Auto-sales-statistics-China-Soueast_Lioncel-sedanSales figures for the Soueast Lioncel in China.

The Lioncel (sounds like Lancer, doesn’t it?) was facelifted and renamed Soueast V3 Lingyue in 2009 when Mitsubishi wanted to market the car under its own brand. Both are technically based on the 1995-2000 fifth generation Mitsubishi Lancer, which is also still sold in China as of 2016. Read more about this story and other models that continued production in China after having been retired from their original market.

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

 

Soueast
Lioncel
2009 4.276
2008 1.433
2007 4.306
2006 12.162
2005 37.194
2004 28.497
2003 33.557

 

Sources: Manufacturers, Chooseauto.