China LCV September 2011: Wuling Sunshine unstoppable
* See ‘Read more’ for the Top 5 best-selling models – LCVs and all vehicles! *
Light Commercial Vehicles sales in China are still down year-on-year in September but by a smaller margin: -2% to 420,814 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 3,711,732 units at -6%. The Wuling Sunshine goes from strength to strength and bucks the trend at +15% year-on-year and a massive 68,771 sales in just 30 days! This is only the third time in the last 12 months that the Sunshine is above 60,000 monthly units.
These 68,771 sales are to be compared to the 54,410 Ford F-Series sold in the US over the same period, and the 47,731 VW Golfs sold in the whole of Europe in September… The Sunshine year-to-date total now stands at 543,212 units, down 11%. Wuling manages a 1-2 again this month with the Rongguang/Xingwang at #2 with 35,973 sales, up an impressive 37% on September 2010. It is 3rd year-to-date at 284,142 sales (+38%) behind the Foton Forland at 295,211 units (-5%).
This means 4 of the 5 best-selling vehicles in China in September are Light Commercial Vehicles, the Buick Excelle coming in at #4. See ‘Read more’ below for the Top 5 All Vehicles Ranking…
Previous month: see the Chinese LCV August 2011 Top 5 best-selling models here.
Full September 2011 LCV and All Vehicles Top 5 Ranking Tables below.