Auto-sales-statistics-China-Hyundai_Celesta-sedanMonthly and annual sales figures for the Hyundai Celesta in China.

These statistics only include sales data of the Celesta sedan and exclude sales of the Hyundai Celesta RV station wagon, which are published separately.

The Celesta is an updated version of the Elantra Yuedong (a fourth generation Elantra, first launched in 2006), which is also still sold in China, alongside the Elantra Langdon (fifth generation) and the latest generation called Elantra Lingdong. The Celesta was launched in 2017 and sits on the same platform as the Yuedong. They didn’t even bother to give it a new name in Chinese: Xin Yuedong (New Yuedong). Giving an old platform a modern body and a new name in China isn’t entirely exclusive to Hyundai, as Ford (Escort) and Chevrolet (Cavalier) have done the same. However, the Celesta is powered by an ancient 1.6-liter with 122hp/150Nm, mated to a surprisingly modern 6MT or a 6AT. Apart from those transmissions, this is ancient technology in modern sheetmetal. Dimensions are 4.510/1.765/1.470mm with a 2.650mm wheelbase.

Prices range from 79.900 yuan to 115.900 yuan (€10.300,- / US$11,600 to €15.000 / US$16.800), on par with rival Chevrolet Cavalier (79.900 yuan) and Geely Emgrand GL (69.800 yuan), but below the Ford Escort (96.800 yuan).

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

 

Hyundai
Celesta
2017
Hyundai
Celesta
2018
Hyundai
Celesta
2019
Hyundai
Celesta
2020
January 896 1.162 2.715
February 569 3.786 72
March 8.018 1.436 7.581 2.765
April 3.965 6.436 6.632 3.375
May 2.423 7.541 5.621 6.348
June 1.002 13.435 8.467 8.760
July 710 4.298 6.975 5.475
August 615 9.268 9.614 4.463
September 531 7.086 8.519 6.980
October 392 5.864 10.381
November 782 7.193 9.744
December 2.264 11.100 19.570

Hyundai
Celesta
2019 98.052
2018 75.122
2017 20.702

 

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Sources: Manufacturers, Chooseauto.