China LCV October 2017: Pickups surge 28.9%, JMC Yuhu up

The new model pushes JMC Yuhu sales up 88%, making it the #2 pickup in China. 

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Thanks to our partnership with Chinese consultancy outlet Cedars, we can share with you today detailed data for light commercial vehicle sales in China in October. As a whole, the LCV segment is down 3.4% year-on-year to 105.854 units, meaning the year-to-date volume is down 4% to 1.226.137 deliveries. Minivans slip down 10.3% to 33.272, leading to a year-to-date tally down 17.2% to 446.768, Mini Trucks (aka micro pickups) unusually drop a harsh 15.3% to 40.040, pulling the YTD total into negative at -1.1% to 476.013 but Pickups surges a spectacular 28.9% to 32.542, lifting their 2017 volume so far up 18.2% to 303.356. Once again the ranking is dominated by the Wuling Mini Truck despite sales down 9% to 17.373, ahead of the Wuling Hongguang V down 34% and the Great Wall Wingle 5 up 11%. The Dongfeng K-Series Mini Truck impresses with a 31% gain in 4th place while the Chana Star Mini Truck rounds up the Top 5 at -23%. Further down, notice the Jinbei Mini Truck up 154%, the Jinbei Minivan up 47%, the JMC Yuhu up 88% thanks to a new model (pictured) and becoming the #2 pickup in the market, and the Foton Mini Truck up 74%.

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

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

JMC Baodian

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Thanks to our partnership with Chinese consultancy outlet Cedars, we can share with you today August LCV data for China. In August LCV sales (<3.5T) are down a harsh 16% year-on-year to 98.967 units, pulling the year-to-date tally down 6% to 1.019.866 registrations. In the segment detail, minivans drop 22% to 31.399 leading to a 21% year-to-date decline to 368.176 while Mini Trucks alarmingly post a second consecutive freefall month at -24% to 37.878 with the year-to-date total remaining in positive – just – at +3% to 400.844. Once again, pickup trucks are the only segment under the sun with a 9% gain to 29.690 leading to a 13% year-to-date improvement to 250.846.

Jinbei Mini Truck sales are up 98% year-on-year in August. 

The Wuling Mini Truck (-22%) and Hongguang V (-24%) remain in the lead in spite of harsh declines, with the Dongfeng K-Series Mini Truck jumping up 25% to third place. The Wuling Sunshine is back up 11 spots on July to #4, distancing the Great Wall Wingle 5, still the best-selling pickup in the country despite a 12% drop. It is followed this month by the JMC Baodian helped up 3% by its refresh. Notice also the Jinbei Minivan up 42%, the Jinbei Mini Truck up 98%, the ZX Auto Grand Tiger up 21% and the Great Wall Wingle 6 up 50%. The new Nissan Navara drops three spots on last month to #21 overall but remains the 7th best-selling pick up in the country.

Previous month: China LCV July 2017: Market down 18% but pickups up 8%

One year ago: China LCV August 2016: Pickups (+33%) outsell minivans for the first time

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China LCV July 2017: Market down 18% but pickups up 9%

The China-made Nissan Navara is now the #7 pickup in China.

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Thanks to our partnership with Chinese consultancy outlet Cedars, we can share with you today July LCV data for China. This month the overall LCV market is down a harsh 18% year-on-year to 87.700 units, leading to a year-to-date tally down 5% to 902.922 sales. Pickup trucks continue to rally back with a 9% gain in July to 28.228 units and a 13% surge year-to-date to 221.123 units. The oddity this month is the freefalling of Mini Trucks (aka Mini Pickups) down 22% to 43.060 but still up 8% year-to-date to 366.230. Meanwhile minivans continue to fall into oblivion at -33% to 25.713 units and -23% to 315.569 registrations year-to-date.

The Wuling Mini Truck and Hongguang V remain the most popular LCVs in China this month despite drops of -25% and 27% respectively. The Great Wall Wingle 5 (+7%) shoots up to third place overall ahead of the Dongfeng K-Series Mini Truck (+42%) while the Jinbei Mini Truck (+121%) reappears in the ranking after over a year of non-reporting by Brilliance. The victims of the month are the Chana Star Mini Truck (-47%) dropping from #3 in June to #89, the Chana Star Minibus (-63%) dropping from #4 to #16 and the Wuling Sunshine (-72%) dropping from #5 to #15. Great performers include the Dongfeng C-Series Minivan (+72%), Huanghai N2-Series Pickup (+40%) and Jiangxi Isuzu Ruimai (+156%). Launched last month, the China-made Nissan Navara gains three spots in the Pickup ranking to hit #7 and climbs to #18 overall.

Previous month: China LCV June 2017: Pickups up 14%, Nissan Navara lands

One year ago: China LCV July 2016: Pickups up 26%, Mini Trucks up 12% in market down 11%

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China LCV June 2017: Pickups up 14%, Nissan Navara lands

The Nissan Navara is now produced in China also. 

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Thanks to our partnership with Chinese consultancy outlet Cedars, we can share with you today June LCV data for China. This month minivans, down 7% to 47.144 are back above Mini Trucks (aka Micro Pickups) down just 0.4% to 41.856 while Pickups continue to strongly recover at +14% to 31.331 units. Halfway through 2017, Mini Trucks are the leading segment at 314.097 deliveries (+10%), followed by Minivans at 307.237 (-21%) and Pickups at 192.895 (+18%).

Chana Star Minibus sales rally back up 109% year-on-year in June. 

The Wuling Mini Truck dominates the LCV ranking once again with sales surging 16% ,ahead of the Wuling Hongguang V (-13%) while both the Chana Star Mini Truck (+63%) and Minibus (+109%) rally back up above the Wuling Sunshine (-27%). The Great Wall Wingle 5, still by far the best-selling pickup, outpaces its segment’s growth with a 19% gain to end the month just under 6.000 sales. It is followed by the JMC Baodian (-11%), ZX Auto Gran Tiger (+4%) and JMC Yuhu (+39%). The big news this month in the Chinese LCV ranking is the arrival of the Nissan Navara as #10 pickup, now that local production has started.

Previous month: China LCV May 2017: Pickups confirm rebound at +13%

One year ago: China LCV June 2016: Pickup sales surge 36%

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China LCV May 2017: Pickups confirm rebound at +13%

Sales of the facelifted Great Wall Wingle 5 are up 21% in May. Picture autohome.com.cn

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Thanks to our partnership with Chinese consultancy outlet Cedars, we can share with you today May LCV data for China. This month the Chinese LCV market shows a slightly different outlook. Minivans continue to tumble down at -18% to 46.578 registrations and -23% to 263.389 year-to-date, that evolution has been valid for a few years now. The change is mini trucks now also marking a pause with a small 2% decline in May to 48.769 units vs. +11% to 272.241 so far this year, still above minivans. On the other hand, pickups confirm they are definitely on the mend at +13% to 31.231 registrations in May and +16% to 161.547 year-to-date.

Huanghai N2. Picture pcauto.com.cn 

The Wuling Mini Truck holds onto the LCV pole position with sales up 6% in May, followed by the Wuling Hongguang V down 16% and the Wuling Sunshine down 25%. The Chana Star Mini Truck (+35%) and Minibus (+213%) post spectacular gains on a particularly low base in May 2016. Among pickups, the Great Wall Wingle 5 gets a second wind thanks to its facelift at +21% in 6th place overall, selling more than double the #2 pickup, the ZX Auto Grand Tiger up 13%. The JMC Baodian (-17%) and Great Wall Wingle 6 (+14%) follow. Further down, notice the JAC Pickup (+84%) and Huanghai N2 (+38%) also very dynamic. The Maxus T60 climbs the sales charts and now ranks #27. The Nissan Navara, whose local production has now started, should appear in this ranking shortly.

Previous post: China LCV March 2017: Mini trucks and pickups shoot up

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China LCV March 2017: Mini Trucks and Pickups shoot up

3. Wuling Rongguang Pickup MoheWuling Mini Truck sales are up 89% year-on-year in March.

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After a couple of months hiatus, the China LCV ranking is back thanks to our partnership with Chinese consultancy outlet Cedars. This month the trends we have observed in the past year are confirmed yet in various degrees of strength. Minivans continue to drop but slow down their fall at -6% to 67.852 sales vs. -19% to 135.027 year-to-date whereas Mini Trucks (aka mini pickups) accelerate their growth at +36% to 70.793 vs. +26% to 157.857 year-to-date. Now that legislation restricting their access to the centre of big cities is being loosened up in some parts of the country, pickup trucks continue to gallop ahead with another double-digit gain at +14% to 38.960 deliveries vs. +19% to 96.783 so far this year.

Maxus T60. Picture courtesy auto.qq.com

The Wuling Mini Truck shoots up 89% to over 40.000 sales, dominating the ranking head and shoulders above the best-selling Minivan and one of the rare ones to improve significantly: the Wuling Hongguang V up 51% to slightly more than 25.000 units. The Wuling Rongguang (-11%) and Sunshine (-36%) continue their freefall just as the Chana Minibus (-43%) has its sales transferred to the Mini Truck (+9%). In the revived pickup aisle. the Great Wall Wingle 5, JMC Baodian and ZX Auto Grand Tiger remain in the lead despite all losing ground on a year ago, whereas the JMC Yuhu (+228%), Great Wall Wingle 6 (+22%) and Foton Tunland (+103%) all gain significant volume. Among recent launches, the Wuling Sunshine V doesn’t impress at less than 2.000 units while we welcome the Maxus T60 in the ranking this month, the brand’s very first pickup truck.

Previous post: China LCV Full Year 2016: Wuling Mini Truck leads, pickups up 11%

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China LCV Full Year 2016: Wuling Mini Truck leads, pickups up 11%

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Thanks to our partnership with Chinese consultancy outlet Cedars we can share with you detailed light commercial vehicles data for China over the Full Year 2016, with complete minivan, pickup and mini truck data by model available as well as selected light truck/van data sourced with LMC Automotive. Overall, it’s been another year in negative for LCV sales in China: after a 8% drop in 2015 the market slides 11% to 3.233.420 units according to LMC total figures. In the detail (Cedars data), the minivan freefall continues at -37% to 620.650 units, with sales transferring to the mini truck category (the pickup variants of minivans) up 9% to 500.282. But the main event in 2016 is the bounding back of one tonne pickups – a segment that had suffered greatly over the past few years: up 11% to 346.892, due to a loosening up of legislation forbidding them to enter main cities (more details on this change here).

Huanghai N1 Series China February 2016Huanghai N1 Series – one tonne pickup sales are up 11% in 2016. 

Illustrating the ongoing sales transfer towards mini trucks (the Chinese label for micro pickups) – a trend we at BSCB started flagging back in April 2015 – the Wuling Mini Truck is the best-selling light commercial in China for the second year running with sales up 4% to 251.981. If the Foton Light Truck (+2%) remains in 2nd place, the Wuling Hongguang V is now the country’s best-selling commercial minivan with deliveries going against the grain at +2% to 197.184. Wuling has managed to upgrade its Sunshine (-41%) and Rongguang (-42%) owners to a slightly more upmarket model with the Hongguang V. The JAC Light Truck (+9%) gains two spots to #4 while the JMC Light Truck is down 11% but up two ranks also to #7.

Wuling Hongguang V China 2016. Picture courtesy auto.sohu.comThe Wuling Hongguang V is the best-selling commercial minivan in China in 2016.Wuling Sunshine V China December 2016. Picture courtesy autosina.com Leopaard CT7 China December 2016December newcomers: the Wuling Sunshine V and Leopaard CT7

In the reborn one tonne pickup aisle, the Great Wall Wingle 5 remains sovereign and returns inside the LCV Top 10 despite deliveries down 3% in contrast with the segment. The JMC Baodian also drops at -12% as well as the ZX Auto Grand Tiger (-10%) but below this trio most pickups gain ground: the Dongfeng Rich (+1%), Great Wall Wingle 6 (+57%), JMC Yuhu (+94%), JAC Pickup (+96%), Foton Tunland (+5%) and Huanghai N2 (+320%) all post sales increases. In December, we welcome two important newcomers in the ranking: the Wuling Sunshine V totaling 4.016 sales for the year – Wuling trying to replicate the success of the Hongguang V by offering a more upmarket Sunshine, and the striking Leopaard CT7 pickup with 655 units.

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Two years ago: China Full Year 2014: Growth cools to 7% to record 23.5 million units

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China LCV November 2016: Discover the Top 45 models (BSCB Exclusive)

Sichuan Mini Truck China November 2016. Picture couertesy 360che.comSichuan Mini Truck sales are up 365% in November.

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Thanks to our partnership with Chinese consultancy outlet Cedars we can share with you today November data for Light Commercial Vehicles in China. Note no van or light truck data is available this month. Minivans continue their freefall at -50% to 31.070 sales and -44% to 419.377 year-to-date, mini trucks are also down at -6% to 40.954 but remain in positive YTD at +9.5% to 460.359 and pickups keep recovering at +14% to 31.500 and +11% to 308.496 so far this year. The Wuling Mini Truck less the way despite sales down 7%, ahead of the Wuling Sunshine (-45%) and Rongguang (-39%) while the Great Wall Wingle 5 is down 2% but ranks 4th. Notice the Dongfeng K-Series Mini Truck up 55%, the JMC Yuhu up 330% and the Sichuan Modern Mini Truck up 365%.

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Huanghai N2 China October 2016. Picture courtesy pcauto.com.cnHuanghai N2-Series sales are up 49% year-on-year in October. 

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October sales data for Light Commercial Vehicles in China is now available thanks to our partnership with Chinese consultancy outlet Cedars with complete Minivan, Pickup and Mini Truck model figures as well as selected Light Truck and Van data provided by LMC Automotive. Mini Trucks (+7%) and Pickups (+6%) continue to post strong results in contrast with Minivans freefalling 53% and now accounting for just 23.945 sales vs. 41.011 for Mini Trucks. This is impacting the overall LCV total down 9% to 249.776 for October and down 11% to 2.657.231 so far this year. Thanks to sales up 24% year-on-year, the Foton Light Truck snaps back the YTD pole position off the Wuling Mini Truck at 203.545 vs. 202.146 sales. It’s going to be a photo finish until the end of the year. The Wuling Hongguang V (+93%) is back on the podium, with the entire Top 7 best-selling nameplates registering year-on-year gains. As part of the pickup revival currently happening in China thanks to deregulations in four provinces, the Great Wall Wingle 6 is up 37%, the JMC Yuhu up 65%, the JAC Pickup up 82% and the Huanghai N2-Series up 49%.

Previous month: China LCV September 2016: Wuling Mini Truck now in YTD lead

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