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China car sales analysis January & February 2019

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The market for domestic passenger car sales in China continues its decline in 2019 with 8 consecutive months of declines from July 2018 to February 2019. With two months of double digit declines in January (-16,7%) and February (-17,6%), the market doesn’t seem able to recover soon. However, there’s a silver lining to this apparent malaise, as these numbers reflect wholesale data. Retail sales of new light vehicles dipped just 4% in January, which means the big drop in wholesale deliveries was a result of a reduction in dumping excess inventories by carmakers on their dealerships.

A trend that started in the second half of 2018 has continued in 2019, namely that sedans are regaining market share after years of being outgrown by crossovers and SUVs. Sedan sales declined by 13% in both January and February, while SUV sales declined by 19% in January and 18,4% in February. MPV sales continued to suffer the most at -24,8% in January and -32,2% in February. Within those figures, sales of EVs and plug-in hybrids nearly doubled in the first two months of 2019 to 148.000, with EV deliveries surging 128% to roughly 114.000 while plug-in hybrid sales increased 38% to close to 34.000.

The share of foreign brands improved both months, up to 58,5% from 55,7% in the first two months of 2018. In January and February, sales of domestic Chinese brands dipped 22,3%, with only US brands performing worse at -26,5% while Korean brands were down “just” 17,5% and European brands lost 15%. Only Japanese brands managed to improve their sales in the first two months of the year, at +0,25%. As a result, Japanese brans are above 20% markets share in China for the first time since 2011, while the share of Korean brands is at the lowest ever at 3,8%, just over half their share in 2016.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Volkswagen_Lavida-Plus-sedanIn the models ranking the Volkswagen Lavida firmly takes control of the top spot with a 24,1% increase now that sales of the Lavida sedan and Gran Lavida hatchback are no longer reported separately. The Haval H6 is the best selling crossover in China in second place, despite a loss of 20,8%, with 2018 best seller Nissan Sylphy in fourth place (+24,1%) ahead of the former #1 Wuling Hongguang (-35,9%). The Buick Excelle GT is the third sedan in the top-5 and all three gain more than 20% so far this year. In fact, besides the Geely Boyue in 8th place, the entire rest of the top-15 consists of sedans, of which four Volkswagens, but the Toyota Levin in 15th place and the Honda Civic in 13th place show the biggest gains at +68,5% and +43,1% respectively. The Baojun 510 is down 66,2% and 16th place, after leading the models ranking in the first two months of 2018. A sudden and sure fall from grace by the model that was hailed as the most successful launch in China ever, reaching over 530.000 sales in its first 13 months on the market. Other notable losers are the Volkswagen Sagitar (#18, -37,2%) and Volkswagen Tiguan (#19, -34,4%), the latter feeling the heat from the brand’s newly launched crossovers.

Further down in the top-50, the Toyota Camry (#30, 29,5%), Honda Crider (#32, +54,5%) and Honda Fit (#42, +55,9%) are making great progress, while the Changan CS55 (#35, -39,5%), Buick Verano (#37, -33%), Volkswagen Magotan (#41, -48,2%), Buick Envision (#47, -41,2%) and Roewe RX5 (#48, -55,9%) are quickly losing ground. Such huge shifts among models are typical to the volatile Chinese market, but partially also a reflection of these figures being wholesale deliveries and not retail sales.

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Roewe_i5-sedanIn the brands ranking, Toyota jumps to places to take 2nd place ahead of Geely and Honda, while Nissan moves from #8 to #5, leaving Buick, Changan and Baojun behind. The latter two are also passed by Haval, which means Great Wall‘s SUV brand becomes the #2 Chinese brand in 7th place. Mercedes-Benz enters the brands top-10, ahead of BMW (#12) and Audi (#13). Mercedes has outsold Audi in China only four times before: December 2016, February and December 2017, and June 2018, but does it twice already in the first two months of 2019. BMW has outsold Audi only once before in China: December 2017 and also does it twice in 2019. Does this mark the beginning of the end of Audi‘s luxury lead in China?

Newcomers

Best selling newcomer (<12 months) is the Roewe i5, including the electric ei5, at #14, followed by the Haval F7 at #26, the Geely Binyue at #39 and the Geely Binrui at #52, showing the importance of a continuous supply of fresh products for Geely. Other notable newcomers are the Baojun 360 at #56, the Hyundai La Festa at #57 and the Jetour X70 at #58, an impressive performance for a newly launched brand. The Chery Tiggo 8 at #63 immediately becomes the brand’s best selling nameplate, despite being its flagship model. The Volkswagen Tharu (#65), T-Roc (#79) and Tayron (#83) underscore the importance of VW’s new crossover models, even though the brand is way late to the party.

European brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Volkswagen_Tayron-SUVVolkswagen manages to improve its market share to over 14% as the brand has succesfully expanded its crossover line-up in recent months, but sees all of its existing models decline faster than the overall market except for the Lavida (#1, +24,1%) and Jetta ( #7, -8,7%). After growing its market share in 2018, Sister brand Skoda crashes hard in 2019 with a decline that doubles the market decline, as the newly launched Kamiq (#122) and the still fresh Karoq (#195, +97,9%) can’t make up for big losses of the Superb (#211, -64,2%), Kodiaq (#197, -56%) and Octavia (#125, -52%). But the French brands perform even worse, all three losing more than half their sales in the first two months of 2019. Citroën is down 51,8% as the all-new C4 Aircross (a stretched C3 Aircross) sold an embarrassing 67 units in 2 months, while the model that was expected to save the brand, the C5 Aircross SUV is down 31,6% into #247. Peugeot does even worse at -65,1% as each of the two PSA brands sold fewer than 10.000 cars in January and February combined. No less than three Peugeot nameplates lose more than 80% of their sales: the 408 (#311, -81,9%),3008 (#406, -82,4%) and 2008 (#429, -86,3%). French rival Renault does even worse at -69,6% for its two locally produced models.

The big shift among luxury brands has already briefly been discussed above, with Mercedes-Benz boosted by the new A-Class sedan, now locally produced and landing in the top-100 at #95 with over 10.000 sales immediately outselling its rivals Audi A3 (#104, -25,4%) and BMW 1-Series sedan (#146, +5,4%). BMW benefits from starting local production of the new generation X3 (#68 with almost 15.000 sales). Audi’s new launch on the other hand, the Q2L, is struggling to gain traction in China with fewer than 2.800 sales, good for a 224th place. The Q5 (#75, -39,5%) and A6L (#61, -30,2%) are struggling as well. Meanwhile, Volvo continues to improve its market share in China, with sales down “just” 8,9%. Jaguar and Land Rover are in big trouble in China as customers are complaining about low quality, dealers are complaining about low profit margins on the locally produced models due to heavy discount, and the image of the brands is suffering from these problems. Land Rover sales of its two locally produced models are down 60,8%, also because the models are starting to age and the Evoque is about to be renewed. Jaguar is down 59,7% to below 2.000 sales despite adding a third model, which actually failed miserably, with just 158 sales of the E-Pace small crossover in the first two months. Oh, and then there’s also still DS, which seems to perform reasonably well at just -8,7% until you see the exact numbers that correspond to this figure: just 453 sales in two months, including fewer than 200 for the DS7, the highly anticipated model that was to jumpstart the revival of the brand.

American brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Ford_Territory-SUVJust when you think Ford had hit rock bottom in China, the brand clocks in at -69,5% in a low 28th place among brands, far below Cadillac and only just ahead of newly launched Lynk & Co.Ford‘s best performer is the low-volume Everest SUV (#362, -31,6%) with its former bestseller Escort down 90,1% in 185th place despite being updated recently. The newly launched Territory is now the brand’s second best seller with 16% of total Ford sales (28% in February) in its first two months of sales. The embarrassing thing about this is that the Territory isn’t even a real Ford, but a rebadged crossover from its joint Venture partner JMC. General Motors’ brands are weathering the storm relatively well, with Buick down 16%, Chevrolet down 12,5% and Cadillac down 14,1%. Buick benefits from the new generation Excelle (#249), the Excelle GT (#5, +22,8%), the GL6 MPV (#153, +12,1%) and the renewed Regal (#72, +24,3%), while Chevrolet is boosted by the newly launched Orlando (#206) and strong stales of the Malibu (#43, +18,2%) and Cavalier (#12, +7,5%). At Cadillac, the new XT4 crossover (#115) becomes the brand’s #3 model. Jeep is struggling more, with sales down 33,9% with the Renegade (#302, -66,5%) in trouble, while the new Grand Commander (#233) isn’t yet living up to expectations.

Japanese brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Toyota_Izoa-SUVSo far, the Japanese brands have started 2019 on a high note in China, although they still had some catching up to do, of course. Toyota gains 17,3% in its 11th consecutive month of gains, boosted by the newly launched twins Izoa (#88) and C-HR (#111), and the new generation Camry and updated Levin, but also from its range of small cars, thanks to the Yaris L hatchback (#85, +36,2%) and sedan (#114, +65,5%) and the Vios FS hatchback (#119, +23,5%), with the only exception the Vios sedan (#118, -34,5%). After six years of growth, Honda has hit a small speed bump with sales down 2,3% in 2019. Its SUVs are among the biggest contributors to the loss, with the large Avancier (#97, -32,2%) and UR-V (#207, -63,8%), but also the smaller Vezel (#62, -25,6%) and XR-V (#46, -10,7%) all losing ground. Only the midsized CR-V (#34, -6,4%) manages to hold its ground. Nissan sales are up 4% thanks to the Sylphy (#3, +24,1%), Lannia (#124, +97,3%), Tiida (#135, +51,2%) and new Terra (#254).

In contrast to the Japanese Big-3, the smaller Japanese brands are struggling in China, with Mazda down 40,2% as the CX-4 (#130, -41,2%), CX-5 (#173, -49,9%) and Mazda6 Atenza (#164, -48%) are falling hard while the new CX-8 (#382) remains a niche model for now. Mitsubishi sales are only slightly less bad at -26,7%) as the new Eclipse Cross (#222) simply cannibalizes the ASX (#187, -43,3%). Considering Suzuki is pulling out of China, its 66,3% loss doesn’t look that bad when compared to similar declines at Peugeot. Infiniti sales are up 56,1%, but that’s mostly thanks to a freak January 2018 when the brand reported just 8 wholesale deliveries. In February 2019, Infiniti was down 35,8%, and no new models are expected until next year. Acura improves 79,1% now that the brand has added a third model to its local production with the new generation RDX (#342). The TLX-L sedan (#400, -0,4%) continues to fail to make a mark.

South-Korean brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Hyundai_Lafesta-sedanHyundai and Kia had started to recover from their big losses in 2017 but the general slowdown in Chinese car sales in 2019 hasn’t left the South Korean brands unaffected. Hyundai sales are down 26,4% as the brand is down into 14th place, just ahead of BYD. Its best seller ix35 (#31, -2,4%) has hit its peak, while the Tucson (#325, -89,8%) continues to implode. The Elantra Lingdong (#106, -61,4%) and Mistra (#236, -88%) also hit a roadblock, with only the Celesta (#160, +237,7%), Reina (#212, +63,7%) and Verna Yuena (#259, +26,8%) able to improve. Unfortunately, the latter three are all low-cost models that don’t contribute much in terms of profits. Among the brand’s new launches, the La Festa (#57) is promising, especially considering its appealing design and more upscale price tag. However, the Encino (known as Kona elsewhere) is a textbook failure with just 69 sales in two months. Kia actually manages to improve its market share with a loss of just 0,9%, helped mostly by its crossovers, with the low-cost Sportage R up 444% in 53rd place, the more modern KX5 (#235) up 20,2% and the newly launched Stonic up in 147th place. The only other Kia nameplate to improve in 2019 is the K2 at #93 with sales up 247,8%, but cannibalizing the Pegas (#410, -97,5%).

Chinese brands

Auto-sales-statistics-China-Geely_Binrui-sedanGeely has been the success story in China in the last few years, and while it started 2019 with a loss of 13%, that’s still better than the overall market and therefore still an improved market share. As mentioned above, its continued onslaught of new or updated products is a big factor in its success, and the brand isn’t done yet, with still a few new models in the pipeline for the erst of 2019. Haval has caught on to the same strategy and benefits with a 12,3% gain so far this year thanks to the new F7 (#26), F5 (#129) and H4 (#192), while its best seller H6 (#2, -20,8%) is only partially cannibalized by the newcomers. Changan and Baojun have started 2019 on the back foot, with losses of 28,8% and 33,6% respectively. Especially for Baojun, which had been a rising star until recently, the fallback is worrying as it too has continued to expand its line-up and bring new products to market, with the 360 at #56 and the RS-5 at #284. At least the electric two-seater E100 (see our article about the E100) is finally starting to take off. Changan has been struggling for a while now, and it too can’t yet benefit from the Eado DT (#153) and CS85 Coupe (#260) as the rest of its line-up is in the red. BYD moves up to #15 and fifth among domestic brands, thanks to its focus on New Energy vehicles. BYD sales of electrified vehicle surged 175% to just about 43.000 while deliveries of its gasoline cars tumbled by 48% to 27.000, leading to an overall loss of 7,8% for the brand, which allowed it to leapfrog Roewe (-17,6%), Dongfeng (-38,1%), Wuling (-35,9%) and GAC Trumpchi (-42,8%). The latter is mostly hurt by a collapse of its former best seller GS4 (#81, -76,9%).

Auto-sales-statistics-China-BYD_Yuan-EVBeijing Automotive (BAIC) is in major trouble with a loss of 54,8% of its sales in 2019, with its Huansu brand down 57%, but more worryingly sales of its EC180 (#422, -98,6%), China’s best selling EV in 2017 and 2018, are down to a trickle, as it’s having its lunch eaten by the BYD Yuan (#73). Lynk & Co keeps up a good performance, easily outselling Wey (-43,2%) and Borgward, although the latter has found a second wind at +77,5%. Jetour has had a successful landing, already selling as many vehicles as Venucia and Huansu. After declining for the last two years already, Zotye (-59%) accelerates its demise in 2019.

Among the smaller domestic players, SWM Motor almost doubles up thanks to the addition of the G01, Hawtai (+420%) appears to have found a new lease on life, newcomer Traum already outsells permanent underperformer Lifan (-27,2%), and Soueast (-80,5%) is in big trouble. Among newcomers, Great Wall‘s EV brand Ora is second best behind Jetour, followed by Cos and Dorcen.

China brands ranking January – February 2019

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 2019 2018 Change 2018 rank
1 Volkswagen 453.470 527.029 -14,0% 1
2 Toyota 225.089 191.936 17,3% 4
3 Geely 222.081 255.147 -13,0% 2
4 Honda 213.031 217.981 -2,3% 3
5 Nissan 155.866 149.847 4,0% 8
6 Buick 150.815 179.538 -16,0% 6
7 Haval 135.468 120.628 12,3% 9
8 Changan 130.886 183.744 -28,8% 5
9 Baojun 114.228 171.970 -33,6% 7
10 Mercedes-Benz 95.826 89.870 6,6% 16
11 Chevrolet 89.051 101.770 -12,5% 12
12 BMW 85.511 68.359 25,1% 21
13 Audi 81.282 105.578 -23,0% 11
14 Hyundai 70.751 96.174 -26,4% 14
15 BYD 69.547 75.410 -7,8% 19
16 SAIC Roewe 68.789 83.447 -17,6% 18
17 Dongfeng 68.175 110.099 -38,1% 10
18 Wuling 62.268 97.208 -35,9% 13
19 Chery 61.311 62.920 -2,6% 22
20 GAC 54.402 95.136 -42,8% 15
21 Kia 51.174 51.658 -0,9% 25
22 Cadillac 37.808 44.033 -14,1% 27
23 Skoda 36.709 54.224 -32,3% 23
24 SAIC MG 34.724 36.555 -5,0% 29
25 BAIC 32.632 72.239 -54,8% 20
26 Mazda 31.199 52.205 -40,2% 24
27 JAC 28.929 31.715 -8,8% 31
28 Ford 26.257 86.076 -69,5% 17
29 FAW 25.139 27.651 -9,1% 34
30 Lynk & Co 19.864 10.185 95,0% 46
31 Zotye 18.825 45.892 -59,0% 26
32 Mitsubishi 18.652 25.441 -26,7% 36
33 Venucia 17.160 30.574 -43,9% 32
34 Jetour 17.157 0 New
35 Huansu 16.477 38.308 -57,0% 28
36 Wey 16.372 28.818 -43,2% 33
37 Leopaard 15.205 19.337 -21,4% 38
38 Volvo 14.075 15.445 -8,9% 40
39 Jeep 14.024 21.223 -33,9% 37
40 Hawtai 12.385 2.381 420,2% 63
41 SWM Motor 11.064 5.815 90,3% 54
42 Peugeot 9.577 27.432 -65,1% 35
43 Citroën 9.250 19.182 -51,8% 39
44 Traum 8.342 3.074 171,4% 60
45 Lifan 8.152 11.197 -27,2% 45
46 Hanteng 8.145 11.646 -30,1% 44
47 Ora 7.065 0 New
48 Borgward 6.967 3.924 77,5% 57
49 Soueast 6.474 33.123 -80,5% 30
50 SAIC Maxus 6.370 6.141 3,7% 53
51 Brilliance 5.971 13.304 -55,1% 43
52 Jiangling 5.543 7.449 -25,6% 51
53 Renault 4.500 14.800 -69,6% 42
54 Jinbei 4.211 2.135 97,2% 64
55 Changhe 4.050 3.104 30,5% 59
56 Cos 4.037 0 New
57 Dorcen 3.360 0 New
58 Suzuki 3.347 9.945 -66,3% 47
59 Land Rover 3.342 8.536 -60,8% 49
60 Yema 2.815 5.567 -49,4% 55
61 Landwind 2.746 2.600 5,6% 62
62 Infiniti 2.576 1.650 56,1% 66
63 Nio 2.457 0 New
64 Karry 2.270 8.803 -74,2% 48
65 Haima 1.959 15.442 -87,3% 41
66 Jaguar 1.931 4.786 -59,7% 56
67 Acura 1.823 1.018 79,1% 68
68 Enranger (Yingzhi) 1.750 2.925 -40,2% 61
69 Bisu 1.654 8.380 -80,3% 50
70 Foton 1.301 3.565 -63,5% 58
71 Xpeng 1.199 48 2397,9% 73
72 Neta 786 0 New
73 Sitech 726 0 New
74 Qoros 632 7.255 -91,3% 52
75 Yudo 524 557 -5,9% 70
76 Link Tour 485 0 New
77 Zhidou 485 1.189 -59,2% 67
78 Qiteng 468 295 58,6% 72
79 DS 453 480 -5,6% 71
80 Weltmeister 417 0 New
81 Great Wall 356 623 -42,9% 69
82 Luxgen 134 1.971 -93,2% 65
83 Denza 96 0
84 Fiat 19 21 -9,5% 74

China models ranking January – February 2019

  Model 2019 2018 Change 2018 rank
1 Volkswagen Lavida 93.886 75.660 24,1% 4
2 Haval H6 70.762 89.386 -20,8% 3
3 Nissan Sylphy 68.800 55.449 24,1% 6
4 Wuling Hongguang 62.268 97.207 -35,9% 2
5 Buick Excelle GT 57.378 46.711 22,8% 14
6 Toyota Corolla 56.902 68.685 -17,2% 5
7 Volkswagen Jetta 50.257 55.063 -8,7% 7
8 Geely Boyue 42.516 50.619 -16,0% 10
9 Volkswagen Santana 42.069 50.077 -16,0% 12
10 Geely EC7 40.364 44.036 -8,3% 16
11 Volkswagen Bora 40.008 50.358 -20,6% 11
12 Chevrolet Cavalier 39.887 37.114 7,5% 21
13 Honda Civic 38.349 26.792 43,1% 36
14 Roewe i5 37.480 0 New  
15 Toyota Levin 36.768 21.818 68,5% 56
16 Baojun 510 33.179 98.067 -66,2% 1
17 Honda Accord 32.467 32.169 0,9% 29
18 Volkswagen Sagitar 32.335 51.494 -37,2% 9
19 Volkswagen Tiguan 31.227 47.575 -34,4% 13
20 Changan CS35 29.953 30.990 -3,3% 32
21 Volkswagen Passat 28.004 33.955 -17,5% 25
22 Changan CS75 27.816 33.778 -17,7% 26
23 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L 26.795 25.835 3,7% 40
24 Audi A4L 26.663 31.048 -14,1% 31
25 Toyota RAV4 26.046 24.865 4,7% 46
26 Haval F7 25.722 0 New  
27 BMW 3-Series L 25.314 23.530 7,6% 51
28 Mercedes-Benz C-Class L 25.214 28.348 -11,1% 33
29 Nissan Qashqai 24.967 27.127 -8,0% 35
30 Toyota Camry 24.914 19.232 29,5% 64
31 Hyundai ix35 24.619 25.231 -2,4% 44
32 Honda Crider 24.608 15.927 54,5% 74
33 Nissan X-Trail 24.110 27.629 -12,7% 34
34 Honda CR-V 24.099 25.741 -6,4% 41
35 Changan CS55 23.940 39.542 -39,5% 18
36 Geely Emgrand GS 23.203 31.095 -25,4% 30
37 Buick Verano 23.002 34.315 -33,0% 24
38 Baojun 730 22.850 32.550 -29,8% 27
39 Geely Binyue 22.729 0 New  
40 Mercedes-Benz GLC 22.554 20.403 10,5% 60
41 Volkswagen Magotan 22.287 43.034 -48,2% 17
42 Honda Fit 22.155 14.207 55,9% 83
43 Chevrolet Malibu 21.256 17.977 18,2% 66
44 BMW 5-series L 20.859 20.297 2,8% 61
45 Volkswagen Polo 20.700 25.027 -17,3% 45
46 Honda XR-V 20.662 23.132 -10,7% 52
47 Buick Envision 20.661 35.128 -41,2% 22
48 Roewe RX5 20.195 45.788 -55,9% 15
49 Geely Emgrand GL 19.950 25.268 -21,0% 43
50 Baojun 530 19.649 2.005 880,0% 267
51 Volkswagen Lamando 18.550 24.477 -24,2% 48
52 Geely Binrui 18.502 0 New  
53 Kia Sportage R 17.937 3.297 444,0% 224
54 BYD Tang 17.831 1.293 1279,0% 299
55 Dongfeng Fengguang 580 17.770 32.246 -44,9% 28
56 Baojun 360 17.327 0 New  
57 Hyundai La Festa 17.309 0 New  
58 Jetour X70 17.157 0 New  
59 Haval M6 17.098 6.207 175,5% 159
60 BMW X1 16.910 16.624 1,7% 72
61 Audi A6L 16.555 23.711 -30,2% 49
62 Honda Vezel 16.414 22.063 -25,6% 54
63 Chery Tiggo 8 15.420 0 New  
64 Geely Vision X6 15.279 20.255 -24,6% 62
65 Volkswagen Tharu 15.129 0 New  
66 Toyota Highlander 15.093 13.055 15,6% 94
67 Buick GL8 14.918 22.788 -34,5% 53
68 BMW X3 14.866 0 New  
69 Geely FC Vision 14.802 35.023 -57,7% 23
70 Geely Vision X3 14.790 20.544 -28,0% 57
71 MG ZS 14.624 14.229 2,8% 82
72 Buick Regal 14.460 11.629 24,3% 107
73 BYD Yuan 14.425 114 +++ 407
74 Mazda3 Axela 14.425 21.953 -34,3% 55
75 Audi Q5 14.317 23.667 -39,5% 50
76 Chevrolet Sail 13.837 26.602 -48,0% 37
77 GAC Trumpchi GS3 13.421 14.283 -6,0% 80
78 Chery Arrizo 5 12.757 13.294 -4,0% 91
79 Volkswagen T-Roc 12.664 0 New  
80 Volkswagen Golf 12.244 25.849 -52,6% 39
81 GAC Trumpchi GS4 12.076 52.188 -76,9% 8
82 Mitsubishi Outlander 12.030 18.910 -36,4% 65
83 Volkswagen Tayron 12.027 0 New  
84 Changan Eado 11.677 12.781 -8,6% 97
85 Toyota Yaris L hatchback 11.655 8.558 36,2% 133
86 JAC Refine S4 11.593 0 New  
87 Dongfeng Fengguang 560 11.502 13.907 -17,3% 86
88 Toyota Izoa 11.494 0 New  
89 FAW Bestune T77 11.261 0 New  
90 Audi Q3 11.108 13.954 -20,4% 85
91 Cadillac XT5 10.712 16.516 -35,1% 73
92 Nissan Teana 10.681 16.912 -36,8% 69
93 Kia K2 10.421 2.996 247,8% 233
94 Chery Arrizo GX 10.370 0 New  
95 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan 10.228 0 New  
96 Cadillac XTS 10.175 12.800 -20,5% 96
97 Honda Avancier 10.169 14.998 -32,2% 77
98 BYD Song MAX 10.108 25.436 -60,3% 42
99 MG6 10.071 13.824 -27,1% 87
100 Volkswagen Teramont 9.987 15.121 -34,0% 76
101 GAC Trumpchi GS5 9.897 0 New  
102 Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi (Future) 9.885 10.294 -4,0% 115
103 Wey VV6 9.854 0 New  
104 Audi A3 9.852 13.198 -25,4% 92
105 Venucia D60 9.692 13.725 -29,4% 88
106 Hyundai Elantra Lingdong 9.525 24.683 -61,4% 47
107 Changan CX70 9.490 20.525 -53,8% 58
108 Lynk & Co 01 9.419 10.185 -7,5% 117
109 Leopaard CS9 9.415 12.287 -23,4% 100
110 Baojun 310 9.408 37.322 -74,8% 20
111 Toyota C-HR 9.325 0 New  
112 Baojun E100 9.323 681 1269,0% 342
113 Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 9.242 11.952 -22,7% 104
114 Toyota Yaris L sedan 9.151 5.530 65,5% 176
115 Cadillac XT4 8.720 0 New  
116 BYD Qin Pro 8.624 0 New  
117 Kia KX Cross 8.271 11.263 -26,6% 109
118 Toyota Vios sedan 8.199 12.519 -34,5% 99
119 Toyota Vios FS 8.011 6.488 23,5% 155
120 Zotye T300 7.990 11.056 -27,7% 111
121 Mercedes-Benz GLA 7.881 11.678 -32,5% 106
122 Skoda Kamiq 7.797 0 New  
123 Volvo XC60 7.646 6.660 14,8% 153
124 Nissan Lannia 7.644 3.875 97,3% 211
125 Skoda Octavia 7.584 15.796 -52,0% 75
126 BYD Song 7.502 26.247 -71,4% 38
127 GAC Trumpchi GM6 7.252 0 New  
128 Traum Seek5 7.246 0 New  
129 Haval F5 7.191 0 New  
130 Mazda CX-4 7.175 12.200 -41,2% 101
131 Ford Focus 7.137 16.932 -57,8% 68
132 Jeep Compass 7.128 10.905 -34,6% 113
133 Haval H2 7.063 16.942 -58,3% 67
134 Cadillac ATS-L 7.057 11.279 -37,4% 108
135 Nissan Tiida Hatchback 7.033 4.650 51,2% 191
136 JAC Refine M1 7.026 7.982 -12,0% 140
137 Hawtai Santa Fe 6.913 849 714,3% 329
138 Buick LaCrosse 6.902 14.207 -51,4% 84
139 Lynk & Co 03 6.727 0 New  
140 Chery eQ 6.532 4.181 56,2% 205
141 SWM G01 6.470 0 New  
142 Chevrolet Equinox 6.446 8.627 -25,3% 132
143 BYD e5 6.444 600 974,0% 352
144 BAIC EU-Series 6.360 265 2300,0% 379
145 Skoda Rapid 6.206 8.374 -25,9% 135
146 BMW 1-Series 6.201 5.885 5,4% 166
147 Kia Stonic 6.201 0 New  
148 Nissan Kicks 6.170 7.331 -15,8% 146
149 Roewe RX3 6.038 13.355 -54,8% 90
150 Chery Tiggo 3 5.961 16.805 -64,5% 70
151 JAC IEV 5.933 6.669 -11,0% 152
152 Buick GL6 5.726 5.106 12,1% 184
153 Changan Eado DT 5.621 0 New  
154 Geely Borui / GC9 5.403 5.805 -6,9% 172
155 Dongfeng Fengguang ix5 5.309 0 New  
156 Toyota Prado 5.255 4.128 27,3% 208
157 Honda Inspire 5.220 0 New  
158 Dongfeng Joyear T5 5.082 0 New  
159 JMC E200 4.991 4.196 18,9% 204
160 Hyundai Celesta 4.948 1.465 237,7% 291
161 Volvo S90 4.904 6.053 -19,0% 163
162 Hanteng X5 4.897 5.831 -16,0% 170
163 FAW Hongqi H7 4.850 0 New  
164 Mazda6 Atenza 4.849 9.320 -48,0% 121
165 Dongfeng Fengguang 330 4.711 8.317 -43,4% 136
166 BAIC Beijing Huansu S3 4.655 10.953 -57,5% 112
167 BYD F3 4.613 12.752 -63,8% 98
168 Geely Vision S1 4.541 16.794 -73,0% 71
169 Borgward BX5 4.525 2.885 56,8% 236
170 Hyundai ix25 4.488 4.494 -0,1% 196
171 Changan Honor 4.403 4.896 -10,1% 189
172 Honda Odyssey 4.388 6.198 -29,2% 160
173 Mazda CX-5 4.371 8.732 -49,9% 130
174 BAIC Beijing Huansu S7 4.255 8.708 -51,1% 131
175 Brilliance V3 4.224 2.360 79,0% 247
176 Ford Territory 4.224 0 New  
177 Chevrolet Cruze 4.166 9.689 -57,0% 119
178 MG HS 4.162 0 New  
179 Chery Tiggo 5X 4.119 11.737 -64,9% 105
180 Cos 1 4.037 0 New  
181 Citroen C-Elysee 4.006 4.621 -13,3% 193
182 Ford Edge 3.928 7.851 -50,0% 142
183 JAC IEV6E 3.915 0 New  
184 Ford Mondeo 3.887 10.217 -62,0% 116
185 Ford Escort 3.880 39.310 -90,1% 19
186 Lynk & Co 02 3.718 0 New  
187 Mitsubishi ASX 3.702 6.531 -43,3% 154
188 Geely Borui GE 3.681 0 New  
189 Maxus G50 3.656 0 New  
190 GAC Trumpchi GS8 3.645 12.023 -69,7% 102
191 Changan Oushang 3.644 4.236 -14,0% 202
192 Haval H4 3.635 0 New  
193 SWM X7 3.590 4.175 -14,0% 206
194 Ora R1 3.586 0 New  
195 Skoda Karoq 3.555 1.796 97,9% 273
196 Honda City 3.485 5.397 -35,4% 179
197 Skoda Kodiaq 3.484 7.921 -56,0% 141
198 Ora iQ 3.479 0 New  
199 Buick Encore 3.460 3.797 -8,9% 213
200 FAW Besturn X40 3.459 12.933 -73,3% 95
201 BAIC Beijing Huansu S5 3.418 7.586 -54,9% 144
202 MG3 3.409 1.093 211,9% 316
203 Dorcen G70s 3.360 0 New  
204 Skoda Rapid spaceback 3.360 2.132 57,6% 255
205 Zotye T700 3.360 9.328 -64,0% 120
206 Chevrolet Orlando 3.343 0 New  
207 Honda UR-V 3.333 9.199 -63,8% 124
208 Changan CS15 3.290 8.437 -61,0% 134
209 Hanteng X7 3.248 5.815 -44,1% 171
210 Jeep Cherokee 3.211 6.818 -52,9% 150
211 Skoda Superb 3.211 8.966 -64,2% 128
212 Hyundai Reina 3.189 1.948 63,7% 269
213 Zotye T600 3.159 7.123 -55,7% 147
214 Wey VV5 3.135 14.580 -78,5% 78
215 Zotye T500 3.106 0 New  
216 Venucia T70 3.075 9.907 -69,0% 118
217 Roewe i6 3.059 13.522 -77,4% 89
218 Wey VV7 3.057 14.238 -78,5% 81
219 Volkswagen Sportsvan 3.038 7.107 -57,3% 148
220 Land Rover Discovery Sport 3.025 6.154 -50,8% 161
221 Leopaard Mattu 2.956 0 New  
222 MItsubishi Eclipse Cross 2.920 0 New  
223 Changan Raeton CC 2.861 9.276 -69,2% 122
224 Audi Q2L 2.787 0 New  
225 GAC Trumpchi GM8 2.698 1.776 51,9% 274
226 Chery Tiggo 7 2.696 7.542 -64,3% 145
227 Soueast DX3 2.688 20.173 -86,7% 63
228 Honda Jade 2.687 4.786 -43,9% 190
229 Jinbei Grace 2.672 0 New  
230 Nissan Murano 2.611 3.520 -25,8% 220
231 Honda Elysion 2.553 8.302 -69,2% 137
232 BAIC Beijing Huansu H3 2.532 5.976 -57,6% 164
233 Jeep Grand Commander 2.513 0 New  
234 Volkswagen Touran 2.502 5.345 -53,2% 181
235 Kia KX5 2.471 2.055 20,2% 261
236 Hyundai Mistra 2.468 20.509 -88,0% 59
237 Leopaard CS10 2.468 6.402 -61,4% 156
238 Renault Koleos 2.461 9.099 -73,0% 126
239 Nio ES8 2.457 0 New  
240 Peugeot 4008 2.429 4.458 -45,5% 198
241 Peugeot 308 2.408 8.848 -72,8% 129
242 Volkswagen C-trek 2.398 10.325 -76,8% 114
243 Maxus G10 2.372 4.013 -40,9% 210
244 FAW Hongqi H5 2.331 0 New  
245 Borgward BX7 2.309 1.039 122,2% 319
246 Toyota Crown 2.276 7.058 -67,8% 149
247 Citroen C5 Aircross 2.249 3.287 -31,6% 225
248 Volkswagen Phideon 2.214 4.159 -46,8% 207
249 Buick Excelle 2.199 1 +++ 438
250 GAC Trumpchi GE3 2.187 978 123,6% 323
251 Venucia T60 2.147 0 New  
252 Buick Excelle GX 2.108 5.845 -63,9% 169
253 BAIC Beijing Senova D70 2.061 575 258,4% 356
254 Nissan Terra 2.060 0 New  
255 Changan Oushang A800 2.056 5.963 -65,5% 165
256 Hawtai New Santa Fe 2.048 523 291,6% 363
257 Lifan 820 2.045 204 902,5% 388
258 Renault Kadjar 2.039 5.701 -64,2% 174
259 Hyundai Verna Yuena 1.993 1.572 26,8% 285
260 Changan CS85 Coupe 1.988 0 New  
261 Soueast A5 1.983 0 New  
262 JAC Refine S2 1.966 2.971 -33,8% 234
263 Haval H7 1.957 2.110 -7,3% 257
264 MG GT 1.934 2.047 -5,5% 262
265 Kia K4 1.919 4.560 -57,9% 194
266 Volkswagen CC 1.904 2.271 -16,2% 249
267 Dongfeng Fengshen E70 1.885 100 1785,0% 409
268 BAW BJ40 1.801 2.542 -29,2% 241
269 Mercedes-Benz V-Class 1.793 2.345 -23,5% 248
270 Kia K3 1.770 13.112 -86,5% 93
271 BAIC Beijing Senova D50 1.729 4.641 -62,7% 192
272 Geely Borui / GC9 1.722 5.805 -70,3% 173
273 JAC Refine S3 1.708 11.178 -84,7% 110
274 GAC Trumpchi GA4 1.693 2.234 -24,2% 251
275 Brilliance V7 1.639 0 New  
276 Infiniti QX50 1.633 0 New  
277 Lifan Maiwei 1.575 5.490 -71,3% 177
278 Peugeot 301 1.537 2.881 -46,7% 237
279 JAC IEVA50 1.529 0 New  
280 Volvo S60L 1.525 2.732 -44,2% 240
281 Skoda Fabia 1.512 1.138 32,9% 313
282 FAW Senia R7 1.496 8.089 -81,5% 139
283 Venucia T90 1.494 6.094 -75,5% 162
284 Baojun RS-5 1.484 0 New  
285 Yema T70 1.475 3.371 -56,2% 223
286 Jaguar XEL 1.474 1.716 -14,1% 279
287 Ford Kuga 1.442 5.208 -72,3% 183
288 Changhe Q7 1.430 0 New  
289 Haval H9 1.418 2.771 -48,8% 239
290 Bisu T5 1.413 6.734 -79,0% 151
291 BMW 2-Series 1.361 2.023 -32,7% 264
292 Mercedes-Benz Vito 1.361 1.261 7,9% 302
293 Citroen C3-XR 1.326 5.089 -73,9% 185
294 Honda Greiz 1.304 3.832 -66,0% 212
295 Karry K60 1.292 5.060 -74,5% 187
296 Haima S5 1.263 7.809 -83,8% 143
297 Suzuki Alivio 1.249 1.725 -27,6% 277
298 Changhe A6 1.238 0 New  
299 Lifan 650EV 1.234 0 New  
300 Peugeot 5008 1.221 2.899 -57,9% 235
301 Xpeng G3 1.199 48 2397,9% 420
302 Jeep Renegade 1.172 3.500 -66,5% 221
303 BAIC Beijing Senova X55 1.146 17 6641,2% 429
304 Cadillac CT6 1.144 3.438 -66,7% 222
305 Honda Gienia 1.138 3.221 -64,7% 228
306 Changan Alsvin V3 (Yuexiang) 1.135 3.537 -67,9% 218
307 BAIC Beijing Huansu H2 1.121 3.766 -70,2% 214
308 Kia K5 1.099 2.400 -54,2% 244
309 Traum S70 1.096 3.074 -64,3% 230
310 Hawtai Santa Fe 2 XEV360 1.062 0 New  
311 Peugeot 408 1.058 5.857 -81,9% 168
312 Lifan X80 1.056 0 New  
313 Chery Cowin X5 1.049 1.648 -36,3% 283
314 Chery E3 1.039 996 4,3% 322
315 Hawtai S1 1.039 0 New  
316 Cos Cosmos 1.023 0 New  
317 Nissan Sunny 1.010 1.770 -42,9% 275
318 Baojun 630 1.008 1.345 -25,1% 296
319 SWM X3 1.004 1.640 -38,8% 284
320 Citroen C4 sedan 1.000 4.494 -77,7% 197
321 BAIC Beijing Senova X35 983 4.541 -78,4% 195
322 Karry K50 978 3.718 -73,7% 216
323 Ford EcoSport 970 4.276 -77,3% 200
324 Infiniti Q50L 943 1.650 -42,8% 282
325 Hyundai Tucson 931 9.096 -89,8% 127
326 Suzuki Vitara 922 3.222 -71,4% 227
327 Lifan Xuanlang 857 3.526 -75,7% 219
328 BAIC EX-Series 847 0 New  
329 Acura CDX 815 737 10,6% 339
330 Foton MPX 793 1.147 -30,9% 310
331 GAC Trumpchi GS7 791 5.863 -86,5% 167
332 Hyundai Santa Fe 789 741 6,5% 338
333 Changan Alsvin 788 1.439 -45,2% 292
334 Neta N01 786 0 New  
335 Jinbei 750 785 2.135 -63,2% 254
336 Nissan NV200 776 1.266 -38,7% 301
337 Kia Cerato 772 1.330 -42,0% 297
338 Jinbei F50 754 0 New  
339 Roewe 360 753 9.270 -91,9% 123
340 Venucia M50V 752 848 -11,3% 330
341 Changan Q1 729 0 New  
342 Acura RDX 728 0 New  
343 SITECH DEV 1 726 0 New  
344 Suzuki Beidouxing (Big Dipper) 726 1.812 -59,9% 272
345 Roewe RX8 722 0 New  
346 Yema T80 718 1.147 -37,4% 311
347 Soueast DX7 Bolang 709 5.556 -87,2% 175
348 Chery Cowin X3 688 832 -17,3% 332
349 Hawtai EV160 676 942 -28,2% 326
350 Changhe Q35 628 965 -34,9% 324
351 FAW Senia R9 619 0 New  
352 Zotye E200 604 608 -0,7% 349
353 Yema Spica 592 1.003 -41,0% 321
354 Enranger (Yingzhi) 727 574 1.217 -52,8% 304
355 Qoros 5 SUV 559 4.972 -88,8% 188
356 Hawtai E80 558 67 732,8% 415
357 Peugeot 508 524 0  
358 Changan CS95 519 1.934 -73,2% 270
359 Changan Benni  515 2.022 -74,5% 265
360 Lifan X50 515 55 836,4% 417
361 Lifan X70 500 1.238 -59,6% 303
362 Ford Everest 498 728 -31,6% 340
363 Dongfeng Fengshen AX3 496 776 -36,1% 336
364 JAC IEV7S 489 0 New  
365 Link Tour K-ONE 485 0 New  
366 Zhidou D2 EV 485 1.023 -52,6% 320
367 Roewe Marvel X 474 0 New  
368 Qiteng EX80 468 295 58,6% 374
369 Suzuki S-Cross 437 1.675 -73,9% 281
370 Yudo Pi1 435 557 -21,9% 360
371 Foton Gratour ix 434 2.058 -78,9% 260
372 Dongfeng Fengshen AX4 423 3.132 -86,5% 229
373 Changhe Freedom M50 421 1.314 -68,0% 298
374 Weltmeister EX5 417 0 New  
375 Hyundai Sonata 9 (LF) 414 624 -33,7% 344
376 MG GS 413 5.361 -92,3% 180
377 BAW Yongshi 406 221 83,7% 386
378 Enranger (Yingzhi) 737 406 545 -25,5% 362
379 Enranger (Yingzhi) G3 398 592 -32,8% 354
380 Zotye SR7 382 4.065 -90,6% 209
381 Dongfeng Fengshen A60 381 567 -32,8% 359
382 Mazda CX-8 379 0 New  
383 Enranger (Yingzhi) G5 372 571 -34,9% 357
384 Lifan 650 370 0 New  
385 Leopaard Q6 366 648 -43,5% 343
386 JAC Refine S7 363 1.498 -75,8% 290
387 Great Wall Voleex C30 356 623 -42,9% 346
388 Haval H5 356 2.028 -82,4% 263
389 Changan Eado XT 342 0 New  
390 Maxus D90 342 2.128 -83,9% 256
391 FAW Jumper D60 340 2.196 -84,5% 252
392 GAC-Mitsubishi Eupheme EV 339 0 New  
393 JMC E400 332 0 New  
394 Wey P8 326 0 New  
395 Range Rover Evoque 317 2.382 -86,7% 246
396 FAW Hongqi E-HS3 300 0 New  
397 Jaguar XFL 299 3.070 -90,3% 231
398 Ford Taurus 291 1.554 -81,3% 286
399 Changhe Q25 283 246 15,0% 382
400 Acura TLX-L 280 281 -0,4% 375
401 BAIC Beijing Senova X25 276 1.073 -74,3% 317
402 Chery QQ 270 608 -55,6% 350
403 BAIC Beijing Huansu S6 266 1.098 -75,8% 314
404 Haval H1 266 693 -61,6% 341
405 BAW BJ212 255 614 -58,5% 347
406 Peugeot 3008 250 1.420 -82,4% 294
407 Citroen C5 247 1.212 -79,6% 305
408 Bisu T3 241 1.174 -79,5% 308
409 Dongfeng Joyear S50 233 1.187 -80,4% 307
410 Kia Pegas 229 9.182 -97,5% 125
411 GAC Trumpchi GA8 225 1.400 -83,9% 295
412 Haima S7 225 1.980 -88,6% 268
413 Haima M5 223 947 -76,5% 325
414 JMC E300 220 0 New  
415 Citroen C6 207 280 -26,1% 376
416 JAC J5 Heyue 206 321 -35,8% 371
417 Chery Tiggo 5 200 1.533 -87,0% 288
418 Chery Tiggo 3xe 199 50 298,0% 419
419 DS7 197 0 New  
420 GAC Trumpchi GA6 186 4.255 -95,6% 201
421 FAW Jumper D80 175 0 New  
422 BAIC EC180 171 11.990 -98,6% 103
423 GAC-Honda PHEV 170 0 New  
424 FAW Jumper A50 168 1.678 -90,0% 280
425 DS6 164 194 -15,5% 391
426 GAC Trumpchi GA3S 161 136 18,4% 401
427 Jaguar E-Pace 158 0 New  
428 Citroen C4L 146 199 -26,6% 390
429 Peugeot 2008 146 1.069 -86,3% 318
430 BAIC Beijing Huansu H5 143 0 New  
431 Zotye Z700 139 1.271 -89,1% 300
432 JAC Refine S5 134 1.096 -87,8% 315
433 Borgward BX6 133 0 New  
434 Dongfeng Fengguang 370 129 0 New  
435 Haima V70 127 815 -84,4% 334
436 BYD G6 119 0 New  
437 FAW Jumper CX65 116 0 New  
438 GAC-Mitsubishi Eupheme PHEV 115 247 -53,4% 381
439 MG5 111 1 +++ 439
440 Chevrolet Trax 105 1.723 -93,9% 278
441 Luxgen U6 SUV 100 321 -68,8% 372
442 Changan Oushang Ni’ou II 99 0 New  
443 Denza EV 96 0 New  
444 Hawtai E70 89 0 New  
445 Yudo Pi3 89 0 New  
446 BAIC Beijing Huansu S2 87 221 -60,6% 387
447 BAW BJ20 85 2.074 -95,9% 258
448 Zotye Z500 EV 76 3 2433,3% 436
449 Foton Sauvana 74 360 -79,4% 370
450 Dongfeng Succe 71 272 -73,9% 378
451 Citroen C4 Aircross 69 0 New  
452 Hyundai Encino 69 0 New  
453 Qoros 3 64 2.266 -97,2% 250
454 Haima Aishang EV 60 824 -92,7% 333
455 DS5 54 9 500,0% 435
456 Haima M3 54 2.527 -97,9% 242
457 Brilliance H530 52 0 New  
458 Changhe M70 50 579 -91,4% 355
459 Roewe E950 46 174 -73,6% 397
460 Dongfeng Fengshen AX5 45 1.149 -96,1% 309
461 Kia Forte 44 434 -89,9% 369
462 Volkswagen CrossPolo 40 132 -69,7% 403
463 Dongfeng Fengshan L60 38 187 -79,7% 394
464 Brilliance V6 35 5.485 -99,4% 178
465 BAW BJ80C 31 190 -83,7% 392
466 DS 4S 24 133 -82,0% 402
467 Yema T60 24 0 New  
468 Roewe 950 22 190 -88,4% 393
469 Soueast V5 Lingzhi 21 609 -96,6% 348
470 Changan Raeton 20 107 -81,3% 408
471 Luxgen U5 SUV 20 1.537 -98,7% 287
472 Fiat Viaggio 19 0 New  
473 FAW Besturn B50 16 905 -98,2% 327
474 Kia KX7 15 479 -96,9% 367
475 DS 5LS 14 144 -90,3% 400
476 Kia KX3 14 550 -97,5% 361
477 Suzuki Swift 13 1.423 -99,1% 293
478 Brilliance H3 11 241 -95,4% 383
479 Chevrolet Lova RV 11 38 -71,1% 422
480 Horki 300E 11 0 New  
481 Brilliance H330 10 2.448 -99,6% 243
482 Chery Fulwin 2 10 3.017 -99,7% 232
483 Hyundai Celesta RV 9 0 New  
484 Luxgen M7 MPV 9 29 -69,0% 424
485 Qoros 3 City SUV 9 17 -47,1% 430
486 Soueast V3 Lingyue 9 201 -95,5% 389
487 Dongfeng A9 8 91 -91,2% 410
488 FAW Besturn X80 7 790 -99,1% 335
489 Yema E70EV 6 46 -87,0% 421
490 Zotye Z100 6 3 100,0% 437
491 Luxgen 3 5 84 -94,0% 412
492 BAW BJ90 4 0 New  
493 Haima M8 4 53 -92,5% 418
494 Nissan Livina 4 229 -98,3% 385
495 Peugeot 308S 4 0  
496 Haima M6 3 487 -99,4% 366
497 Geely Vision X1 2 3.559 -99,9% 217
498 Zotye Z100EV 2 0 New  
499 Buick Velite 5 1 11 -90,9% 433
500 Chery Cowin V3 1 263 -99,6% 380
501 Dongfeng Fengshen A30 1 23 -95,7% 426
502 FAW Besturn B30 1 862 -99,9% 328
503 Zotye Z500 1 595 -99,8% 353

Sources: Manufacturers, Chooseauto

  1. What has happened to Ford in China? PSA is a disaster, with so many models and brands they sell less than 10k cars per month… Has Luxgen stoped to produce vehicles? It’s the only Taiwanese car brand,

    1. PSA will return to the US-market in 2016. I think they want to conquer new territories because they see the bad Chinese results and maybe they think this negative process is irreversible. If they have to leave China they have to have an emergency plan – that’s North America. But everybody knows the American market for PSA is a huge question mark… Europe is not enough for a long term survival anymore, you have to be a global player to succeed. PSA knows that.

      1. The good thing for PSA is its beats all all competitors on margin.
        Despite losing €550 mio in China during 2018, it scored 8,5 margin on sales.
        Skoda 8%. Audi 7,8%, Renault 6,5%, Opel 4,7%, VW 3,8%, Fiat zilch / Ford zero.

        PSA might enter the USA market with Peugeot models in 6 years time. A lot will happen & change during these years. With PSA China too.

      2. North-Americans don’t like much european brands because european cars are not reliable enough for the average American/Canadian who travels a lot, the best for PSA would be to ally with a global group such as FCA, Renault/Nissan or GM. To invest alone in North America will be a disaster for them.

  2. I love this site. The only thing missing right now is info about Tesla sales in China. I realize Tesla was a very small player until last month, but looking forward to when CarSalesBase does a big update for March!

    1. We will probably know the Chinese Tesla sales as soon as the local production starts(second half of 2019).

      1. True, but I’m thinking of those excellent “dongles” in the top right corner of the entry page to CarSalesBase. In the one named “Chinese Car Sales Data”, Tesla is not on the list of brands. To get the monthly info on China, I have to go to EVSales.com.

  3. After the, for many EU manufacturers depressing, China Feb. data, I crave for the European models Feb. ranking. Hint hint 😉

  4. Thank you so much for the opportunity to respond. Though I really enjoyed this article, I’m baffled there is NO mention of Kandi Technologies’ pure evs already approved, with USA DOT and $7,500 tax credit, and currently for sale in the USA. They own the distributor for the USA, SC Country. I’m personally, extremely interested in ordering this eX3 SUV today, if possible? Delivery is expected by the end of May 2019. https://www.kandiev.com/product/index.php?id=23

    Kandi is publicly traded on NASDAQ (KNDI – SP=$5.67). Just more than 1/2 is owned by Li Shifu, 1 of China’s top 10 wealthiest people. He owns Volvo, coming out with the new POLESTAR all ev. He owns the largest portion of shares of Daimler (27%), all of Lotus, Black Cab of London, China’s 2nd largest automaker, Geely. In my PERSONAL opinion, KNDI stock may well be the best buy in the entire stock market.

    Kandi Tech owns 4 factories near Shanghai plus their own battery plant. They have a former campus lease available worth over $100M. Motor and Battery patents were donated to them by their Chairman, Hu Xioaming (still accumulating shares as recently as last week). They have 321,000 cars on order. 300k, 20k and 1k, to be delivered In 5, 3, and 2 years respectively. They CURRENTLY have THEIR OWN manufacturer’s license with 2 more to be awarded in just a couple weeks. They have a line of credit set up for manufacturing costs. Just about everything that can be done to lay down the necessary components of success have been done. If there’s another company better prepared to take the worldwide ev market by storm, I don’t know who it could be. With China stating they are committed to lead the world in the ev market, and Kandi so well positioned, they will succeed. .

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