* NOW UPDATED with the Top 304 All-models ranking! Click on title to see *
New Passenger Car sales in China are up 9% year-on-year to 1,419,700 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 7,261,600 units, up an impressive 15% on 2012. As it gets bigger the Chinese market seems to stabilise a little: the models sales charts podium is identical in May as it was in April and as it is year-to-date: the VW Lavida leads the way, up 55% to 30,534 sales, the Ford Focus is #2, up 18% to 27,345 units and the Buick Excelle rounds up the podium, up 7% to 24,756 sales. Excellent month of the VW Sagitar up 65% to #4, of the VW Passat up 67% to #7 and of the Nissan Sylphy up 74% to #8.
In fact, Volkswagen places 7 models in the Top 16 this month, adding the Bora at #6, Jetta at #10, Magotan at #12 and Tiguan at #16. The Great Wall Haval H6 reclaims the title of best-selling Chinese model at #14 with 15,673 sales (+43%) ahead of the Emgrand EC7 at #17 (+79%) and the Chery QQ at #35 (-16%). Notice also the Kia K3 up 7 spots on April to #25, the Nissan Qashqai up 16 to #30, Audi Q5 up 14 to #38, Roewe 350 up 21 to #44 and the Ford Ecosport up 4 to #67.
Among recent launches, notice the Peugeot 3008 up 16 ranks to a best-ever #83, the ChangAn Ouliwei up 30 to break into the Top 100 for the first time at #84, the Citroen C4L up 65 to #100, Audi Q3 down one to #108, Haima M3 up 46 to #121, FAW Besturn X80 up 43 to #141, BYD Sirui up 61 to #188 and the ChangAn Raeton up 57 ranks to #190. We welcome 5 new models in the ranking this month, but these will be the subject of a special (and new) monthly post focusing on the all-new models…
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Full May 2013 Top 304 All-models Ranking Table below.