China LCV September 2012: Wuling monopolises podium again
The Wuling Hongguang sold a record 28,327 units in September
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395,096 new Light Commercial Vehicles were sold in China in September, down 6% year-on-year and bringing the year-to-date total to 3,656,880 units, now down 1% on 2011. The Wuling Sunshine is the best-selling LCV and all-out vehicle in the country for the 22nd consecutive month, but at 41,985 sales it is down 39% year-on-year. This figure is to be compared with the 38,669 VW Golfs sold in Europe at the same time. Year-to-date, the Sunshine adds up to 398,145 units (-27%) vs. 340,448 Golfs in Europe.
The Wuling Rongguang/Xingwang is back in 2nd place with 29,053 sales (-19%), ahead of the Wuling Hongguang down one spot but up to a record 28,327 units. This means Wuling monopolises the LCV podium for the third month in a row. The Foton Forland and ChangAn Mini Bus follow. If last month the Top 3 best-selling vehicles in the country (including Passenger Cars) were Wuling models, in September the Ford Focus is up to #2 overall thanks to 33,587 sales, up 105% year-on-year. 4 of the 5 top sellers are LCVs though, with the Chevrolet Sail ranking #6 overall.
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Full September 2012 Top 5 LCV and Top 10 overall Ranking Tables below.