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China LCV January 2012: A newcomer in the Top 5

ChangAn NangLing (aka Starlight) with ChangAn Minibus in background

* See the Top 5 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Thanks to Rutger & Austin *

For once the LCV market behaves worse than the overall Chinese market, very shy in this start of year, at -28% on January 2011 to 363,041 registrations. The Wuling Sunshine is unsurprisingly #1 again with 47,152 sales, albeit down 36% year-on-year. As usual let’s compare this figure to the amount of Ford F-Series sold in the same period in the US (38,493) and the number of VW Golfs sold in the whole of Europe that same month (36,799) to understand the scale of the Sunshine’s performance even in freefall compared to January last year…

The Wuling Rongguang/Xingwang ranks #2 for the 6th consecutive month at 31,708 units (-17%), followed by the ChangAn Mini Bus with 28,358 sales, down 21%. Very rare event, there is a newcomer in the LCV Top 5 in China this month! It is the ChangAn Nangling ranking 5th at 19,367 units, down 17%. Now I am not 100% that this is the right picture above so if you personally know the ChangAn please either confirm or infirm and post the correct picture by commenting on this article!

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Full January 2012 Top 5 Ranking Table below.

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