* See the Top 302 All-models ranking by clicking on the title! *
After going through March sales in detail for China, as is now the tradition we are exploring the year-to-date ranking for a bit of a longer-term perspective on things. As we spoke about for the last 3 months, both the VW Lavida (+110% year-on-year) and the Ford Focus (+156%) deliver exceptional results thanks to the arrival of new generations. They lead with 121,490 and 96,180 sales respectively. The Chevrolet Sail remains #3 with sales up 25% to 77,767 while the Buick Excelle loses the top spot it held one year ago, dropping 3 spots and 2% to #4 at 74,740 units. The VW Sagitar is the third model in the Top 5 (and the Top 50) to see its sales more than double year-on-year, up 191% to #5 and 68,804.
In addition to the Focus and Sagitar, the third model to make its appearance in the YTD Top 10 over the period is the Nissan Sylphy, up a massive 93% year-on-year to 55,002 sales at #10 and only 550 units away from the 8th position held by the Hyundai Verna (+15%). Notice also the Buick Excelle XT/GT up 8 ranks to #11, the Hyundai Elantra Langdong best performing newcomer at #15 and 51,881 units, the VW Polo up 88% to #16, VW Magotan up 51% to #17 and the Emgrand EC7 up 53% to #18 to become the best-selling Chinese passenger car at home at #18 ahead of the Great Wall Haval H6 (#19), Chery QQ (#20) and Great Wall Voleex C30 (#21).
There is a total of 12 Chinese models in the Top 50, including the all-new BYD F3 Surui landing at #27 and the DongFeng Future up 71% to #36. Out of 302 locally produced models, no less than 49 are new in the ranking. Let’s notice the Kia K3 landing at #28, the Great Wall Haval M4 at #40, Venucia R50/D50 #58, Hyundai Santa Fe #67, Brilliance H230 #72, Buick Encore #79 and ChangAn CS35 #86.
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Full 3 months 2013 Top 302 All-models Ranking Table below.