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China LCV June 2013: ChangAn Minibus shines

ChangAn Minibus China June 2013. Picture courtesy of autohome.com.cnThe ChangAn Minibus is the 2nd best-selling vehicle in China.

* See the Top 5 best-selling LCVs and Top 10 overall models by clicking on the title! *

With a little bit of delay I can now share with you Light Commercial Vehicles June sales data for China. This segment is  up a healthy 4% year-on-year this month to 400,713 registrations, which would make it the third biggest market in the world behind only China and the US if this was a country… Year-to-date the total stands at 2,709,911 units, also up 4%. The Wuling Sunshine confirms it has now stopped its sales haemorrhage, gaining 9% on June 2012 to 40,077 sales, which brings its year-to-date total to 260,826 units, down 8% on 2012.

The best performer this month is by far the ChangAn Minibus, up 3 spots on May thanks to the new generation of the model (aka Chana Star) to land in second place with 34,023 sales, up a fantastic 26% on June 2012 when it also ranked #2. It is now #3 year-to-date thanks to 200,242 units, also up 26% on 2012. The Wuling Hongguang is up one rank to #3 with 29,051 sales (+23%) while the Foton Forland is down 4% to #4 and the Wuling Rongguang/Xingwang is down 19% to #5. In the overall sales ranking (passenger cars + LCV), the ChangAn Minibus is up 7 spots to #2, the Ford Focus up 2 to #3, Wuling Hongguang up 2 to #4 and VW Lavida down 2 to #5.

Previous month: China LCV May 2013: Wuling Sunshine back on top YTD

One year ago: China LCV June 2012: ChangAn Minibus up to #2

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

China LCV June 2013:

PosModelJune/12May2013/12Pos2012
1Wuling Sunshine40,0779%1260,826-8%11
2ChangAn Mini Bus34,02326%5200,24226%35
3Wuling Hongguang29,05123%4249,41172%24
4Foton Forland25,313-4%3183,457-4%53
5Wuling Rongguang/Xingwang21,255-19%2189,662-6%42

China LCV+PC June 2013:

PosModelJune/12May2013/12Pos2012
1Wuling Sunshine40,0779%1260,826-8%11
2ChangAn Mini Bus34,02326%9200,24226%46
3Ford Focus31,49916%5185,69769%65
4Wuling Hongguang29,05123%6249,41172%24
5VW Lavida25,610148%3211,56796%39
6Foton Forland25,313-4%4183,457-4%73
7VW Sagitar24,06426%8137,570105%1016
8Buick Excelle22,483-6%7147,3150%98
9VW Bora21,6769%n/a116,1225%1212
10Wuling Rongguang/Xingwang21,255-19%2189,662-6%52

Source: www.autonews.com

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