Thanks to Renato, Alexandra and IHS I can now share you the most popular brands of passenger cars in China for the Full Year 2013! A reminder that imports and LCVs are not included in these figures. Volkswagen is still by far the leader with sales up a splendid 17% to 2.4 million units, ahead of Hyundai up an even more impressive 20% on 2012 to break the one million annual unit mark for the first time at 1,030,808 sales. Toyota passes Nissan to become #3 with 857,749 units vs. 843,063 and Buick rounds up the Top 5 just above 800,000 sales. Honda, Chevrolet, Ford and Kia follow.
Five Chinese manufacturers make their way into the Top 15: BYD at #10 with 506,189 sales, ChangAn at #11 with just above half a million units, Wuling at #12, Chery at #13 and Great Wall at #15, with its new brand Haval debuting at #19 with 279,764 units (Great Wall+Haval would rank #9). Dongfeng ranks 16th and FAW 17th, so that’s 8 Chinese brands inside the Top 20. There are 6 more in the Top 30, 9 more in the Top 40 and 6 more in the Top 50 for a total of 44, 45 with Riich which disappeared this year… Note that all Geely brands (Emgrand, Englon and Gleagle) would add up to 549,393 sales and will make Geely the #1 Chinese brand at home once they are all merged into Geely this year.