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China car sales analysis January 2018

China-car-sales-graph-january-2018Sales of domestic passenger cars in China beat all expectations for January 2018 with an 11% increase to 2,4 million sales. Analysts and experts had expected a slow start of the year as the tax cut on cars with engines of 1,6 liters or less had ended. However, January 2017 was an exceptionally slow month with stable sales on the same month in 2016 while February last year suddenly showed 20% growth on the year before. This phenomenon was due to the Chinese New Year celebrations last year falling in January, as opposed to February in 2016 and 2018. This means that next month is likely to balance off the January performance with stable sales or perhaps even a small decline. This is also reflected in the Seasonally Adjusted Annualized selling Rate which is down by 1 million on January 2017 at 24,74 million. We’ll need to analylse combined January and February figures to be able to draw a thorough conclusion of the state of the Chinese auto market.

Regardless, of course the 2018 figure is a new January record in terms of sales, and especially so for crossovers and SUVs, the fastest growing segment in China at +22,2% to 1,05 million sales. Sedans were up 8% to 1,17 million but MPVs continued their decline at -16,9% to 189.300 sales. Within those figures, EV and PHEV sales jumped to 38.470 units, 4,3 times more than a year earlier which was a particularly slow month because of a cut in subsidies which was later reversed. 26.753 electric cars  and 11.717 plug-in hybrids were sold in January. The share of foreign brands slightly improved on last January to 57,6% but this is also up 4,9 percentage points on December when the share of the domestic brands hit a new record. Sales of the domestic brands were up 10% in January, while Japanese brands continued to reclaim market share as sales outpaced the overall market at +27,1%. European brands were up 14,3%, US brands were stable but lost market share at +0,3% and Korean brands were down 18,1%. This is their lowest decline since February 2017 before the China-Korea crisis broke out, but also the 17th consecutive month of declining share for the Koreans.

 

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Geely_Emgrand_GS-hatchbackThe Haval H6 starts the year with a winning month after topping the charts three times last year: in April, July and October. It manages to fend off the surging Baojun 510 which equals its best ranking also reached last October and sets a new monthly volume record at 58.000 sales. This leaves the Wuling Honggang in third place, making this month the first since the nameplate’s launch that it’s not in the Year-To-Date pole position. The Toyota Corolla is the best selling sedan for the first time since July 2015, but this is possibly just a correction after an exceptionally slow month of December when it was down to #26 with less than half the sales as this month. Keep in mind these figures reflect wholesale deliveries from factory to dealer so there can sometimes be monthly fluctuations like these without this representing a shift in customer orders. Volkswagen dominates the top of the ranking with 7 nameplates in the top-15 of which 6 sedans in the top-13. Geely has a blockbuster month again with the Boyue above 30.000 sales for the fourth consecutive month and record monthly sales for the Emgrand GS, Vision sedan (both above 20.000 for the first time), Emgrand GL (above 15.000 for the first time) and the Vision S1 breaking the 10.000 sales mark in its third month of sales. This allow the brand to sharpen its monthly sales record for the fifth consecutive month but falling just short of the 150.000 sales threshold. As the brand’s product offensive continues in 2018, Geely is set to keep its momentum going but it also needs to allocate some of its R&D budget to New Energy Vehicles. The brand is lacking in that part of the market while BAIC and BYD are taking the lead in EV sales and others are investing heavily in the technology in response to the upcoming plug-in vehicles sales quota by the Chinese government.

Notable movers in the models ranking are the Audi A4L (#25) for the first time above 20.000 sales, more than doubling on last year’s subdued figure when some of the brand’s dealers stopped ordering cars, the Hyundai ix35 up fivefold to #38 and the nameplate’s best sales since December 2014 thanks to a facelift which is mostly cosmetic. The Elantra Lingdong also more than doubles up to #49 as these two models account for half of the brand’s sales.

 

Newcomers

Auto-sales-statistics-China-BYD_Song_Max-MPVBest selling newcomer (<12 months) is of course the Baojun 510, followed by the Changan CS55 at #19, the BYD Song MAX MPV at #47 and MG ZS crossover at #65, all the best selling nameplates of their respective brands. The Geely Vision X3 and Vision S1 follow at #68 and #72, just ahead of the Wey VV5 and VV7 at #73 and #74, both again just above 10.000 sales for the fourth straight month. The Soueast DX3 (#56) sets a new monthly sales record and so do the Mitsubishi Outlander (#61) and Cadillac XT5 (#71), both for the first time above 10.000 sales.

This month we welcome 6 new nameplates to the ranking, including 3 all-new brands, all domestic. Click on the model link to find specifiations, prices and pictures of exterior and interior. The best selling new arrival is the newly launched Traum brand by Zotye Auto with the Traum S70 (#246) with 1.519 sales, followed by the GAC Trumpchi GA4 which was launched at the North American Auto Show in Detroit last month and started sales in China shortly thereafter. In its first partial month the sedan sold 1.164 copies. Skoda also delivered the first 380 units of the Karoq (#347) to its Chinese dealers. The second new brand to arrive is Yudo, an EV maker that officially started sales of the Pi1 (#350) about six months ago, but the model didn’t appear in the charts until now. The company reports 356 deliveries in January. FAW introduces yet another incredibly cheap sedan, the Jumper A50, landing at #355 with 321 sales. Finally, January 2018 marks the launch of the XPeng brand, dedicated to electric crossovers. Their first model is the G3, landing at #413 with just 39 deliveries.

European brands

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Volkswagen brand sales tend to peak in January and the brand improved on its monthly volume record from January 2017 with 6,4% to hit a new high of nearly 347.000 sales. Its winners are the Magotan (#13, +46,1%), Sagitar (#9, +30,4%), Bora (#11, +17,6%) and the new Teramont (#86). Sister brand Skoda is stable at 35.000 sales thanks to the two new crossovers, but there also seems to be an error in the reporting as the 8.100 deliveries of the Yeti seem a bit hard to believe as the company reports just 2.000 worldwide retail sales of the outgoing model. Audi rebounds sharply from its crisis in the beginning of last year, with sales up 35,5% to a new monthly record at over 69.000 deliveries as all of its locally produced models improved sharply and the A4L and Q5 (#38, +27,5%) set monthly sales records. Mercedes-Benz scores an equally impressive 33,8% gain to also a new monthly record at 56.306 sales of locally produced models with only the GLA (#111, -14,4%) down on last year but record sales for all of its other nameplates: C-Class L (#31, +40,7%), E-Class L for the fourth time above 10.000 and the first time above 15.000 sales (#48, +64,7%), GLC (#57, +24,8%) and the vans V-Class (#235, +97,9%) and Vito (#282, +158,7%). But the biggest relative winner of the three German giants is BMW with sales up 37,4% to 43.388 with sales up for all nameplates and record sales for the 3-Series L (#52, +25,2%), X1 (#77, +46,3%, ) and 1-Series (#168). Among smaller luxury players Volvo continues its strong form with a 53% increase to top 10.000 sales for the first time on record sales of its S90 (#166) and XC60 (#146, +26,7%), Land Rover almost doubles at +93,55% to over 5.200 sales for its two domestically produced models and Jaguar almost triples to 2.900 sales thanks to the addition of the XEL (#281) and continued strong sales of the XFL (#232, +84,1%).

After only 2 months of sales increases in the past 24 months, Citroën sharply rebounds with a 69% growth to 13.850 sales in January with almost 50% of its volume coming from its 2 crossovers C3-XR (#153, +81,6%) and C5 Aircross (#214). Sister brand Peugeot is still down, but its 7,9% decline to nearly 19.400 units is the smallest loss in 13 months. Still, all of the brand’s nameplates are down by large double digits except for the 308 (#124, +73,3%) and the new 5008 (#222). Luxury contender DS is down 60,6% to its second-lowest volume ever at just 283 sales of its four models. Meanwhile, Renault sets a new monthly sales record at 9.000 deliveries of its 2 crossovers.

American brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Chevrolet_Malibu-2016-sedanBuick is down 2 places in the brands ranking to #5 with sales down 4,2% to just over 112.000, while Cadillac almost doubles its December volume and improves its monthly record from 18.800 last October to 26.000 sales, up 60,5% on last January. Three out of its four models set new volume records while the ATS-L (#23, +19,5%) fell 19 sales short of its best month ever, last October. Chevrolet is up an encouraging 39% to over 64.000 sales with the Cavalier (#20, +67,9%) hitting its second-best ever month and strong volume of the Malibu (#58, +31,8%) and Sail (#45, +63,5%) sedans. Ford is heading in the exact opposite direction with its 7th consecutive month of declines but the biggest loss so far at -29,9% to 49.000 sales, down to 17th place in the brands ranking. Jeep sales are surprisingly down for the second time since the brand started local production. Its three models aer down 8,5% to 13.000 sales as both the Cherokee (#164, -53,2%) and Renegade (#225, -53,2%) are down by more than half, which the Compass (#103) is unable to compensate.

Japanese brands

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As mentioned above, the Japanese brands are starting off 2018 with a bang, and once again Honda takes the lead with a 39,4% gain to 139.000 deliveries, its third-best ever month after December 2015 and December 2014. Volume is most boosted by the Accord (#32, +53,7%), UR-V (#125) and Avancier (#87, +141,7%). Honda always starts off the year slowly but this January it starts above 100.000 sales and ahead of Toyota which improves 28,7% to 129.000 deliveries, its best month ever in China. The Corolla is the big winner for the brand but also the RAV4 (#35, + 60%) is strong, while the new Vios FS hatchback sets its highest monthly sales since its launch last March. Nissan is left behind with a gain of 15,8% to 94.000 sales despite a new monthly record for the Qashqai (#39, +44,3%) and strong volume of its best seller Sylphy (#7, +19,4%). Newcomer Kicks (#144) is back below 5.000 sales after topping 10.000 in October and November.

Among smaller Japanese brands, Mazda sets a new record at over 35.000 deliveries on best-ever sales of its sedans Mazda3 Axela (#43, +63,3%) and Mazda6 Atenza (#119, +27,3%) while the CX-4 crossover falls 12 units short of its record set exactly one year ago (#106, -0,2%). Mitsubishi is down to just 2 models in China but still sets a new record for the third consecutive month and passes the 15.000 sales mark for the first time thanks to the Outlander which passes the 10.000 sales mark (#61, +119,6%). Suzuki just can’t seem to get a break with sales down 43,7% to its second-lowest month ever, after last July. The brand is down almost 75% on January 2015. Except for the recently facelifted S-Cross (#284, +50,1%) all of its models are down by 33% or more. Infiniti reported just 8 deliveries in January which is not reflective of its retail sales which should be around 2.000 units. Acura sales are up 40% on January last year but down 69,5% on December as sister brand Honda also starts off the year slowly. The new TLX-L sedan (#386) accounts for about 21% of the brand’s sales.

South-Korean brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Hyundai_ix35-2017-SUVAs mentioned above, the South-Korean brands still struggle in China, with Hyundai responsible for all of those losses with sales down 25% to 60.000 units and down 50% on December. The brand’s worst months were April to July last year so don’t expect much of a recovery before those months. The facelifted ix35 is responsible for keeping the brand somewhat afloat but cannibalizes the more modern Tucson (#133, -60,1%). The growth of the Elantra Lingdong is more than offset by collapsing sales of the Elantra Langdon (#176, -81,7%). The still fresh Verna Yuena (#242, -87%) also takes a nosedive. Kia sales are stable on last year but still down almost 40% on January 2015. Sales of the newcomers KX Cross (#116) and Pegas (#130) are barely enough to offset losses of the K3 (#98, -48,8%), K5 (#243, -60,4%) and K2 (#240, -57,7%). Kia will update the Sportage R later this year in the same way Hyundai has freshened the ix35, to continue to sell the old version alongside its successor KX5.

Chinese brands

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As discussed above, Geely is on fire and is the #2 brand in China for the fourth month running. Changan is back above Baojun for the first time since September as well, despite a 14% loss for the former and a 23,5% growth for the latter. The Baojun 510 sets a new volume record for any Baojun nameplate and the third-best ever monthly volume for any nameplate in China. Only the Wuling Hongguang (82.543 sales in December 2016) and Haval H6 (80.495 sales in that same month) have higher volume records than the 510 which look set to become only the third nameplate in history to pass the 60.000 monthly sales barrier within a few months time. Changan is increasingly dependent on its crossovers CS35 (#21, +16,9%), CS55 (#19) and CS75 (#24, -20,1%) which are all three above 20.000 sales and account for 61,9% of the brand’s sales as its MPVs are down sharply. Haval stablizes its decline of recent months, down 3,8% to 78.500 sales after 6 months of double digit declines. Combined with sales of the Wey brand, Great Wall‘s crossover sales are up a healthy 21,1%. GAC Trumpchi improves 32,3% on its previous monthly volume record set exactly one year ago and passes both the 50.000 and 60.000 monthly sales barriers at once. The GS7 large crossover (#175) sets a new record at 3.499 sales, the GS3 small crossover (#105) does the same at 7.482 sales and the GA8 flagship sedan (#265) hits four-figure sales for the first time. The GM8 MPV (#287) improves to 1.000 sales in its second month and the all-new GA4 sedan also passes that threshold in its first month. Despite all these new products, its core model GS4 crossover (#10, -1,2%) maintains its sales at above 34.000 sales.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Roewe_i6-sedanSAIC Roewe sharpens its monthly volume record set last November by an additional 10.000 sales. Year-on-year, the brand is up 57,1% thanks to the new RX3 crossover (#78) and i6 sedan (#107) while the RX5 crossover (#17, +25,3%) also continues to improve. Sister brand SAIC MG more than doubled to nearly 24.000 sales, adding 8.000 vehicles to its previous record set just last month, making it three consecutive months of sales records. Even BAIC grows double with digits again for the first time in 13 months, but BYD is among the fastest growing Chinese brands with a gain of 47%. The new Song MAX MPV accounts for almost all of the growth but the brand’s sales of plug-in hybrids and EVs were also up almost 11-fold on last January, to 7.141 units. Venucia benefits from the new D60 sedan (#88), causing sales of the brand to soar 69,5% but falling just shy of last month’s record. Soueast does set a new record for the month, with its 2 crossovers accounting for 96,6% of the brand’s sales.

Among smaller brands, Brilliance is up 76,4% on its second-worst month in more than 10 years but is down 59% on December. The new V6 crossover (#169) already accounts for more than half of the brand’s sales. Lynk & Co is stable on its introduction month at just over 6.000 sales. Qoros suddenly sets a new sales record at 4.200 sales now that the brand has been sold, and the new owner Baoneng Group has (of course) ambitious plans for the brand, planning to invest heavily in EV technology and making Qoros the “Chinese Tesla” as so many companies are attempting.

China brands ranking January 2018

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

  Model 2018 2017 Change
1 Volkswagen 346.739 325.907 6,4%
2 Geely 148.916 102.706 45,0%
3 Honda 139.264 99.935 39,4%
4 Toyota 129.366 100.493 28,7%
5 Buick 112.345 117.255 -4,2%
6 Changan 107.950 123.823 -12,8%
7 Baojun 94.996 76.947 23,5%
8 Nissan 94.595 81.665 15,8%
9 Haval 78.459 81.533 -3,8%
10 Audi 69.194 51.069 35,5%
11 Dongfeng 67.575 79.445 -14,94%
12 Chevrolet 64.323 46.305 38,91%
13 GAC 61.231 46.273 32,3%
14 Hyundai 60.010 80.017 -25,0%
15 Mercedes-Benz 56.306 42.077 33,8%
16 Wuling 55.139 60.632 -9,1%
17 Ford 49.151 70.101 -29,9%
18 SAIC Roewe 49.049 31.223 57,1%
19 BAIC 44.363 38.133 16,3%
20 BMW 43.388 31.589 37,4%
21 BYD 42.159 28.685 47,0%
22 Chery 36.087 46.428 -22,3%
23 Mazda 35.356 27.910 26,7%
24 Skoda 35.009 34.809 0,6%
25 Kia 30.152 30.080 0,2%
26 Cadillac 26.019 16.216 60,5%
27 Zotye 24.831 18.858 31,7%
28 SAIC MG 23.987 9.027 165,7%
29 Huansu 22.680 21.928 3,4%
30 JAC 20.370 30.617 -33,5%
31 Wey 20.289 0 New
32 Venucia 19.638 11.588 69,5%
33 Peugeot 19.366 21.024 -7,9%
34 FAW 19.150 20.805 -8,0%
35 Soueast 18.034 11.491 56,9%
36 Mitsubishi 15.682 8.178 91,8%
37 Citroën 13.850 8.200 68,9%
38 Jeep 13.309 14.538 -8,5%
39 Leopaard 11.074 9.068 22,1%
40 Haima 10.534 21.475 -50,9%
41 Volvo 10.149 6.634 53,0%
42 Renault 9.000 8.408 7,0%
43 Brilliance 7.041 3.991 76,4%
44 Lifan 6.761 6.165 9,7%
45 Hanteng 6.529 5.116 27,6%
46 Lynk & Co 6.173 0 New
47 Suzuki 5.570 9.894 -43,7%
48 Land Rover 5.222 2.698 93,6%
49 Karry 5.039 7.895 -36,2%
50 Yema 4.328 961 350,4%
51 Qoros 4.232 1.217 247,7%
52 Bisu 4.190 2.113 98,3%
53 SAIC Maxus 3.775 2.122 77,9%
54 Jiangling 3.748 7.347 -49,0%
55 Borgward 3.217 3.075 4,6%
56 Jaguar 2.903 1.000 190,3%
57 SWM Motor 2.612 6.323 -58,7%
58 Foton 2.384 2.240 6,4%
59 Landwind 2.000 5.700 -64,9%
60 Enranger (Yingzhi) 1.916 1.282 49,5%
61 Changhe 1.806 4.233 -57,3%
62 Traum 1.519 0 New
63 Luxgen 1.469 3.007 -51,1%
64 Hawtai 1.316 9.556 -86,2%
65 Jinbei 1.117 4.462 -75,0%
66 Acura 640 455 40,7%
67 Jonway 500 428 16,8%
68 Yudo 356 0 New
69 DS 283 718 -60,6%
70 Great Wall 269 525 -48,8%
71 Qiteng 259 537 -51,8%
72 Zhidou 259 0 New
73 Jiangnan 65 0 New
74 Arcfox 60 0 New
75 XPeng 39 0 New
76 Fiat 20 601 -96,7%
77 Infiniti 8 2.274 -99,6%

 

China models ranking January 2018

Rank Model 2018 2017 Change 2017 rank
1 Haval H6 59.133 45.993 28,6% 3
2 Baojun 510 58.006 0 New
3 Wuling Hongguang 55.138 60.132 -8,3% 1
4 Toyota Corolla 46.735 26.302 77,7% 16
5 Volkswagen Lavida 44.202 52.428 -15,7% 2
6 Volkswagen Jetta 39.651 43.265 -8,4% 4
7 Nissan Sylphy 38.179 31.969 19,4% 7
8 Volkswagen Santana 35.550 31.842 11,6% 9
9 Volkswagen Sagitar 34.874 26.746 30,4% 13
10 GAC Trumpchi GS4 34.442 34.870 -2,7% 5
11 Volkswagen Bora 32.585 27.717 17,6% 12
12 Geely Boyue 30.381 20.147 50,8% 19
13 Volkswagen Magotan 29.297 20.058 46,1% 21
14 Buick Excelle GT 28.016 34.548 -18,9% 6
15 Volkswagen Tiguan 26.392 31.092 -15,1% 10
16 Geely EC7 Emgrand 26.122 26.314 -2,7% 15
17 Roewe RX5 25.226 20.139 25,3% 20
18 Ford Escort 24.913 26.018 -4,2% 17
19 Changan CS55 23.209 0 New
20 Chevrolet Cavalier 22.525 13.417 67,9% 41
21 Changan CS35 21.553 18.444 16,9% 24
22 Buick Envision 21.538 30.658 -29,7% 11
23 Buick Verano (Wei Lang) 21.373 17.676 20,9% 27
24 Changan CS75 21.162 26.492 -20,1% 14
25 Audi A4L 20.802 10.191 104,1% 70
26 Baojun 310 20.206 18.006 12,2% 25
27 Geely Emgrand GS 20.087 10.333 94,4% 67
28 Geely FC Vision 20.055 14.716 36,3% 36
29 Volkswagen Passat 19.831 19.074 4,0% 23
30 Volkswagen Golf 18.709 17.213 8,7% 28
31 Mercedes-Benz C-Class L 18.408 13.087 40,7% 44
32 Honda Accord 18.390 11.967 53,7% 55
33 Dongfeng Fengguang 580 18.339 16.485 11,2% 29
34 Volkswagen Polo 17.950 17.811 0,8% 26
35 Toyota RAV4 17.238 10.773 60,0% 63
36 Honda CR-V 17.093 14.278 19,7% 38
37 Audi Q5 16.688 13.087 27,5% 45
38 Hyundai ix35 16.540 3.329 396,8% 161
39 Nissan Qashqai 16.519 11.449 44,3% 60
40 Honda Civic 16.459 15.441 6,6% 33
41 Honda Vezel 16.255 12.113 34,2% 53
42 Baojun 730 16.031 31.919 -49,8% 8
43 Mazda3 Axela 15.952 9.769 63,3% 73
44 Nissan X-Trail 15.744 12.918 21,9% 48
45 Chevrolet Sail 15.468 9.462 63,5% 76
46 Geely Emgrand GL 15.163 10.208 48,5% 69
47 BYD Song MAX 15.068 0 New
48 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L 15.041 9.133 64,7% 80
49 Hyundai Elantra Lingdong 14.852 6.549 126,8% 107
50 Volkswagen Lamando 14.831 15.474 -4,2% 32
51 Honda XR-V 14.516 13.366 8,6% 42
52 BMW 3-Series L 14.370 11.477 25,2% 59
53 BMW 5-Series L 14.147 12.229 15,7% 51
54 Audi A6L 14.099 12.216 15,4% 52
55 Buick GL8 14.006 13.658 2,5% 39
56 Soueast DX3 13.589 6.300 115,7% 113
57 Mercedes-Benz GLC 13.152 10.535 24,8% 65
58 Chevrolet Malibu 12.693 9.630 31,8% 74
59 Hyundai Mistra 11.994 11.790 1,7% 58
60 Toyota Camry 11.577 11.827 -2,1% 57
61 Mitsubishi Outlander 11.565 5.266 119,6% 124
62 Changan CX70 11.461 14.506 -21,0% 37
63 Honda Crider 11.279 8.176 38,0% 89
64 Nissan Teana 11.125 7.252 53,4% 100
65 MG ZS 10.913 0 New
66 BYD F3 10.640 11.206 -5,1% 61
67 Toyota Levin 10.488 10.983 -4,5% 62
68 Geely Vision X3 10.457 0 New
69 Toyota Highlander 10.456 12.018 -13,0% 54
70 Haval H2 10.390 24.917 -58,3% 18
71 Cadillac XT5 10.385 5.479 89,5% 122
72 Geely Vision S1 10.303 0 New
73 Wey VV5 10.239 0 New
74 Wey VV7 10.050 0 New
75 FAW Besturn X40 10.017 0 New
76 Geely Vision X6 10.004 10.226 -2,2% 68
77 BMW X1 9.984 6.823 46,3% 106
78 Roewe RX3 9.963 0 New
79 Dongfeng Joyear SUV 9.850 13.113 -24,9% 43
80 BYD Song 9.717 8.704 11,6% 83
81 Ford Focus 9.694 12.990 -25,4% 46
82 Audi Q3 9.251 8.146 13,6% 90
83 Skoda Octavia 9.114 15.954 -42,9% 31
84 Buick LaCrosse 9.005 10.029 -10,2% 71
85 Chery Tiggo 3 8.922 9.186 -2,9% 79
86 Volkswagen Teramont 8.841 8 New 348
87 Honda Avancier 8.701 3.600 141,7% 155
88 Venucia D60 8.684 0 New
89 GAC Trumpchi GS8 8.653 9.418 -8,1% 77
90 Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 8.612 10.677 -19,3% 64
91 Honda Fit 8.547 8.907 -4,0% 82
92 Audi A3 8.354 7.429 12,5% 98
93 Toyota Vios sedan 8.301 9.987 -16,9% 72
94 Skoda Yeti 8.101 1.854 336,9% 201
95 MG6 8.069 744 984,5% 264
96 BAIC EC180 7.870 724 987,0% 265
97 Chery Arrizo 5 7.755 15.074 -48,6% 34
98 Kia K3 7.630 14.902 -48,8% 35
99 Buick Regal 7.599 6.015 26,3% 117
100 Chery Tiggo 5X 7.527 0 New
101 JAC Refine S3 7.509 12.305 -39,0% 50
102 Cadillac XTS 7.500 4.578 63,8% 139
103 Jeep Compass 7.500 2.138 250,8% 198
104 Dongfeng Fengguang 560 7.500 0 New
105 GAC Trumpchi GS3 7.482 0 New
106 Mazda CX-4 7.432 7.444 -0,2% 97
107 Roewe i6 7.366 0 New
108 Leopaard CS9 7.134 0 New
109 Zotye T300 7.018 0 New
110 Volkswagen C-Trek 6.931 4.935 40,4% 132
111 Mercedes-Benz GLA 6.847 8.002 -14,4% 93
112 Chevrolet Cruze 6.807 8.558 -20,5% 85
113 BAIC Beijing Huansu S3 6.613 8.179 -19,1% 88
114 Venucia T70 6.482 5.474 18,4% 123
115 Changan Raeton CC 6.421 0 New
116 Kia KX Cross 6.306 0 New
117 Changan CS15 6.195 9.474 -34,6% 75
118 Lynk & Co 01 6.173 0 New
119 Mazda6 Atenza 6.037 4.743 27,3% 134
120 Toyota Yaris L hatchback 6.032 6.336 -4,8% 110
121 Mazda CX-5 5.935 5.954 -0,3% 120
122 Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi (Future) 5.911 7.139 -17,2% 103
123 Cadillac ATS-L 5.900 4.939 19,5% 131
124 Peugeot 308 5.839 3.369 73,3% 160
125 Honda UR-V 5.781 0 New
126 Skoda Superb 5.774 4.558 26,7% 140
127 Ford Mondeo 5.664 7.428 -23,7% 99
128 Chevrolet Equinox 5.641 0 New
129 Renault Koleos 5.629 4.814 16,9% 133
130 Kia Pegas 5.419 0 New
131 Chery Tiggo 7 5.276 8.698 -39,3% 84
132 Haima S5 5.178 10.455 -50,5% 66
133 Hyundai Tucson 5.172 12.978 -60,1% 47
134 Zotye T700 5.083 0 New
135 Changan Eado 5.070 13.607 -62,7% 40
136 Roewe 360 5.068 7.233 -29,9% 101
137 FAW Xenia R7 5.060 5.995 -15,6% 119
138 BAIC Beijing Huansu S7 5.035 0 New
139 Skoda Rapid 4.888 8.031 -39,1% 92
140 JAC Refine M1 4.859 6.430 -24,4% 108
141 Honda Elysion 4.844 2.897 67,2% 174
142 Volkswagen Gran Lavida 4.837 7.805 -38,0% 95
143 Dongfeng Fengguang 330 4.814 9.101 -47,1% 81
144 Nissan Kicks 4.728 0 New
145 Toyota Crown 4.628 2.639 75,4% 182
146 Volvo XC60 4.588 3.622 26,7% 154
147 Toyota Vios FS 4.443 0 New
148 Skoda Kodiaq 4.421 0 New
149 Volkswagen Sportsvan 4.368 4.678 -6,6% 135
150 Honda City 4.332 4.944 -12,4% 130
151 Honda Odyssey 4.305 2.180 97,5% 196
152 Peugeot 408 4.292 5.893 -27,2% 121
153 Citroën C3-XR 4.243 2.337 81,6% 192
154 Zotye T600 4.133 7.093 -41,7% 104
155 Mitsubishi ASX 4.117 2.452 67,9% 185
156 BAIC Beijing Huansu S5 4.028 76 5200,0% 333
157 Buick GL6 4.023 0 New
158 Venucia T90 4.002 4.252 -5,9% 145
159 Volkswagen Touran 3.979 2.860 39,1% 176
160 Buick Excelle GX 3.921 0 New
161 Haval M6 3.877 0 New
162 Soueast DX7 Bolang 3.836 5.049 -24,0% 128
163 Changan Oushang A800 3.828 0 New
164 Jeep Cherokee 3.809 8.131 -53,2% 91
165 Hanteng X5 3.802 0 New
166 Volvo S90 3.736 813 359,5% 259
167 Land Rover Discovery Sport 3.681 1.666 120,9% 208
168 BMW 1-Series 3.680 0 New
169 Brilliance V6 3.676 0 New
170 JAC IEV6S 3.621 0 New
171 Dongfeng Fengxing SX6 3.594 2.592 38,7% 183
172 Toyota Levin Hybrid 3.565 2.784 28,1% 178
173 BAIC Beijing Huansu H3 3.563 8.481 -58,0% 87
174 Leopaard CS10 3.509 8.550 -59,0% 86
175 GAC Trumpchi GS7 3.499 0 New
176 Hyundai Elantra Langdon 3.496 19.097 -81,7% 22
177 Toyota Yaris L sedan 3.473 0 New
178 MG GS 3.467 4.336 -20,0% 142
179 Renault Kadjar 3.371 3.594 -6,2% 156
180 Bisu T5 3.367 0 New
181 BYD Qin 3.339 208 1505,3% 309
182 Geely Borui / GC9 3.293 4.042 -18,5% 146
183 Ford Edge 3.241 9.196 -64,8% 78
184 Citroën C-Elysee 3.164 2.924 8,2% 171
185 GAC Trumpchi GA6 3.157 1.403 125,0% 218
186 Peugeot 4008 3.123 5.262 -40,6% 125
187 Karry K60 3.026 5.021 -39,7% 129
188 Honda Jade 3.008 0 New
189 BAIC Beijing Weiwang M30 2.998 638 369,9% 272
190 Qoros 5 SUV 2.949 754 291,1% 263
191 Changan Linmax 2.890 0 New
192 Changan Oushang 2.888 16.070 -82,0% 30
193 Buick Encore 2.853 4.671 -38,9% 136
194 Lifan Maiwei 2.849 5.239 -45,6% 126
195 Citroën C4 Sedan 2.818 1.344 109,7% 223
196 BAIC Beijing Senova D50 2.817 1 ++ 350
197 Changan Honor 2.813 12.323 -77,2% 49
198 Yema T70 2.800 961 191,4% 252
199 Nissan Tiida Hatchback 2.761 6.343 -56,5% 109
200 Hyundai ix25 2.735 6.304 -56,6% 112
201 Honda Greiz 2.733 1.151 137,4% 235
202 Hanteng X7 2.727 5.116 -46,7% 127
203 BAIC Beijing Senova X35 2.725 6.091 -55,3% 116
204 BAIC Beijing Huansu H2 2.682 1.723 55,7% 202
205 Zotye Damai X7 2.594 0 New
206 Kia K4 2.548 1.235 106,3% 228
207 Ford EcoSport 2.544 3.153 -19,3% 166
208 Geely Vision X1 2.503 0 New
209 Maxus G10 2.460 2.122 15,9% 200
210 Toyota Prado 2.430 4.298 -43,5% 143
211 Volkswagen Phideon 2.407 278 765,8% 301
212 Nissan Lannia 2.397 6.002 -60,1% 118
213 Borgward BX5 2.389 0 New
214 Citroën C5 Aircross 2.383 0 New
215 Changan Alsvin V3 (Yuexiang) 2.367 3.267 -27,5% 163
216 Kia Sportage R 2.241 2.825 -20,7% 177
217 Cadillac CT6 2.234 1.220 83,1% 229
218 Ford Kuga 2.228 7.890 -71,8% 94
219 Peugeot 301 2.180 3.702 -41,1% 153
220 Honda Gienia 2.063 913 126,0% 256
221 Dongfeng Fengshen AX4 2.057 0 New
222 Peugeot 5008 2.053 0 New
223 JAC Refine S2 2.024 6.160 -67,1% 115
224 Karry K50 2.013 2.874 -30,0% 175
225 Jeep Renegade 2.000 4.269 -53,2% 144
226 Lifan Xuanlang 1.945 0 New
227 Haima S7 1.943 1.575 23,4% 212
228 Suzuki Vitara 1.928 2.902 -33,6% 173
229 Haval H9 1.918 862 122,5% 257
230 Hyundai Reina 1.902 3.503 -45,7% 157
231 JMC E200 1.897 424 347,4% 290
232 Jaguar XFL 1.841 1.000 84,1% 251
233 Haima M3 1.830 2.906 -37,0% 172
234 Volvo S60L 1.825 2.199 -17,0% 195
235 Mercedes-Benz V-Class 1.813 916 97,9% 255
236 BAW BJ40 1.698 1.021 66,3% 249
237 FAW Jumper D60 1.682 1.062 58,4% 243
238 SWM X7 1.640 6.323 -74,1% 111
239 Zotye Damai X5 1.609 3.458 -53,5% 158
240 Kia K2 1.605 3.793 -57,7% 150
241 Camry Hybrid 1.587 801 98,1% 260
242 Hyundai Verna Yuena 1.554 11.945 -87,0% 56
243 Kia K5 1.549 3.915 -60,4% 149
244 Range Rover Evoque 1.541 1.032 49,3% 247
245 Chery Fulwin 2 1.527 2.341 -34,8% 191
246 Traum S70 1.519 0 New
247 Foton Gratour ix 1.494 1.636 -8,7% 209
248 Nissan Murano 1.493 1.028 45,2% 248
249 Changan CS95 1.444 51 2731,4% 337
250 Chery eQ 1.428 182 684,6% 314
251 Volkswagen CC 1.413 2.398 -41,1% 190
252 Brilliance M2 Junjie FRV 1.392 624 123,1% 273
253 Lincoln MKC (import only) 1.385 1.629   210
254 Haval H5 1.379 1.071 28,8% 242
255 Skoda Rapid Spaceback 1.365 3.746 -63,6% 152
256 Haval H7 1.358 7.005 -80,6% 105
257 BAW BJ20 1.330 1.001 32,9% 250
258 Kia KX5 1.324 1.688 -21,6% 205
259 Changan Alsvin 1.319 7.503 -82,4% 96
260 Maxus D90 1.315 0 New
261 Brilliance V3 1.305 957 36,4% 253
262 Qoros 3 1.278 310 312,3% 298
263 Zotye SR7 1.269 1.211 4,8% 230
264 Lifan X70 1.238 0 New
265 GAC Trumpchi GA8 1.223 153 699,3% 321
266 Chery Cowin X5 1.209 0 New
267 BMW 2-Series 1.207 1.060 13,9% 244
268 Lincoln Continental (import only) 1.200 509 1963,1% 280
269 Chevrolet Trax 1.189 2.409 -50,6% 188
270 Lincoln MKX (import only) 1.165 1.074 968,7% 241
271 Luxgen U5 SUV 1.165 0 New
272 GAC Trumpchi GA4 1.164 0 New
273 Roewe 350 1.146 2.524 -54,6% 184
274 JMC Yusheng S350 1.133 2.941 -61,5% 169
275 Jinbei 750 1.117 3.258 -65,7% 164
276 Peugeot 3008 1.114 1.491 -25,3% 213
277 JAC Refine S7 1.103 0 New
278 BYD Tang 1.089 278 291,7% 302
279 JAC Refine S5 1.082 4.023 -73,1% 147
280 Lincoln MKZ (import only) 1.077 1.345 829,1% 222
281 Jaguar XEL 1.062 0 New
282 Mercedes-Benz Vito 1.045 404 158,7% 291
283 Suzuki Alivio 1.039 1.723 -39,7% 203
284 Suzuki S-Cross 1.028 685 50,1% 266
285 Yema T80 1.008 0 New
286 Zotye Z300 1.001 2.451 -59,2% 186
287 GAC Trumpchi GM8 1.001 0 New
288 BYD F5 Suri 998 2.153 -53,6% 197
289 SWM X3 972 0 New
290 Ford Explorer (import only) 968 1.602 -39,6% 211
291 Skoda Fabia 966 666 45,0% 269
292 Honda Spirior 958 0 New
293 Changhe Freedom M50 937 1.250 -25,0% 226
294 Hyundai Celesta 896 0 New
295 Citroën C5 889 152 484,9% 323
296 Dongfeng Fengshen AX5 875 2.412 -63,7% 187
297 Nissan Sunny 868 3.781 -77,0% 151
298 BAIC Beijing Senova X25 840 2.314 -63,7% 193
299 Chery Tiggo 5 834 1.681 -50,4% 206
300 Borgward BX7 828 3.075 -73,1% 167
301 MG3 823 1.198 -31,3% 233
302 Enranger (Yingzhi) 727 790 178 343,8% 316
303 Suzuki Swift 778 1.672 -53,5% 207
304 Peugeot 2008 765 1.134 -32,5% 237
305 JMC Yusheng S330 718 3.281 -78,1% 162
306 FAW Besturn B30 717 4.446 -83,9% 141
307 Suzuki Beidouxing (Big Dipper) 717 1.379 -48,0% 219
308 BYD F0 716 829 -13,6% 258
309 MG GT 714 2.749 -74,0% 179
310 FAW Besturn B50 700 4.598 -84,8% 138
311 Kia Cerato 684 143 378,3% 325
312 Zotye SR9 681 3.020 -77,5% 168
313 Baojun 630 673 15 4386,7% 346
314 Dongfeng Joyear S50 651 800 -18,6% 261
315 BAIC Beijing Huansu S6 619 3.407 -81,8% 159
316 Haima M5 614 2.656 -76,9% 181
317 BAIC Beijing Weiwang M50 609 2.138 -71,5% 199
318 Hawtai EV160 607 0 New
319 Foton MPX 597 470 27,0% 286
320 Bisu T3 587 1.436 -59,1% 214
321 Dongfeng Fengshen AX3 550 4.624 -88,1% 137
322 BYD S7 550 2.407 -77,1% 189
323 Geely King Kong 548 6.256 -91,2% 114
324 Zotye Z700 544 1.075 -49,4% 240
325 GAC Trumpchi GE3 536 0 New
326 FAW Besturn X80 524 3.192 -83,6% 165
327 Hawtai New Santa Fe 523 7.225 -92,8% 102
328 Nissan NV200 522 312 67,3% 297
329 Yema Spica 520 0 New
330 Chery Cowin X3 518 3.987 -87,0% 148
331 Acura CDX 503 455 10,5% 287
332 Zotye E200 501 186 169,4% 312
333 Jonway A380 500 428 16,8% 289
334 Brilliance H330 480 1.204 -60,1% 231
335 Haima V70 476 1.202 -60,4% 232
336 Venucia M50V 470 0 New
337 Soueast V5 Lingzhi 452 84 438,1% 332
338 Ford Taurus 448 2.929 -84,7% 170
339 Hyundai Santa Fe 437 1.378 -68,3% 220
340 BAW BJ212 436 0 New
341 Hyundai Sonata 9 (LF) 432 1.406 -69,3% 217
342 Ford Everest 419 497 -15,7% 284
343 Enranger (Yingzhi) G5 405 262 54,6% 303
344 Zotye Z500 395 180 119,4% 315
345 Changhe Q35 390 1.331 -70,7% 224
346 Ford Tourneo 389 200 94,5% 310
347 Skoda Karoq 380 0 New
348 Haima M6 377 2.680 -85,9% 180
349 Enranger (Yingzhi) 737 367 500 -26,6% 281
350 Yudo Pi1 356 0 New
351 Enranger (Yingzhi) G3 354 342 3,5% 296
352 Kia KX7 354 298 18,8% 299
353 Changhe M70 327 1.415 -76,9% 215
354 Leopaard Q6 324 518 -37,5% 279
355 FAW Jumper A50 321 0 New
356 Ford Mustang (import only) 309 395 -21,8% 292
357 Lifan X60 297 26 1042,3% 342
358 Foton Sauvana 293 134 118,7% 328
359 Dongfeng Fengshen A60 279 1.366 -79,6% 221
360 Roewe 950 278 16 1637,5% 345
361 Great Wall Voleex C30 269 525 -48,8% 277
362 Haval H8 266 650 -59,1% 270
363 Chery QQ 265 1.125 -76,4% 238
364 Qiteng EX80 259 537 -51,8% 275
365 Kia KX3 247 1.252 -80,3% 225
366 Kia Forte 245 29 744,8% 341
367 Luxgen U6 SUV 243 2.252 -89,2% 194
368 Bisu M3 236 677 -65,1% 268
369 Changan Eado EV 216 0 New
370 Lifan 820 204 75 172,0% 334
371 Nissan Livina 203 536 -62,1% 276
372 Citroën C6 195 685 -71,5% 267
373 Lincoln Navigator (import only) 181 132 961,4% 329
374 JAC J5 Heyue 172 1.118 -84,6% 239
375 Citroën C4L 158 758 -79,2% 262
376 Soueast V3 Lingyue 157 40 292,5% 338
377 Brilliance H3 156 499 -68,7% 283
378 Hawtai Santa Fe 153 1.181 -87,0% 234
379 Dongfeng Succe 153 160 -4,4% 319
380 Changhe Q25 152 237 -35,9% 305
381 Chery E3 151 373 -59,5% 294
382 Chery Cowin V3 140 1.415 -90,1% 216
383 BAIC Beijing Huansu S2 140 62 125,8% 336
384 Haval H1 138 1.035 -86,7% 246
385 Lifan Lotto 138 642 -78,5% 271
386 Acura TLX-L 137 0 New
387 Chery Arrizo 7 133 522 -74,5% 278
388 Dongfeng Fengshan L60 131 230 -43,0% 306
389 Zhidou D2 EV 130 0 New
390 Zhidou D3 EV 129 0 New
391 Chery E5 120 1.240 -90,3% 227
392 BAW BJ80C 120 35 242,9% 340
393 DS 4S 116 98 18,4% 331
394 BAIC Beijing Senova D20 116 3 3766,7% 349
395 BAW Yongshi 115 9 1177,8% 347
396 FAW Besturn B70 111 216 -48,6% 308
397 DS6 105 444 -76,4% 288
398 Volkswagen CrossPolo 91 225 -59,6% 307
399 Baojun E100 80 0 New
400 Dongfeng A9 77 197 -60,9% 311
401 Changan Raeton 68 293 -76,8% 300
402 Suzuki Tianyu SX4 66 484 -86,4% 285
403 Jiangnan Alto 65 0 New
404 Haima Aishang EV 63 0 New
405 Arcfox Lite 60 0 New
406 DS 5LS 58 154 -62,3% 320
407 Nissan Maxima 56 73 -23,3% 335
408 Lifan X50 55 136 -59,6% 326
409 Haima M8 53 1 5200,0% 351
410 Dongfeng Fengshen E70 44 0 New
411 Luxgen 3 40 585 -93,2% 274
412 GAC Trumpchi GA3S 40 376 -89,4% 293
413 XPeng G3 39 0 New
414 Lifan 620 35 37 -5,4% 339
415 Hawtai E80 33 1.150 -97,1% 236
416 Brilliance V5 32 170 -81,2% 317
417 BYD E6 29 119 -75,6% 330
418 Changan CS15 EV 23 0 New
419 Luxgen M7 MPV 21 135 -84,4% 327
420 Fiat Ottimo 20 147 -86,4% 324
421 Ford Focus ST/RS (import only) 20 23 -13,0% 343
422 FAW Jumper A70 18 355 -94,9% 295
423 Dongfeng Fengshen A30 18 247 -92,7% 304
424 Suzuki Alto 14 1.049 -98,7% 245
425 BYD e5 13 0 New
426 Buick Velite 5 10 0 New
427 Infiniti Q50L 8 1.721 -99,5% 204
428 BAIC Beijing Senova X55 8 168 -95,2% 318
429 Qoros 3 City SUV 5 153 -96,7% 322
430 DS5 4 22 -81,8% 344
431 Zotye Z100 3 184 -98,4% 313
432 Ford F-150 Raptor (import only) 3 0 New
433 Roewe 550 hybrid 1 956 -99,9% 254
434 Wuling Journey 1 500 -99,8% 282
435 BAIC Beijing Weiwang 007 1 0 New
436 Buick Excelle 1 0 New
437 MG5 1 0 New
438 Roewe E50 EV 1 0 New

Sources: Manufacturers, Chooseauto

      1. @Tuga
        If Jews, Russians, Britains, Poles and all others could buy VolksWagen, than Chinese could also buy Toyotas!

    1. Toyota is unlikely to take the lead as it is not investing in capacity in China, so its growth is limited. Honda and Nissan are both being a lot more proactive about growth in China. It will soon be a bigger market for them than the US. Honda is deservedly in 2nd place in brand ranking in 2017 behind VW. VW is going to keep losing share without a proper line-up of crossovers. The Japanese are expanding their dealer networks, which should help boost market share.

  1. Hyundai and Kia recently launched new model based on old vehicles as you say.
    These “new” cars are much cheaper than the current generation of their base model.
    .
    Hyundai launched the Reina, based on former Verna (which is still sold in China). But less powered and very very cheap :
    Reina : 49.900 RMB
    Verna (old) : 73.900 RMB
    Verna : 72.800 RMB
    .
    ix35 (new) : 119.900 RMB
    ix35 (old) : 149.800 RMB
    Tucson : 159.900 RMB
    .
    Same situation for Kia :
    Pegas : 49.900 RMB
    K2 : 72.900 RMB
    .
    But Kia killed the old K2…

    1. Thanks for this insight, Navigator84.
      I hadn’t realized they had slashed their prices by this much!
      .
      I think this will help them recover from their crisis in the short run, but this will only feed to their already bargain-pricing and low-tech image. This is a strategy that will be devastating in the long run, as they can’t beat the domestic brands in terms of pricing, content and speed-to-market. Import brands are still prefered over domestics, but the way Geely and GAC are launching well-built and great looking cars (and crossovers!), it can’t take long before even the Chinese consumers will consider them better cars than those from Beijing-Hyundai.
      .
      A much healthier strategy for the Korean brands in the long run is to build high quality, well-designed and modern vehicles, like they do in the rest of the world. That way they can start raising their prices and actually make a profit instead of just chasing low-margin volume by recycling old platforms. They’ve already missed the boat, they’re at risk of being crushed completely.
      .
      What’s your view on this, as an “insider”?

      1. I agree completely. After the island crisis in 2012 the Japanese brands regrouped and came back with competitive, quality offerings. Hyundai is digging its own grave by moving downmarket. Volumes may stabilise but it won’t make money. The rise of brands like Geely/Lynk & Co, GAC Trumpchi and Haval/WEY will continue to pressure the Koreans (and PSA).

  2. Lol, so Renault sales as many Koleos in China in a month as it does in Europe in almost half a year. We can see for whom this car was made 😀

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