China car sales analysis May 2017

China-car-sales-graph-may-2017Car sales in China seem to have stalled after years of double digit growth. The main culprit for the slowdown has been mentioned on these pages before: the government has artificially boosted demand for cars with small engines since the 3rd quarter of 2015 when the market threatened to sink into the red due to a collapsing stock market and reduced customer confidence. That tax break has worked perfectly in pulling forward car purchases in Q4 of 2015 and in 2016 but it was cut in half by the beginning of 2017 and has since affected the Chinese car market in a negative way. Sales of vehicles with engines of 1,6 liters or less fell 9% to 1.15 million last month. In Q1, total market sales were still up by 5,7% but two months of declines have brought the year-to-date tally to 9,25 million, up just 2,7% on the first 5 months of 2016. A 2,2% loss in April was a first warning sign and now in May sales are down by another 2,1% to 1,71 million units. The Seasonally Adjusted Annualized selling Rate rebounded to 22,2 million, still the second lowest figure in the past 12 months. SUVs and crossovers continued to fuel the market with sales up 13% to 715.000 units in May, but this could not offset declines in deliveries of sedans (-9,3% to 839.000 sales) and MPVs (-17% to 150.000). The share of domestic automakers was the lowest since last August at 40,3% and it has fallen hard since its peak of 47,1% in February. However, compared to May 2016, the domestic brands have increased their sales 3% while the foreign brands saw their volume shrink by 5,5%.  Year-to-date, the domestic share is now 43,4%.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Volkswagen_Lavida-sedan-2016For the first time since May 2013 the Volkswagen Lavida tops the Chinese car sales ranking, which means traditional leader Wuling Hongguang has been defeated 4 times in the past 13 months, including the last two. The Haval H6 has led the way three times, in April and November 2016 and last month. The top-7, which includes 3 crossovers, 3 sedans and an MPV, is very close: all selling between 30.000 and 38.000 units. Like in Europe, the Volkswagen Tiguan benefits from its new generation and is the fastest growing model in the top-10. But that gives perhaps too little credit to newcomer Baojun 510, which improves further on its already impressive volume of last month, but which also obviously cannibalizes on its larger sibling Baojun 560. Just outside the top-10, the Geely Boyue celebrates 6 months of 20.000+ sales, while the new generation Honda Civic continues its strong form in 26th place. Other notable improvers are the Dongfeng Fengguang 580 (#43, more than tripling its volume), the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L (#44, up almost fivefold) and the Geely Emgrand GS (#45, almost quadrupling its sales from its introduction month). Just outside the top-50, the BMW X1 hits a new record for the nameplate, at over 9.000 sales, making it the brand’s #2 selling model in China for the first time. In 63rd place the Jeep Compass becomes best seller for the American brand in China, as expected.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-FAW_Besturn_X40-SUVAmong other recent launches, the FAW Besturn X40 (#56) already takes 57% of total FAW sales while sister model FAW Xenia R7 slightly rebounds from its dip last month to indicate the two models may be able to coexist. Combined sales of the two crossovers add up to almost 83% of sales for the combined (sub)brands under FAW.  The Soueast DX3 improves to almost 8.400 sales, while the Honda Avancier (#84) and UR-V (#152) sell 10.000 units combined. Just launched last month, the Chevrolet Equinox (#89) is still in start-up mode with almost 6.300 sales in its second month on the market, with the larger Volkswagen Teramont close behind it in 91st place. The two French midsized SUVs Renault Koleos (#127) and Peugeot 4008 (#128) are selling in similar numbers, which is either an impressive performance by Renault or a disgrace for Peugeot, because the latter brand has been well established in China for decades while the former has just started local production last year. The Skoda Kodiaq improves to #173 and the Peugeot 5008 enters the top-250 just behind the Borgward BX5, which sells less than its introduction month.

European brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Skoda_Kodiaq-SUVMarket leader Volkswagen beats the market with a 1,4% increase in May, resulting in almost flat sales for the first five months. The Magotan (#12, +77%) and Tiguan (#6, +71%) lead the way for the brand, while the Jetta (#10, -21,2%) Lamando (#103, -45,9%) and the Gran Lavida hatchback (#361, -96,8%) pull it down. In only its second month on the market, the Teramont SUV already sells almost 50 times as many copies as the slightly more expensive Phideon flagship sedan. It makes you wonder why mainstream manufacturers even bother to develop large sedans. Sister brand Audi slightly recovers from its slump due to tensions in its dealer network, and after three months of double digit declines is still down by almost 5%. Audi has now lost volume for 8 of the last 9 months. Its sales of locally produced models are still ahead of those of its German rivals, which are closing in quickly, but looking at total brand sales, Audi has trailed Mercedes-Benz and BMW since the start of 2017. In the first five months, BMW Group sales (including Mini and Rolls Royce) are up 20% to 243.700, virtually on par with Mercedes-Benz sales (including Smart), up 36% to 242.600. Audi, which has been China’s favorite luxury brand for decades, lags with just 202.900 sales, a loss of 15%. VW Group’s Skoda brand also loses volume for the third month in a row, despite the introduction of the Kodiaq SUV. The Octavia (#66, -37%) takes the biggest hit, which the Superb (#133, +32%) is unable to offset.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Volvo_S90-sedanIf you’re still not convinced PSA is in big trouble in China, then its May sales should do the trick: Peugeot loses more than 24% for the fifth consecutive month at -38% to just 16.400 sales. Except for the 308 (#156, -36%), all of its existing models lose more than half of their volume, while its two new crossovers 4008 and 5008 have been unable to turn the tide. Sister brand Citroën is down for the 10th straigh month, of which the last five were losses of 47% or greater. Its May figure was down 63%, as only one of its models sold more than 1.000 units. To add insult to injury, Citroën was outsold for the first time ever by….. Volvo! That’s right, last year the French brand outsold the Chinese-owned Swedish brand by a 3,5 to 1 ratio, but in May Volvo improved sales of its 3 locally produced models by 40% and now sold more of these models than Citroën’s 6 locally produced cars. Meanwhile, PSA’s Volvo rival DS has sold an average of just over 500 cars a months this year, although that still beats Fiat‘s average of just 350 sales. Newcomers in terms of local production Renault (stable at about 6.000 monthly sales), Land Rover (stable at around 5.000 monthly sales) and Jaguar (up to a new high of 1.700 sales) fare much better.

American brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Jeep_Compass-SUVGeneral Motors is losing share in a declining market, not a good sign of health. Buick is down by 8,5% in May, due to the end of production of the ancient Excelle, and a loss of 63% for the Encore (#166) as small, import-brand crossovers are struggling to compete against the much cheaper local competition. Buick does show nice improvements for the GL8 MPV (#27, +82%) and LaCrosse large sedan (#70, +69%). Cadillac remains a bright spot for GM with sales up 60% as all 4 of its locally produced models showed double digit gains. Chevrolet is boosted by the new Equinox crossover, which helps the brand to its second consecutive month of gains. Chevrolet adds 9,2% to its May sales, as the Trax (#241, -50%) lost traction and combined sales of the new Cavalier (#64) and Cruze (#131)  were also down by 28%. On other end of the scale, the updated Sail continued its strong form with a plus of 37%. Cross-town rival Ford showed its first gain of the year thanks to discounts intended to do exactly that. The brand won 17,7% but is still down 13,3% year-to-date. In May, the winners were the Taurus large sedan (#182, +478%), EcoSport small crossover (#194, +245%), Mondeo midsized sedan (#58, +188%) and Kuga midsized crossover (#88, +100%), while its top sellers compact sedans Escort (#15, -11%) and Focus (#32, -9%) slightly declined. Jeep remained at its current pace of around 20.000 monthly sales, as the all-new Compass (#63) is leading the charge ahead of the Cherokee (#71, -12,4%) and Renegade (#136).

Japanese brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Honda_Avancier-SUVThe Japanese brands benefit from the struggles of the South-Koreans and show nice gains in China. Honda leads the way as we’ve become used to, with a gain of 18,2%, boosted by the new generation Civic (#26, +190%) and the introductions of the Avancier and UR-V large crossovers. Nissan improves by 4,2% thanks to the updated Tiida hatchback (#86, +250%) and Murano (#180, +61%) while the Sunny (#188, -59%) and Lannia (#147, -52%) lose ground. Toyota also loses ground, as sales are down 5,3%, despite strong performances of the Prado (#96, +104%) and newcomers Vios FS hatchback (#134) and Yaris L sedan (#102). The brand was dragged down by slumping sales of the Levin (#132, -70%, including the hybrid), Corolla EX (#385, -96%) and cannibalization of the aforementioned newcomers on their existing counterparts  Vios sedan (#79) and Yaris L hatchback (#123). Mazda racks up its 10th consecutive month of double digit gains with anotehr +24,3% improvement, helped by the CX-4 crossover (#101) which celebrates its first anniversary, and the Mazda6 Atenza midsized sedan (#125, +139%). Mitsubishi more than doubles up for the fifth month this year, although the rate of growth is slowing down to “just +110%), as the  Outlander is nearing its first anniversary of local production, but all of its other models lose volume by double digits. Suzuki proves its gain in March was just a short-lived success, as the brand is down a harsh 43,5% again, just 100 sales above its all-time low of last month.

South-Korean brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Kia_KX7-SUVThere’s no sign of improvement in the fate of Hyundai and Kia, which are still struggling with anti South-Korean sentiment following the diplomatic spat between China and North-Korea on one side and the US and South-Korea on the other side. Combined sales of the two brands are down by almost 100.000 units in May alone and by almost 300.000 so far this year. Hyundai is down from #2 brand in May 2016 to #18 in May 2017 as it loses almost two thirds of its sales. Its only model to improve is the Santa Fe SUV (#108, +395%) and the new Celesta sedan (#97), as even the new Verna Yuena sedan is down by more than two thirds on sales of the previous generation last year. Its other crossovers ix25 (#221, -85%), ix35 (#281, -88%) and Tucson (#337, -97% to just 403 sales) are struggling the most. Sister brand Kia fares no better, also with a loss of almost two thirds of its volume as here too the brand’s crossovers are taking the biggest hit: the KX3 is down to #315 and the KX5 is down to #297 both with a loss of 90%. The all-new KX7 sells 612 units for a #306 position. The Kia K3 (#80, -51%) is the brand’s only model to sell more than 2.000 units.

Chinese brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Geely_Vision_X6-SUVAs mentioned above, the domestic Chinese brands combined show an increase of 3% on May of last year. And for the second consecutive month Geely is the best selling Chinese brand at home thanks to an increase of 58% while Changan drops 26%. Geely benefits from the models launched last year with its new design language and continues to roll out new product, including the upcoming Lynk & Co. luxury brand. At Changan, the quick expansion of its line-up has slowed and as sales of its crossovers have stalled, its sedans and SUVs are losing steam. At least Changan is back above Baojun and Haval again, the two brands which also outsold it in April. The two are not far behind, as Baojun gains 72,2% thanks to its new 510 crossover (#9), but Haval scores its second consecutive monthly loss. Great Wall, Haval’s parent company, is also planning to launch an entry-level luxury brand, which will be crossover-only: Wey, named after the company’s chairman Wei Jianjun. Dongfeng also has a second straight month of declines, and its third of the year as its confusing range of (sub-)brands and even more confusing distribution network (where dealers from one sub-brand cannot sell cars from the other subbrand) is starting to show its downsides. This once again proves that state-owned automakers (like Changan and Dongfeng), dependent on the profits of their production Joint Ventures with foreign automakers, are in a worse position than privately-owned automakers (like Geely and Great Wall). GAC Trumpchi gains 48% to extend its double-digit winning streak thanks to its crossovers GS4 (#5) and GS8 (#81).

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Chery_Tiggo_7-SUVIn 15th place overall we find Chery with a gain of 8,3%, while Wuling suffers from cooling demand for its market leader (but for how long?) Hongguang (#2 this month). BAIC has a similar problem with a confusing product and distribution structure as Dongfeng and is down 26%, subbrand Huansu is almost stable at just -1,4%. BYD still has’t recovered from the reduction in EV subsidies, as it refuses to compensate by offering discounts, as other brands have done to keep that part of the market alive. SAIC Roewe is the fastest growing brand in the top-40 thanks to its new models RX5 crossover (#18) and i6 sedan (#76). Sister brand SAIC MG also grows nicely at +87% thanks to the new ZS crossover (#52), even though it cannibalizes its sister model GS (#230, -70%). Of the newly launched brands (<12 months), Hanteng still leads ahead of SWM Motor, with Borgward only in third place, despite adding a second model with the BX5 (#249).

China brands ranking May 2017

Please note these figures are for locally produced models only, they exclude imported cars, which make up only a small portion of sales in China.

  Model 2017-05  Change YTD rank 2017 Change
1 Volkswagen 229.737 1,4% 1 1.218.831 -0,1%
2 Honda 112.188 18,2% 2 532.144 26,3%
3 Toyota 92.605 -5,3% 3 467.837 6,7%
4 Buick 89.967 -8,5% 4 458.237 -2,8%
5 Nissan 85.737 4,2% 7 388.695 13,9%
6 Geely 76.679 57,9% 6 442.421 86,4%
7 Changan 63.901 -25,9% 5 447.336 -7,1%
8 Ford 60.591 17,7% 11 316.310 -13,3%
9 Baojun 59.324 72,2% 9 343.549 17,1%
10 Haval 58.390 -5,5% 10 342.167 6,5%
11 Dongfeng 50.186 -18,1% 8 373.833 -7,5%
12 Audi 44.398 -4,8% 14 208.112 -10,3%
13 GAC 44.148 48,2% 15 207.518 50,9%
14 Mercedes-Benz 37.440 44,2% 19 185.235 55,5%
15 Chery 37.398 8,3% 17 190.947 22,1%
16 Chevrolet 37.263 9,2% 18 189.130 6,6%
17 Wuling 36.976 -21,7% 13 231.162 -11,2%
18 Hyundai 35.100 -65,0% 12 266.228 -37,4%
19 BAIC 34.460 -25,9% 16 205.864 -18,7%
20 BMW 31.505 24,0% 20 157.423 36,9%
21 BYD 29.896 -21,4% 21 151.141 -13,8%
22 SAIC Roewe 28.370 140,3% 22 147.243 146,9%
23 Skoda 24.377 -8,3% 24 123.595 -3,1%
24 Mazda 23.788 24,3% 23 126.656 38,4%
25 Jeep 19.800 122,4% 28 89.073 115,5%
26 Huansu 18.009 -1,4% 26 105.084 -8,6%
27 Kia 17.385 -65,3% 25 110.668 -54,0%
28 Peugeot 16.416 -38,1% 29 87.173 -37,5%
29 FAW 15.419 9,4% 31 73.256 10,6%
30 JAC 15.019 -36,2% 27 98.667 -39,9%
31 Zotye 14.190 -26,6% 30 84.549 -33,0%
32 Cadillac 14.006 60,5% 32 67.601 108,4%
33 Soueast 12.135 43,2% 34 57.087 39,0%
34 SAIC MG 11.656 87,2% 36 52.295 66,3%
35 Venucia 10.370 14,4% 35 53.336 23,6%
36 Brilliance 9.183 -19,7% 41 40.350 -53,1%
37 Leopaard 8.917 27,2% 37 48.398 38,2%
38 Hawtai 8.854 59,8% 40 43.378 34,4%
39 Lifan 8.451 25,0% 43 33.213 50,0%
40 Mitsubishi 8.334 110,3% 39 44.964 244,5%
41 Volvo 8.093 40,8% 46 30.332 18,6%
42 Citroën 7.584 -63,4% 42 39.350 -62,1%
43 Haima 7.235 -40,0% 33 63.124 -25,9%
44 Suzuki 6.731 -43,5% 38 47.595 -33,5%
45 Renault 6.009 221,3% 44 32.452 418,1%
46 Karry 5.288 -0,8% 45 30.488 -4,3%
47 Land Rover 5.078 -7,3% 51 22.915 31,8%
48 Hanteng 5.023 New 50 23.857 New
49 Jinbei 4.887 -30,3% 49 24.293 -23,1%
50 SWM Motor 4.839 New 48 24.822 New
51 Zhi Dou 4.471 317,5% 55 14.004 1207,6%
52 Borgward 4.033 New 53 18.522 New
53 Changhe 3.740 -52,7% 52 20.999 0,5%
54 Landwind 3.500 -38,7% 54 18.500 -51,1%
55 Infiniti 2.484 -5,2% 60 10.558 15,0%
56 Enranger (Yingzhi) 2.426 -1,7% 61 8.601 -48,2%
57 Bisu 2.422 New 57 11.507 New
58 Yema 2.360 -0,5% 56 12.964 -12,8%
59 SAIC Maxus 2.223 63,5% 59 10.771 75,4%
60 Foton 2.114 283,0% 58 11.345 230,5%
61 Jaguar 1.728 New 63 6.803 New
62 Jiangling 1.702 102,9% 47 28.325 557,8%
63 Acura 1.202 New 66 4.569 New
64 Qoros 1.096 -35,1% 64 5.092 -38,4%
65 Great Wall 889 -48,3% 65 4.912 -72,6%
66 Luxgen 809 -75,9% 62 7.619 -58,6%
67 DS 496 -58,6% 67 2.630 -65,8%
68 Jonway 420 -16,0% 68 2.222 -3,5%
69 Qiteng 336 2,4% 70 1.534 -6,9%
70 Fiat 300 -66,9% 69 1.742 -78,8%
71 Denza 83 -37,1% 72 572 -28,4%
72 Huasong 2 New 73 201 -84,7%

China models ranking May 2017

  Model May 2017 Change YTD rank 2017 Change
1 Volkswagen Lavida 37.602 4,3% 2 196.911 -6,7%
2 Wuling Hongguang 36.465 -19,3% 1 226.510 -10,2%
3 Haval H6 35.262 -5,8% 3 191.396 -5,6%
4 Nissan Sylphy 32.462 13,1% 6 147.055 29,5%
5 GAC Trumpchi GS4 31.659 21,7% 5 149.388 19,8%
6 Volkswagen Tiguan 31.362 71,1% 12 111.614 16,7%
7 Buick Excelle GT 30.560 0,7% 4 163.945 19,5%
8 Toyota Corolla 28.248 -3,6% 7 135.303 7,0%
9 Baojun 510 24.108 New 24 72.197 New
10 Volkswagen Jetta 24.084 -21,2% 8 126.233 -10,3%
11 Geely Boyue 21.142 249,5% 16 103.150 831,9%
12 Volkswagen Magotan 20.659 77,3% 20 85.704 25,7%
13 Volkswagen Sagitar 19.798 -29,3% 9 117.984 -17,7%
14 Buick Envision 18.765 -2,0% 14 104.365 8,9%
15 Ford Escort 18.718 -10,9% 15 103.176 -3,0%
16 Volkswagen Santana 18.574 7,3% 11 113.377 -6,4%
17 Geely EC7 Emgrand 17.226 14,1% 17 100.879 15,3%
18 Roewe RX5 16.820 New 22 81.478 New
19 Baojun 730 16.055 14,2% 10 115.907 -8,7%
20 Haval H2 15.539 24,6% 13 105.173 69,0%
21 Honda XR-V 15.533 3,8% 27 70.314 4,5%
22 Nissan Qashqai 14.431 22,3% 31 64.953 35,4%
23 Volkswagen Bora 14.076 -1,7% 18 98.973 39,0%
24 Nissan X-Trail 14.033 -4,0% 40 57.120 -12,2%
25 Volkswagen Passat 14.000 7,7% 28 69.927 -4,5%
26 Honda Civic 13.434 190,5% 30 66.477 325,2%
27 Buick GL8 13.222 82,0% 45 55.401 88,6%
28 BMW 3-Series L 13.046 57,5% 48 53.863 27,0%
29 Volkswagen Polo 12.833 -24,2% 32 63.574 -13,6%
30 Volkswagen Golf 12.634 -1,7% 33 62.486 -22,2%
31 Honda Vezel 12.532 -13,0% 43 56.129 -8,3%
32 Ford Focus 12.257 -8,8% 26 71.396 -13,8%
33 Audi A6L 11.822 5,3% 44 55.688 -6,8%
34 Buick Verano (Wei Lang) 11.775 -20,6% 37 58.158 -1,1%
35 Honda Accord 11.525 -4,9% 41 57.093 41,1%
36 Toyota RAV4 11.216 13,3% 51 53.099 19,6%
37 Changan CS75 11.058 -3,8% 19 90.624 2,7%
38 Honda CR-V 10.614 -25,2% 25 71.904 1,8%
39 Mazda3 Axela 10.511 -12,5% 49 53.621 3,0%
40 Chery Arrizo 5 10.483 -4,6% 39 57.314 133,4%
41 Chevrolet Sail 10.433 37,3% 61 46.043 19,8%
42 Mercedes-Benz C-Class L 10.196 6,4% 50 53.473 30,0%
43 Dongfeng Fengguang 580 10.045 232,4% 23 75.000 2381,8%
44 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L 10.035 385,5% 63 45.822 157,0%
45 Geely Emgrand GS 10.026 258,1% 62 45.833 1536,9%
46 Baojun 560 10.016 -45,9% 21 85.076 -45,6%
47 Audi Q5 9.970 -6,9% 55 49.474 -10,1%
48 Mercedes-Benz GLC 9.501 New 56 48.599 New
49 Ford Edge 9.470 0,2% 60 47.426 6,5%
50 Honda Fit 9.422 4,9% 69 44.055 -3,1%
51 BMW X1 9.124 269,1% 86 34.666 160,3%
52 MG ZS 9.083 New 122 23.115 New
53 Nissan Teana 9.066 -12,9% 76 40.318 2,9%
54 Baojun 310 9.024 New 29 69.150 New
55 Hyundai Mistra 8.975 -31,8% 59 47.648 -6,7%
56 FAW Besturn X40 8.781 New 139 19.430 New
57 BYD F3 8.766 9,2% 35 60.224 26,4%
58 Ford Mondeo 8.667 187,7% 79 40.018 -13,0%
59 Honda Crider 8.636 43,9% 80 39.045 17,8%
60 Toyota Highlander 8.621 1,3% 67 45.157 19,8%
61 Audi A4L 8.489 -13,1% 74 41.850 -20,8%
62 Soueast DX3 8.396 New 84 36.113 New
63 Jeep Compass 8.300 New 98 29.249 New
64 Chevrolet Cavalier 8.084 New 34 62.471 New
65 Leopaard CS10 8.055 34,4% 66 45.341 45,3%
66 Skoda Octavia 8.045 -37,0% 54 50.311 -18,7%
67 Geely Vision X6 8.040 New 58 47.669 New
68 Toyota Camry 8.004 -14,4% 75 41.610 -1,4%
69 Changan CX70 7.936 -18,4% 42 56.567 301,4%
70 Buick LaCrosse 7.812 68,8% 83 36.299 44,9%
71 Jeep Cherokee 7.800 -12,4% 73 42.370 2,5%
72 BYD Song 7.738 53,9% 90 31.169 33,5%
73 Changan Honor 7.663 -30,1% 52 51.661 -37,6%
74 Chevrolet Malibu 7.225 41,2% 88 31.862 50,9%
75 Geely Emgrand GL 7.214 New 71 42.669 New
76 Roewe i6 7.148 New 131 21.184 New
77 Audi Q3 7.129 -13,8% 96 29.751 -6,3%
78 Geely FC Vision 7.098 -34,8% 36 59.039 0,3%
79 Toyota Vios sedan 7.090 -32,7% 68 44.673 -16,3%
80 Kia K3 7.057 -50,5% 53 50.473 -18,7%
81 GAC Trumpchi GS8 7.049 New 70 43.528 New
82 Audi A3 6.988 4,8% 89 31.349 -3,6%
83 Hawtai New Santa Fe 6.951 170,8% 106 27.040 99,2%
84 Honda Avancier 6.920 New 116 24.303 New
85 BAIC Beijing Huansu H3 6.783 -3,3% 78 40.021 -3,9%
86 Nissan Tiida Hatchback 6.716 250,0% 100 29.080 1358,4%
87 BAIC Beijing Huansu S3 6.613 1,6% 77 40.149 -13,4%
88 Ford Kuga 6.380 100,3% 105 27.236 -44,3%
89 Chevrolet Equinox 6.278 New 185 11.971 New
90 Chery Tiggo 3 6.075 -47,8% 82 37.276 -9,4%
91 Volkswagen Teramont 6.033 New 176 13.306 New
92 Mercedes-Benz GLA 5.930 3,2% 93 30.330 9,9%
93 Hyundai Elantra Langdon 5.792 -68,1% 46 54.881 -40,3%
94 Changan CS35 5.675 -51,8% 38 57.815 -26,3%
95 Dongfeng Fengguang 330 5.601 8,3% 81 38.866 -23,1%
96 Toyota Prado 5.588 103,5% 115 24.400 93,3%
97 Hyundai Celesta 5.533 New 145 17.516 New
98 Changan Eado 5.519 -47,9% 64 45.818 -36,1%
99 Honda Jade 5.513 77,7% 178 13.031 -0,4%
100 Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi (Future) 5.469 -35,0% 91 30.729 -30,0%
101 Mazda CX-4 5.446 New 92 30.432 New
102 Toyota Yaris L sedan 5.373 New 161 14.735 New
103 Volkswagen Lamando 5.359 -45,9% 57 48.030 -22,5%
104 Mitsubishi Outlander 5.344 New 94 30.181 New
105 Changan Linmax 5.232 New 215 8.881 New
106 Cadillac XT5 5.129 79,8% 109 26.158 454,7%
107 Chery Tiggo 7 5.070 New 99 29.249 New
108 Hyundai Santa Fe 5.068 394,9% 162 14.623 28,5%
109 Hanteng X7 5.023 New 118 23.857 New
110 Citroën C-Elysee 4.943 -29,9% 127 21.425 -40,1%
111 Buick Regal 4.933 5,4% 121 23.337 -19,3%
112 SWM X7 4.839 New 111 24.822 New
113 JAC Refine M1 4.803 17,7% 108 26.211 -6,8%
114 Venucia T90 4.712 New 144 17.518 New
115 BMW 5-Series L 4.694 -65,0% 47 53.920 -2,4%
116 Volkswagen C-Trek 4.621 New 103 27.454 New
117 Cadillac ATS-L 4.613 72,4% 137 20.320 68,0%
118 Skoda Rapid 4.544 -11,8% 104 27.271 -1,2%
119 Honda City 4.505 -16,4% 114 24.485 2,4%
120 Changan CS15 4.479 -30,1% 87 33.983 118,5%
121 Zhi Dou D2 EV 4.471 715,9% 169 13.979 2450,9%
122 Dongfeng Joyear SUV 4.447 -19,0% 85 35.250 -7,3%
123 Toyota Yaris L hatchback 4.400 -15,3% 130 21.276 -21,1%
124 Changan CS95 4.295 New 179 12.648 New
125 Mazda6 Atenza 4.293 138,5% 125 21.468 89,5%
126 Volkswagen Sportsvan 4.260 6,0% 140 19.108 148,8%
127 Renault Koleos 4.255 New 134 21.035 New
128 Peugeot 4008 4.194 New 147 17.132 New
129 FAW Xenia R7 4.001 1,8% 110 25.046 537,1%
130 BAIC EC180 3.895 New 159 15.376 New
131 Chevrolet Cruze 3.849 -76,9% 113 24.731 -71,7%
132 Toyota Levin 3.813 -69,7% 72 42.459 -21,2%
133 Changan Benni  3.811 25,9% 229 11.467 -53,1%
134 Skoda Superb 3.792 31,8% 155 15.837 29,8%
135 Toyota Vios FS 3.786 New 197 10.567 New
136 Hyundai Verna Yuena 3.720 New 97 29.581 New
137 Jeep Renegade 3.700 New 146 17.454 New
138 Zotye T600 3.654 -17,1% 112 24.800 -49,9%
139 Changan Oushang 3.597 -72,2% 65 45.710 -2,9%
140 Volvo XC60 3.558 27,9% 168 14.137 -0,1%
141 Mazda CX-5 3.538 -9,3% 132 21.134 16,9%
142 Cadillac XTS 3.506 28,4% 148 17.018 25,8%
143 Land Rover Discovery Sport 3.472 -9,6% 154 15.847 312,5%
144 GAC Trumpchi GA6 3.275 202,7% 211 9.127 194,1%
145 Lifan Maiwei 3.268 56,8% 128 21.338 382,1%
146 Karry K60 3.234 New 142 18.608 New
147 Chery Cowin X3 3.159 New 152 16.430 New
148 Nissan Lannia 3.145 -52,4% 138 20.295 -42,0%
149 JAC Refine S3 3.133 -72,2% 101 28.516 -66,9%
150 BYD e5 3.131 167,2% 232 7.620 184,8%
151 Levin Hybrid 3.107 24,6% 174 13.594 40,8%
152 Peugeot 408 3.101 -55,9% 126 21.454 -40,4%
153 Honda UR-V 3.077 New 233 7.556 New
154 Geely Borui / GC9 3.046 -24,3% 151 16.501 -23,1%
155 Honda Odyssey 3.042 5,3% 181 12.549 -4,3%
156 Geely EC7 Emgrand EV 3.015 New 318 3.015 New
157 Peugeot 308 3.013 -36,1% 153 15.866 -48,7%
158 Toyota Crown 2.986 40,8% 173 13.755 47,1%
159 Chery QQ 2.978 44,6% 224 7.932 -24,0%
160 Haima S5 2.958 -44,5% 95 30.166 -22,2%
161 BAIC Beijing Weiwang M30 2.914 -67,0% 201 10.235 -81,8%
162 Borgward BX7 2.901 New 156 15.797 New
163 Soueast DX7 Bolang 2.859 -59,7% 143 17.523 -47,3%
164 Jinbei 750 2.855 -50,9% 172 13.822 -45,0%
165 Volvo S60L 2.844 -4,0% 204 9.913 -10,1%
166 Honda Greiz 2.806 -15,9% 163 14.607 -1,3%
167 Buick Encore 2.781 -63,3% 150 16.545 -42,2%
168 JAC IEV6S 2.756 New 251 6.400 New
169 Chery Fulwin 2 2.750 -20,2% 203 10.040 -62,8%
170 Roewe 360 2.731 -52,7% 102 27.892 -9,4%
171 Hyundai Elantra Lingdong 2.686 -77,4% 117 24.201 -35,7%
172 BMW 1-Series 2.681 New 220 8.243 New
173 Geely King Kong 2.650 -39,1% 136 20.536 -36,2%
174 Skoda Kodiaq 2.589 New 303 3.502 New
175 Brilliance H530 2.558 7893,8% 269 5.186 339,5%
176 Lifan Xuanlang 2.541 New 331 2.541 New
177 Honda Gienia 2.525 New 166 14.156 New
178 Venucia T70 2.486 -57,1% 123 22.939 -10,0%
179 Changan Alsvin 2.423 -56,9% 119 23.715 -13,5%
180 Mitsubishi ASX 2.419 -25,4% 184 12.089 14,9%
181 Nissan Murano 2.419 61,3% 214 8.921 14,3%
182 Zotye Damai X7 2.410 New 225 7.932 New
183 Ford Taurus 2.331 478,4% 183 12.099 -8,1%
184 Skoda Rapid Spaceback 2.243 0,7% 177 13.260 48,7%
185 Haval H7 2.242 -29,4% 129 21.303 377,1%
186 Zotye SR9 2.232 New 167 14.147 New
187 Maxus G10 2.223 63,5% 195 10.771 75,4%
188 Venucia M50V 2.215 New 275 4.919 New
189 Nissan Sunny 2.204 -58,7% 160 14.756 -34,3%
190 JAC Refine S5 2.132 -31,1% 149 16.912 48,0%
191 BAIC Beijing Huansu S5 2.115 New 284 4.620 New
192 Changhe Freedom M50 2.104 -20,6% 212 9.112 -34,9%
193 Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 2.096 -38,4% 124 22.788 0,1%
194 Haval H1 2.094 -59,9% 192 10.948 -67,5%
195 Ford EcoSport 2.093 245,4% 191 11.235 -43,4%
196 BYD S7 2.079 -70,3% 180 12.591 -67,4%
197 Karry K50 2.054 -61,2% 188 11.770 -62,9%
198 BYD Yuan 2.032 -61,3% 205 9.886 7,0%
199 BAIC Beijing Senova X25 1.961 -67,0% 170 13.900 -63,6%
200 BMW 2-Series 1.960 61,4% 243 6.731 67,0%
201 Dongfeng Fengxing SX6 1.905 New 175 13.321 New
202 Peugeot 3008 1.884 -54,0% 209 9.185 -50,3%
203 Changan Alsvin V3 (Yuexiang) 1.882 -33,7% 193 10.917 -43,1%
204 Volkswagen CC 1.874 -16,7% 207 9.311 -25,2%
205 Brilliance H230 1.873 2970,5% 246 6.606 307,3%
206 Skoda Fabia 1.817 63,0% 245 6.636 29,4%
207 Kia K5 1.793 59,5% 190 11.270 8,1%
208 Zotye Zhima E30 EV 1.763 New 350 1.908 206,8%
209 Infiniti Q50L 1.762 -3,9% 230 7.655 22,3%
210 Renault Kadjar 1.754 -6,2% 189 11.417 82,3%
211 Suzuki Vitara 1.739 -50,0% 182 12.483 -31,3%
212 Jaguar XFL 1.728 New 241 6.803 New
213 Volvo S90 1.691 New 255 6.282 New
214 Peugeot 301 1.684 -72,9% 158 15.521 -48,8%
215 Kia K2 1.681 -84,8% 171 13.840 -74,3%
216 Chery eQ1 1.660 New 327 2.695 New
217 Hawtai E70 1.657 94,5% 337 2.311 -66,3%
218 Range Rover Evoque 1.606 -1,8% 235 7.068 332,0%
219 BYD Tang 1.589 -51,1% 259 5.929 -62,0%
220 Volkswagen Touran 1.534 -62,8% 210 9.145 -49,4%
221 Kia Sportage R 1.521 -75,8% 198 10.499 -71,0%
222 Hyundai ix25 1.507 -85,1% 141 19.042 -58,1%
223 Yema T70 1.501 -35,3% 196 10.706 -23,8%
224 BAIC Beijing Senova X35 1.490 -50,4% 135 20.978 598,6%
225 BAIC Beijing Huansu S6 1.457 -51,9% 187 11.879 -33,0%
226 Brilliance H330 1.440 2150,0% 248 6.557 -50,7%
227 Kia K4 1.391 -20,6% 266 5.275 -59,7%
228 Haval H5 1.378 -40,3% 256 6.148 -41,6%
229 Enranger (Yingzhi) 727 1.370 221,6% 300 3.863 116,7%
230 Skoda Yeti 1.347 -44,7% 242 6.778 -42,8%
231 MG GS 1.321 -70,4% 157 15.780 -31,7%
232 JAC Refine S2 1.313 -58,8% 165 14.298 -45,6%
233 Haima M3 1.269 -28,2% 231 7.646 -48,9%
234 Bisu T3 1.253 New 250 6.408 New
235 BYD F0 1.249 31,1% 257 6.036 15,1%
236 JMC Yusheng 1.248 48,7% 133 21.108 390,2%
237 Suzuki Beidouxing (Big Dipper) 1.236 -45,4% 226 7.897 -45,6%
238 Honda Elysion 1.235 -42,1% 199 10.431 -3,4%
239 Kia Forte 1.202 161,9% 313 3.129 -17,8%
240 Acura CDX 1.202 New 286 4.569 New
241 Suzuki Alivio 1.196 -49,1% 216 8.660 -1,3%
242 Chevrolet Trax 1.192 -50,3% 227 7.818 -51,9%
243 Dongfeng Fengshen AX5 1.192 New 221 8.209 New
244 Bisu M3 1.169 New 270 5.036 New
245 BAW BJ40 1.165 16,5% 254 6.334 309,7%
246 Haima S7 1.159 113,8% 219 8.257 92,7%
247 Roewe 350 1.146 -68,4% 206 9.774 -51,9%
248 Haval H9 1.144 57,1% 296 4.133 -2,9%
249 Jinbei Grace 1.138 -4,5% 217 8.512 31,6%
250 Borgward BX5 1.132 New 326 2.725 New
251 Peugeot 5008 1.091 New 367 1.333 New
252 Zotye E200 1.086 27,3% 291 4.381 173,5%
253 Suzuki Swift 1.084 48,3% 236 7.019 -4,9%
254 Brilliance V3 1.062 -84,3% 194 10.871 -81,7%
255 Peugeot 2008 1.056 -60,7% 267 5.270 -65,5%
256 Chery E3 1.055 47,3% 268 5.199 -42,3%
257 Mercedes-Benz V-Class 1.055 68,0% 293 4.328 589,2%
258 Lifan 820 1.041 264,0% 356 1.672 28,9%
259 BAIC Beijing Senova D50 EV 1.010 31,3% 292 4.358 191,3%
260 BAIC Beijing Weiwang M50 996 New 164 14.305 New
261 BAW BJ20 991 New 253 6.345 New
262 BAIC Beijing Weiwang S50 982 -75,5% 277 4.907 -21,5%
263 Dongfeng Fengshen AX3 972 -66,0% 213 9.053 -34,7%
264 Chery eQ 970 -23,6% 312 3.139 -28,4%
265 Venucia R50 / D50 957 -65,2% 223 7.956 -46,1%
266 Chery Tiggo 5 935 -71,2% 222 8.088 -70,1%
267 Citroën C3-XR 933 -84,2% 228 7.817 -77,0%
268 Brilliance H220 916 New 333 2.488 86,1%
269 Jinbei F50 894 New 347 1.959 New
270 Great Wall Voleex C30 889 -48,3% 276 4.912 -66,1%
271 Honda Spirior 869 -60,0% 258 6.007 -31,3%
272 Brilliance M2 Junjie FRV 864 -77,0% 320 2.928 -26,0%
273 Leopaard Q6 862 -15,1% 316 3.057 -20,1%
274 Zotye Z700 853 32,2% 289 4.453 108,3%
275 BAIC Beijing Senova D20 EV 845 -50,7% 344 2.113 -75,7%
276 GAC Trumpchi GA3S 844 -37,7% 328 2.686 -18,8%
277 BYD F5 Suri 843 -56,3% 218 8.269 -38,9%
278 BYD Qin EV 839 305,3% 302 3.524 1602,4%
279 Kia Cerato 836 181,5% 324 2.763 35,2%
280 Yema T80 833 New 339 2.232 New
281 Zotye Z300 820 -18,7% 244 6.728 3,9%
282 Hyundai ix35 817 -87,8% 200 10.249 -68,1%
283 Foton Gratour ix 810 New 260 5.844 New
284 Suzuki S-Cross 806 -25,8% 262 5.634 0,0%
285 JMC E100 802 New 272 4.983 New
286 Zotye Damai X5 800 -87,3% 186 11.962 -72,4%
287 BAIC Beijing Huansu H2 788 -48,6% 234 7.388 3,6%
288 Qoros 5 SUV 787 12,1% 310 3.165 1,7%
289 Changhe Q35 760 New 299 4.012 New
290 Cadillac CT6 758 61,3% 298 4.105 95,8%
291 Haval H8 731 65,4% 315 3.066 -6,2%
292 GAC Trumpchi GA8 730 239,5% 375 1.179 448,4%
293 Mercedes-Benz Vito 723 112,0% 329 2.683 160,2%
294 Infiniti QX50 722 -8,3% 322 2.903 -0,7%
295 Nissan NV200 715 12,6% 308 3.212 2,5%
296 Chery Arrizo 7 713 49,2% 338 2.272 -30,0%
297 Dongfeng Joyear S50 711 15,8% 247 6.598 47,7%
298 Kia KX5 708 -89,8% 263 5.395 -74,0%
299 Chery Cowin C3 690 New 309 3.194 New
300 Ford Everest 675 87,0% 301 3.724 166,4%
301 JAC J5 Heyue 655 2325,9% 294 4.305 62,7%
302 BYD E6 652 -61,3% 325 2.732 -64,0%
303 Citroën C6 649 New 311 3.160 New
304 MG3 647 -39,1% 264 5.372 -4,5%
305 Luxgen U6 SUV 633 -78,6% 271 4.998 -67,2%
306 Foton MPX 620 42,5% 317 3.040 24,0%
307 Kia KX7 612 New 306 3.245 New
308 Suzuki Alto 609 0,7% 281 4.735 -11,0%
309 MG GT 605 11,8% 237 6.933 211,0%
310 Lifan X60 601 -54,4% 304 3.446 -33,0%
311 JMC E200 601 New 323 2.898 New
312 Foton Gratour im 598 New 357 1.641 New
313 Hyundai Sonata 8 (YF) 597 -81,9% 273 4.940 -77,5%
314 Changhe M70 593 New 261 5.706 New
315 GAC Trumpchi GS5 591 -31,4% 368 1.305 -73,0%
316 Kia KX3 583 -90,3% 279 4.777 -84,1%
317 Haima V70 562 -51,2% 314 3.072 166,7%
318 Chery Cowin V3 559 New 278 4.804 New
319 BYD G6 551 New 373 1.195 New
320 Roewe 950 525 1041,3% 401 593 81,3%
321 Camry Hybrid 521 24,3% 330 2.678 -8,3%
322 Dongfeng Fengshen A60 515 -60,9% 297 4.106 -70,0%
323 Wuling Journey 511 -74,5% 283 4.652 -41,4%
324 Citroën C4L 510 -67,3% 319 2.971 -48,6%
325 Haima M6 495 -56,9% 249 6.490 24,2%
326 Haima M5 474 -75,8% 238 6.913 -64,2%
327 Soueast V5 Lingzhi 474 -27,5% 353 1.832 -54,1%
328 FAW Tianjin Xiali (Charade) 469 -60,2% 288 4.473 -32,2%
329 Nissan Livina 455 37,5% 332 2.503 -3,5%
330 Enranger (Yingzhi) 737 453 -63,4% 352 1.839 -80,6%
331 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 437 -16,9% 349 1.941 36,5%
332 FAW Besturn X80 429 -68,6% 265 5.292 -30,6%
333 Citroën C4 sedan 428 -92,6% 305 3.444 -80,2%
334 FAW Besturn B70 425 -4,5% 383 998 -66,0%
335 Enranger (Yingzhi) G3 420 -47,9% 354 1.710 -68,0%
336 Jonway A380 420 -16,0% 340 2.222 -3,5%
337 Soueast V3 Lingyue 405 -41,0% 359 1.570 -55,1%
338 Hyundai Tucson 403 -97,2% 107 26.326 -54,4%
339 Lifan X50 391 -81,4% 365 1.397 -64,7%
340 Dongfeng Fengxing CM7 388 New 336 2.409 New
341 Lifan 620 358 New 396 750 19,0%
342 BYD Qin 352 -87,0% 369 1.292 -81,2%
343 Qiteng EX80 336 2,4% 360 1.534 -6,9%
344 Brilliance H3 319 New 282 4.713 New
345 Chery Arrizo 3 301 23,4% 416 301 -63,6%
346 JMC E160 299 New 402 584 New
347 FAW Jumper D60 298 -69,7% 321 2.915 -57,5%
348 FAW Besturn B30 292 -93,5% 252 6.363 -73,0%
349 Toyota Reiz 287 -85,1% 295 4.297 -56,2%
350 FAW Vita Weizhi Sedan 286 -62,1% 393 811 -75,4%
351 Changhe Q25 283 -94,6% 343 2.169 -68,5%
352 Haima Aishang EV 279 New 420 279 New
353 Zotye Z500 261 96,2% 384 984 -66,1%
354 Fiat Viaggio 260 -47,6% 372 1.214 -75,7%
355 DS6 256 -64,4% 358 1.598 -68,3%
356 BAIC Beijing Huansu S2 253 38,3% 382 1.027 -51,7%
357 Lifan Lotto 250 -66,3% 348 1.943 -66,3%
358 Qoros 3 241 -46,2% 363 1.447 -44,7%
359 Changan Ouliwei 236 274,6% 421 236 -94,1%
360 JAC Refine A60 227 New 346 2.025 New
361 FAW Jumper A70 222 New 378 1.095 New
362 Volkswagen Gran Lavida 213 -96,8% 120 23.452 -27,9%
363 FAW Besturn B50 213 -77,9% 240 6.820 -38,4%
364 Peugeot 308S 206 -77,6% 391 818 -81,0%
365 Zotye SR7 204 -96,0% 274 4.926 -66,7%
366 Chevrolet Lova RV 198 -78,8% 341 2.203 -65,1%
367 Peugeot 508 187 -77,9% 400 594 -85,4%
368 Enranger (Yingzhi) G5 183 New 374 1.189 New
369 Dongfeng Fengshan L60 178 102,3% 377 1.108 -14,4%
370 Hawtai Santa Fe 175 -89,4% 208 9.236 7,6%
371 Brilliance V5 141 -80,7% 388 916 -80,0%
372 Dongfeng Fengshen A30 138 -45,9% 386 946 -62,0%
373 Mitsubishi Lancer EX 134 -19,8% 395 753 39,2%
374 Volkswagen Phideon 125 New 380 1.085 New
375 Baojun 630 121 -92,4% 371 1.219 -80,7%
376 Citroën C5 121 -71,6% 404 533 -79,8%
377 Buick Velite 5 119 New 425 186 New
378 Dongfeng Succe 118 -70,8% 387 939 -67,1%
379 Dongfeng A9 114 -27,8% 397 658 115,0%
380 BAW BJ80C 111 52,1% 407 521 527,7%
381 Zotye T700 107 New 433 107 New
382 Geely Yuanjin X1 104 New 434 104 New
383 DS 4S 100 316,7% 411 444 38,3%
384 Volkswagen CrossPolo 96 -77,2% 361 1.526 -62,5%
385 Nissan Maxima 91 -72,5% 410 474 -68,2%
386 Toyota Corolla EX 86 -96,4% 362 1.455 -84,5%
387 Foton Sauvana 86 -23,2% 390 820 9,3%
388 Denza EV 83 -37,1% 403 572 -28,4%
389 DS5 75 -60,7% 427 154 -79,1%
390 Hawtai E80 71 New 280 4.763 New
391 Geely TX4 70 -32,7% 413 405 -7,1%
392 Luxgen 5 Sedan 69 -65,0% 435 101 -94,1%
393 Qoros 3 City SUV 68 -87,4% 409 480 -81,1%
394 DS 5LS 65 -75,2% 412 434 -72,7%
395 Suzuki Tianyu SX4 61 -92,0% 376 1.167 -70,3%
396 Luxgen 3 59 New 351 1.893 New
397 Geely Gleagle K11 50 New 441 50 New
398 Changan Raeton 48 -87,4% 389 858 -65,5%
399 Changan CS55 47 New 438 77 New
400 Luxgen M7 MPV 44 -70,1% 408 497 -1,0%
401 Volvo S60L PHEV 42 New 423 212 371,1%
402 Fiat Ottimo 40 -90,3% 406 528 -83,6%
403 BAIC Beijing Senova D50 40 -89,8% 422 213 -91,7%
404 Haima M8 39 457,1% 417 301 11,1%
405 BYD G5 38 -90,8% 414 387 -82,8%
406 BYD M6 37 -71,3% 418 287 -50,8%
407 BAIC Beijing Senova X55 30 -99,0% 394 757 -96,3%
408 Yema E70 26 New 446 26 New
409 BAW Yongshi 16 -51,5% 432 108 -30,8%
410 Brilliance M2 Junjie FSV 10 -67,7% 436 85 -67,1%
411 Geely Gleagle K12 8 New 455 8 New
412 Dongfeng Fengshen E30L 6 -76,0% 457 6 -95,0%
413 Chevrolet Captiva 4 -99,7% 345 2.031 -74,4%
414 Luxgen Luxgen7 SUV 4 -92,5% 429 118 -87,1%
415 BAW Yusheng007 4 -71,4% 450 13 -92,4%
416 Geely Gleagle K17A 4 New 458 4 New
417 FAW Vita V2 3 New 461 3 New
418 Hyundai Verna 2 -100,0% 202 10.123 -83,1%
419 Huasong7 2 New 424 201 -84,7%
420 Soueast V6 Lingshi 1 -97,9% 442 49 -86,5%
421 Lifan 720 1 -90,0% 449 15 -89,4%
422 BAIC Beijing Senova CC 1 -80,0% 459 4 -99,0%
423 Kia K3S 1 New 462 2 New
424 Geely Gleagle K10 1 New 465 1 New

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Comments

  1. China is responsible for 47% of VW’s global sales and only for 13% of Toyota global sales. The day when Chinese switch from VW to Toyota, will be the day when VW will die!

  2. Michal says:

    Dongfeng – YTD 2017 = 373.833 ?

  3. Remarkable:
    From zero to sixty in 3 sec’s, Jeep. Quasi out-of-nowhere it will reach 250.000 units this year

    Ironic:
    Even the big Citroen C6 outsells its smaller sedan siblings C4L, C4 Sedan, C5

    Peculiar:
    Even the P2008 and C3 XR – cross over’s everyone wants – dropped from 6k p/m to 1k.

    Stunning:
    The Tiguan with 32.000 in May

    Failure:
    The Kadjar. In only its 2nd year already in decline, despite the huge SUV frenzy

    Pretty cool:
    China is about to become Cadillac’s main market.

    • Jeep is not an unknown brand in China.
      The brand have a great success as import brands.

      And the Cherokee XJ was one of the first foreign vehicle to be produced in China in mid-1980’s when AMC and BAIC created a JV in Beijing. Its production stopped in 2009. And in early 2000’s the Grand Cherokee WJ were also produced in China.

      • Bart Demandt says:

        Navigator84 has a point there, RickM. In fact, the previous generation Jeep Compass already was the best selling import model in China in 2015, so the brand certainly has some legacy and brand recognition in China.
        Still, I agree that going from 0 to 250.000 locally produced models in less than 2 years is very impressive and a result Renault can only dream of.

      • Who stated Jeep was an unknown brand in China?? Guys, don’t give a twist to something straightforward. This is what I wrote: “Quasi out-of-nowhere”. As: October 2015 zero, zilch, nada, niente, nichts, nop. May 2017: 20.000.

        Seems to me as a humongous increase Jeep realized in a short time frame. That Jeep’s current success in China and some other countries (Brazil comes to mind) has a lot to do with the (inevitable) decision to produce locally is only of secondary relevance. As is its track record in the nineties and the imported Jeeps. BTW, if you wanna crunch sales data, may I recommend the fabulous website CarSalesBase.com?? It’s my favorite one stop shop for accurate numbers. 😉

      • I thought the Cherokee XJ was still around under a new name.

    • JB Lewis says:

      Jeep is hardly coming out of nowhere. It was one of the original 3 brands locally made in China (read Country Driving by Peter Hessler). Chrysler pulled out in 2009 when it was in trouble and FCA relaunched after Fiat proved to be a failure. Jeep is an iconic brand in China….

      The recent collapse of PSA is amazing…can’t blame politics like the Koreans can. What happened???

      • “Jeep is an iconic brand in China….”

        I assume that’s an opinion?
        Iconic as Bentley? The Zizyaliano GT?

        Simple fact: Jeep’s recent revival came “quasi out of nowhere”.

  4. JB Lewis says:

    Jeep had a very well known brand when it launched local production and an established dealer network. Jeep was one of the original foreign brands in China – at that time through Beijing Auto (that’s why the BJ series all look like variations on the Jeep Wrangler; this of course dates from the days of Daimler-Chrysler; lucky for BAIC MB has recently been a huge success). The brand was somewhat maintained with imports during the years that Jeep stopped producing in China; coupled with the SUV boom, there was a ready audience for the Cherokee and Compass in particular – the Renegade is not quite to local tastes and Honda’s XR-V/Vezel will likely continue to dominate that part of the SUV market.

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