China car sales analysis January 2017

China-car-sales-graph-january-2017The Chinese car market was down 0,6% in January, which is actually surprisingly strong if you consider these two factors: January had five fewer selling days than in 2016 because of the timing of the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday, and the expected impact of the tax increase on cars with engines of 1,6 liters or less. These cars had received a tax cut from 10% to 5% since Q4 of 2015, which was increased to 7,5% in January before a next step back to 10% in 2018. Considering 72% of sales during this period were cars that qualified for the tax cut, the increase was expected to have a dimming effect on the market in the first quarter of this year. In that light, half a percent loss is not representative for the rest of the year, and doomsday thinkers will have to wait until February results before we can draw any conclusions about a slowing of demand in the worlds largest and fastest growing car markets. The Seasonally Adjusted Annualized selling Rate of 25,8 million is a fair indication the market is still healthy as it’s still 1,6 million higher than January last year. A total of 2,17 million locally produced passenger cars were sold in China in January, still the second best ever January by a large margin. Crossover and SUV sales were of course the strongest segment with 11% growth on last year to almost 881.000 units, while sedans lost 3% of their volume to 1,08 million sales. MPVs, which had shown steady growth until recently, decline a shocking 21% to just over 206.000 sales. Local brands had a 42,8% share of the market, which is lower than January last year and lower than December, but still higher than the 2016 full year figure.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Haval_H2-SUVThe models ranking has somewhat “normalized” after the Haval H6 has been challenging and even outselling the Wuling Hongguang in recent months, and the Nissan Sylphy was on top of the sedan ranking at the end of 2016. This year starts with the Volkswagen Lavida back as the best selling sedan and #2 overall, behind the Hongguang, with the H6 more than 14.000 units of the top spot for a similar top-3 as in January 2016. More impressive are the record 4th place for the VW Jetta, the record 5th place of the GAC Trumpchi GS4 and the #18 spot for the Haval H2. We find 8 domestic brand crossovers in the top-25 compared to just 6 for the full-year 2016.

European brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Volkswagen_Tiguan_L-SUVMarket leader Volkswagen starts 2017 with a bang, as it sets a new monthly volume record at almost 326.000 deliveries, up 7% on last year, making this the third straight January (and the third time ever) VW’s China sales top 300.000 sales. The brand sets new sales record for the Jetta, Lavida and Lamando sedans, while the Tiguan L sells over 7.500 units in its second month of sales, almost a quarter of total Tiguan sales. Mercedes-Benz is the big winner among import brands, with sales of its locally produced models up 42,5% to a record 42.077 sales as we also see record volumes for the C-Class L, GLA, V-Class and the new GLC topping 10.000 sales for the second straight month, a figure its predecessor GLK never reached in a single month. Rival BMW grows 14% to 31.589 locally produced models, set a new monthly record, thanks to strong sales of the 5-Series L and X1 and record sales of the 3-Series L. Meanwhile Audi sales decline 7,6% to 51.069 units. But there’s a catch to these figures, as all of our reported sales statistics for China are wholesale deliveries (from the factory to the dealers). Retail sales for Audi were down 35% to significantly below its rivals for the first time ever, as a number of dealers has gone on strike. They’re not happy with VW Group’s plan to form a second Joint Venture for Audi with SAIC Motor (who also produces VW and Skoda models), next to its current JV with FAW. That would add a competing dealer channel, which threatens to erode profits of the existing dealers. We’ll see the true consequenses of these strikes in the coming months as wholesale deliveries are set to follow suit quickly.
Audi was also sued for 28 billion yuan by some dealers who claim they’re already losing profitability because the brand has built additional dealerships faster than its sales have grown. A second JV might restart growth, but I don’t think having two dealer networks will benefit the brand. In fact, Mercedes-Benz has trailed Audi and BMW for decades in China and only started to catch up in recent years when it merged its two dealer networks (one for its locally produced JV models and one for its import models).

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Citroen_C6-sedanPSA has had another horrid month in China as it has trouble turning its fate around. Citroën sales are down 70% to a mere 8.200 units, the lowest monthly volume since 2008 when the market was five times smaller. As a result, the French brand’s market share of just 0,38% is a record low since the brand’s launch in China in the mid-1980s. To add insult to injury: Citroën sold as many cars as Mitsubishi this month, a brand that it outsold by a 15-to-1 ratio exactly one year ago. The brand even was outsold by Renault, which only started local Chinese production 10 months ago. DS sales are down 57% and even Peugeot loses 40% of its volume, despite a few very fresh models. Peugeot market share also dips below 1% for the first time since at least 2005. Skoda, which sold its 2 millionth vehicle in China this month, exactly 10 years after its launch, hits a record volume of 34.809 sales. The Czech brand was outsold by both Peugeot and Citroën as recently as 2015 but sold more than all three PSA brands combined in January.

JaguarLand Rover hits a bump in the road with the lowest volume for the XFL since its launch last September and the lowest volume for Land Rover since last February. Volvo continues its slow but steady growth, as the brand gained 4% while the all-new S90 was only in its second month of sales.

American brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Buick_GL8_Avenir-MPVBuick hits a second month in negative territory with a loss of 4,75% to just over 117.000 units despite record volume for the GL8 thanks to the new generation. Alternatively, Chevrolet appears to have returned to growth again at +9,3% to 46.300 sales, its third plus in four months after 17 straight months of losses. The Malibu was the big winner, even though the all-new Cavalier became the brand’s best seller for the first time in only its fifth month of sales. The problem with this is that it keep cannibalizing the Cruze, as combined sales of the two models are still below the Cruze figure of last year. As I’ve written two weeks ago, Cadillac has sold more cars in China than in its home market US for the first time ever in January. The CT6, XTS and XT5 all had record sales while the ATS-L enjoyed its second-best month ever, and all four models had higher volume in China than in their home market USA. Total brand sales topped 16.000 units for the first time, and improved 160% on last year. That’s even better growth than Jeep had, with a plus of 75% to 14.500 sales as the new Compass had its second month on the market but is still gaining traction.

Ford sales are in freefall with a loss of 28% to just over 70.000 units as as only its best seller Escort sedan and the low-volume Everest SUV managed to slightly improve their volume. The pain was equally divided over the rest of the line-up, with even the crossovers EcoSport and Kuga showing significant losses.

Japanese brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Honda_Civic-2016-sedanAfter a loss in December, Honda is back in full force with a gain of 17,7% to just under 100.000 sales in January. The Civic is the big winner for the brand, with a second ever month above 15.000 sales, making it the brand’s best seller for the second consecutive month, ahead of traditional leader CR-V. Nissan follows suit with a 14,7% gain to 81.500 sales thanks to the Sylphy sedan which almost doubles its volume year-over-year. The new generation Tiida also helps boost the brand’s figure. Toyota grows a bit more moderately but still has its best January ever (just like its two rivals) and increases its market share with sales up 3% to 100.500 units. The Highlander and RAV4 crossovers are the big winners for the brand.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Mazda_CX4_SUVAmong smaller Japanese brands, Suzuki remains the big loses at -57% to just 9.900 sales, the third time in 7 months (and since 2007) that the brand sells less than 10.000 cars. It drops below 0,5% of market share, half of its 2015 share and a quarter of its 2012 share. Mazda continues its double digit growth with sales up 19,5% to 28.000 units as the new CX-4 crossover accounted for more than the brand’s growth. Mitsubishi does even better as the brand that was all but pronounced dead appears to have taken a new lease on life in China with sales more than quadrupling on a notably bad January 2016. Almost two thirds of Mitsubishi’s 8.200 sales were for the new Outlander crossover which started local production five months ago.

Infiniti added 5,4% as the brand continues to grow slowly in China with its 2-car line-up. After a reasonable start for Acura since July, sales of its CDX China-only crossover have dropped off a cliff to just 455 units in January.

South-Korean brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Kia_KX5-SUVKia took a big hit in January with a loss of 39% to 30.000 sales, as the K2 sedan lost 10.000 units of volume and the brand’s crossovers had an abysmal month: both the KX3 and KX5 scored their lowest figures by far since their launch, as both were below 2.000 sales for the first time ever. Both were thus outsold by the Sportage R, the previous generation Sportage which lost 72% of its volume as the KX5 was supposed to replace it. Sister brand Hyundai improved 6,3% to 80.000 sales mostly thanks to the Santa Fe and Elantra Lingdong, as sales of the Tucson crossover crumbled 86%.

Chinese brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-GAC_Trumpchi_GS8-SUVThe domestic brands that were the stars of the show last year continued their progress in January. Geely gained more than 70% to sell over 100.000 units for the third month in a row (and ever), thanks to again new volume record for the EC7 sedan, Emgrand GS hatchback and Emgrand GL sedan. The Vision X6 crossover enjoyed a 5th month of more than 10.000 sales and the Boyue crossover sold over 20.000 units for the second straight month. AS a result, Geely was the #4 brand in China and #2 domestic behind VW, Changan and Buick. GAC Trumpchi gained another 40% to 46.300 sales, its first time above 40.000, as the GS4 crossover kept selling briskly and the GS8 large SUV hit 9.400 sales, which will undoubtedly prompt other domestic manufacturers to enter the large SUV segment too. Chery added 20% to a similar 46.400 sales thanks to the new Tiggo 7 crossover and the Arrizo 5 sedan. SAIC Roewe doubled its volume of last year to 31.000 units thanks to 20.000 sales of its new RX5 crossover.

But not all brands had the champagne flowing. Baojun showed a reversing trend with sales down 6,3% to 77.000 after showing 29 consecutive months of growth, all but one of which were double or even triple digits. The new 310 small hatchback’s record sales of 18.000 units couldn’t offset the losses of the 560 crossover and 730 MPV which each sold over 40.000 units in January 2015. Baojun will return to growth when sales of its second crossover 510 start February or March. thanks to a constant flow of new models Beijing Auto (BAIC) has been on an even more impressive winning streak of 58 months of which 57 in double or triple digits, which came to an end with a 1,8% loss in December, but the brand’s explosive growth has hit a brick wall in January with sales down 47% to 38.000 units. The biggest hit came from the Weiwang M30 MPV which came down from 17.000 units last year to just 638 sales in 2017.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Zotye_SR9-SUVCopycat-king Zotye lost 40% of its volume to 18.800 sales as both the SR7 (Audi Q3 clone) and the SR9 (Porsche Macan clone) hit their lowest volumes since their respective launches in February and November of last year. Zotye’s other crossovers T600 and especially the Damai X5 also lost a significant chunk of their sales. Brilliance was down more than 80% to just 4.000 sales, BYD sales tanked by a third to 28.700 units as the brand relies heavily on EVs and Plug-in hybrids (it’s the biggest seller of electrified cars in the world), which took a big hit in January as EV subsidies were trimmed to make place for a new stimulus program which involves requiring manufacturers to sell a significant number of New Energy vehicles in the near future. This should boost sales of these cars, but will also increase competition for BYD.

Newcomers

The Geely Boyue and Roewe RX5 are the highest ranking newcomers (<12 months) with both over 20.000 sales in 20th and 22nd place, followed cloesely by the Baojun 310 hatchback in 26th place and the Dongfeng Fengguang 580 at #30. Best selling new sedan is the Chery Arrizo 5 at #35 with the Chevrolet Cavalier not far behind in 42nd place. Among all-new brands, SWM places its X7 at #114, The Hanteng X7 reaches a 130th place and the Borgward takes 171st place.

China models ranking January 2017

  Model January 2017 January 2016 Change 2016 rank
1 Wuling Hongguang 60.132 70.002 -14,1% 1
2 Volkswagen Lavida 52.428 48.387 8,4% 2
3 Haval H6 45.993 42.188 9,0% 3
4 Volkswagen Jetta 43.265 35.254 22,7% 6
5 GAC Trumpchi GS4 34.870 30.512 14,3% 10
6 Buick Excelle XT/GT 34.548 34.728 -0,5% 7
7 Nissan Sylphy 31.969 16.084 98,8% 35
8 Baojun 730 31.919 40.015 -20,2% 4
9 Volkswagen Santana 31.842 31.075 2,5% 9
10 Buick Envision 30.658 25.916 18,3% 13
11 Volkswagen Bora 27.717 16.848 64,5% 31
12 Baojun 560 27.007 40.002 -32,5% 5
13 Volkswagen Sagitar 26.746 31.253 -14,4% 8
14 Changan CS75 26.492 27.148 -2,4% 12
15 Geely EC7 26.314 22.512 16,9% 20
16 Toyota Corolla 26.302 24.555 7,1% 15
17 Ford Escort 26.018 24.275 7,2% 17
18 Haval H2 24.917 17.268 44,3% 27
19 Volkswagen Tiguan 23.538 27.622 -14,8% 11
20 Geely Boyue 20.147 0 New
21 Volkswagen Magotan 20.058 17.151 16,9% 28
22 Roewe RX5 20.008 0 New
23 Hyundai Elantra Langdon 19.097 17.875 6,8% 25
24 Volkswagen Passat 19.074 22.803 -16,4% 19
25 Changan CS35 18.444 20.806 -11,4% 22
26 Baojun 310 18.006 0 New
27 Volkswagen Polo 17.811 17.101 4,2% 29
28 Buick Weilang (Verano) 17.676 14.603 21,0% 44
29 Volkswagen Golf 17.213 22.874 -24,7% 18
30 Dongfeng Fengguang 580 16.485 0 New
31 Changan Oushang 16.070 4.206 282,1% 151
32 Skoda Octavia 15.954 16.268 -1,9% 34
33 Volkswagen Lamando 15.474 15.295 1,2% 36
34 Honda Civic 15.441 3.834 302,7% 156
35 Chery Arrizo 5 15.074 0 New
36 Kia K3 14.902 12.424 19,9% 55
37 Geely FC Vision 14.716 14.646 0,5% 43
38 Changan CX70 14.506 0 New
39 Honda CR-V 14.278 14.942 -4,4% 39
40 Buick GL8 13.658 4.614 196,0% 148
41 Changan Eado 13.607 18.265 -25,5% 24
42 Chevrolet Cavalier 13.417 0 New
43 Honda XR-V 13.366 14.762 -9,5% 41
44 Dongfeng Joyear SUV 13.113 14.766 -11,2% 40
45 Audi Q5 13.087 12.275 6,6% 58
46 Mercedes-Benz C-Class L 13.087 9.983 31,1% 78
47 Ford Focus 12.990 21.504 -39,6% 21
48 Hyundai Santa Fe 12.978 3.387 283,2% 163
49 Nissan X-Trail 12.918 17.328 -25,5% 26
50 Changan Honor 12.323 19.049 -35,3% 23
51 JAC Refine S3 12.305 24.734 -50,3% 14
52 BMW 5-Series L 12.229 11.016 11,0% 65
53 Audi A6L 12.216 13.209 -7,5% 49
54 Honda Vezel 12.113 11.998 1,0% 61
55 Toyota Highlander 12.018 8.010 50,0% 98
56 Honda Accord 11.967 4.779 150,4% 144
57 Hyundai Verna Yuena 11.945 0 New
58 Toyota Camry 11.827 13.209 -10,5% 50
59 Hyundai Mistra 11.790 9.434 25,0% 80
60 BMW 3-Series L 11.477 9.114 25,9% 84
61 Nissan Qashqai 11.449 8.474 35,1% 91
62 BYD F3 11.206 13.092 -14,4% 51
63 Toyota Levin 10.983 12.205 -10,0% 60
64 Toyota RAV4 10.773 7.812 37,9% 103
65 Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 10.677 10.565 1,1% 71
66 Mercedes-Benz GLC 10.535 0 New
67 Haima S5 10.455 15.059 -30,6% 37
68 Geely Emgrand GS 10.333 0 New
69 Geely Vision X6 10.226 0 New
70 Geely Emgrand GL 10.208 0 New
71 Audi A4L 10.191 12.276 -17,0% 57
72 Buick LaCrosse 10.029 11.059 -9,3% 64
73 Toyota Vios 9.987 12.333 -19,0% 56
74 Mazda3 Axela 9.769 12.994 -24,8% 52
75 Chevrolet Malibu 9.630 1.847 421,4% 199
76 Changan CS15 9.474 60 15690,0% 357
77 Chevrolet Sail 9.462 7.486 26,4% 109
78 GAC Trumpchi GS8 9.418 0 New
79 Ford Edge 9.196 10.519 -12,6% 72
80 Chery Tiggo 3 9.186 10.985 -16,4% 66
81 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L 9.133 5.202 75,6% 135
82 Dongfeng Fengguang 330 9.101 14.048 -35,2% 45
83 Honda Fit 8.907 9.326 -4,5% 82
84 BYD Song 8.704 6.513 33,6% 117
85 Chery Tiggo 7 8.698 0 New
86 Chevrolet Cruze 8.558 24.292 -64,8% 16
87 Leopaard CS10 8.550 7.530 13,5% 107
88 BAIC Beijing Huansu H3 8.481 10.068 -15,8% 75
89 BAIC Beijing Huansu S3 8.179 14.698 -44,4% 42
90 Honda Crider 8.176 7.738 5,7% 106
91 Audi Q3 8.146 8.561 -4,8% 88
92 Jeep Cherokee 8.131 8.307 -2,1% 93
93 Skoda Rapid 8.031 6.832 17,5% 115
94 Mercedes-Benz GLA 8.002 7.788 2,7% 104
95 Ford Kuga 7.890 14.951 -47,2% 38
96 JMC Yusheng 7.845 1.368 473,5% 227
97 Volkswagen Gran Lavida 7.805 7.278 7,2% 110
98 Volkswagen Tiguan L 7.554 0 New
99 Changan Alsvin 7.503 7.140 5,1% 111
100 Mazda CX-4 7.444 0 New
101 Audi A3 7.429 8.964 -17,1% 85
102 Ford Mondeo 7.428 12.735 -41,7% 53
103 Nissan Teana 7.252 9.406 -22,9% 81
104 Roewe 360 7.233 8.437 -14,3% 92
105 Hawtai New Santa Fe 7.225 3.016 139,6% 168
106 Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi (Future) 7.139 11.475 -37,8% 62
107 Zotye T600 7.093 13.626 -47,9% 46
108 Haval H7 7.005 0 New
109 BMW X1 6.823 7.526 -9,3% 108
110 Hyundai Elantra Lingdong 6.549 0 New
111 JAC Refine M1 6.430 10.566 -39,1% 70
112 Nissan Tiida Hatchback 6.343 65 9658,5% 353
113 Toyota Yaris 6.336 8.544 -25,8% 89
114 SWM X7 6.323 0 New
115 Hyundai ix25 6.304 8.541 -26,2% 90
116 Soueast DX3 6.300 0 New
117 Geely King Kong 6.256 10.575 -40,8% 69
118 JAC Refine S2 6.160 8.073 -23,7% 95
119 BAIC Beijing Senova X35 6.091 0 New
120 Buick Regal 6.015 8.693 -30,8% 87
121 Nissan Lannia 6.002 10.933 -45,1% 67
122 FAW Xenia R7 5.995 0 New
123 Mazda CX-5 5.954 4.796 24,1% 143
124 Peugeot 408 5.893 7.853 -25,0% 102
125 Cadillac XT5 5.479 0 New
126 Venucia T70 5.474 6.467 -15,4% 119
127 Mitsubishi Outlander 5.266 0 New
128 Peugeot 4008 5.262 0 New
129 Lifan Maiwei 5.239 0 New
130 Hanteng X7 5.116 0 New
131 Soueast DX7 Bolang 5.049 9.250 -45,4% 83
132 Karry K60 5.021 0 New
133 Honda City 4.944 5.370 -7,9% 131
134 Cadillac ATS-L 4.939 2.944 67,8% 170
135 Volkswagen C-Trek 4.935 0 New
136 Renault Koleos 4.814 0 New
137 Mazda6 Atenza 4.743 2.407 97,1% 180
138 Volkswagen Sportsvan 4.678 0 New
139 Buick Encore 4.671 6.865 -32,0% 114
140 Dongfeng Fengshen AX3 4.624 2.508 84,4% 175
141 Dongfeng Fengguang 370 4.611 10.019 -54,0% 76
142 FAW Besturn B50 4.598 4.833 -4,9% 141
143 Cadillac XTS 4.578 2.960 54,7% 169
144 Skoda Superb 4.558 2.181 109,0% 185
145 FAW Besturn B30 4.446 6.219 -28,5% 125
146 MG GS 4.336 6.281 -31,0% 123
147 Toyota Prado 4.298 2.495 72,3% 176
148 Jeep Renegade 4.269 0 New
149 Venucia T90 4.252 0 New
150 Geely Borui / GC9 4.042 6.001 -32,6% 127
151 JAC Refine S5 4.023 2.829 42,2% 171
152 Chery Cowin X3 3.987 0 New
153 Kia K5 3.915 2.691 45,5% 172
154 Kia K2 3.793 13.232 -71,3% 47
155 Nissan Sunny 3.781 5.246 -27,9% 133
156 Skoda Rapid Spaceback 3.746 1.034 262,3% 250
157 Peugeot 301 3.702 6.323 -41,5% 122
158 Volvo XC60 3.622 4.038 -10,3% 152
159 Honda Avancier 3.600 0 New
160 Renault Kadjar 3.594 0 New
161 Hyundai Verna 3.503 12.648 -72,3% 54
162 Zotye Damai X5 3.458 12.266 -71,8% 59
163 BAIC Beijing Huansu S6 3.407 5.150 -33,8% 136
164 Peugeot 308 3.369 8.759 -61,5% 86
165 Hyundai ix35 3.329 7.025 -52,6% 112
166 Dongfeng Fengshen H30 / S30 3.294 497 562,8% 294
167 Changan Alsvin V3 (Yuexiang) 3.267 7.771 -58,0% 105
168 Jinbei 750 3.258 5.518 -41,0% 130
169 FAW Besturn X80 3.192 380 740,0% 303
170 Ford EcoSport 3.153 5.994 -47,4% 128
171 Borgward BX7 3.075 0 New
172 Zotye SR9 3.020 0 New
173 Ford Taurus 2.929 5.557 -47,3% 129
174 Citroën C-Elysee 2.924 7.860 -62,8% 101
175 Haima M3 2.906 4.427 -34,4% 150
176 Suzuki Vitara 2.902 4.879 -40,5% 140
177 Honda Elysion 2.897 1.510 91,9% 217
178 Karry K50 2.874 6.243 -54,0% 124
179 Volkswagen Touran 2.860 3.394 -15,7% 162
180 Kia Sportage R 2.825 10.180 -72,2% 74
181 Levin Hybrid 2.784 2.242 24,2% 182
182 MG GT 2.749 726 278,7% 273
183 BYD Yuan 2.733 0 New
184 Haima M6 2.680 1.118 139,7% 244
185 Haima M5 2.656 6.903 -61,5% 113
186 Toyota Crown 2.639 1.543 71,0% 214
187 Dongfeng Fengxing SX6 2.592 0 New
188 Roewe 350 2.524 4.631 -45,5% 147
189 Mitsubishi ASX 2.452 1.501 63,4% 220
190 Zotye Z300 2.451 1.782 37,5% 202
191 Dongfeng Fengshen AX5 2.412 0 New
192 Chevrolet Trax 2.409 4.815 -50,0% 142
193 BYD S7 2.407 10.876 -77,9% 68
194 Volkswagen CC 2.398 3.863 -37,9% 155
195 Chery Fulwin 2 2.341 8.073 -71,0% 96
196 Citroën C3-XR 2.337 8.291 -71,8% 94
197 BAIC Beijing Senova X25 2.314 8.066 -71,3% 97
198 Luxgen U6 SUV 2.252 6.360 -64,6% 121
199 Volvo S60L 2.199 2.021 8,8% 188
200 Honda Odyssey 2.180 3.184 -31,5% 167
201 BYD F5 Suri 2.153 5.054 -57,4% 137
202 BAIC Beijing Weiwang M50 2.138 0 New
203 Jeep Compass 2.138 0 New
204 Maxus G10 2.122 1.164 82,3% 237
205 Chevrolet Captiva 2.004 2.015 -0,5% 189
206 Venucia R50 / D50 1.862 3.941 -52,8% 154
207 Skoda Yeti 1.854 3.190 -41,9% 166
208 Changan Benni  1.738 7.894 -78,0% 99
209 BAIC Beijing Huansu H2 1.723 2.184 -21,1% 184
210 Suzuki Alivio 1.723 1.982 -13,1% 192
211 Infiniti Q50L 1.721 1.503 14,5% 219
212 Kia KX5 1.688 0 New
213 Chery Tiggo 5 1.681 9.786 -82,8% 79
214 Suzuki Swift 1.672 2.229 -25,0% 183
215 Land Rover Discovery Sport 1.666 0 New
216 Foton Gratour 1.636 0 New
217 Haima S7 1.575 1.242 26,8% 233
218 Peugeot 3008 1.491 6.730 -77,8% 116
219 Bisu T3 1.436 0 New
220 Toyota E’Z 1.424 799 78,2% 266
221 Changhe M70 1.415 0 New
222 Chery Cowin V3 1.415 0 New
223 Hyundai Sonata 8 (YF) 1.406 4.656 -69,8% 146
224 GAC Trumpchi GA6 1.403 213 558,7% 321
225 Suzuki Beidouxing (Big Dipper) 1.379 5.203 -73,5% 134
226 Hyundai Tucson 1.378 10.002 -86,2% 77
227 Dongfeng Fengshen A60 1.366 5.006 -72,7% 138
228 Dongfeng Fengxing S500 1.365 11.307 -87,9% 63
229 Citroën C4 sedan 1.344 2.091 -35,7% 187
230 Changhe Q35 1.331 0 New
231 Kia KX3 1.252 5.336 -76,5% 132
232 Changhe Freedom M50 1.250 3.531 -64,6% 160
233 Hyundai Sonata Moinca 1.241 75 1554,7% 345
234 Chery E5 1.240 3.539 -65,0% 159
235 Kia K4 1.235 2.658 -53,5% 174
236 Cadillac CT6 1.220 318 283,6% 310
237 Zotye SR7 1.211 0 New
238 Brilliance H330 1.204 2.010 -40,1% 190
239 Jinbei Grace 1.204 931 29,3% 254
240 Haima V70 1.202 0 New
241 MG3 1.198 1.097 9,2% 247
242 Hawtai Santa Fe 1.181 1.862 -36,6% 197
243 Honda Greiz 1.151 3.370 -65,8% 165
244 Hawtai E80 1.150 0 New
245 Peugeot 2008 1.134 3.743 -69,7% 157
246 Chery QQ 1.125 1.796 -37,4% 201
247 JAC J5 Heyue 1.118 92 1115,2% 342
248 Zotye Z700 1.075 157 584,7% 331
249 BAIC Beijing Weiwang S50 1.075 0 New
250 Haval H5 1.071 2.298 -53,4% 181
251 FAW Jumper D60 1.062 2.451 -56,7% 178
252 BMW 2-Series 1.060 0 New
253 Suzuki Alto 1.049 1.882 -44,3% 195
254 Haval H1 1.035 10.463 -90,1% 73
255 Range Rover Evoque 1.032 0 New
256 Nissan Murano 1.028 1.863 -44,8% 196
257 BAW BJ40 1.021 307 232,6% 311
258 BAW BJ20 1.001 0 New
259 Jaguar XFL 1.000 0 New
260 Toyota Reiz 963 1.854 -48,1% 198
261 Yema T70 961 4.500 -78,6% 149
262 Brilliance V3 957 16.693 -94,3% 32
263 Roewe 550 hybrid 956 1.153 -17,1% 238
264 FAW Tianjin Xiali (Charade) 927 1.583 -41,4% 213
265 Mercedes-Benz V-Class 916 0 New
266 Honda Gienia 913 0 New
267 Haval H9 862 928 -7,1% 255
268 BYD F0 829 1.070 -22,5% 248
269 Chevrolet Lova RV 825 1.895 -56,5% 194
270 Volvo S90 813 0 New
271 BAIC Beijing Senova D50 EV 812 0 New
272 Camry Hybrid 801 740 8,2% 272
273 Dongfeng Joyear S50 800 1.700 -52,9% 206
274 DS6 768 1.584 -51,5% 212
275 Citroën C4L 758 2.457 -69,1% 177
276 Qoros 5 SUV 754 0 New
277 MG6 744 165 350,9% 330
278 BAIC EC180 724 0 New
279 JMC E100 701 0 New
280 Suzuki S-Cross 685 2.094 -67,3% 186
281 Citroën C6 685 0 New
282 Bisu M3 677 0 New
283 Skoda Fabia 666 1.245 -46,5% 232
284 Dongfeng Fengdu MX5 654 0 New
285 Haval H8 650 1.020 -36,3% 251
286 Lifan Lotto 642 1.458 -56,0% 222
287 BAIC Beijing Weiwang M30 638 17.073 -96,3% 30
288 Brilliance M2 Junjie FRV 624 0 New
289 Chery Cowin C3 604 0 New
290 Luxgen 3 585 0 New
291 JAC Refine A60 581 0 New
292 Infiniti QX50 553 654 -15,4% 281
293 Qiteng EX80 537 378 42,1% 304
294 Nissan Livina 536 907 -40,9% 257
295 Great Wall Voleex C30 525 4.688 -88,8% 145
296 Chery Arrizo 7 522 1.136 -54,0% 240
297 Leopaard Q6 518 365 41,9% 305
298 Enranger (Yingzhi) 737 500 3.553 -85,9% 158
299 Wuling Journey 500 1.800 -72,2% 200
300 Brilliance H3 499 0 New
301 Hyundai Elantra Yuedong 497 964 -48,4% 253
302 Ford Everest 497 347 43,2% 307
303 Suzuki Tianyu SX4 484 1.230 -60,7% 234
304 Foton MPX 470 461 2,0% 298
305 Acura CDX 455 0 New
306 Fiat Viaggio 454 1.255 -63,8% 231
307 Brilliance H230 429 215 99,5% 320
308 Jonway A380 428 500 -14,4% 292
309 JMC E200 424 0 New
310 Geely Panda 411 1.139 -63,9% 239
311 Mercedes-Benz Vito 404 245 64,9% 317
312 Dongfeng Fengdu MX6 378 902 -58,1% 259
313 Chery E3 373 2.681 -86,1% 173
314 FAW Jumper A70 355 0 New
315 Roewe E950 350 0 New
316 GAC Trumpchi GA3S 344 688 -50,0% 276
317 Enranger (Yingzhi) G3 342 1.654 -79,3% 207
318 Nissan NV200 312 673 -53,6% 279
319 Qoros 3 310 888 -65,1% 260
320 Kia KX7 298 0 New
321 Changan Raeton 293 799 -63,3% 267
322 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 283 100 183,0% 340
323 BYD Tang 278 4.012 -93,1% 153
324 Volkswagen Phideon 278 0 New
325 Enranger (Yingzhi) G5 262 0 New
326 Dongfeng Fengshen A30 247 1.364 -81,9% 228
327 Changhe Q25 237 0 New
328 Dongfeng Fengshan L60 230 587 -60,8% 289
329 Volkswagen CrossPolo 225 1.194 -81,2% 235
330 FAW Besturn B70 216 480 -55,0% 296
331 BYD Qin 208 517 -59,8% 291
332 Dongfeng A9 197 0 New
333 Zotye E200 186 0 New
334 Zotye Z100 184 633 -70,9% 283
335 Chery eQ 182 390 -53,3% 302
336 Zotye Z500 180 1.059 -83,0% 249
337 Enranger (Yingzhi) 727 178 0 New
338 Mitsubishi Lancer EX 177 122 45,1% 336
339 Brilliance V5 170 1.133 -85,0% 241
340 BAIC Beijing Senova X55 168 6.492 -97,4% 118
341 Dongfeng Succe 160 743 -78,5% 271
342 DS 5LS 154 655 -76,5% 280
343 Qoros 3 City SUV 153 1.121 -86,4% 243
344 GAC Trumpchi GA8 153 0 New
345 Citroën C5 152 913 -83,4% 256
346 Fiat Ottimo 147 804 -81,7% 264
347 Kia Cerato 143 419 -65,9% 301
348 Lifan X50 136 633 -78,5% 284
349 Luxgen M7 MPV 135 39 246,2% 362
350 Foton Sauvana 134 134 0,0% 333
351 Roewe eRX5 131 0 New
352 Toyota Corolla EX 126 1.950 -93,5% 193
353 BYD E6 119 686 -82,7% 277
354 DS 4S 98 0 New
355 Peugeot 308S 93 776 -88,0% 268
356 Brilliance H530 89 25 256,0% 371
357 Soueast V5 Lingzhi 86 1.406 -93,9% 225
358 Peugeot 508 80 875 -90,9% 261
359 BAIC Beijing Huansu S5 76 0 New
360 Nissan Maxima 73 0 New
361 BAIC Beijing Huansu S2 62 1.194 -94,8% 236
362 BAIC Beijing Senova X65 60 1.739 -96,5% 205
363 Changan CX20 55 968 -94,3% 252
364 GAC Trumpchi GS5 53 1.531 -96,5% 215
365 Geely TX4 53 45 17,8% 361
366 Changan CS95 51 0 New
367 Soueast V3 Lingyue 40 905 -95,6% 258
368 Volvo S60L PHEV 37 33 12,1% 364
369 Lifan 620 37 5 640,0% 384
370 BAW BJ80C 35 0 New
371 Toyota Land Cruiser 33 53 -37,7% 358
372 GAC Trumpchi GA3 32 0 New
373 Kia Forte 29 838 -96,5% 262
374 BYD G5 26 762 -96,6% 269
375 Lifan X60 26 476 -94,5% 297
376 BAIC Beijing Senova D80 23 2 1050,0% 386
377 DS5 22 205 -89,3% 323
378 BYD M6 22 85 -74,1% 343
379 Soueast V6 Lingshi 18 122 -85,2% 337
380 Luxgen Luxgen7 SUV 17 446 -96,2% 299
381 Brilliance H220 16 533 -97,0% 290
382 Roewe 950 16 110 -85,5% 338
383 Baojun 630 15 360 -95,8% 306
384 FAW Vita Weizhi Sedan 14 698 -98,0% 275
385 Luxgen Master CEO 11 0 New
386 Lifan 320 10 0 New
387 BAW Yongshi 9 62 -85,5% 356
388 Volkswagen Teramont 8 0 New
389 Luxgen 5 Sedan 7 723 -99,0% 274
390 BAW Yusheng007 6 28 -78,6% 368
391 Suzuki Liana 5 3.507 -99,9% 161
392 Roewe W5 5 229 -97,8% 318
393 BAIC Beijing Senova D20 3 1.102 -99,7% 245
394 Brilliance M2 Junjie FSV 3 27 -88,9% 370
395 Honda Crosstour 2 613 -99,7% 287
396 Nissan Paladin 2 134 -98,5% 334
397 BAIC Beijing Senova CC 2 38 -94,7% 363
398 BAIC Beijing Senova D50 1 1.125 -99,9% 242
399 Haima M8 1 123 -99,2% 335
400 Huasong7 1 67 -98,5% 352
401 BAIC Beijing Senova D70 1 9 -88,9% 382

 

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Comments

  1. Hi Bart, this is a really cool analysis. Congrats !
    Just one question: I see that the models ranking does not include luxury brands such as Maserati, Porsche, Ferrari… is there a reason for that ? maybe only local manufactured cars are considered ?
    thanks for your clarifications

    • Bart Demandt says:

      Hi f81,
      thanks for the compliment! We do this every month, so come back for more whenever you like.
      The reason for the missing luxury models is exactly as you already expected: we only have data for locally produced models. Import data is extremely difficult to find.

    • Allen Chung says:

      The reason why the the data did not include luxury cars’ data because it only includes local produced. Chinese government rarely post the import data. Even I am Chinese, but I never get the import data in Chinese website. If you really want to see the luxury cars’ data in China, I will recommend you to ge to the cars company website to see the sales volume.

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