China May 2017: Second consecutive month of decline at -2.6%

The VW Tiguan hits its highest ranking in two years at #6. Picture qq.com

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The Chinese light vehicle market is starting to really feel the effect of a 5% to 7.5% tax hike on vehicles with engine displacements up to 1.6L last January. For the second consecutive month, overall sales of locally-produced light vehicles are down, this time dropping 2.6% to 1.75 million units according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. The continued strength of SUVs and crossovers, up 12% to 719.455 units, isn’t enough to compensate for the other segments’ losses anymore. Sedans drop 9% to 840.661, MPVs are down 14% to 142.665 and microvans down 25% to 48.100. Most tellingly, sales of small engine vehicles (1.6L or less) affected by the tax hike are down 9.2% year-on-year to 1.15 million units, representing 66% of the overall light vehicle market. Thanks to a relatively strong first quarter, the Chinese market is still in positive year-to-date though, at +1.5% to 9.42 million units.

The Baojun 510 is inside the Chinese Top 10 for the 2nd month in a row. 

According to retail sales data released by manufacturers themselves and including imports (this differs from the wholesale locally produced data provided in our data tables), General Motors posts stable sales at 294.425 units this month and shows very varied fortunes for its stable of brands: Cadillac is up 65% to 14.154 – the brand’s 15th consecutive double-digit year-on-year gain – and Baojun up 47% (wholesales up 72%), but the remainder of the brands are down: Buick (-6.8% to 94.023), Chevrolet (-1.4% to 37.571) and Wuling (-19% to 84.602 including microvans). Reversely, the Volkswagen brand manages to gain 4% to 241.600 units thanks notably to surging sales of the Tiguan (+71%) and Magotan (+77%). Adding Skoda, Audi and Porsche should make the Volkswagen Group the #1 Group in China although official figures aren’t available at this stage.

The Civic helps push Honda Motor Co. up 16%. Picture auto.sina.com.cn

Honda Motor Co. remains the best-selling Japanese carmaker this month thanks to a 16% year-on-year surge to 115.584 units, edging past Toyota Motor Co. up 12% to 112.800 and Nissan Motor Co. up 5.7% to 112.085. Brand locally-produced wholesales show a different picture with Honda brand sales up 18%, Toyota down 5% and Nissan up 27%. Honda benefits from the new Civic up 191% while the XR-V is up 4% and both the Vezel (-13%) and CR-V (-25%) struggle. Nissan has the Sylphy up 3% and the Qashqai up 22%. Japanese carmakers are likely to have benefitted from a sudden anti-Korean sentiment stemming from U.S. anti-missile defences deployed in South Korea. Hyundai (-65%) and Kia (-67%) both crumble this month. Ford Motor Co. for its part is down 3% to 87.733, adding up to a 11% loss year-to-date to 436.961.

Geely Vision SUV. Geely sales are up 87% so far this year. 

The luxury ranking continues to be reshuffled with the BMW Group taking first spot this month thanks to retail deliveries up 27% to 50.996, thanks to strong sales of the 3 Series (+57%) and X1 (+29%). Daimler AG is just below at 50.015, up 32% thanks to the new E-Class (+385%). Audi slows down its fall now that the dispute with its dealers over a new sales channel – postponed – is over but trails both its German rivals at -4% to 48.012.

Geely remains the star of Chinese brands with sales up 66% to 76.616 and up 87% year-to-date to 437.359. The brand outsells Changan (-26%) for the second consecutive month. Great Wall Motors on the other hand posts a second consecutive drop at -3.8% to 68.942 including 58.390 Haval sold (-6%). GAC Trumpchi surfs on the tremendous success of its GS4 and GS8 SUVs with sales up 47% to 44.148 but Dongfeng (-10%), Beijing Auto (-29%), Chery (-4%) and BYD (-21%) all retreat. Roewe is revived (+140%) thanks to the RX5 and the i6 sedan beating its sales volume record at 7.148, Soueast is up 43% thanks to the DX3 crossover and MG is up 87% thanks to the ZS crossover.

The Compass is now Jeep’s best-seller in China.

There are a few additional notable performances in the brands ranking: Jeep (+122%) stabilising around 20.000 monthly sales now has the Compass as best-seller (8.300), Mazda is up 24% mainly thanks to additional sales from the CX-4 and Mitsubishi is up 110% on the new Outlander. Just as French long-time local producers Peugeot (-38%) and Citroen (-63%) falter, newcomer on the China production scene Renault is gaining momentum above 6.000 sales for the third consecutive month. This places Renault only 1.500 units below Citroen in May.

Renault Koleos. Renault (+221%) is now teasing Citroen (-63%). Picture auto.lctongcheng.com

The VW Lavida/Gran Lavida is the best-selling nameplate in China for the third consecutive month despite deliveries down 12%. It distances the Wuling Hongguang down 19% and the Haval H6 down 6% in a podium strikingly 100% in negative. The Nissan Sylphy (+13%), GAC Trumpchi GS4 (+22%) and VW Tiguan (+71%) follow, trying to compensate for these losses. The Baojun 510 beats its volume record once again at 24.108 units and remains inside the Top 10, confirming it has all but “killed” the 560 (-46%), and the Geely Boyue posts another stunning month at 21.142 units just outside the Top 10 at #11. Among recent launches posting strong results, the FAW Besturn X40 racks up 8.781 sales for its third month in market, the Chevrolet Equinox is up to 6.278 units and the VW Teramont up to 6.033.

Previous month: China April 2017: Market marks a pause at -3.7%

One year ago: China May 2016: Price cuts lift market up 11%, Wuling Hongguang back to #1

Full May 2017 Top 74 locally produced brands and Top 414 models below.

China May 2017 – locally produced brands:

Pos Brand May-17 /16 Apr 2017 /16 Pos FY16
1 Volkswagen 229,737 1% 1 1,218,831 0% 1 1
2 Honda 112,188 18% 2 532,142 26% 2 3
3 Toyota 92,605 -5% 4 466,380 6% 3 6
4 Buick 89,967 -9% 3 458,237 -3% 4 2
5 Nissan 85,737 27% 6 388,695 19% 7 7
6 Geely 76,616 66% 5 437,359 87% 6 10
7 ChangAn 63,901 -26% 10 451,147 -6% 5 4
8 Ford 60,591 18% 9 316,310 -13% 10 8
9 Baojun 59,324 72% 8 343,549 17% 8 11
10 Haval 58,390 -6% 7 342,167 7% 9 9
11 Audi 44,398 -5% 12 208,652 -10% 14 17
12 GAC Trumpchi 44,148 47% 13 207,495 51% 15 20
13 Mercedes 37,440 44% 19 185,235 56% 18 24
14 Chevrolet 37,263 9% 14 189,130 7% 17 16
15 Wuling 36,976 -22% 15 231,162 -11% 13 14
16 DongFeng 36,850 -10% 16 259,654 -5% 12 13
17 Hyundai 35,098 -65% 17 264,985 -38% 11 5
18 Beijing Auto (BAIC, BAW) 34,460 -29% 11 200,958 -24% 16 12
19 Chery 32,990 -4% 20 166,519 6% 19 19
20 BMW 31,505 24% 18 157,423 37% 20 26
21 BYD 29,896 -21% 21 150,731 -14% 21 18
22 Roewe 28,370 140% 22 147,242 147% 22 29
23 Skoda 24,377 -8% 24 123,595 -3% 24 23
24 Mazda 23,788 24% 23 126,656 38% 23 27
25 Jeep 19,800 122% 25 89,073 116% 27 34
26 Kia 16,549 -67% 27 107,905 -55% 25 15
27 Peugeot 16,416 -38% 28 87,173 -37% 28 22
28 FAW 15,785 10% 34 73,622 2% 30 31
29 JAC 15,019 -36% 26 97,676 -40% 26 21
30 Zotye 14,491 -25% 31 85,829 -32% 29 25
31 Cadillac 14,006 60% 29 67,601 108% 31 36
32 Soueast 12,134 43% 33 57,118 39% 33 38
33 MG 11,656 87% 30 52,295 66% 35 40
34 Venucia 10,370 14% 32 53,325 24% 34 35
35 Leopaard 8,917 27% 36 48,398 38% 36 39
36 Hawtai 8,854 60% 37 42,724 32% 39 42
37 Lifan 8,451 25% 43 33,203 50% 42 37
38 Mitsubishi 8,334 110% 35 44,672 242% 38 45
39 Brilliance 8,267 -28% 38 39,212 -54% 40 32
40 Volvo 8,135 42% 45 30,424 19% 45 46
41 Citroen 7,584 -63% 39 33,858 -67% 41 28
42 Haima 7,235 -40% 40 63,124 -26% 32 30
43 Suzuki 6,731 -43% 41 47,595 -34% 37 33
44 Renault 6,009 221% 42 32,452 418% 43 55
45 Karry 5,288 -1% 44 30,488 -4% 44 43
46 Land Rover 5,078 -7% 46 22,915 3% 51 48
47 Hanteng 5,023 new 47 23,857 new 50 63
48 Jinbei 4,887 -30% 48 24,248 -23% 49 44
49 SWM 4,839 new 50 24,822 new 47 58
50 Zhi Dou 4,471 317% 54 14,004 1208% 55 60
51 Cowin 4,408 new 49 24,428 new 48 52
52 Borgward 4,033 new 51 18,522 new 53 56
53 Changhe 3,740 -53% 55 20,999 1% 52 47
54 Landwind 3,500 -39% 63 18,500 -51% 54 41
55 JMC 2,950 252% 52 29,573 587% 46 51
56 Infiniti 2,484 -5% 60 10,558 15% 60 57
57 Weichai 2,426 -2% 59 8,601 -54% 61 53
58 Bisu 2,422 new 58 11,507 new 57 74
59 Yema 2,360 0% 53 12,964 -13% 56 50
60 Maxus 2,223 63% 61 10,771 75% 58 61
61 Jaguar 1,728 new 62 6,803 new 63 69
62 Foton 1,516 1196% 57 10,747 258% 59 64
63 Acura 1,200 new 65 3,472 new 67  –
64 Qoros 1,096 -35% 66 5,092 -38% 64 59
65 Great Wall 889 -48% 64 4,912 -73% 65 54
66 Horki 836 new 68 2,763 new 68  –
67 Luxgen 809 -76% 67 7,619 -59% 62 49
68 DS 496 -59% 72 2,550 -67% 69 62
69 Jonway 420 -16% 69 2,222 -3% 70 68
70 FQT Motor 336 2% 71 1,534 -7% 72 73
71 Fiat 300 -67% 70 1,595 -81% 71 65
72 Denza 83 n/a 73 572 -14% 73 75
73 Kandi 62 -98% 56 4,551 46% 66 66
74 Huasong 2 n/a 74 201 -85% 74 70

China May 2017 – locally produced models:

Pos Model May-17 /16 Apr 2017 /16 Pos FY16
1 VW Lavida/Gran Lavida 37,815 -12% 1 220,363 -10% 2 3
2 Wuling Hongguang 36,465 -19% 3 226,510 -10% 1 1
3 Haval H6 35,262 -6% 2 191,396 -6% 3 2
4 Nissan Sylphy 32,462 13% 5 147,055 29% 6 6
5 GAC Trumpchi GS4 31,659 22% 6 149,388 20% 5 9
6 VW Tiguan/Tiguan L 31,362 71% 10 131,245 37% 8 16
7 Buick Excelle 30,560 1% 4 163,945 20% 4 4
8 Toyota Corolla 28,248 -4% 8 135,303 7% 7 12
9 Baojun 510 24,108 new 9 72,197 new 24  –
10 VW Jetta 24,084 -21% 7 126,233 -10% 9 7
11 Geely Boyue 21,142 250% 11 103,150 832% 16 66
12 VW Magotan 20,659 77% 18 85,704 26% 20 33
13 VW Sagitar 19,798 -29% 12 117,984 -18% 10 8
14 Buick Envision 18,765 -2% 15 104,365 9% 14 14
15 Ford Escort 18,718 -11% 24 103,176 -3% 15 13
16 VW Santana 18,574 7% 14 113,377 -10% 12 11
17 Geely Emgrand EC7 17,226 7% 19 100,780 12% 17 17
18 Roewe RX5 16,820 new 20 84,695 new 22 84
19 Baojun 730 16,055 14% 21 115,907 -9% 11 5
20 Haval H2 15,539 25% 16 105,173 69% 13 22
21 Honda XR-V 15,533 4% 13 70,314 4% 27 36
22 Nissan Qashqai 14,431 22% 22 64,953 33% 32 46
23 VW Bora 14,076 -2% 17 98,973 39% 18 19
24 Nissan X-Trail 14,033 -4% 37 57,120 -12% 40 27
25 VW Passat 14,000 8% 28 69,927 -5% 28 25
26 Honda Civic 13,434 191% 32 66,477 325% 30 85
27 Buick GL8 13,222 82% 29 55,401 89% 46 100
28 BMW 3-Series L 13,046 57% 41 53,863 27% 49 79
29 VW Polo 12,929 -26% 49 65,100 -16% 31 28
30 VW Golf 12,634 -2% 34 62,486 -22% 33 29
31 Honda Vezel 12,532 -13% 30 56,129 -8% 44 35
32 Ford Focus 12,257 -9% 23 71,396 -14% 26 18
33 Audi A6L 11,822 5% 33 56,228 -6% 43 49
34 Buick Verano 11,775 -21% 38 58,158 -1% 37 30
35 Honda Accord 11,525 -5% 25 57,093 41% 41 48
36 Toyota RAV4 11,216 13% 59 53,099 20% 52 61
37 ChangAn CS75 11,058 -4% 52 90,624 3% 19 20
38 Honda CR-V 10,614 -25% 27 71,904 2% 25 26
39 Mazda3 Axela 10,511 -13% 40 53,621 3% 50 50
40 Chery Arrizo 5 10,483 -5% 42 57,314 133% 39 54
41 Chevrolet Sail 10,433 37% 58 46,043 20% 62 45
42 Mercedes C-Klasse L 10,196 6% 51 53,473 30% 51 68
43 Dongfeng Fengguang 580 10,045 232% 36 75,000 2382% 23 90
44 Mercedes E-Klasse L 10,035 385% 60 45,822 157% 64 130
45 Geely Emgrand GS 10,026 258% 61 45,833 1537% 63 128
46 Baojun 560 10,016 -46% 45 85,076 -46% 21 10
47 Audi Q5 9,970 -7% 62 49,474 -10% 56 53
48 Mercedes GLC 9,501 31% 68 48,599 60% 57 88
49 Ford Edge 9,470 0% 66 47,426 6% 61 55
50 Honda Fit 9,422 5% 53 44,055 -3% 70 63
51 BMW X1 9,124 269% 84 34,666 160% 86 132
52 MG ZS 9,083 new 48 23,115 new 121  –
53 Nissan Teana 9,066 -13% 43 40,318 3% 76 82
54 Baojun 310 9,024 new 46 69,150 new 29 138
55 Hyundai Mistra 8,975 -32% 67 47,648 -7% 60 42
56 FAW Besturn X40 8,781 new 95 19,430 new 137  –
57 BYD F3 8,766 9% 35 60,224 26% 35 52
58 Ford Mondeo 8,667 188% 82 40,018 -13% 79 72
59 Honda Crider 8,636 44% 69 39,045 18% 80 87
60 Toyota Highlander 8,621 1% 54 45,157 20% 68 80
61 Audi A4L 8,489 -13% 47 41,850 -21% 74 78
62 Soueast DX3 8,396 new 80 36,113 new 84 297
63 Jeep Compass 8,300 new 74 29,249 new 99 448
64 Chevrolet Cavalier 8,084 new 39 62,471 new 34 137
65 Leopaard CS10 8,055 34% 55 45,341 45% 67 95
66 Skoda Octavia 8,045 -37% 64 50,311 -19% 55 39
67 Geely Vision SUV 8,040 new 50 47,669 new 59 139
68 Toyota Camry 8,004 -14% 70 41,610 -1% 75 74
69 Changan CX70 7,936 -18% 81 56,567 301% 42 98
70 Buick LaCrosse 7,812 69% 83 36,299 45% 83 97
71 Jeep Cherokee 7,800 -12% 57 42,370 3% 73 70
72 BYD Song 7,738 54% 91 31,169 34% 91 76
73 Chana Honor 7,663 -30% 175 51,661 -38% 53 41
74 Chevrolet Malibu 7,225 41% 88 31,862 51% 88 91
75 Geely Emgrand GL 7,214 new 63 42,669 new 72 193
76 Roewe i6 7,148 new 79 21,184 new 130  –
77 Audi Q3 7,129 -14% 94 29,751 -6% 97 86
78 Geely Vision 7,098 -35% 31 59,039 0% 36 47
79 Toyota Vios 7,090 -33% 76 44,673 -16% 69 59
80 Kia K3 7,058 -50% 87 50,475 -19% 54 23
81 GAC Trumpchi GS8 7,049 new 44 43,528 new 71 292
82 Audi A3 6,988 5% 86 31,349 -4% 90 92
83 Hawtai Shengdafei 6,951 171% 75 27,040 99% 107 169
84 Toyota Levin 6,920 -54% 56 56,053 -12% 45 37
85 Honda Avancier 6,920 new 78 24,303 new 116 286
86 BAIC Huansu H3 6,783 -3% 73 40,021 -4% 78 67
87 Nissan Tiida 6,716 250% 90 29,080 1358% 101 158
88 BAIC Huansu S3 6,613 2% 71 40,149 -13% 77 77
89 Ford Kuga 6,380 100% 202 27,236 -44% 106 62
90 Chevrolet Equinox 6,278 new 96 11,971 new 183  –
91 Chery Tiggo 3/3x 6,075 -48% 77 37,276 -9% 82 57
92 VW Teramont 6,033 new 100 13,306 new 173  –
93 Mercedes GLA 5,930 3% 92 30,330 10% 94 119
94 Hyundai Elantra Langdong 5,792 -68% 89 54,881 -40% 47 15
95 ChangAn CS35 5,675 -52% 148 57,815 -26% 38 32
96 Dongfeng Fengguang 330 5,601 -43% 72 38,866 -55% 81 34
97 Toyota Prado 5,588 103% 113 24,400 93% 115 168
98 Hyundai Elantra Yuedong 5,533 -37% 180 11,390 2% 188 218
99 ChangAn Eado 5,519 -48% 110 45,818 -36% 65 38
100 Honda Jade 5,513 78% 144 13,031 0% 175 197
101 Dongfeng Future 5,469 -35% 120 30,729 -30% 92 81
102 Mazda CX-4 5,446 new 99 30,432 new 93 163
103 Toyota Yaris L Sedan 5,373 new 105 14,735 new 160  –
104 VW Lamando 5,359 -46% 65 48,030 -23% 58 44
105 Mitsubishi Outlander 5,344 new 85 30,181 new 95 238
106 Changan Linmax 5,232 new 134 8,881 new 217  –
107 Cadillac XT5 5,129 80% 98 26,158 455% 109 175
108 Chery Tiggo 7 5,070 new 115 29,249 new 100 178
109 Hyundai Santa Fe 5,068 395% 250 9,552 -16% 208 215
110 Hanteng X7 5,023 new 109 23,857 new 118 243
111 Citroen C-Elysée 4,943 -30% 104 21,425 -40% 126 89
112 Buick Regal 4,933 5% 102 23,337 -19% 120 115
113 SWM X7 4,839 new 111 24,822 new 111 205
114 JAC Refine 4,803 18% 106 26,211 -7% 108 121
115 Venucia T90 4,712 new 172 17,518 new 144 379
116 BMW 5-Series L 4,694 -65% 26 53,920 -2% 48 43
117 VW C-Trek 4,621 new 97 27,454 new 104 298
118 Cadillac ATS-L 4,613 72% 118 20,320 68% 135 165
119 Skoda Rapid 4,544 -12% 93 27,271 -1% 105 118
120 Honda City 4,505 -16% 107 24,485 2% 114 113
121 ChangAn CS15 4,479 -30% 154 33,983 119% 87 103
122 Zhi Dou D2 EV 4,471 716% 130 13,979 2451% 167 291
123 Dongfeng Joyear SUV 4,447 -19% 132 35,250 -7% 85 114
124 Toyota Yaris L 4,400 -15% 126 21,276 -21% 129 122
125 ChangAn CS95 4,295 new 131 12,648 new 176  –
126 Mazda6 Atenza 4,293 139% 103 21,468 90% 124 177
127 VW Golf Sportsvan 4,260 6% 139 19,108 149% 138 170
128 Renault Koleos 4,255 new 121 21,035 new 132 332
129 Peugeot 4008 4,194 new 162 17,132 new 146 293
130 FAW Jilin Xenia R7 4,001 2% 200 25,046 537% 110 148
131 BAIC EC-Series 3,895 new 116 15,376 new 158 355
132 Chevrolet Cruze 3,849 -77% 101 24,731 -72% 113 24
133 ChangAn Benben 3,811 26% 234 10,059 -59% 202 136
134 Skoda Superb 3,792 32% 191 15,837 30% 154 153
135 Toyota Vios FS 3,786 new 142 10,567 new 196  –
136 Hyundai New Verna 3,720 new 155 29,581 new 98 157
137 Jeep Renegade 3,700 new 123 17,454 new 145 207
138 Zotye T600 3,654 -17% 195 24,800 -50% 112 65
139 Chana Oushang 3,597 -72% 153 45,710 -3% 66 58
140 Volvo XC60 3,558 28% 174 14,137 0% 166 161
141 Mazda CX-5 3,538 -9% 196 21,134 17% 131 140
142 Cadillac XTS 3,506 28% 137 17,018 26% 147 182
143 Landwind X5/X7/X8/X9 3,500 -39% 229 18,500 -51% 142 99
144 Land Rover Discovery Sport 3,472 -10% 140 15,847 312% 153 203
145 GAC Trumpchi GA6 3,275 203% 197 9,127 194% 213 262
146 Lifan Myway 3,268 57% 114 21,338 382% 127 134
147 Karry K60 3,234 new 146 18,608 new 141 287
148 Peugeot 308/308S 3,219 -43% 171 16,684 -53% 149 93
149 Cowin X3 3,159 new 147 16,430 new 152 208
150 Nissan Lannia 3,145 -52% 168 20,295 -42% 136 101
151 JAC Refine S3 3,133 -72% 133 28,516 -67% 102 21
152 BYD e5 3,131 167% 165 7,620 185% 233 248
153 Peugeot 408 3,101 -56% 119 21,454 -40% 125 75
154 Honda UR-V 3,077 new 190 7,556 new 234  –
155 Geely GC9 3,046 -24% 149 16,501 -23% 151 135
156 Honda Odyssey 3,042 5% 145 12,549 -4% 178 159
157 Toyota Crown 2,986 41% 169 13,755 47% 171 192
158 Chery QQ 2,978 45% 207 7,932 -24% 226 234
159 Haima S5 2,958 -45% 141 30,166 -22% 96 73
160 Dongfeng Fengshen H30/S30 2,955 1185% 236 9,778 355% 206 260
161 BAIC Weiwang M30 2,914 -67% 112 10,235 -82% 200 56
162 Borgward BX7 2,901 new 151 15,797 new 155 194
163 Volvo S60L 2,886 -3% 244 10,005 -9% 204 195
164 Soueast DX7 2,859 -60% 152 17,523 -47% 143 104
165 Jinbei 750 2,855 -51% 157 13,822 -45% 170 129
166 Honda Greiz 2,806 -16% 124 14,607 -1% 161 155
167 Buick Encore 2,781 -63% 117 16,545 -42% 150 111
168 JAC iEV 2,756 new 193 6,400 new 251 329
169 Chery Fulwin 2 2,750 -20% 192 10,040 -63% 203 152
170 Roewe 360 2,731 -53% 135 27,892 -9% 103 94
171 Hyundai Elantra Lingdong 2,686 new 159 24,201 new 117 51
172 BMW 1 Series 2,681 new 164 8,243 new 222  –
173 Geely King Kong 2,650 -42% 128 20,536 -37% 134 123
174 Skoda Kodiaq 2,589 new 275 3,502 new 299  –
175 Brilliance H530 2,558 7894% 183 5,186 339% 269 359
176 Lifan Xuanlang 2,541 new  – 2,541 new 324  –
177 Honda Gienia 2,525 new 122 14,156 new 164 289
178 Venucia T70 2,486 -57% 108 22,939 -10% 122 110
179 ChangAn Yuexiang V5/V7 2,423 -57% 181 23,715 -14% 119 109
180 Mitsubishi ASX 2,419 -25% 158 12,089 15% 181 173
181 Nissan Murano 2,419 61% 167 8,921 14% 216 220
182 Zotye Damai X7 2,410 new 245 7,932 new 227  –
183 Ford Taurus 2,331 478% 224 12,099 -8% 180 179
184 Skoda Rapid Spaceback 2,243 1% 179 13,260 49% 174 199
185 Haval H7 2,242 -29% 136 21,303 377% 128 142
186 Zotye SR9 2,232 new 127 14,147 new 165 282
187 Maxus G10 2,223 63% 177 10,771 75% 194 226
188 Venucia M50V 2,215 new 160 4,919 new 275  –
189 Nissan Sunny 2,204 -59% 166 14,756 -34% 159 105
190 JAC Refine S5 2,132 -31% 143 16,912 48% 148 202
191 BAIC Huansu S5 2,115 new 184 4,620 new 285  –
192 Changhe Freedom M50 2,104 -21% 199 9,112 -35% 214 183
193 Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 2,096 -38% 187 22,788 0% 123 125
194 Haval H1 2,094 -60% 161 10,948 -68% 191 116
195 Ford Ecosport 2,093 245% 307 11,235 -43% 190 151
196 BYD S7 2,079 -70% 186 12,591 -67% 177 120
197 Karry K50 2,054 -61% 176 11,770 -63% 186 126
198 BYD Yuan 2,032 -61% 189 9,886 7% 205 145
199 BAIC Senova X25 1,961 -67% 150 13,900 -64% 168 96
200 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 1,960 61% 241 6,731 67% 243 250
201 Dongfeng Fengxing SX6 1,905 new 212 13,321 new 172 210
202 Peugeot 3008 1,884 -54% 201 9,185 -50% 211 147
203 ChangAn Yuexiang V3 1,882 -34% 246 10,917 -43% 192 172
204 VW CC 1,874 -17% 218 9,311 -25% 209 198
205 Brilliance H230 1,873 2970% 203 6,606 307% 246 330
206 Skoda Fabia 1,817 63% 223 6,636 29% 245 264
207 Kia K5 1,793 60% 198 11,270 8% 189 176
208 Zotye E30 1,763 n/a  – 1,908 207% 344 366
209 Infiniti Q50L 1,762 -4% 226 7,655 22% 231 228
210 Renault Kadjar 1,754 -6% 188 11,417 82% 187 209
211 Suzuki Vitara 1,739 -50% 225 12,483 -31% 179 154
212 Jaguar XFL 1,728 new 213 6,803 new 241 336
213 Volvo S90 1,691 new 217 6,282 new 255 417
214 Peugeot 301 1,684 -73% 178 15,521 -49% 157 107
215 Kia K2 1,681 -85% 182 13,840 -74% 169 40
216 Chery eQ1 1,660 new 263 2,695 new 322  –
217 Hawtai Lusheng E70 1,657 94%  – 2,311 -66% 330 281
218 Range Rover Evoque 1,606 -2% 214 7,068 332% 236 261
219 BYD Tang 1,589 -51% 228 5,929 -62% 259 188
220 VW Touran 1,534 -63% 231 9,145 -49% 212 144
221 Kia Sportage 1,521 -12% 235 10,499 50% 197 288
222 Hyundai ix25 1,507 -85% 233 19,042 -58% 139 64
223 Yema T70 1,501 -35% 156 10,706 -24% 195 162
224 BAIC Senova X35 1,490 -50% 129 20,978 599% 133 106
225 BAIC Huansu S6 1,457 -52% 194 11,879 -33% 185 146
226 Brilliance H330 1,440 2150% 301 6,557 -51% 248 200
227 Kia K4 1,391 -21% 319 5,275 -60% 265 185
228 Haval H5 1,378 -40% 230 6,148 -42% 256 213
229 Weichai Enranger 727 1,370 222% 205 3,863 117% 297 351
230 Skoda Yeti 1,347 -45% 278 6,778 -43% 242 204
231 MG GS 1,321 -70% 170 15,780 -32% 156 141
232 JAC Refine S2 1,313 -59% 204 14,298 -46% 163 143
233 Haima M3 1,269 -28% 294 7,646 -49% 232 184
234 Bisu T3 1,253 new 251 6,408 new 250 447
235 BYD F0 1,249 31% 239 6,036 15% 257 277
236 JMC Yusheng S350 1,248 49% 237 18,646 333% 140 166
237 Suzuki Beidouxing 1,236 -45% 210 7,897 -46% 228 196
238 Honda Elysion 1,235 -42% 208 10,431 -3% 198 190
239 Kia Forte Furuidi 1,202 162% 277 3,129 -18% 308 315
240 Acura CDX 1,200 new 249 3,472 new 300  –
241 Suzuki Alivio 1,196 -49% 240 8,660 -1% 218 217
242 Dongfeng Fengshen AX5 1,192 new 258 8,209 new 223 384
243 Chevrolet Trax 1,192 -50% 221 7,818 -52% 229 164
244 BYD Qin 1,191 -59% 271 4,816 -32% 278 186
245 Bisu M3 1,169 new 252 5,036 new 270 378
246 BAW BJ40 1,165 17% 206 6,334 310% 254 290
247 Haima S7 Knight 1,159 114% 266 8,257 93% 221 304
248 Roewe 350 1,146 -68% 262 9,774 -52% 207 150
249 Haval H9 1,144 57% 293 4,133 -3% 293 272
250 Jinbei Granse 1,138 -4% 216 8,512 32% 219 253
251 Borgward BX5 1,132 new 219 2,725 new 321  –
252 Peugeot 5008 1,091 new 347 1,333 new 359  –
253 Zotye E200 1,086 27% 254 4,381 173% 289 257
254 Suzuki Swift 1,084 48% 253 7,019 -5% 237 222
255 Brilliance V3 1,062 -84% 265 10,871 -82% 193 71
256 Peugeot 2008 1,056 -61% 290 5,270 -66% 266 187
257 Chery E3 1,055 47% 173 5,199 -42% 268 241
258 Mercedes V-Class 1,055 68% 280 4,328 589% 290 338
259 BAIC Senova D50 1,050 -10% 317 2,502 -36% 326 206
260 Lifan 820 1,041 264% 348 1,672 29% 349 385
261 BAIC Weiwang M50 996 new 215 14,305 new 162 258
262 BAW BJ20 991 new 220 6,345 new 253 229
263 BAIC Weiwang S50 982 -75% 316 4,907 -21% 277 212
264 Dongfeng Fengshen AX3 972 -66% 270 9,053 -35% 215 167
265 Chery eQ 970 -24% 261 3,139 -28% 307 246
266 Venucia R50/D50 957 -65% 222 7,945 -46% 225 174
267 Chery Tiggo 5 935 -71% 211 8,088 -70% 224 131
268 Citroen C3-XR 933 -84% 268 7,817 -77% 230 108
269 Jinbei F50 894 new 327 1,959 new 341  –
270 Great Wall C30 889 -48% 247 4,912 -66% 276 201
271 Honda Spirior 869 -60% 283 6,007 -31% 258 211
272 Brilliance Junjie FRV 864 -77%  – 2,928 -26% 315 295
273 Leopaard Q6 862 -15% 299 3,057 -20% 311 278
274 Zotye Z700 853 32% 281 4,453 108% 288 259
275 BAIC Senova D20 845 91% 325 2,224 -19% 333 371
276 GAC Trumpchi GA3/GA3S 844 -38% 292 2,948 -11% 314 302
277 BYD F5 Surui 843 -56% 243 8,269 -39% 220 181
278 Horki 300E 836 new 300 2,763 new 319 473
279 Yema T80 833 new 259 2,232 new 332  –
280 Zotye Z300 820 -19% 232 6,728 4% 244 240
281 Hyundai ix35 817 -88% 257 10,249 -68% 199 112
282 Foton Gratour ix 810 new 272 5,844 new 260 328
283 Suzuki S-Cross 806 6% 377 5,634 43% 262 296
284 JMC E100 802 new 248 4,983 new 272 430
285 Zotye Damai X5 800 -87% 255 11,962 -72% 184 83
286 BAIC Huansu H2 788 -49% 238 7,388 4% 235 252
287 Qoros 5 SUV 787 12% 312 3,165 2% 305 276
288 Changhe Q35 760 new 379 4,012 new 296 244
289 Cadillac CT6 758 61% 298 4,105 96% 295 335
290 Haval H8 731 65% 313 3,066 -6% 310 318
291 GAC Trumpchi GA8 730 240% 381 1,179 448% 365 375
292 Mercedes Vito 723 112% 305 2,683 160% 323 372
293 Infiniti QX50 722 -8% 291 2,903 -1% 317 305
294 Nissan NV200 715 13% 314 3,212 2% 304 279
295 Chery Arrizo 7 713 49% 329 2,272 -30% 331 233
296 Dongfeng Fengxing Jingye S50 711 16% 267 6,598 48% 247 284
297 Kia KX5 708 -90% 289 5,395 -74% 263 127
298 Cowin C3 690 new  – 2,101 new 338 354
299 Ford Everest 675 87% 324 3,724 166% 298 319
300 JAC Heyue 655 2326% 242 4,305 63% 291 308
301 BYD e6 652 -61% 284 2,732 -64% 320 219
302 Citroen C6 649 new 303 3,160 new 306 358
303 MG 3 647 -39% 279 5,372 -5% 264 269
304 Luxgen 6 SUV 633 -79% 295 4,998 -67% 271 191
305 Foton MP-X 620 43% 288 3,040 24% 312 337
306 Kia KX7 612 new 304 3,245 new 303  –
307 Suzuki Alto 609 1% 286 4,735 -11% 282 263
308 MG GT 605 12% 285 6,933 211% 238 231
309 Lifan X60 601 -54% 309 3,446 -33% 301 247
310 JMC E200 601 new 306 2,898 new 318 419
311 Foton Gratour im 598 new 302 1,641 new 350  –
312 Hyundai Sonata 8 597 -82% 264 4,940 -78% 273 171
313 Changhe Freedom M70 593 new 260 5,706 new 261  –
314 GAC Trumpchi GS5 591 -31% 344 1,305 -73% 360 317
315 Kia KX3 583 -90% 296 4,777 -84% 280 117
316 Haima V70 562 -51% 326 3,072 167% 309 309
317 Cowin V3 559 new 308 4,804 new 279 280
318 BYD G6 551 new 353 1,195 new 363  –
319 Roewe 950 525 805% 405 593 75% 391 340
320 Dongfeng Fengshan A60 515 -61% 287 4,106 -70% 294 214
321 Wuling Journey 511 -74% 185 4,652 -41% 284 230
322 Citroen C4L 510 -67% 323 2,971 -49% 313 227
323 Haima M6 495 -57% 321 6,490 24% 249 245
324 Haima M5 (Family) 474 -76% 269 6,913 -64% 239 149
325 Soueast V5 Lingzhi 474 -28% 273 1,861 -53% 346 301
326 FAW Xiali N3/N5/N7 469 -60% 276 4,473 -32% 287 271
327 Nissan Livina 455 37% 320 2,503 -4% 325 294
328 Weichai Enranger 737 453 -63% 356 1,839 -81% 347 237
329 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 437 -17% 318 1,941 36% 343 357
330 FAW Besturn X80 New 429 new  – 453 new 400  –
331 Citroen C-Quatre 428 n/a 333 3,444 -59% 302 300
332 FAW Besturn B70 425 -4% 358 998 -66% 374 347
333 Jonway A380 420 -16% 332 2,222 -3% 334 333
334 Weichai Enranger G3 420 -48% 352 1,710 -68% 348 273
335 Soueast V3 Lingyue 405 -41% 335 1,570 -55% 353 323
336 Hyundai Tucson 403 -97% 138 31,397 -46% 89 31
337 Lifan X50 391 -81% 375 1,397 -65% 358 242
338 Dongfeng Fengxing CM7 388 new 315 2,409 new 329  –
339 FAW Besturn X80 366 -73% 310 5,229 -31% 267 221
340 Lifan 620 358 n/a 337 750 19% 387 346
341 FQT Motor EX80 336 2% 349 1,534 -7% 354 374
342 Brilliance H3 319 new 274 4,713 new 283  –
343 Zotye Z100 301 new 365 997 new 375  –
344 Chery Arrizo 3 301 23%  – 301 -64% 405 407
345 JMC E160 299 new 345 584 new 392  –
346 FAW Junpai D60 298 -70% 343 2,915 -58% 316 265
347 FAW Besturn B30 292 -93% 331 6,363 -73% 252 160
348 Toyota Reiz 287 -85% 311 4,297 -56% 292 236
349 FAW Weizhi V5 286 -62% 371 811 -75% 384 312
350 Changhe Q25 283 -95% 362 2,169 -68% 337 239
351 Haima Aishang (M11) EV 279 n/a  – 284 n/a 408  –
352 Zotye Z500 261 96% 341 984 -66% 376 334
353 Fiat Viaggio 260 -48% 361 1,214 -76% 362 314
354 DS 6 256 -64% 370 1,598 -68% 351 283
355 BAIC Huansu S2 253 38% 328 1,027 -52% 373 356
356 Lifan Lotto 250 -66% 342 1,943 -66% 342 267
357 Qoros 3 241 -46% 330 1,447 -45% 356 303
358 ChangAn Ouliwei 236 275%  – 236 -94% 409 320
359 JAC Refine A60 227 new 336 2,025 new 340 441
360 FAW Junpai A70 222 new 354 1,095 new 368 352
361 FAW Besturn B50 213 -78% 334 6,820 -38% 240 180
362 Zotye SR7 204 -96% 322 4,926 -67% 274 156
363 Chevrolet Lova RV 198 -79% 340 2,203 -65% 335 254
364 Peugeot 508 187 -78% 374 594 -85% 390 322
365 Weichai Enranger G5 183 new 376 1,189 new 364 394
366 Dongfeng Fengshan L60 178 102% 368 1,108 -14% 367 381
367 Hawtai Santa Fe 175 -89% 355 9,236 8% 210 223
368 Brilliance V5 141 -81% 378 916 -80% 380 285
369 Dongfeng Fengshan A30 138 -46% 346 946 -62% 378 345
370 Mitsubishi Lancer EX 134 -20% 367 753 39% 386 256
371 VW Phideon 125 new 363 1,085 new 371 369
372 Baojun 630 121 -92% 360 1,219 -81% 361 255
373 Citroen C5 121 -72% 351 533 -80% 394 343
374 Buick Velite 5 119 new 386 186 new 411  –
375 Dongfeng Shuai 118 -71% 339 939 -67% 379 325
376 Dongfeng Aeolus A9 114 -28% 366 658 115% 388 395
377 BAW BJ80 111 52% 364 521 528% 396 425
378 Zotye T700 107 new  – 107 new 418  –
379 Geely Yuanjing X1 104 new  – 104 new 419  –
380 DS 4S 100 317% 389 444 38% 401 396
381 Nissan Maxima 91 -73% 382 474 -68% 399 383
382 Toyota Corolla EX 86 -96% 282 1,455 -84% 355 235
383 Foton Sauvana 86 -23% 350 820 9% 382 387
384 Denza EV 83 n/a 357 572 -14% 393 382
385 DS 5 75 -61% 401 154 -79% 413 408
386 Hawtai Lusheng E80 71 new 209 4,763 new 281 450
387 Geely TX4 70 -33% 392 405 -7% 403 405
388 Luxgen 5 Sedan 69 -65% 398 101 -94% 420 377
389 Qoros 3 SUV 68 -87% 383 480 -81% 398 342
390 DS 5LS 65 -75% 396 434 -73% 402 370
391 Suzuki SX4 61 -94% 404 1,167 -79% 366 268
392 Luxgen 3 Sedan 59 new 372 1,893 new 345 363
393 Kandi K11 50 n/a  – 50 n/a 425  –
394 ChangAn Raeton 48 -87% 393 858 -66% 381 349
395 Changan CS55 47 new 397 77 new 423  –
396 Luxgen 7 MPV 44 -70% 387 497 -1% 397 388
397 Fiat Ottimo 40 -90% 380 528 -84% 395 341
398 Haima M8 39 457% 388 301 11% 406 436
399 BYD G5 38 -91% 390 387 -83% 404 348
400 BYD M6 37 -71% 385 287 -51% 407 410
401 BAIC Senova X55 30 -99% 369 757 -96% 385 189
402 Yema E70 26 new  – 26 new 429 432
403 BAW Warrior 16 -52% 384 108 -31% 417 435
404 Brilliance FSV 10 -68% 395 85 -67% 421 446
405 Kandi K12 8 n/a  – 8 n/a 438 402
406 Dongfeng Fengshan E30L 6 new  – 6 new 440  –
407 Chevrolet Captiva 4 -100% 406 2,031 -74% 339 216
408 Luxgen 7 SUV 4 -92% 409 118 -87% 415 409
409 BAIC Weiwang 007 4 n/a  – 13 n/a 433 498
410 Kandi K17 4 n/a  – 4 #DIV/0! 441 393
411 FAW Weizhi V2 3 n/a  – 3 n/a 444 423
412 Huasong 7 2 n/a 412 201 -85% 410 350
413 Lifan 720 1 -90% 402 15 -89% 432 455
414 BAIC Senova CC 1 -80% 411 4 -99% 442 433
This Post Has 8 Comments
  1. Hi Matt,

    The sales of cars imported into China no longer published?

    Those of the year 2016 for now I do not see them published and I would like to see the ones of this year.

    Very good your site

  2. The FAW V2, which manages about one a month is in the process of a ham-fisted facelift which should see it rise to….about one a month.

  3. China is responsible for 47% of VW’s global sales and only for 13% of Toyota global sales. The day when Chinese switch from VW to Toyota, will be the day when the VW will die!

  4. Wanna hit bull’s eye? Look no further, copy Jeep ;).
    From 8.000 (2015) to 133.000 (2016) units is just one year.
    In 2017, Jeep will easily pass 250.000 units.

    Impressive too:
    Baojun. From 180k to 520k to 760k is just 3 years.
    Geely. From 425k, 540k to 780k the past 3 years.

  5. It’s only a while back when PSA had 3 models selling 10k per month. And 6 selling between 5k and 10k. These days, The whole Citroen range hardly reaches the 6k p/m cap. Something has gone terribly wrong, marketing wise. Even the few PSA cross-over’s PSA offers – C3XR and 2008 – went from 6k to less than 1k p/m.

    Read PSA CEO Tavares is working on this problem. But maybe his strategy not to join the discount rat race – currently a serious issue for almost all brands in China – has to be released a bit. On the other hand, among non premium volume brands PSA has one of the best earings ratio’s (>6%), partly thanks to maintaining a strict pricing policy.

  6. About shorter life cycles than they used to be: Renault Kadjar sales, according to quite few autojournalists, a model which has the edge over its Nissan sibling QQ, are already in decline. This in only its second full year, and not just in China, but in Europe too. Remarkable given the ongoing success of the Nissan QQ. 1800 Kadjar’s in May – seems like the car is “dead on arrival”.

    1. Interesting statement, but I don’t think so. First of all market leader VW is about to lauch two other cross-over’s (Polo and Golf based). Given the astronomical reception the Tiguan II receives (#6, 31,300 units) it’s fair to conclude the SUV tsunami isn’t over yet.

      Secondly, there are many more brands with imminent SUV additions to their line-ups (Hyundai, PSA, BMW, Volvo not to mention the zillion Chinese brands) so many customers will be tempted to consider a SUV/CO over a sedan/HB.

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