China LCV September 2017: Pickups shoot up 33.8%, Minivans up 20.3%

The Wuling Hongguang V is up 91% this month, single-handedly lifting the minivan segment.

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Thanks to our partnership with Chinese consultancy outlet Cedars, we can share with you today September LCV data for China. LCV sales (<3.5T) are unusually up this month in China at +11.1% to 128.609 units, however the year-to-date total remains in negative at -4% to 1.147.629 sales. This month minivans shoot up 20.3% to 45.406 sales solely thanks to the Wuling Hongguang V up 91%, they remain down 18% so far this year at 413.565 sales. The Wuling Sunshine (-7%) and Rongguang (-24%) struggle but the Jinbei Minivan (+51%) and Chana Star (+44%) shine.

Mini Trucks (aka mini pickups) are down 8% to 46.110 but up 1.3% year-to-date to 446.962. They continue to be led by the Wuling Mini Truck, down 1% to resist the Hongguang V for #1 spot overall by just 23 sales. The Dongfeng K-Series Mini Truck is in great shape at +20%, as are the Jinbei Mini Truck (+123%) and Changhe Mini Truck (+329%) but the Chana Star Mini Truck (-23%) and Foton Mini Truck (-41%) freefall.

Great Wall Wingle 5 sales are up 34%. 

Once again the most impressive segment is pickup trucks, up 33.8% in September to 37.093 and up 14.7% year-to-date to 287.102. The Great Wall Wingle 5 shoots up 34% to #3 overall, lifting its year-to-date total up 6%, ahead of the JMC Baodian (+23%), ZX Auto Grand Tiger (+35%), Great Wall Wingle 6 (+53%), JMC Yuhu (+41%) and JAC Pickup (+68%). The Nissan Navara is stable and the Maxus T60 is up 62.5% on last month to its first four-digit sales month yet.

Previous month: China LCV August 2017: Market down 16%, pickups and Jinbei in shape

One year ago: China LCV September 2016: Wuling Mini Truck now in YTD lead

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