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The Light Commercial Vehicles market is up just 1% year-on-year in China in 2012 to 4,957,019 registrations (pushing the total market to just under 20 million units, a record) and the Wuling Sunshine is the most popular LCV in the country for at least the third year in a row in spite of sales down a worrying 28% on 2011 to 523,841 units. In fact the LCV podium is unchanged on 2011 with the Wuling Rongguang/Xingwang taking the 2nd spot with 372,199 sales (-3%) and the Foton Forland at #3 and 346,767 units (-7%). The Wuling Hongguang made its first entrance in the LCV Top 5 in February and never looked back, even ranking #2 for 3 of the last 5 months of the year. It finishes 2012 at #4 with 316,237 sales.
Now that both LCV and Passenger Cars figures are in for China, I can share with you a 2012 Top 10 All vehicles ranking for China exclusive to BestSellingCarsBlog. And even though the Ford Focus made its way to #2 overall in November and December thanks to outstanding sales figures, over the Full Year it is clear that Chinese consumers are more fond of Commercial Vehicles than Passenger Cars, with the Top 4 most popular vehicles in the country this year being all LCVs (vs. Top 3 in 2011).
The Wuling Sunshine, Rongguang/Xingwang, Foton Forland and Wuling Hongguang dominate and are the only vehicles to sell above 300,000 units this year, while the Ford Focus ranks #5 with 296,360 sales (a new record for a Passenger Car), up 57% and 9 spots on 2011. It is followed by the ChangAn Mini Bus at #6, Chevrolet Sail at #7, Buick Excelle at #8, VW Lavida at #9 and VW Jetta at #10.
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Full Year 2012 Top 5 LCV and Top 10 All-vehicles Ranking Tables below.