China 2008: VW Jetta #1, Honda Accord & Toyota Corolla up
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The VW Jetta is the best selling passenger car in China for the third year in a row, and at 202,303 sales it is still the only model in the history of Chinese automobile to pass the 200,000 units mark in one year. The Buick Excelle is #2 again albeit with sales down 11% at 175,417.
Excellent performance of the Honda Accord boosted by the new generation launched in March: it delivers 170,517 sales, up 44%, and was even #1 overall in March and July! The Toyota Corolla is even more impressive at #4 with 165,271 sales up 151%. Toyota places two models in the Top 5 with the Camry at #5 (-10%).
The Nissan Tiida continues its steady progress, up one spot again this year in 6th place with 137,193 sales (+11%). Very interesting performance of the BYD F3: launched in 2006, it has quickly climbed the ranks to reach the pole position in October! It is #7 overall with 136,782 sales (+39%).
Notice the arrival of the Honda CR-V in the Top 20 at #20 with 80,607 sales (+76%) and the landing of the Skoda Octavia in the Top 30 for its first full year of sales at #28 with 59,499 sales (+87%).
Full Top 115 Ranking Table below.