
226 Peugeot 508 16,648 24,679 -32.5%
227 Chery A3 16,322 6,525 150.1%
228 JAC J5 Heyue 15,975 28,257 -43.5%
229 BYD F0 15,836 38,179 -58.5%
230 Ford Fiesta 15,799 62,519 -74.7%
231 Soueast V5 Lingzhi 15,796 17,304 -8.7%
232 Chery Arrizo 3 15,623 5,554 181.3%
233 Zotye Z100EV 15,467 0 New
234 DS 6 WR 15,203 6,604 130.2%
235 Suzuki Tianyu SX4 14,915 21,115 -29.4%
236 MG3 14,692 27,864 -47.3%
237 Volkswagen Cross Polo 14,483 18,784 -22.9%
238 Zotye Z300 14,292 46,331 -69.2%
239 Dongfeng Fengdu MX6 14,226 0 New
240 Enranger (Yingzhi) 737 14,113 0 New
241 Geely Panda 14,107 25,605 -44.9%
242 FAW Xenia 14,070 17,750 -20.7%
243 Maxus G10 13,985 3,380 313.8%
244 Haval H9 13,961 5,102 173.6%
245 BYD Song 13,769 0 New
246 Skoda Rapid spaceback 13,364 18,222 -26.7%
247 Honda Crosstour 13,329 22,337 -40.3%
248 Hyundai Elantra 13,304 32,236 -58.7%
249 Honda Greiz 13,077 0 New
250 Lifan 720 12,857 21,598 -40.5%
251 Lifan Lotto 12,801 0 New
252 Dongfeng Fengshen A30 12,618 11,215 12.5%
253 Nissan Murano 12,421 208 5871.6%
254 ZX Auto GX3 12,395 0 New
255 Baojun Le Chi (Spark) 12,150 24,275 -49.9%
256 Jinbei Grace 12,014 15,041 -20.1%
257 JAC J3 Heyue A13 11,902 8,997 32.3%
258 Dongfeng Fengshen A60 11,479 23,592 -51.3%
259 Haima M6 11,040 0 New
260 Kia Cerato 10,873 17,645 -38.4%
261 Dongfeng Fengxing S500 10,858 0 New
262 Geely CK Freedom Ship 10,810 18,219 -40.7%
263 Peugeot 308S 10,617 0 New
264 Chery E5 10,235 11,955 -14.4%
265 Lifan 620 10,206 24,607 -58.5%
266 Fiat Ottimo 10,082 24,168 -58.3%
267 Huasong7 9,996 0 New
268 Dongfeng Succe 9,773 26,755 -63.5%
269 Dongfeng Joyear S50 9,737 0 New
270 GAC Trumpchi GA6 9,605 84 11334.5%
271 Toyota E'Z 9,414 16,896 -44.3%
272 Nissan NV200 9,403 18,474 -49.1%
273 Jiangnan Alto 9,188 13,700 -32.9%
274 Hawtai Santa Fe 9,019 20,072 -55.1%
275 Haval H8 8,985 0 New
276 FAW Besturn B30 8,831 0 New
277 BYD L3 8,737 54,531 -84.0%
278 Venucia R30 8,129 14,208 -42.8%
279 Infiniti QX50 8,054 0 New
280 FAW Vita Weizhi Sedan 8,036 12,448 -35.4%
281 Jeep Cherokee 8,005 0 New
282 Luxgen 5 Sedan 7,846 6,937 13.1%
283 MG GT 7,745 5,010 54.6%
284 Qoros 3 City SUV 7,617 181 4108.3%
285 Changan Raeton 7,541 8,989 -16.1%
286 Citroën C4 sedan 7,521 0 New
287 Honda Elysion 7,404 7,634 -3.0%
288 Chery A1 7,326 7,041 4.0%
289 Chery eQ 7,262 542 1239.9%
290 BYD E6 7,029 3,560 97.4%
291 Jonway A380 6,786 6,812 -0.4%
292 Mazda3 Xingcheng 6,752 6,615 2.1%
293 Hyundai Sonata Moinca 6,713 9,587 -30.0%
294 Enranger (Yingzhi) G3 6,692 0 New
295 Qoros 3 6,630 6,686 -0.8%
296 Lifan 330 6,415 9,208 -30.3%
297 Zotye E20 EV 6,385 7,341 -13.0%
298 Ford Taurus 6,376 0 New
299 Hawtai Boliger B35 6,341 17,267 -63.3%
300 Zotye Z100 6,260 21,813 -71.3%
301 Gonow Aoosed G5 6,212 9,330 -33.4%
302 Ford Mondeo Classic 6,067 12,543 -51.6%
303 Dongfeng Fengshen H30 / S30 5,947 39,173 -84.8%
304 Chevrolet Aveo 5,943 29,907 -80.1%
305 BAIC Beijing Huansu S6 5,883 0 New
306 Nissan Livina C-Gear 5,874 21,484 -72.7%
307 Chery Cowin 2 5,804 7,328 -20.8%
308 Dongfeng Fengshan L60 5,789 0 New
309 BAIC Beijing Senova X25 5,753 0 New
310 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 5,600 5,346 4.8%
311 BAW BJ212 5,460 804 579.1%
312 Foton MPX 5,429 6,459 -15.9%
313 Lifan 530 5,359 11,404 -53.0%
314 ZX Auto C3 Urban Ark 5,130 10,670 -51.9%
315 DS 5LS 4,972 11,351 -56.2%
316 Ford Everest 4,950 0 New
317 Huanghai Landscape V3 4,829 7,616 -36.6%
318 Geely SC7 Haijing 4,646 26,281 -82.3%
319 Chery Arrizo M7 4,631 0 New
320 JAC Heyue A30 4,615 11,224 -58.9%
321 Suzuki Vitara 4,550 0 New
322 Chevrolet Lova RV 4,544 0 New
323 Brilliance H230 4,470 13,649 -67.3%
324 Mazda CX-7 4,414 2,474 78.4%
325 Leopaard Heijingang (Black King Kong) 4,217 19,295 -78.1%
326 Lifan 630 4,097 12,593 -67.5%
327 Leopaard Q6 3,965 0 New
328 Luxgen Luxgen7 SUV 3,953 9,572 -58.7%
329 BAW BJ40 3,849 7,054 -45.4%
330 Zhi Dou D2 EV 3,777 0 New
331 Mitsubishi Lancer EX 3,641 6,065 -40.0%
332 Chery X1 3,617 6,270 -42.3%
333 Brilliance M2 Junjie FRV 3,569 800 346.1%
334 Mazda Ruiyi 3,545 7,106 -50.1%
335 Everus (Linian) S1 3,521 4,547 -22.6%
336 Mercedes-Benz Vito 3,481 6,649 -47.6%
337 Roewe W5 3,286 10,775 -69.5%
338 Yema F16 3,068 1,513 102.8%
339 Brilliance H220 3,018 10,413 -71.0%
340 Volvo S80L 2,975 4,385 -32.2%
341 Brilliance H530 2,916 8,939 -67.4%
342 Youngman Lotus L3 GT 2,893 15,962 -81.9%
343 Denza EV 2,888 132 2087.9%
344 Lifan 320 2,663 2,326 14.5%
345 MG6 2,584 11,622 -77.8%
346 Youngman Lotus L5 Sportback 2,575 13,295 -80.6%
347 Geely EC8 2,553 3,186 -19.9%
348 Suzuki Antelope / Lingyang 2,495 13,547 -81.6%
349 Youngman Lotus L5 2,475 14,116 -82.5%
350 Zhi Dou D1 EV 2,387 0 New
351 BYD M6 2,382 6,356 -62.5%
352 Ciimo Si Ming 2,354 11,014 -78.6%
353 GAC Trumpchi GA5 2,334 3,279 -28.8%
354 Soueast V6 Lingshi 2,328 3,706 -37.2%
355 Yema F12 2,322 9,981 -76.7%
356 Haima1 Prince 2,313 2,292 0.9%
357 FAW Hongqi H7 2,165 853 153.8%
358 Volvo XC Classic 2,136 424 403.8%
359 Mitsubishi Lancer 2,022 3,481 -41.9%
360 Zotye TT EV 1,984 0 New
361 Youngman Lotus L3 Hatchback 1,965 10,251 -80.8%
362 JAC J2 Yueyue 1,910 4,119 -53.6%
363 Brilliance M2 Junjie FSV 1,900 12,736 -85.1%
364 Chery X5 1,860 566 228.6%
365 Geely TX4 1,804 2,788 -35.3%
366 Nissan Paladin 1,756 3,341 -47.4%
367 Mazda8 1,695 3,603 -53.0%
368 MG5 1,676 7,683 -78.2%
369 Youngman Lotus L3 Sedan 1,673 9,407 -82.2%
370 Mercedes-Benz Viano 1,600 3,790 -57.8%
371 Haima2 1,589 4,343 -63.4%
372 Zotye T200 1,553 6,041 -74.3%
373 Roewe 950 1,548 2,368 -34.6%
374 BAIC Beijing Senova X55 1,502 0 New
375 Kia Soul 1,494 9,009 -83.4%
376 Hawtai Terracan 1,459 125 1067.2%
377 BAIC Beijing Senova D70 1,438 5,213 -72.4%
378 BYD e5 1,426 0 New
379 Toyota Land Cruiser 1,406 2,760 -49.1%
380 FAW Besturn B90 1,377 3,925 -64.9%
381 BAIC Beijing Senova CC 1,342 0 New
382 FAW Oley 1,299 4,260 -69.5%
383 DS 5 1,276 8,053 -84.2%
384 Venucia Morning Wind 1,273 582 118.7%
385 Citroën C-Quatre Hatchback 1,269 5,971 -78.7%
386 Karry Youya S22 1,205 5,104 -76.4%
387 Nissan March 1,166 6,926 -83.2%
388 BAW Yusheng007 1,141 281 306.0%
389 FAW Vita V2 1,086 1,729 -37.2%
390 BAW Beijing Jeep 1,048 8,465 -87.6%
391 Changan Oushang 972 0 New
392 Foton Sauvana 960 0 New
393 Brilliance M2 Junjie (BS4) 654 1,404 -53.4%
394 Hawtai B11 595 61 875.4%
395 Luxgen M7 MPV 574 968 -40.7%
396 Zotye Zhima E30 EV 572 0 New
397 Haima M8 512 438 16.9%
398 Dongfeng Fengshen E30L 511 0 New
399 Chery Cowin 3 480 8,103 -94.1%
400 BYD G6 444 8,112 -94.5%
401 BAW Yongshi 440 272 61.8%
402 BAIC Beijing Weiwang 007 419 0 New
403 Roewe E50 412 168 145.2%
404 Toyota Prius 408 1,288 -68.3%
405 Haima Freema 337 2,207 -84.7%
406 Brilliance M1 Zunchi (BS6) 331 2,231 -85.2%
407 Peugeot 307 Hatchback 321 5,908 -94.6%
408 Great Wall M2 307 2,708 -88.7%
409 Mitsubishi Zinger 306 417 -26.6%
410 Volvo S60L PHEV 289 0 New
411 JAC J6 Heyue RS 278 13,047 -97.9%
412 BYD F6 Sirui 249 7,865 -96.8%
413 BAIC Beijing Senova EV 243 0 New
414 Landwind Fashion 232 319 -27.3%
415 Leopaard Feiteng 217 1,543 -85.9%
416 Brilliance M2 Junjie Cross 207 1,707 -87.9%
417 BAIC Beijing Senova D50 EV 159 0 New
418 Roewe 750 158 1,342 -88.2%
419 Mazda2 152 996 -84.7%
420 Foton Midi 120 738 -83.7%
421 Mitsubishi Galant 113 97 16.5%
422 BYD T3 106 0 New
423 Volkswagen Golf GTI 105 0 New
424 Dongfeng Oting 95 499 -81.0%
425 Great Wall Voleex C20R 92 1,701 -94.6%
426 Chery V5 60 200 -70.0%
427 Luxgen Master CEO 54 95 -43.2%
428 Changan CS15 40 0 New
429 BAW Luba 34 62 -45.2%
430 Meiya TM6500 SUV 19 1 1800.0%
431 BAIC Beijing Senova D80 18 0 New
432 Chery G6 10 58 -82.8%
433 Volkswagen Santana Vista 10 21,993 -100.0%
434 Hafei Saima 9 273 -96.7%
435 Volkswagen Polo GTI 9 0 New
436 Hafei Lobo 8 392 -98.0%
437 Mitsubishi Pajero 6 2,431 -99.8%
438 Leopaard CS6 3 322 -99.1%
439 Peugeot 207 3 11,510 -100.0%
440 Suzuki Splash 3 453 -99.3%
441 Hafei Saibao 2 0 New
442 MG7 2 38 -94.7%
443 Peugeot 307 Sedan 2 0 New
444 Meiya Minibus 2 100 -98.0%
445 Chevrolet Epica 1 14,950 -100.0%

About Bart Demandt

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Comments

  1. Very good year for Chinese brands, this one can only be better…
    I’m glad for Volvo’s success, finally very good year for them everywhere.
    DS only 21 000 ?? Big disappointment for me, every model was pretty much unsuccessful. PSA needs to distance them much more from Peugeot and Citroen ….
    Renault’s factory should be finished in 2016, so they should appear in 2016 ranking.

  2. Excellent data Bart. As usual Land Rover misses out. The RR Evoque is made in China but no one seems to know how many sell there.

  3. Eric Renger says:

    Hey love this summary, I’d like to use some parts in my final thesis, but I need to know where you collect the data from? I can’t find you citing any sources. Please let me know,
    Eric

    • Bart Demandt says:

      Hi Eric,

      This data is supplied by the CAAM, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
      Good luck on your thesis!

      • Eric Renger says:

        Perfect, I’ve been working with data from CA am before. Thank you, love your side!

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