China LCV Full Year 2011: Wuling Sunshine sovereign again
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417,438 new Light Commercial Vehicles were registered in December in China, down 7% on December 2010 and bringing the 2011 total to 4,928,749 units, also down 7% on 2010. The Wuling Sunshine leads the category again this year with a large margin: it sells 60,876 units in December, up 32%, and 731,749 over the full year, down just 3% on 2010. December is the 4th consecutive month above 60,000 sales for the Sunshine which ranked #1 every single month of the year in 2011 and was never threatened.
The Wuling Rongguang/Xingwang is without contest the performer of the year: it ranks #2 in December with 31,843 sales (+32%) and is up 2 spots and 38% over the Full Year 2011 at 382,762 units. The Foton Forland stays #3 but drops by 10% to 373,443 sales, followed by the ChangAn MiniBus (-34%) and the DongFeng MiniBus (+5%).
To give these figures a little perspective, let’s notice that the Ford F-Series sold 681,242 units in 2011 in the whole of North America (USA + Canada) including 76,230 units in December, its best volume in over 4 years. In Europe (27 countries), the VW Golf sold 33,849 units in December and 484,547 over the full year…
Previous month: China LCV November 2011: Wuling Sunshine up 40% year-on-year
Previous year: China LCV Full Year 2010: 755,000 Wuling Sunshine sold!
Full Year and December 2011 Top 5 Ranking Tables below.
China LCV Full Year 2011:
|4||ChangAn Mini Bus||339,202||-34%||515,355||2|
|5||DongFeng Mini Bus||237,945||5%||226,614||6|
China LCV December 2011:
|3||ChangAn Mini Bus||29,264||-21%||3||339,202||-34%||4|
|5||DongFeng Mini Bus||24,501||-17%||5||237,945||5%||5|