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China Full Year 2012: Ford Focus triumphs

Ford Focus

* See the Top 304 all-models ranking by clicking on the title! *

The Chinese new Passenger Vehicle market slows down its growth in 2012 to a still very respectable 6% year-on-year to 14,682,215 units. The models pole position changes hands for the third consecutive year: after the BYD F3 in 2010 and the Buick Excelle in 2011, the Ford Focus brilliantly takes the lead in 2012 with 296,360 sales, up 57% on 2011. The Focus led the monthly ranking for 6 of the last 7 months of the year and hit an all-time monthly record of 38,362 units in November. Its annual total is also a new all-time record for any model in China, beating the 291,010 units sold by the BYD F3 in 2009. In fact the Focus wasn’t #1 in the Year-to-date ranking until December, with the Buick Excelle, up 9% year-on-year but down to #3, leading most of the year.

Chevrolet Sail

The Chevrolet Sail also delivers a fantastic performance, up 41% to 279,740 sales. Before 2012, only the BYD F3 had managed to ever sell over 30,000 monthly units. This year 4 models did this for the first time: the VW Passat (up 41% to #6 in the Full Year) passed that milestone in January, the Chevrolet Sail in May, Ford Focus in September and VW Lavida in November. One of the biggest events of the year in China was the impact the tensions with Japan over the Denku islands had over Chinese car sales, with all but one Japanese model kicked out of the Top 50 in October.

VW Magotan

Other great performers atop the Chinese ranking this year include the Hyundai Verna up 46% to #10, VW Sagitar up 54% to #11, VW Magotan up 93% to #12, Buick Excelle XT/GT up 29% to #13, VW Tiguan up 34% to #14, Nissan Tiida up 31% to #20, Kia K2 up 145% to #22, Audi A6L up 23% to #23, BMW 5 Series L up 65% to #36 and Audi Q5 up 54% to #46.

Emgrand EC7

Progressing through the ranking all year, the Emgrand EC7 takes the title of most popular local Passenger Car in 2012, up 52% and 26 spots to #17 with 146,516 sales and breaking into the monthly Top 10 for the first time in December. It was however a disappointing year for Chinese models: the FAW Xiali N3/N5 is down 26% to #19, Chery QQ down 5% to #21, Great Wall Voleex C30 down 4% to #27 and BYD F3 down 32% to #30. The Great Wall Haval H6 led the local charts for most of the year and finishes 2012 at #33 with 112,262 units for its first full year in market.

Great Wall Haval M4

A testament to how dynamic the Chinese market is, there are no less than 43 all-new models in the ranking in 2012. The Hyundai Elantra Langdong leads the charge at #54 with 80,460 sales, peaking at #8 in December, followed by the Chevrolet Malibu at #87, Great Wall Haval M4 at #92 and Great Wall Voleex C50 at #100. Notice also new low-cost Nissan brand Venucia placing the R50/50 at #108, the BYD F3 Surui (new generation) at #109, Zotye Z300 at #141, Brilliance H230 at #159, low cost model Ciimo Si Ming at #181, Fiat Viaggio at #192 and plug-in hybrid Roewe E50 at #291.

Previous post: China December 2012: New generation VW Jetta up to #2

Previous year: China Full Year 2011: Buick Excelle best-seller after 4 years at #2

Full Year 2012 Top 304 all-models Ranking Table below.

China Full Year 2012:

1Ford Focus296,360157%188,9619
2Chevrolet Sail279,740241%197,8746
3Buick Excelle277,07139%253,5141
4VW Lavida246,68740%247,4752
5VW Jetta242,528511%218,8644
6VW Passat233,321641%165,85812
7Chevrolet Cruze232,59275%221,1963
8VW Bora222,73589%205,0585
9Hyundai Elantra Yuedong213,974912%190,9958
10Hyundai Verna201,7461046%138,52521
11VW Sagitar196,2931154%127,55525
12VW Magotan173,6671293%89,83947
13Buick Excelle XT/GT173,3121329%134,80022
14VW Tiguan173,0621434%129,17223
15Honda CR-V169,037156%160,00314
16Toyota Corolla151,88716-11%170,46711
17Emgrand EC7146,5161752%96,08943
18Toyota Camry145,402181%143,70319
19FAW Xiali N3/N5144,46219-26%196,5227
20Nissan Tiida144,2152031%110,07835
21Chery QQ143,97421-5%150,76917
22Kia K2143,20622145%58,33478
23Audi A6L138,0242323%111,80633
24VW Polo137,9492413%122,25029
25Nissan Sunny137,82025-12%156,95415
26Skoda Octavia137,616269%126,45026
27Great Wall Voleex C30136,50227-4%142,40520
28Nissan Sylphy133,823287%125,42727
29VW Golf127,3762927%99,98741
30BYD F3124,87030-32%183,83210
31Toyota Corolla EX124,531313%120,96230
32Citroen C-Quatre117,04232-2%120,01331
33Great Wall Haval H6112,26233856%11,741 –
34Great Wall Haval H3/H5109,28734-24%143,82518
35Hyundai ix35108,241355%103,02338
36BMW 5-Series L107,1713665%64,90068
37Chery Tiggo105,553376%99,33842
38Nissan Qashqai105,14338-6%111,30434
39VW Santana104,304399%95,81944
40Honda Accord104,11440-35%160,73513
41Audi A4L100,5194115%87,26249
42Hyundai Sonata100,4544239%72,06560
43VW Santana Vista98,48443-9%108,17036
44Toyota RAV498,17944-2%100,30940
45Honda City96,91345-22%123,50228
46Audi Q590,1574654%58,45277
47Nissan Teana90,07247-42%156,16516
48Nissan Livina89,58148-12%101,48339
49BYD S686,8514944%60,19875
50Buick LaCrosse86,10150-17%103,36637
51Buick Regal85,440518%78,84456
53Kia Forte Furuidi80,98953-37%128,27824
54Hyundai Elantra Langdong80,46054new0 –
55Honda Civic79,763552%78,08757
56BYD L377,86756111%36,901110
57Chery Fulwin 276,95557-7%82,78751
58Kia Sportage R75,9695818%64,34170
59Toyota Highlander75,05959-21%94,63345
60Dongfeng Future74,45160165%28,050131
61Roewe 35074,3846117%63,74871
62Suzuki Beidouxing70,8866222%58,15880
63Ford Mondeo68,334636%64,50969
64Baojun 63068,09264212%21,854145
65Peugeot 30867,58365619%9,399185
66ChangAn Benben Mini66,66766-25%88,59948
67Hyundai Elantra64,36367-43%113,36832
68Chery E564,2416885%34,691112
69Buick GL864,00169-4%66,90865
70Dongfeng Joyear62,18770-16%74,21858
71Haima Family61,63171-23%80,36455
72Gleagle Freedom Ship59,89172-28%82,65352
73Toyota Reiz59,84673-9%65,52366
74Soueast V3 Lingyue59,52974-14%69,55262
75Suzuki Alto57,46375-1%57,87282
76Chevrolet Aveo56,8007690%29,869128
77Hyundai Tucson56,1767710%51,18891
78Citroen C-Elysée55,55978-15%65,47467
79FAW Besturn B5054,67079-36%85,04350
80Shanghai Englon King Kong54,55680-20%68,46563
81JAC Refine54,09381-7%58,22779
82Peugeot 40853,533820%53,61987
83Dongfeng Fengshan H30/S3053,3148372%30,981122
84Kia K552,7458454%34,220114
85Ford Fiesta52,00785-17%62,38473
86Shanghai Englon SC751,990861%51,48790
87Chevrolet Malibu51,92687new0 –
88JAC Heyue50,12888-38%81,26254
89Lifan 62050,12789-11%56,33384
90ChangAn Yuexiang V3/V548,87890-14%56,67283
91Skoda Fabia48,37891-1%48,75995
92Great Wall Haval M448,34492new0 –
93Zotye 500847,12593-36%73,34959
94BYD F046,96694-43%82,60353
95Lifan 520/520i44,216950%44,057102
96Skoda Superb44,00796-2%44,80098
97Mazda3 Xingcheng43,4059786%23,362140
98Baojun Yuechi/Chevrolet Spark42,21698-40%70,25861
99Suzuki SX442,07099-38%67,42464
100Great Wall Voleex C5041,802100new0 –
101Brilliance Junjie FSV41,5611015%39,625108
102ChangAn CX2041,511102-1%42,091105
103FAW Daihatsu Xenia S80/M8041,2701035%39,187109
104Kia Sportage41,182104-8%44,75499
105BYD G641,075105436%7,668191
106MG 340,62810679%22,714143
107ChangAn Eado40,239107new0 –
108Venucia R50/D5040,167108new0 –
109BYD F3 Surui38,664109new0 –
110Roewe 55038,581110-6%40,827106
111JAC Heyue RS37,304111new0n/a
112Gleagle Vision37,247112-29%52,30288
113Suzuki Lingyang36,913113-29%52,24389
114Brilliance V536,39111413038%277n/a
115Mercedes E-Klasse L36,351115-19%44,738100
116VW Touran36,04411615%31,241119
117JAC Tongyue36,037117-34%54,60686
118Honda Fit35,92011871%21,043146
119Lifan X6035,722119593%5,152198
120Kia Cerato35,471120-40%59,03276
121Citroen C535,2421215%33,678115
122BYD G335,068122-42%60,98074
123VW CC34,867123-4%36,318111
124Peugeot 30734,748124-31%50,18493
125Honda Crosstour33,9371251673%1,914229
126Suzuki Swift33,591126-21%42,469103
127Peugeot 20733,437127-27%45,65097
128Chery Cowin 233,163128-40%54,95685
129Gleagle Panda/GX231,672129-29%44,494101
130Mercedes C-Klasse31,4371302%30,780123
131Gleagle GX731,297131new0 –
132Luxgen 7 SUV31,105132350%6,917195
133BMW 3-Series L30,731133-24%40,631107
134Jiangnan Alto29,535134-9%32,416116
135Lianhua L328,387135-9%31,131120
136Lifan 32028,36513654%18,424152
137Peugeot 50826,92613776%15,285164
138Hawtai Santa Fe26,881138-46%49,94594
139Kia K326,849139new0 –
140Toyota Crown25,456140-16%30,321126
141Zotye Z30025,191141new0 –
142Dongfeng Shuai25,1571424%24,148139
143Haima 7 Knight25,109143-6%26,619134
144Shanghai Englon SC5/Golden Eagle24,66114436%18,165154
145FAW Weizhi V524,602145-7%26,504135
146Linian S124,5761460%24,635136
147GAC Trumpchi GS524,447147new0 –
148Mercedes GLK23,965148new0 –
149Brilliance Junjie FRV23,738149-62%63,18072
150Nissan X-Trail22,869150-19%28,264130
151MG 622,418151-8%24,277138
152Brilliance H53021,78115230%16,801158
153Haima 2 Cupid21,1731537%19,730148
154Lianhua L520,973154317%5,026200
155Honda Odyssey20,900155-31%30,404125
157Haima Freema20,653157-10%22,986142
158VW Polo Jinqu/Jinqing20,156158-56%45,65596
159Brilliance H23019,713159new0 –
160Mitsubishi Lancer EX19,367160-21%24,555137
161Chery Cowin 319,091161-55%42,187104
162BMW X118,798162new0 –
163Toyota Prado18,706163-14%21,876144
164Beijing E-Series18,673164new0 –
165Chevrolet Epica18,580165-41%31,694118
166Gleagle GC718,5231661922%916240
167Chery A118,282167-10%20,257147
168Soueast V5 Lingzhi18,025168new0 –
169Chery A317,901169-48%34,480113
170Toyota E’Z Yizhi17,2861705%16,415159
171Hyundai Sonata MoInca16,892171-43%29,546129
172ChangAn Yuexiang V316,828172new0 –
173Changfeng Black King DUV16,82017317%14,368166
174Jinbei Granse16,798174-8%18,269153
175Mazda6 Ruiwing16,584175-47%31,018121
176Chery Cowin 115,536176-49%30,672124
177Nissan NV20014,958177-3%15,406163
178FAW Weizhi V214,911178-45%27,127133
179Citroen C214,64517940%10,468179
180FAW Besturn B7014,233180-49%27,773132
181Ciimo Si Ming14,089181new0 –
182Emgrand EC814,001182-18%17,130157
183Riich X113,926183-5%14,596165
184JAC Yueyue13,783184377%2,892218
185Huanghai Aurora13,292185-23%17,177156
186Great Wall Voleex C20R12,649186181%4,500203
187Honda Spirior12,417187-29%17,376155
188Toyota Yaris12,341188-36%19,323150
189Shanghai Englon SC312,131189new0 –
190Riich G312,108190872%1,246235
191Landwind X8/X6/X912,049191-7%13,021171
192Fiat Viaggio11,288192new0 –
193Great Wall Haval M211,252193-51%23,130141
194Kia Soul10,8261946%10,236180
195JMC Yusheng/Baowei10,166195-4%10,590178
196MG 59,188196new0 –
197Kia Rio9,184197-70%30,197127
198Toyota Vios9,130198-31%13,313169
199Zotye Z2009,070199-24%11,929175
200ChangAn CX309,000200-42%15,525162
201GAC Trumpchi8,998201-43%15,684161
202JAC Rein8,470202-23%11,027177
203Shanghai Englon SC68,445203new0 –
204Great Wall Florid7,892204-75%31,757117
205Roewe W57,38920582%4,062206
206Cadillac SLS7,0072060%7,008194
207Hyundai Santa Fe7,000207new0 –
208Dongfeng Fengshan A606,890208new0 –
209Honda Elysion6,867209new0 –
210Brilliance Junjie (BS4)6,756210-45%12,244174
211Nissan March6,720211-59%16,225160
212Suzuki Liana6,703212-64%18,510151
213Hawtai B356,6752131209%510248
214ChangAn CS356,573214new0 –
215FAW Oley6,154215new0 –
216Volvo S80L5,649216-42%9,780183
217Great Wall Voleex V805,52821711%4,972201
218Nissan Paladin5,361218-35%8,199188
219Toyota Land Cruiser 2005,308219-27%7,283192
220BAW (Beijing) Jeep5,278220-32%7,756190
221Roewe 9504,896221new0 –
222Hafei Lobo4,80622235%3,564209
223Zhongxing Landmark4,660223-64%13,081170
224Haima Prince4,576224-66%13,567168
225Haima Aishang (M11)4,414225new0 –
226Zotye Multiplan4,323226-69%13,870167
227Foton MP-X4,18722732%3,168214
228Kia Optima4,15522833%3,124215
229Buick Encore3,990229new0 –
230Mitsubishi Pajero3,972230-61%10,212181
231FAW Besturn B903,865231new0 –
232Karry Youya3,521232-63%9,608184
233Changhe Ideal3,470233-9%3,809208
234Mercedes Vito3,42223410%3,107216
235Mercedes Viano3,254235-54%7,095193
236Hyundai Accent3,200236-84%19,557149
237Chevrolet Captiva3,180237-59%7,836189
240BJC Warrior2,600240-15%3,076217
241Gonow Saboo G3/Aoosed G52,563241450%466250
242Suzuki Splash2,492242486%425251
243Mitsubishi Lancer2,476243-40%4,150205
244Toyota Prius2,434244new0 –
245Yema F102,339245new0 –
246Yema F122,329246new0 –
247Roewe 7502,319247-50%4,676202
248Hafei Saima2,031248-23%2,636221
249Foton MP-X Midi2,000249-48%3,812207
250Rely V51,999250-63%5,475197
251Cadillac SRX1,959251new0n/a
252Brilliance Zunchi (BS6)1,861252-9%2,036227
253Great Wall Phenom1,828253n/an/an/a
254Gonow Aoosed GX51,827254new0 –
255Volvo S401,804255-65%5,104199
256Ford S-Max1,800256-44%3,188213
257BYD e61,690257321%401252
258Hyundai i301,645258-83%9,792182
259Changfeng CS7 Feiteng1,576259-55%3,524210
260Buick Park Avenue1,501260-32%2,204224
261Citroen C-Triomphe1,313261256%369n/a
262Riich G51,304262-38%2,103225
263Dongfeng Oting1,297263-44%2,312223
264BYD F3DM1,20126496%613244
265Chery Cowin 51,183265new0 –
266Chery Eastar1,158266-8%1,261234
267BYD M61,134267-60%2,835219
268Mitsubishi Zinger1,087268-17%1,305233
269JAC Binyue1,04726918%891242
270Nissan Murano94727010%858243
271Tianqi Meiya Haishi88927188%472249
272FAW Vela871272-68%2,727220
273Dongfeng Yumsun860273-4%895241
274Riich M1828274-90%8,436187
275Changfeng CS6771275-49%1,526230
276Rely X5764276-63%2,043226
277Gonow Jetstar763277-43%1,339232
278GAC Trumpchi GA5749278new0 –
279BYD F6657279-95%12,894172
280Shanghai Englon TX4518280-45%934238
281Landwind Fashion474281-20%596246
282Brilliance H320454282new0 –
283Yema F99448283new0 –
284Mitsubishi Galant425284-54%930239
285Hawtai Terracan384285-85%2,592222
286BAW (Beijing) Luba360286-63%984237
287Hafei Saibao337287349%75n/a
288Riich G6334288118%153n/a
289Gonow GS50320289244%93n/a
290MG 7282290-91%3,200212
291Roewe E50238291new0 –
292Haima 3181292-91%2,017228
293FAW Vizi17129310%155n/a
294Hawtai B11131294-96%3,317211
295Karry Youyi12129530%93n/a
296Cadillac CTS102296-83%603245
297ChangAn Raeton98297new0 –
298Tianqi Meiya SUV77298-87%581247
299Chrysler Grand Voyager50299-84%320n/a
300Cadillac Escalade39300new0 –
301Great Wall Coolbear17301n/an/an/a
302Jinbei S5016302n/an/an/a
303Buick Enclave5303-100%4,162204
304Chery QQme4304n/an/an/a


Note: This ranking does not include imports.

This Post Has 12 Comments
    1. Hi Jean,
      This ranking only includes models produced locally and Renault doesn’t manufacture in China (yet) therefore its models won’t appear on here.
      Hope this clarifies.

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