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China August 2011: Buick Excelle & VW Passat shine

VW Passat

* See the Top 245 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *

Another upside down month for the Chinese models ranking… The Buick Excelle confirms its newly acquired year-to-date pole position by ranking #1 in August for the first time in 12 months with 23,700 sales and 163,501 units in 8 months. The new generation VW Passat is a huge hit in China, so much so that it is up to #2 this month with a very impressive 22,015 units sold, more than double its German sales figure.

Buick Excelle

The Toyota Corolla drops only two spots from its extraordinary month of July to #3 at 20,044 sales and the Chevrolet Cruze is now stable at the highest level at #4 and 19,910 units and is also now #4 year-to-date, passing the BYD F3. The Hyundai Elantra Yuedong also delivers a solid month at #5, while the VW Lavida is back from July’s hellish 87th spot to #6 and is still #2 year-to-date at 152,5210 sales.

A new brand is born: the Baojun 630 appears for the first time in the Chinese ranking.

Notice the Honda CR-V at an outstanding 8th place, the Audi A6L up 8 spots to #17 and the Kia K2 up a massive 37 ranks to #41 with 7,556 sales. A few high profile newcomers this month: the Peugeot 508 instantly becomes the best-selling Peugeot in China for its first month of sales at #72 with 4,544 units. Baojun, the low-cost brand from GM, places the 630 directly at #168 with 869 sales and the Brilliance H530 is at #162 and 1,077 units.

Previous month: see the China July 2011 Top 200 best-selling models here.

Full August 2011 Top 245 Ranking Table below.

China August 2011:

PosModelAugustJul2011Pos2010
1Buick Excelle23,7002163,50115
2VW Passat22,0157101,1181221
3Toyota Corolla20,0441106,5501110
4Chevrolet Cruze19,9104138,86047
5Hyundai Elantra Yuedong19,13310133,00353
6VW Lavida17,29387152,51022
7Honda CR-V16,9111288,8011919
8VW Bora16,7503127,94388
9Chevrolet Sail15,4478114,5901040
10VW Jetta14,8426146,39134
11Toyota Camry14,726592,9371812
12VW Tiguan13,3011887,3222262
13Honda Accord12,8331494,5491711
14Toyota Corolla EX12,7401371,5333542
15Ford Focus12,64420125,20999
16Hyundai Verna12,1611980,9202894
17Audi A6L11,8912572,4753326
18Nissan Sunny11,833999,89213 –
19Nissan Teana11,6481596,4921618
20FAW Xiali N-Series11,50433127,98776
21VW Sagitar11,3121184,4092427
22Buick Excelle XT/GT11,3032388,0882145
23Skoda Octavia11,0182483,6132525
24Nissan Tiida10,9521763,3734314
25BYD F310,75434132,26961
26VW Golf10,7101665,6004077
27Great Wall Tengyi C3010,5402996,9441460
28Nissan Bluebird Sylphy10,4692784,9302317
29Chery Tiggo10,3793767,8563769
30Kia Forte Furuidi10,0662882,3052730
31Chery QQ9,8702696,9081513
32Toyota Highlander9,6613256,9565046
33Audi A4L9,5803154,9505175
34Great Wall Hover H3/H59,0093683,3452623
35Nissan Livina8,8104364,9854224
36Hyundai Elantra8,7844279,5842915
37Citroen C-Quatre8,7174174,2003129
38Honda City8,5022272,2943420
39Hyundai ix358,2943866,4123972
40Buick LaCrosse7,6563574,0073232
41Kia K27,5567811,898151 –
42Nissan Qashqai7,5062165,3004173
43VW Polo7,4933988,4192022
44VW Magotan7,4584050,3925649
45Toyota RAV47,3294454,7395235
46JAC Heyue/Heyue RS7,1545054,1375363
47Hyundai Sonata7,0056430,34096 –
48Emgrand EC76,9034762,5514561
49Toyota Reiz6,6196137,1338184
50Buick GL86,5024950,1735783
51Chevrolet Spark6,2534650,0555951
52Audi Q56,2486633,57487115
53Buick Regal6,1055349,7066048
54Soueast V3 Lingyue6,0657339,7377753
55Dongfeng Joyear6,0236547,01763148
56VW Santana Vista6,0003074,4573031
57BYD S65,7856215,696130 –
58Chery Fulwin 25,6785851,7065556
59VW Santana5,5005268,1663628
60Haima Family5,3819050,0725874
61BMW 5-Series L5,2386746,2056697
62JAC Tongyue5,2385542,1926996
63Brilliance Junjie FSV5,2287724,309106105
64Citroen C-Elysée5,1406942,5436858
65Chevrolet Aveo5,0507112,202146185
66BYD F04,9816067,1233816
67FAW Besturn B504,8487961,4034643
68Gleagle Freedom Ship4,7828648,9946137
69Kia Sportage R4,6495941,71372157
70Suzuki SX44,6215746,9346467
71Chery E54,548748,828164 –
72Peugeot 5084,544 –4,544186 –
73ChangAn Benben Mini4,5435662,8644479
74Gleagle King Kong4,5228539,6577857
75Zotye 50084,4794548,2666238
76BYD G34,4056341,8167189
77Mazda34,3386844,1536764
78Ford Fiesta4,3207039,9467655
79Suzuki Alto4,3067540,52775102
80Mazda64,2537260,2434736
81Honda Civic4,2294859,4214834
82Skoda Fabia4,2278233,47688106
83Lifan 6203,9468135,78083109
84VW CC3,9438825,602102146
85Kia Cerato3,7898441,2577441
86Suzuki Lingyang3,6839234,52785103
87Roewe 3503,5938342,0917099
88BMW 3-Series3,5659321,099115138
89Peugeot 2073,5089931,86793101
90Kia K53,5029718,535121 –
91Roewe 5503,48510528,8799944
92Brilliance Junjie FRV (BS2)3,4115152,2915447
93Lifan 520/520i3,3049128,760100114
94Peugeot 3073,2038033,0738968
95Ford Mondeo3,18410236,5348286
96Skoda Superb3,07410432,71390110
97Kia Sportage3,0489629,4819766
98Hyundai Tucson3,0469435,5768478
99Gleagle Vision3,04112732,2419270
100VW Polo Jinqu/Jinqing2,9947611,890152 –
101JAC Refine2,98210138,8967971
102MG 62,90314217,534125133
103Honda Odyssey2,9019817,71912392
104Shanghai Englon SC7 Seaview2,86312231,4309588
105Suzuki Big Dipper2,78511333,6018659
106ChangAn CX202,77912125,005103189
107Peugeot 4082,7615437,72380100
108Haima 7 Knight2,74112815,729129152
109Gleagle Panda2,70910329,00598104
110Great Wall Florid2,69014024,71710581
111Chery Cowin 22,68511632,3579150
112Suzuki Swift2,58010627,30410187
113Mercedes E-Klasse2,53510023,441108131
114Citroen C52,51712022,365112111
115FAW Xenia S80/M802,50613622,82611091
116FAW Weizhi2,49413120,839117108
117Jiangnan Alto2,45613821,083116119
118Toyota Yaris2,35213511,390156124
119VW Touran2,32011217,540124130
120ChangAn Yuexiang2,2549541,6477333
121Haima Freema2,25211114,311133121
122Chery A32,22611024,19010776
123Dongfeng Fengshan H30/S302,21312519,456120122
124MG 32,20411912,783142169
125Chery Cowin 3/A52,18813031,8369454
126Toyota Prado2,14612912,925139153
127Mazda6 Ruiwing2,12710722,40911198
128Hyundai Sonata MoInca2,11111721,173114107
129Chevrolet Epica2,10410824,96210482
130Mitsubishi Lancer EX1,86713414,251134127
131Nissan X-Trail1,84511420,214118116
132Dongfeng Future1,80514715,35313180
133Lianhua L31,75614418,408122125
134Mercedes C-Klasse1,71812416,773126123
135BYD L31,71511815,882128 –
136FAW Besturn B701,70116020,19511990
137Toyota E’Z Yizhi1,6911153,984192 –
138Toyota Crown1,664 –14,10813593
139Jinbei Granse1,60015511,902150142
140Kia Rio1,59913323,21010995
141Linian S11,4798913,459137 –
142FAW Weizhi V21,4721466,503177 –
143Lifan 3201,46213710,928159172
144Emgrand EC81,46014311,027158 –
145Chery A11,43610912,809141150
146Honda Fit1,36914512,449145113
147Chery Cowin 11,34215321,617113128
148Huanghai Aurora1,27315111,514155141
149Honda Spirior1,26815011,929149135
150Dongfeng Shuai1,26512615,201132136
151Nissan NV2001,25813211,127157158
152Shanghai Englon SC5/Golden Eagle1,23912311,981147155
153Haima 2 Cupid1,22313912,939138120
154Hyundai Accent1,21215715,99812765
155Chevrolet Captiva1,2001527,836169 –
156Riich X11,1791489,622160143
157ChangAn Zhixiang/CX301,1511788,276166171
158Changfeng Black King DUV1,14816111,949148151
159Great Wall Hover M21,12816712,882140139
160BAW Jeep B401,0851695,120183166
161Suzuki Liana1,08115613,960136193
162Brilliance H5301,077 –1,077220 –
163Toyota Vios1,0321588,314165112
164Hyundai i309801798,016168132
165Zotye Z2009771414,149191 –
166Hawtai Santa Fe89717246,6496552
167Nissan March87316211,691153154
168Baojun 630869 –869223 –
169JMC Yusheng/Baowei8581657,002174 –
170Roewe W5813222869224 –
171GAC Trumpchi8111738,027167 –
172Volvo S80 L8061666,280178159
173Nissan Paladin7631705,246182165
174Toyota Land Cruiser 2007551774,428187178
175JAC Rein7281649,029162140
176Zotye Multiplan7211597,399172177
177Mercedes Viano7031714,843184176
178Mazda26911747,148173137
179Citroen C26911766,196179168
180Mazda86651824,185189 –
181Haima Prince6151547,833170180
182Kia Soul5981756,812175147
183Zhongxing Landmark58614911,674154149
184Landwind X8/X6/X95791928,889163156
185Mitsubishi Pajero5601896,699176162
186Cadillac SLS5221814,823185182
187Lifan X605121841,201216 –
188Rely V55021874,423188161
189BJC Warrior484191996221190
190Karry Youya4771805,724180134
191Riich M14681945,411181129
192Buick Enclave4001904,162190 –
193Mercedes Vito3961861,842208 –
194Roewe 7503761953,120197175
195Brilliance Splendor (BS4)374 –9,259161118
196Volvo S403231883,296194181
197Hyundai Sonata NFC3101997,503171126
198Changfeng CS7 Feiteng3031933,255196160
199Foton MP-X Midi3002003,291195173
200Great Wall C20R/C10/Phenom282230418230163
201BYD M62701962,340203 –
202Great Wall Tengyi V802682033,910193183
203BYD e6262 –263236 –
204Buick Park Avenue2511981,104217194
205BYD F623116812,57714485
206Mitsubishi Lancer2312053,005198187
207Rely X5213224410231 –
208Shanghai Englon TX4211231820225 –
209Foton MP-X2102012,588200188
210Tianqi Meiya Haishi205 –255238 –
211Kia Optima2011851,330215196
212Gonow GX6/GS1/Jetstar200210877222167
213Cadillac CTS200202603228 –
214Changhe Ideal1871971,958207 –
215Changfeng CS6186213638227195
216Landwind Fashion171236318234 –
217Ford S-Max1652042,559201184
218FAW Vela1542091,814210186
219JAC Yueyue1522182,294204 –
220MG 7134216201240 –
221JAC Binyue131211317235199
222Dongfeng Yumsun129220453229 –
223Mitsubishi Zinger119208693226 –
224Honda Accord Crosstour1042191,681214 –
225Hafei Saima1032062,085206197
226Dongfeng Oting862121,746213198
227Mitsubishi Galant84221367232 –
228Hawtai Terracan792142,280205192
229Brilliance Grandeur Zunchi (BS6)76 –1,760212174
230Hafei Lobo691832,417202145
231Tianqi Meiya SUV53225153243 –
232BAW (Beijing) Luba51223345233 –
233Haima 3472071,834209179
234BYD F3DM46229257237 –
235Chery Eastar42232231239 –
236Cadillac SRX40228147245164
237Riich G529226156242 –
238Hawtai B11272332,680199 –
239Riich G611 –11250 –
240ChangAn Benben Love/i92271,082219144
241Chery Qqme423823247 –
242FAW Vizi2234150244 –
243Chevrolet Lova116358,1354939
244Citroen C-Triomphe1215156241 –
245Karry Youyi123529246 –

Source: www.autoweek.nl, www.chooseauto.com.cn

This Post Has 16 Comments
  1. @Sith

    I have some numbers of the Lexus ES, the most popular model of Lexus in China:
    July: 1,332
    June: 1,051
    May: 2,188
    January-July: 11,561

    (Source: Autonews.com)

  2. The Toyota E’Z Yizhi is the euro Toyota Verso.
    Rightknow it will build in turkey, only for the euro market.

    Where does the Toyota E’Z Yizhi comes from??

    China or ??

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