China 2003: VW Jetta, Santana and Passat in command

2003 is the year the Chinese market took off: no less than +70% on 2002 for a total of 2,082,581 registrations!

The VW Jetta is still the best selling model, this time with 143,121 sales and 6.9% share, up 18%. The veteran VW Santana stays 2nd with sales up 24% at 122,663 units, just above the VW Passat at 122,445, up 55%.

The Tianjin Xiali is 4th again, at 96,180 sales (+15%) passing the VW Santana 2000 at 92,892 units (-2%). At +141% and 89,988 sales, the Buick Regal is the best performing new entrant in the Top 10 in 6th position, ahead of the Honda Accord in 7th at +78% with 80,450 units.

Full Top 30 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below the Buick Regal pic.

Buick Regal

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