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China August 2011: Buick Excelle & VW Passat shine

VW Passat

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Another upside down month for the Chinese models ranking... The Buick Excelle confirms its newly acquired year-to-date pole position by ranking #1 in August for the first time in 12 months with 23,700 sales and 163,501 units in 8 months. The new generation VW Passat is a huge hit in China, so much so that it is up to #2 this month with a very impressive 22,015 units sold, more than double its German sales figure.

Buick Excelle

The Toyota Corolla drops only two spots from its extraordinary month of July to #3 at 20,044 sales and the Chevrolet Cruze is now stable at the highest level at #4 and 19,910 units and is also now #4 year-to-date, passing the BYD F3. The Hyundai Elantra Yuedong also delivers a solid month at #5, while the VW Lavida is back from July's hellish 87th spot to #6 and is still #2 year-to-date at 152,5210 sales.

A new brand is born: the Baojun 630 appears for the first time in the Chinese ranking.

Notice the Honda CR-V at an outstanding 8th place, the Audi A6L up 8 spots to #17 and the Kia K2 up a massive 37 ranks to #41 with 7,556 sales. A few high profile newcomers this month: the Peugeot 508 instantly becomes the best-selling Peugeot in China for its first month of sales at #72 with 4,544 units. Baojun, the low-cost brand from GM, places the 630 directly at #168 with 869 sales and the Brilliance H530 is at #162 and 1,077 units.

Previous month: see the China July 2011 Top 200 best-selling models here.

Full August 2011 Top 245 Ranking Table below.

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  1. Sith
    October 1st, 2011 at 02:50 | #1


    Here you are Miguel.
    The Lexus sales in 2010 was about 49000.


  2. September 27th, 2011 at 04:34 | #2

    50.000 is too many Sith! The world major market for Lexus is the U.S. and then Arab countries.

  3. Sith
    September 24th, 2011 at 01:53 | #3

    @Rutger (D-C)

    Thanks Miguel.

    I found also only these ES Numbers.
    Is very diffucult to find other numbers.
    I only know, the sales target for this year is so about 50.000.

  4. September 23rd, 2011 at 18:58 | #4

    @Rutger (D-C)
    Thank´s Rugter. I did not know!

  5. Rutger (D-C)
    September 23rd, 2011 at 05:15 | #5

    @Miguel Figueira

    The Fiesta 5 door hatchback/sedan, Focus 5 door hatchback/sedan, Mondeo sedan and S-MAX are all produced locally in China, and Jiangling manufactures the Transit (90s model). Besides, Ford imports the Transit Connect, Escape, Edge and F-150 to China.
    See also http://db.auto.sohu.com/model-list.shtml for all cars available in China.

  6. Rutger (D-C)
    September 23rd, 2011 at 05:06 | #6


    I have some numbers of the Lexus ES, the most popular model of Lexus in China:
    July: 1,332
    June: 1,051
    May: 2,188
    January-July: 11,561

    (Source: Autonews.com)

  7. Sith
    September 21st, 2011 at 02:59 | #8

    Does anybody know the salesnumbers and salesmodels of Lexus in China in august?

  8. September 20th, 2011 at 22:07 | #9

    @Rutger (D-C)
    Probably… but I think the Mondeo, Focus and S Mas by Ford are imported.

    • matgasnier
      September 20th, 2011 at 22:39 | #10

      Hi Miguel,
      This Chinese ranking excludes imports so all Fords in this ranking are produced in China.

  9. Rutger (D-C)
    September 20th, 2011 at 21:44 | #11


    No, it’s not the Verso-S/Ractis, it’s the larger Verso ;)
    It’s indeed built locally in China like all cars in this list.

  10. September 20th, 2011 at 06:30 | #12

    It´s the Toyota Verso S, the smaller model. The car is produced in Takaoka, Japan and Adapazari, Turkey and is called RACTIS in Japan with a certain success.

  11. Sith
    September 20th, 2011 at 04:59 | #13

    The Toyota E’Z Yizhi is the euro Toyota Verso.
    Rightknow it will build in turkey, only for the euro market.

    Where does the Toyota E’Z Yizhi comes from??

    China or ??

  12. Rutger (D-C)
  13. September 19th, 2011 at 19:55 | #15

    Good sales for Focus!

  14. Steam
    September 19th, 2011 at 17:55 | #16

    VW Lavida seems to recover.

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