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China July 2012: Hyundai Elantra and VW Sagitar shine

Hyundai Elantra Langdong

* See the Top 274 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

For the second time in the last 3 months, the Chevrolet Sail is the most popular passenger car in China, selling 23,643 units in July. It reinforces its second position in the 2012 year-to-date ranking with 161,297 sales, behind the Buick Excelle at 168,378. The Hyundai Elantra returns to heights it hadn’t reached in nearly 2 years (since September 2010), up 6 spots on June to #2 with 22,539 sales. However this figure includes the new generation ‘Langdong’ as well as the previous one ‘Yuedong’.

VW Sagitar

In third place we find the VW Sagitar (the new generation VW Jetta), breaking its ranking record in China for the second month in a row after placing 7th last month. It sells a record 21,844 units, the nameplate’s first month above 20,000, and now ranks #20 year-to-date with 89,079 units. Behind this exclusive trio, we find the heroes of the last few months: the Buick Excelle and VW Jetta are both down one spot to #4 and #5, the Ford Focus is down 5 to #6, the VW Bora is stable at #7 ahead of the Chevrolet Cruze (-2) and Honda CR-V (-1) with the VW Passat rounding up the Top 10, up 9 ranks on last month.

Nissan Sylphy

Explosive showing for the new generation Nissan Sylphy, up a mammoth 128 spots on June to #12 with 15,871 sales, in all likeliness already the nameplate’s highest ranking in the country. Chinese models have a new leader: the Great Wall Haval H6 up 13 ranks to #16 with 14,458 sales and now ranking #69 year-to-date. It is followed by the Emgrand EC7 at #25, the Chery QQ at #30, the Chery Tiggo at #33 and the BYD F3 stuck at #35 in spite of the arrival of the new generation. Notice also the Chery Fulwin 2 up 16 spots to #39 and the VW Lavida up 12 to a still shy #23 with the new model now available in dealerships.

ChangAn Eado

A few recent launches are having an awesome time in China: the ChangAn Eado confirms all the hopes the country places in it by gaining no less that 41 ranks on June to reach a best-ever #59 with 5,169 sales, the Great Wall Haval H4 is up 36 spots to #66 with 4,562 units, the Gleagle GX7 up 35 to #100, the GAC Trumpchi GS5 up 43 to #101, the Shanghai Englon SC3 up 28 to #128 and the Honda Elysion up 53 to #136.

Great Wall Haval M4

Chinese manufacturers Lifan and Brilliance also perform very well this month, with the Lifan 520 up 22 ranks to #76, the Lifan X60 up 21 to a record #102, the Brilliance FSV up 15 to #64, its highest ranking in nearly a year, and the Brilliance FRV up 40 to #93.

Lifan X60

Reversely, it’s an off month for absolutely all low-cost models launched in the country within the last year or so: the Venucia D50 is down 32 spots to #99, the Baojun 630 down 41 to #130, the Linian S1 down 27 to #152 and the Ciimo Si Ming down 6 to #169…

Yema F12

We welcome a new Chinese manufacturer in the ranking this month: Yema, introducing 3 models all built on the antediluvian Austin Maestro platform… The Yema F12 (a mix of Kia Sportage and Subaru Forester) lands at #220 with 249 sales, the Yema F10 (a mix of different generations of Subaru Forester) is #225 at 192 units and the Yema F99 (previous gen Subaru Forester) is #245 with 89 sales. Still very small – borderline insignificant – figures for now.

Previous month: China June 2012: Ford Focus in pole position for the first time

6 months 2012: China 6 months 2012: 3 US models in Top 4, no Chinese in Top 15!

One year ago: China July 2011: Toyota Corolla leads for the first time

Full July Top 274 Ranking Table below.

China July 2012:

PosModelJulyJun2012Pos2011
1Chevrolet Sail23,6432161,29726
2Hyundai Elantra Langdong/Yuedong22,53912120,05588
3VW Sagitar21,844789,0792025
4Buick Excelle21,7273168,37811
5VW Jetta20,0885138,49534
6Ford Focus18,6021128,30279
7VW Bora18,2586129,21565
8Chevrolet Cruze17,2684135,28643
9Honda CR-V16,7968105,5961314
10VW Passat16,61019132,642512
11Hyundai Verna16,52713115,1541021
12Nissan Sylphy15,87114069,1003327
13VW Tiguan15,44811110,7891123
14Nissan Tiida15,1679108,5561235
15VW Magotan14,6961593,4651847
16Great Wall Haval H614,4582936,59869 –
17Toyota Corolla14,11016104,4151411
18Toyota Camry13,8902391,0721919
19Buick Excelle XT/GT13,1121498,0471622
20Nissan Sunny12,73210100,6931515
21Audi A6L12,5642682,8502133
22Toyota Corolla EX11,6923377,4712430
23VW Lavida11,47135119,47892
24VW Golf10,6952870,0663241
25Emgrand EC710,6062071,4513043
26Kia K210,5482577,1602678
27VW Polo10,4964563,4973929
28Toyota RAV410,4243270,8493140
29Skoda Octavia10,3002780,4602226
30Chery QQ10,1793077,3122517
31VW Santana9,7931764,7603744
32VW Santana Vista9,3462167,2923436
33Chery Tiggo9,0834061,9914142
34BMW 5-Series L8,7653856,0574568
35BYD F38,6653476,8752710
36Great Wall Voleex C308,3464276,2452920
37Nissan Qashqai8,2572276,3672834
38Citroen C-Quatre8,0464359,4714331
39Chery Fulwin 27,8995537,7876551
40Toyota Highlander7,6373946,0765345
41Mazda67,5525446,0345446
42Audi Q57,4505149,2974877
43Hyundai Sonata7,3514458,6404460
44FAW Xiali N3/N57,3223794,291177
45Hyundai ix357,3194948,6505138
46Honda City7,2222463,2784028
47Honda Civic7,2137452,4124757
48Honda Accord6,6663664,4533813
49Audi A4L6,6314160,3504249
50Nissan Livina6,6241865,6993639
51Buick LaCrosse6,0576047,1985237
52Toyota Reiz6,0555241,5495866
53Kia Forte Furuidi6,0145352,7634624
54Great Wall Haval H3/H55,9014878,6992318
55Buick Regal5,8415043,8065656
56Buick GL85,7076636,8336865
57Kia Sportage R5,5236537,7016670
58Chevrolet Aveo5,4737032,21577128
59ChangAn Eado5,16910014,477138 –
60Nissan Teana5,0803165,9603516
61Soueast V3 Lingyue4,9156438,8196262
62Dongfeng Future4,8185939,38959131
63Ford Mondeo4,7306336,4427069
64Brilliance Junjie FSV4,6987923,88197108
65Hyundai Tucson4,5825629,4258891
66Great Wall Haval M44,56210211,713149 –
67JAC Heyue/Heyue RS4,3698142,0825754
68BYD F04,32611124,3399453
69Hyundai Elantra4,2508849,1194932
70Kia K54,1839028,32990114
71Lifan 6204,1369425,9639284
72ChangAn Benben Mini4,0385845,7785548
73Haima Family4,0154638,3656355
74Dongfeng Joyear4,0019337,2456758
75JAC Refine3,9369230,7958479
76Lifan 520/520i3,8909822,128102102
77Peugeot 3083,8218535,49873185
78Citroen C-Elysée3,7918033,8097467
79Honda Crosstour3,7846818,516114229
80BYD L33,7838237,87764110
81Honda Fit3,6037822,830100146
82BYD S63,5054749,0545075
83Chery E53,42711831,79379112
84ChangAn Yuexiang3,4175722,11210383
85Gleagle King Kong3,4117336,0097263
86Skoda Superb3,40010323,5989898
87Shanghai Englon SC73,3527531,8517890
88Suzuki Beidouxing3,3077639,0626180
89VW CC3,30110118,115116111
90Skoda Fabia3,3008726,3089195
91Roewe 3503,2696136,3927171
92VW Touran3,2697121,861104119
93Brilliance Junjie FRV3,26413317,34512472
94Dongfeng Fengshan H30/S303,2559730,23686122
95Gleagle Freedom Ship3,2226933,3757552
96Zotye 50083,2179631,4658159
97Peugeot 4083,0989928,8798987
98Great Wall Voleex C503,06911717,603120 –
99Venucia D503,0596715,782132 –
100Gleagle GX73,0071359,610166 –
101GAC Trumpchi GS53,0031446,347189 –
102Lifan X602,99712317,471122198
103FAW Besturn B502,94710931,1288350
104Gleagle Panda/GX22,89212419,267113101
105Suzuki Alto2,8786231,2968282
106Ford Fiesta2,8648332,8867673
107Jiangnan Alto2,83113112,673147116
108Brilliance V52,80911322,509101n/a
109Kia Sportage2,75411624,1659599
110Mazda3 Xingcheng2,6277231,56380140
111MG 32,5959520,984108143
112Shanghai Englon SC5/Golden Eagle2,58214614,101143154
113Chevrolet Spark2,50814324,1349661
114Citroen C52,47812617,936117115
115Peugeot 3072,39012020,76110993
116Toyota E’Z Yizhi2,36813210,873155159
117Luxgen 7 SUV2,33313016,747128195
118BYD G62,32711521,835105191
119BMW X12,30310610,302159 –
120Mercedes C-Klasse2,23910715,006135123
121Toyota Prado2,23214812,971145144
122Chery Cowin 22,21315017,25212585
123Kia Cerato2,20811220,72211076
124Peugeot 5082,17313414,252141164
125Suzuki SX42,1467729,8848764
126Roewe 5502,12411021,400106106
127BYD G32,11715719,27211274
128Shanghai Englon SC32,1141563,801198 –
129Nissan X-Trail2,01211417,682118130
130Baojun 6302,0088939,08960145
131Toyota Crown2,00819216,043130126
132Beijing E-Series2,0071395,095194 –
133FAW Weizhi V51,9991299,211171135
134Peugeot 2071,97612817,58812197
135Mercedes E-Klasse L1,8858418,309115100
136Honda Elysion1,8671892,607212 –
137Hawtai Santa Fe1,86613715,59413494
138Haima 2 Cupid1,8461688,436174148
139Mercedes GLK1,8241197,874177 –
140Toyota Yaris1,8211648,700173150
141Lifan 3201,81214714,314139152
142FAW Xenia S80/M801,75714121,226107109
143Honda Odyssey1,74512214,234142125
144Brilliance H5301,70114515,989131158
145Chevrolet Malibu1,58715314,263140 –
146FAW Besturn B701,5342129,350168132
147Dongfeng Shuai1,51312117,233126139
148Zotye Z3001,5051793,044204 –
149Chery A31,49317610,668157113
150Mitsubishi Lancer EX1,40113813,932144137
151ChangAn CX201,39310530,53685105
152Linian S11,35812517,346123136
153Lianhua L51,31016710,482158200
154Nissan March1,2861834,822196160
155Suzuki Lingyang1,28210423,0119989
156Jinbei Granse/S501,28014910,198160153
157FAW Oley1,2771785,674190 –
158Suzuki Swift1,2589124,53293103
159Hyundai Sonata MoInca1,25217311,330153129
160Riich X11,2491559,041172165
161Citroen C21,2111818,130175179
162Mazda6 Ruiwing1,19416511,459152121
163Mazda31,18414214,99313692
164JAC Yueyue1,1631775,550191218
165Chevrolet Epica1,15012712,386148118
166MG 61,14015111,186154138
167JAC Tongyue1,13610817,64211986
168Nissan NV2001,12618010,029163163
169Ciimo Si Ming1,1111637,841178 –
170Brilliance Junjie (BS4)1,0691825,323192174
171Lianhua L31,05016615,712133120
172Gleagle Vision1,01815417,01012788
173Changfeng Black King DUV91215210,711156166
174JAC Rein9062015,271193177
175BMW 3-Series88616216,329129107
176JMC Yusheng/Baowei8801727,600180178
177Haima Freema87915911,527151142
178Emgrand EC88591749,793165157
179Toyota Vios8311707,591181169
180Kia Soul8071876,841186180
181Chery A180513614,653137147
182Chery Cowin 3/A579816912,782146104
183Huanghai Aurora7701858,100176156
184Suzuki Liana7692004,944195151
185Roewe 9507461582,688210 –
186Great Wall Florid7341986,853185117
187Honda Spirior6801619,900164155
188Chery Cowin 16711919,604167124
189VW Polo Jinqu/Jinqing6688620,10511196
190Kia Optima6332402,621211215
191FAW Weizhi V262917511,535150133
192Haima 7 Knight62916010,182161134
193Gleagle GC761619310,118162240
194Roewe W55701902,821208206
195Great Wall Haval M25671867,814179141
196Landwind X8/X6/X95281716,961184171
197MG 55221844,707197 –
198Great Wall Voleex V805211962,380218201
199Nissan Paladin4592043,325200188
200Hafei Lobo4482203,471199209
201Haima M114432392,450217 –
202Kia Rio4411886,608187127
203Zotye Z2004281996,517188175
204Great Wall Voleex C20R4231949,319169203
205Cadillac SLS4222063,254201194
206Toyota Land Cruiser 2004142052,995205192
207BAW Jeep3672153,219202190
208Mitsubishi Pajero3542022,458216181
209GAC Trumpchi3322077,166183161
210Hawtai B353312321,627227248
211Mazda83282101,905223196
212Gonow Saboo G3/Aoosed G5326 –1,661226250
213Mercedes Viano3242081,492232193
214Mercedes Vito3222191,439233216
215Haima Prince3202413,071203168
216Dongfeng Fengshan A603072092,020219 –
217Riich G33061959,290170235
218Zhongxing Landmark3002232,554214170
219Foton MP-X2802142,525215214
220Yema F12249 –249266 –
221Toyota Prius2182171,846224 –
222Volvo S80L2162182,839207183
223Rely V52102251,314234197
224Hafei Saima2002271,502230221
225Yema F10192 –192269 –
226Brilliance Zunchi (BS6)1742311,497231227
227Zotye Multiplan1722162,772209167
228Changfeng CS7 Feiteng1642461,227238210
229BJC Warrior1602111,603228217
230Roewe 7501472301,075240202
231Mitsubishi Lancer1382281,254236205
232Gonow Aoosed GX5132213967243 –
233Great Wall Phenom129226824246n/a
234Chery Cowin 5126234991242 –
235Volvo S401182211,770225199
236Hyundai Accent1102332,855206149
237Ford S-Max1102361,162239213
238Chery Eastar106197922244234
239Foton MP-X Midi1002291,250237207
240Riich G595245822247225
241BYD F3DM95242696250244
242BYD M692244685252219
243BYD e686248693251n/a
244ChangAn CX30832037,276182162
245Yema F9981 –81277 –
246Tianqi Meiya Haishi80247400259249
247Karry Youya772371,981220184
248Rely X576251497257226
249Hyundai i30722521,574229182
250Suzuki Splash682241,952221251
251FAW Vela68257712248220
252Changhe Ideal592222,574213208
253Mitsubishi Zinger59238706249233
254Changfeng CS653243524254230
255Dongfeng Yumsun50253586253241
256JAC Binyue41254916245242
257Dongfeng Oting402351,041241223
258Nissan Murano40263264264243
259BYD F639269457258172
260Hawtai Terracan34261175272222
261Buick Park Avenue27256307262224
262Riich G624250249265n/a
263Mitsubishi Galant23258333261239
264Riich M118266498256187
265MG 717259227268212
266Gonow Jetstar15255376260232
267Landwind Fashion10264285263246
268BAW (Beijing) Luba6265179271237
269Gonow GS50624998275n/a
270Hawtai B11626795276211
271Chrysler Grand Voyager3 –34279n/a
272Shanghai Englon TX42 –508255238
273Tianqi Meiya SUV226843278247
274Karry Youyi1262120274n/a

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

Note: this ranking excludes imports.

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  1. Following a complete overhaul during the previos year, the 2012 Elantra gets a new Active eco system that adjusts power-train and transmission system parameters to improve the fuel mileage ratings by almost up to 7-percent.

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