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China LCV April 2013: Wuling Sunshine reclaims throne

Wuling Sunshine China April 2013. Picture courtesy of 360che.comWuling Sunshine

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Sales of new Light Commercial Vehicles are up 5% year-on-year both in April at 456,651 registrations and year-to-date at 1,886,368 units. After 3 consecutive months of domination by the Wuling Hongguang, the Wuling Sunshine, leader in 2010, 2011 and 2012, reclaims the top spot in April thanks to 45,861 sales, down just 1% compared to April 2012. For comparison, Ford F-Series sales in the US in April=59,030 and VW Golf sales in Europe=43,175. The Hongguang stays in the lead year-to-date however at 193,092 units (+27%) vs. 171,243 (-14%) for the Sunshine.

Excellent month for the Foton Forland up to a shiny second spot with 35,899 sales (+4%), it however remains 5th year-to-date at 128,667 units. The Wuling Rongguang/Xingwang is also up 2 spots on March to #3 with 34,911 sales while the ChangAn Minibus is up 25% year-on-year but down 3 ranks on last month to #5. In the overall all-models ranking, the podium is once again monopolised by Light Commercial Vehicles with the VW Lavida arriving at #4 and the Ford Focus at #6. Notice also the Honda CR-V up to #8 overall.

Previous month: China LCV March 2013: Wuling Hongguang above 50,000 sales

One year ago: China LCV April 2012: Wuling Rongguang and Hongguang shine

Full April 2013 Top 5 LCV and Top 10 overall models Ranking Tables below.

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