Auto-sales-statistics-China-GAC_Trumpchi_GA8-sedanSales figures for the GAC Trumpchi GA8 in China.

As the domestic Chinese brands are starting to reach serious volumes, whether or not helped by sales of (low-priced) crossovers, they aspire to boost their image with a flagship sedan of around 5 meters in length to compete with the premium offerings of the import brands. Most of these models are limited to triple digit monthly sales, and only one model can actually be called successful. That is the Geely Borui (a.k.a GC9, priced from 119.800 Yuan). Of lesser success are the Zotye Z700 (priced from 99.800 Yuan) and Lifan 820 (priced from 81.800 Yuan). Absolute failures are the Dongfeng Fengshen A9 (priced from 179.700) and the Roewe 950 (189.800 Yuan).

Prices of the all-new GAC Trumpchi GA8 start at 169.800 (US$ 25,800 / € 22.750), which puts it in the range of the least successful models, not a great indicator for a successful career. The GA8 is powered by either a 1,8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 177hp and 242 Nm or a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 188hp and 300 Nm. Its dimensions are 5.003/1.910/1.508 mm. On the same platform, GAC Trumpchi also builds the GS8 SUV, which is much more successful.

Car sales statistics from China only include domestic production and exclude imported models.

 

GAC
Trumpchi GA8
2016
GAC
Trumpchi GA8
2017
GAC
Trumpchi GA8
2018
GAC
Trumpchi GA8
2019
GAC
Trumpchi GA8
2020
January 153 1.223 79 30
February 83 177 146
March 123 513 192 2
April 90 570 94
May 215 730 234 49
June 509 570 218 600 229
July 473 569 335 120 66
August 448 468 212 18 111
September 270 517 94 32
October 474 444 143 11
November 471 292 142 2
December 49 661 254 428

GAC
Trumpchi GA8
2019 1.771
2018 4.115
2017 4.700
2016 2.909

 

Sources: Manufacturers, Chooseauto.