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China October 2013: Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Haval H6 & Emgrand EC7 hit highest ever volumes

Haval H6 China October 2013. Picture courtesy of record 21,222 Haval H6 found a buyer in China this month.

* See the Top 314 All-models ranking by clicking on the title! *

Euphoric days continue in China: the total market is up a whopping 20% year-on-year in October to 1.93 million units, the best monthly result since last January and bringing the year-to-date total to 17.81 million units, up 13% on 2013. Passenger cars are up an even more impressive 24% to 1.6 million units. The Wuling Hongguang brilliantly maintains itself above 50,000 monthly units at 55,150, up 61% year-on-year, whereas the Ford Focus breaks its monthly volume record at 39,710 sales, passing the VW Lavida (39,063) to claim the #2 spot. The VW Jetta is in great shape at #4 and +45% thanks to the new model, the Nissan Sylphy is up 184% to #6 while the Chevrolet Cruze breaks its volume record for the 2nd month running and the third time this year at 26,273 units, potentially thanks to the arrival of the hatchback variant.

Emgrand EC7 China October 2013Emgrand EC7

Two additional models inside the Top 12 break records this month and they are both Chinese! The (rebranded) Haval H6 is up one spot on September to reintegrate the overall Top 10 for only the third time ever after last July and August at #10 with sales up 41% year-on-year to an all-time high 21,222. The H6 is still the country’s most popular SUV however the Honda CR-V is catching up fast: up 240% to #13 and 19,510 units this month… The Emgrand EC7 is up 10 ranks on last month and 23% year-on-year to reach #12 and 20,275 sales, its first ever time above 20,000 monthly units with a previous best of previous best of 18,516 last January. However this is not the model’s highest ranking: it hit #10 in December 2012.

Roewe 350 China October 2013. Picture courtesy of 350

Further down, other great performers include the VW Santana up 160% to #15 thanks to the new model, the Nissan Qashqai up a further 5 spots to #23 and 13,982 sales, its best ranking since June 2012 and best volume since March 2012, the Honda Crider cementing its newfound position among the country’s blockbusters at #26 and 12,522 units and the Nissan Teana up 5 to #31. A couple of other Chinese models are record-breakers: the Venucia R50/D50 is up 22 ranks to a best-ever #34 with an all-time high 11,403 sales while the Roewe 350 is up 36% year-on-year to #37 and a record 11,088 units, continuing its very impressive steady progression.

Beijing E-Series China October 2013. Picture courtesy of bitauto.comThe Beijing Auto E-Series is up 283% year-on-year this month.

Note if there are only 5 Chinese in the Top 35, there are 13 inside the Top 50, all gaining ground year-on-year except the FAW Xiali down 12% to #48. Outside the Top 50, let’s salute the exceptional performance of the Beijing E-Series up 283% year-on-year and 29 spots on September to #53 and 8,806 sales, by far ranking and volume records for the model, potentially due to the arrival of the sedan variant but in any case the reward for steadily gearing up over the past 18 months.

Chery E3 China October 2013. Picture courtesy of chewen.comThe Chery E3 ranks #73 for its 2nd month in market.

Launched last month, the Honda Jade impresses further by gaining 12 spots to land at #67 for its 2nd month in market, but a couple of other recent launches are catching up: the Chery E3 is up a whopping 62 ranks to #73 with 6,790 sales while the Brilliance H330 is up 15 to #75 and 6,589 units, with the Haima M3 up 9 to #76 and the DongFeng Fengguang up 14 to #88. Finally, notice the Toyota Vios lifting up from the bottom of the ranking thanks to the new generation now in dealerships: up 94 spots to #214.

Previous month: China September 2013: Discover the Top 313 All-models ranking!

One year ago: China October 2012: Ford Focus #1, only one Japanese in Top 50!

Full October 2013 Top 314 All-models Ranking Table below.

China October 2013:

1Wuling Hongguang55,15061%1346,5432
2Ford Focus39,71018%3326,5573
3VW Lavida39,06328%2373,2241
4VW Jetta27,71945%4215,0377
5Chevrolet Cruze26,27327%6197,63610
6Nissan Sylphy24,589184%7196,05211
7Buick Excelle23,4630%5243,1104
8VW Bora21,4975%14199,2788
9Chevrolet Sail21,227-2%10225,8906
10Haval H621,22241%11171,11714
11VW Sagitar21,070-6%9229,7485
12Emgrand EC720,27523%22150,83319
13Honda CR-V19,510240%16162,37516
14VW Passat19,071-30%13198,8449
15VW Santana17,946160%12142,39422
16VW Magotan17,4505%18160,93818
17Hyundai Verna17,0817%20162,36917
18Buick Excelle XT/GT16,9873%15175,91012
19VW Tiguan16,772-6%17168,04415
20Toyota Camry15,530150%21142,95221
21Hyundai Elantra Langdong14,535-20%8173,70613
22Audi A6L14,14319%27128,34524
23Nissan Qashqai13,982480%2897,29437
24Hyundai ix3513,75210%23127,52626
25Nissan Tiida13,281157%19103,76733
26Honda Crider12,522new2652,24077
27Toyota Corolla12,412161%24128,12125
28VW Polo12,332-25%25135,59523
29Hyundai Elantra Yuedong12,049-34%29145,47620
30Kia K311,846119%34112,12729
31Nissan Teana11,837514%3682,27547
32Kia K211,753-5%33117,02328
33Great Wall Haval M411,56748%31104,22232
34Venucia R50/D5011,403244%5679,32253
35Toyota Corolla EX11,314193%30122,54927
36Toyota RAV411,259530%3780,76250
37Roewe 35011,08836%3984,99444
38Skoda Octavia10,495-19%32102,95634
39Great Wall Voleex C3010,2572%48108,61530
40BYD F3 Surui10,25520%35101,27535
41ChangAn Honor10,139n/a4970,82861
42BYD S610,13633%4272,41458
43Honda Accord10,00291%3883,03245
44Dongfeng Future10,00137%4492,74139
45Audi A4L9,71314%41100,63736
46Ford Kuga9,604new4075,56754
47VW Golf9,370-30%7881,24448
48FAW Xiali N3/N5/N79,272-12%5980,67651
49Audi Q59,2402%5085,23743
50BYD L39,02733%6280,96549
51Chevrolet Malibu8,81412%5482,64946
52Beijing E-Series8,807283%8139,578105
54BMW 5-Series L8,5922%57104,66431
55Citroen C-Quatre8,464-29%5886,89542
56Nissan Sunny8,32364%4791,39540
57Buick Regal8,1826%16171,23359
58Toyota Highlander8,158105%6074,74256
59Hyundai Sonata8,1526%4387,98541
60ChangAn CS357,973new6160,09469
61Honda City7,95150%6980,09652
62ChangAn Eado7,80631%5370,46962
63Ford Mondeo7,805new5120,636162
64Buick LaCrosse7,78419%4674,99455
65Kia Sportage R7,7740%6570,94560
66Buick GL87,59140%7061,54267
67Honda Jade7,479new7913,636188
68Peugeot 3087,42815%6769,49763
69Chery QQ7,354-40%7197,19038
70Great Wall Voleex C507,11948%7752,97275
71Suzuki Beidouxing7,01520%8756,65472
72Dongfeng Joyear7,0076%8053,88474
73Chery E36,790new1359,946199
74Toyota Reiz6,590492%7249,18783
75Brilliance H3306,589new9015,757176
76Haima M36,571new8530,305130
77VW Santana Vista6,56515%11856,96671
78Honda Civic6,499181%8250,61781
79Ford Ecosport6,484new6444,50792
80Gleagle GX76,27337%10539,859104
81Citroen C4L6,141new7641,419100
82GAC Trumpchi GS56,03369%9250,68480
83Nissan Livina5,966206%4551,26579
84ChangAn Yuexiang V35,95619%6662,37066
85Gleagle GC75,846214%10625,268150
86Hyundai Santa Fe5,749new6859,80570
87Buick Encore5,740new8946,91389
88Dongfeng Fengguang5,738new10218,008169
89Chery Fulwin 25,682-42%11461,41068
90Zotye Z3005,56918%10145,10291
91Ford Fiesta5,32560%8337,015108
92Citroen C-Elysée5,28518%12254,34273
93Skoda Rapid5,259new11624,465153
94FAW Besturn X805,198new7529,733134
95BYD F35,124-38%5569,48064
96FAW Besturn B505,06215%11147,65088
97Lifan X605,04543%7447,80787
98Audi Q35,041new9433,287117
99Peugeot 30085,030new10441,62099
100Baojun 6305,010-24%7351,27178
101Hyundai Tucson5,00721%9842,74397
102Soueast V3 Lingyue4,98164%12341,129101
103Chery Tiggo4,976-33%9167,48965
104Peugeot 4084,762-11%9547,93385
105Shanghai Englon SC74,70714%9739,902102
106JAC Refine4,594-10%10943,01296
107Kia K54,523-10%10045,99690
108Shanghai Englon King Kong4,48112%14532,905119
109Mazda CX-54,411new13111,514193
110Lianhua L34,380112%8431,598123
111ChangAn Benben Mini4,350-7%10843,81994
112Dongfeng Fengshan H30/S304,333-14%12639,892103
113Great Wall Haval H54,290-30%10352,79376
114ChangAn Yuexiang V54,239-11%10742,42098
115Kia Sportage4,127-3%11236,680109
116Mitsubishi ASX4,106new9926,929144
117ChangAn CX204,08060%13726,335148
118FAW Daihatsu Xenia S80/M804,072-13%13932,731120
119BMW 3-Series L4,0125%8650,48482
120Mercedes E-Klasse L3,99915%8828,874136
121Gleagle Freedom Ship3,898-35%14830,618128
122Haima 7 Knight3,89010%11334,056114
123Lianhua L53,849101%13222,946155
124Chery Arrizo 73,809new1177,809216
125Chevrolet Captiva3,683new12431,288124
126Suzuki Alto3,650-21%9647,84786
127Brilliance V53,64514%12837,868106
128Skoda Superb3,586-37%14933,367116
129Lifan 6203,505-30%18130,256131
130Fiat Viaggio3,353new5235,142112
131Zotye T200 (5008)3,2952%13826,392147
132Mercedes GLK3,264-21%13031,608122
133Citroen C53,262-7%12530,817127
134MG 33,22719%12136,501110
135Mercedes C-Klasse3,224-15%11030,346129
136Honda Crosstour3,22082%12037,130107
137Brilliance H2303,205-36%11548,45884
138Baojun Yuechi (Spark)2,996-32%12925,924149
139Shanghai Englon SC62,994187%15819,188165
140VW CC2,910-8%13335,546111
141Lifan 3202,8922%15623,237154
142Suzuki Swift2,878157%15524,700152
143Peugeot 2072,848-21%13628,363139
144JAC Heyue A302,800new –2,800258
145JAC Heyue2,754-55%16833,135118
146Hyundai Elantra2,7420%15329,124135
147Kia Forte Furuidi2,703-57%14228,428138
148BYD F02,685-22%9343,58695
149Honda Fit2,68171%11934,390113
150Dongfeng Fengshan A602,636137%15422,246159
151Dongfeng Shuai2,62975%14126,873145
152Beijing Weiwang M202,622new1954,366245
153Suzuki SX42,59540%13427,649142
154Gleagle Vision2,568-31%15130,827126
155ChangAn Ouliwei2,559new23216,207175
156Skoda Fabia2,549-53%16930,214132
157VW Touran2,450-9%12733,627115
158JAC Heyue RS2,427-23%15727,764141
159Toyota Crown2,366189%14317,784170
160Cadillac XTS2,292new17314,683182
161JAC Refine S52,288new16727,625143
162Honda Odyssey2,265250%17120,698161
163Chery X12,26091%1927,619218
164Peugeot 5082,198-18%16322,472158
165Haima Family2,171-57%18928,343140
166Mazda3 Xingcheng2,090105%14426,702146
167JMC Yusheng2,070684%18210,259198
168Chevrolet Aveo2,060-50%16032,576121
169GAC Trumpchi GA32,002new1795,281234
170Changfeng Kingbox DUV1,93156%14019,266164
171Jinbei Granse1,907113%16514,183187
172Gleagle Panda/GX21,894-38%18029,831133
173Toyota Prado1,812173%17214,796181
174Soueast V5 Lingzhi1,765-65%15925,169151
175Luxgen 5 Sedan1,680new1665,626231
176BMW X11,67719%14718,442167
177Haima 2 Cupid1,669-25%18617,661171
178Landwind X5/X6/X8/X91,66868%16417,576172
179Kia Cerato1,647-42%15021,443160
180Suzuki Lingyang1,642-36%17520,467163
181Mazda6 Ruiwing1,588258%18514,382184
182Roewe 5501,586-42%16218,504166
183Toyota E’Z Yizhi1,544664%17714,808180
184Nissan X-Trail1,544253%18411,348194
185Chery E51,487-72%15243,97193
186BYD Sirui1,470new1998,803206
187Nissan NV2001,46915%18314,283186
188JAC Tongyue1,463-54%21018,395168
189MG 61,449-29%17014,353185
190FAW Weizhi V51,444-59%17622,631157
191Honda Elysion1,386303%2028,386210
192BYD G61,342-71%19322,920156
193Brilliance H5301,30815%20312,953191
194JAC Yueyue1,276-26%22413,382189
195Chevrolet Epica1,254521%19415,101179
196Luxgen 7 SUV1,227-60%17416,582174
197Shanghai Englon SX71,163new2007,809217
198Ford Mondeo Classic1,132-83%19631,112125
200Hawtai Santa Fe1,065-43%19015,280177
201Lifan 7201,058new2115,214235
202Beijing Senova D1,057new2015,626232
203FAW Besturn B901,050new2666,914224
204Mitsubishi Lancer EX1,02771%1989,795200
205GAC Trumpchi GA51,014new2445,806229
206Huanghai Aurora985-17%2139,544201
207Hyundai Sonata MoInca9717%18811,528192
208Gonow MPV960new –960285
209Peugeot 307954-68%19714,653183
210Soueast V6 Lingshi926new2177,308219
211Kia Soul90314%2088,235213
212ChangAn Raeton896new2295,080238
213Toyota Vios891330%3082,804257
214Zotye Z100891new2421,369272
215Chery A3880-21%1878,373211
216Great Wall Haval M286927%2058,362212
217Citroen C2865-39%2069,196203
218Roewe W58452%2079,036204
219Ciimo Si Ming78011%21510,794195
220Lifan 530770new1912,320264
221BYD M67621488%2215,121237
222Jonway A380760new2196,333227
223Emgrand EC8755-6%2498,062214
224Zhongxing Landmark74261%2045,750230
225Suzuki Liana734222%2366,949222
226MG 5733-23%2186,906225
227Chery Cowin 3720-52%2412,042267
228Great Wall Voleex C20R70993%2128,477209
229Shanghai Englon SC3609-44%2379,359202
230Lifan 630602new2251,256275
231Foton MP-X590111%2285,160236
232Hawtai (Baolige) B35581-38%2308,678207
233Gonow Aoosed GX5576237%2532,994255
234Great Wall Voleex V80575-15%2266,569226
235Mercedes Vito57258%2404,280246
237Karry Youya530400%2335,437233
238Zotye Z200513-12%2434,386244
239FAW Oley501401%2143,995250
240Gonow Saboo G3/Aoosed G548071%2272,498261
241Toyota Land Cruiser 20047371%2384,215247
242Honda Spirior4694590%2524,941239
243Volvo S80L426-28%2552,587260
244Haima Freema420-76%20910,305197
245BAW (Beijing) Jeep41252%2484,459243
246Yema F1240523%2344,605241
247Mitsubishi Lancer387198%2593,699252
248Linian S1386-25%25613,234190
249Nissan Paladin3815%2463,789251
250Changfeng CS7 Feiteng379268%290511303
251Nissan March373310%2231,928268
252Mitsubishi Pajero Sport347new –347312
253BYD G3337-65%2164,844240
254Mercedes Viano336-31%2453,122254
255Chery Cowin 2322-84%23516,600173
256Shanghai Englon SC5/Golden Eagle322-85%2516,938223
257Lifan 330309new2221,058281
258FAW Besturn B70304-75%2477,134221
259FAW Hongqi H7300new2671,363273
260Roewe 750287135%2601,701270
261Yema F1028218%2652,239265
262Hafei Saima26741% –778292
263Kia Rio240-40%2704,117249
264Lifan 520/520i239-95%2637,842215
265Haima Aishang (M11)216-33%2814,150248
266Hafei Lobo207141%2581,147278
267Roewe 950199-58%2643,420253
268Skoda Yeti180new –180318
269Suzuki Splash1626%275897288
270Brilliance H320158new2546,048228
271BJC Warrior15666%2721,409271
272Brilliance Junjie (BS4)129-64%2692,413262
273Chery A1120-70%1788,916205
274Mitsubishi Pajero117-76%2502,822256
275Ford S-Max113-14%2731,037282
276Hawtai Lusheng E70112new3031,018283
277Brilliance FSV93-97%23928,542137
278BYD e692-43%2741,096280
279Luxgen 7 MPV92new282836290
280BYD F3DM89-13%2831,005284
281Changhe Ideal88-50%2571,890269
282Dongfeng Yumsun8045%280658296
283FAW Weizhi V272-89%2612,050266
284Mitsubishi Zinger7229%286677295
286Nissan Murano656400%289309314
287Toyota Prius56-23%2852,329263
288Brilliance Zunchi (BS6)5622%284604299
289Dongfeng Oting54-17%276613298
290Chery Cowin 146-96%2687,152220
291MG 738280%298122322
292Changfeng CS63223%294447306
293Landwind Fashion32-27%292273315
294Tianqi Meiya Haishi30new271943286
295Zotye Multiplan25-93%305754293
296Mitsubishi Galant157%306163319
297Luxgen Master CEO14new297538301
298Riich G513-81%293522302
299JAC Rein12-98%2952,650259
300Foton MP-X Midi10-93%2881,268274
301Rely V59-93%2961,165277
302BAW (Beijing) 0078new287383309
303Riich G66-50%301269316
304Hawtai Terracan5-44%304371310
305Roewe E505new30299325
306Brilliance Junjie Cross4n/a262687294
307Riich G32-100%310781291
308JAC Binyue2-83% –634297
309Chery Eastar2-96%279498304
310Rely X52-87%299414307
311Yema F992-96% –83326
312Tianqi Meiya SUV2-71% –30331
313Toyota Yaris1-99%27810,641196
314Shanghai Englon TX41-80% –46328


Note: This ranking excludes imports.

This Post Has 12 Comments
  1. Salut max

    Source Changan PSA via Boursorama. Il faut attendre un peu pour avoir une source plus sûre.
    Il nous manque les importations pour avoir la montée en puissance de la gamme DS, mais PSA annonce vaguement plusieurs centaines par mois. Un retour statistique est probable sur novembre, décembre. Ils n’ouvriraient pas autant de succursales DS avec une base négligeable. Wait and see.

    Salut Bryan

    Il s’agit d’une stratégie à long terme pour le haut de gamme DS et de court terme pour l’entrée de gamme avec 301 sous une autre marque. La clientèle chinoise est très snob, PSA est contrainte de jouer sur deux marques bien distinctes.

  2. I don’t believe in the sucess of the Citroen DS line. Premium brands are all about image, and i don’t see any Chinese or Europeans buying a Citroen instead of a Audi, BMW or Cadillac despite of DS cars being very good. I hope i’m wrong because i love PSA but i think that PSA should concentrate more in the low cost cars instead of wasting money with the DS line.

  3. @Max
    Hello Max, don’t just pick out random numbers. You gotta tell the whole story. Here, let me do that for you:

    VW in China (Oct.13 compared to Oct.12 I believe that’s what the data tells us…)
    Lavida: +28%
    Jetta: +45%
    Bora: +5%
    Santana: +160%
    Magotan: +15%
    Santana Vista: +15%
    Audi A6L: +19%
    Audi A4L: +14%
    Audi Q5: +2%

    Yeti, Rapid and Audi Q3 are new to the market, but will probably be succesful.

    Greetings 🙂

  4. @Paul
    Absolutly, and look at this :
    VW :
    USA -18%
    UK -7%
    Australia -12%
    Belgium -17%
    France -4.4%
    Italie -12%
    And in China :
    VW Passat -30%
    VW Polo -25%
    VW Tiguan -6%
    VW Sagitar -6%
    Skoda Octavia -19%
    VW Golf -30%
    Skoda Superb -37%
    VW CC -8%
    Skoda Fabia -53%
    VW Touran -9%

  5. PSA s’en sort très bien avec ses joint ventures.

    en juillet les nouveaux modèles pesaient 4288 immatriculations pour la C4L et 3839 pour le 3008.
    en octobre 6141 et 5030.

    Donc 8127 en juillet et 11171 en octobre sur 2 nouveautés contre zéro l’année d’avant et la DS5 qui démarre en production avec 1000 commandes sur un mois devrait impacter les immatriculations de novembre et décembre.

    En fait cela marche très bien. l’urgence est de lancer la 301 et le 2008 quand on voit les cartons des SUV de Nissan, l’opportunité de relais de croissance est énorme.

  6. @Bryan
    Hi Bryan, what are you talking about ? PSA is in progress over septembre, and apparently you forget 2 new models : C4L, 3008. The 301 should be on the market soon.
    Varin expect 560.000 cars this year (about +30%/2012), and it is still on track.

  7. Among the PSA models only the C-Elysee and the 308 are up this month but below the 20% year-on-year rate of the total market what it means that both of them lose market share. PSA should make a big restructuration and throw out Philippe Varin because in my opinion he is a terrible CEO for PSA.

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