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China June 2014: Audi breaks record in market up 11%

Audi Q3 China June 2014. Picture courtesy of auto.qq.comThe Audi Q3 is up 63% year-on-year in June in China.

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 318 models and Top 64 brands! Click on title to see *

According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, light vehicle sales in China are up a sturdy 11% year-on-year both in June to 1.564 million units and year-to-date at 9.634 million units. This figure does not include commercial vehicles and imports and based on annual sales trends in previous years this means the light vehicle market will reach 20 million units in 2014, an all-time high, while the overall market should settle around 24-25 million vehicles, here again an all-time record, and by far.

Mazda6 Atenza China June 2014. Picture courtesy of the Mazda 6 Atenza (pictured) and 3 Axela improve vastly on their first month of sales in June.

The June performance is mainly due to the exceptional health of the MPV (+50%) and SUV segments (+35%) while sedan sales are up a more modest 5%. Sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, aided by government subsidies, surged 220 percent in the first 6 months of the year 20,477 units, including 11,777 EVs and 8,700 plug-in hybrids. Brand-wise, and once again this doesn’t include commercial vehicles or imports, Volkswagen leads the way with nearly 220,000 sales way above Hyundai (86,668), Nissan (79,722), Buick (71,060), Toyota (70,460) and Honda (69,023) with Nissan now #4 year-to-date above Toyota. Including imports, Audi lodges its very first month above 50,000 sales in China at a record-breaking 50,756 units.

Chery Tiggo 3 China June 2014. Picture courtesy of Chery Tiggo 3 is above 10,000 sales this month.

In the models ranking, below the Wuling Hongguang in pole position and up a splendid 76% year-on-year to 51,198 units, the Ford Focus overtakes the VW Lavida for the first time since last December at 33,614 sales (+7%) vs. 32,462 (+27%) now that the Gran Lavida is panting a little. The Lavida still has a 60,000+ sales advantage over the Focus year-to-date though. The rest of the Top 6 (all Volkswagens!) show remarkable stability: identical to both May and year-to-date with the Santana up a huge 90% to #4, the Sagitar up 9% to #5 and the Jetta up 56% to #6. The Haval H6 is back up one spot on May and up 73% on June 2013 to 7th place while the Chevrolet Cruze reappears in the Top 10 at #10.

BYD F3 China June 2014. Picture courtesy of to its facelift, the BYD F3 is back in business: #4 Chinese model this month.

Beyond the Top 10, the Hyundai Verna crosses the 20,000 monthly sales milestone for only the third time ever after January 2013 and 2014 in 11th place at 20,537 units (+32%), the VW Tiguan is up a robust 23% at #12, the VW Golf up 123% to #19, Honda Crider up 392% to #20, ChangAn Eado up 121% to #26, BYD F3 up 83% to #27 and #4 Chinese and the Nissan X-Trail is up 1140% on the previous generation to crack the Chinese Top 30 for the very first time at #30. Notice also the Venucia R/D50 up 55% to #31, the Citroen C-Elysée up 50% to #33 and Chery Tiggo (now Tiggo 3) up 25 spots on May and 71% year-on-year to #41.

Beijing Auto Weiwang M20 China June 2014. Picture courtesy of Auto Weiwang M20

Illustrating the trend towards budget MPV triggered by the country-wide success of the Wuling Hongguang and studied in detail in a previous Strategy article, the Beijing Auto Weiwang M20, launched in August 2013, breaks into the Top 50 for the first time in June at #49 thanks to sales up 32% on last month to an all-time high 8,700 units. Now that the new generation is available, the Honda Fit shoots up 99 spots on May to #56 while the Chery Tiggo 5 is up 3 to #58 and a record 7,976 sales. Note there are no all-new models popping up in the Chinese ranking this month which had never happened in the past year BSCB has focused on new launches in this market…

Luxgen 6 SUV China June 2014. Picture courtesy of chexun.comThe Luxgen 6 SUV is testing new grounds for the brand in China.

…But it’s around the #100 spot that things get a little agitated and very interesting. The Peugeot 2008 breaks into the Top 100 for its third month in market with sales up 9% to 4,937 at #98, the Mazda3 Axela does the same, up 29 ranks and 42% on last month to #100 and 4,735 units for only its 2nd appearance in the ranking, the Haima S5 is up 28 spots and 40% to #107, the Mazda6 Atenza up 54 ranks and 135% to #115, the ChangAn CS75 up 49 spots and 119% to #118, Audi A3 up 48% to #125 and the Luxgen 6 SUV up a massive 327% and 92 ranks on May to #130 and 3,208 sales, new frontiers for any Luxgen model so far.

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Full June 2014 Top 64 brands and Top 318 models Ranking Tables below.

Note: Commercial vehicles and imports are not included in the brand sales totals and rankings.

China June 2014 – brands:

17Haval (Great Wall)29,21318171,7121820
23Beijing Auto (BAIC)23,0802397,8972536
28SAIC Roewe12,1522872,1263029
35Great Wall9,13231110,8412416
38SAIC MG5,0334030,2144039
47DS (Citroen)2,328459,7774864
49Zhongxing (ZX Auto)1,583524,2805557
57Chery Karry465583,2315858
60Qoros430572,46161 –
61Maxus3396237563 –
65FAW Hongqin/a –8536260

China June 2014 – models:

1Wuling Hongguang51,19876%1371,64911
2Ford Focus33,6147%3201,46433
3VW Lavida32,46227%2263,18422
4VW Santana27,02390%4161,957420
5VW Sagitar26,1409%5155,39356
6VW Jetta24,56856%6152,62167
7Haval H624,45373%8143,119912
8Nissan Sylphy24,13532%9145,21488
9Buick Excelle22,9312%7147,40474
10Chevrolet Cruze20,5993%12126,236139
11Hyundai Verna20,53732%16114,3271617
12VW Tiguan20,23923%13127,5491215
13Chevrolet Sail20,175-19%15124,533145
14Hyundai Elantra Langdong20,14212%14114,0851713
15VW Bora19,992-8%10123,2871510
16Buick Excelle XT/GT18,39427%17129,3071114
17VW Magotan17,381-5%18110,4491819
18Honda CR-V16,1960%2495,0221916
19VW Golf15,658123%2391,9882048
20Honda Crider15,292392%1981,7582458
21VW Passat15,007-19%11135,9541011
22Kia K314,91630%2282,2742229
23Audi A6L14,45420%2085,8752125
24Toyota Camry13,558-10%2181,9702321
25BMW 5-Series L13,01920%3071,3813035
26ChangAn Eado12,980121%2674,5532860
27BYD F312,20884%3147,2535464
28VW Polo12,173-8%5074,8002724
29Kia K211,907-3%2777,1832528
30Nissan X-Trail11,5961140%3537,51576194
31Venucia R50/D5011,53252%5557,7824145
32Hyundai Mistra11,122new3463,32235191
33Citroen C-Elysée10,92650%3761,0433871
34Ford Kuga10,90118%3366,2253353
35Nissan Teana10,759-13%3857,9444044
36Nissan Tiida10,613-17%4056,6874330
37Hyundai Elantra Yuedong10,517-25%2876,9672622
38Emgrand EC710,475-25%4564,5433418
39Skoda Octavia10,185-13%3254,4754638
40Audi A4L10,134-6%3660,7223936
41Chery Tiggo10,03471%6631,8479366
42Hyundai ix3510,009-20%2971,1673123
43Toyota RAV49,81232%2563,2733640
44Roewe 3509,705-5%4256,0924441
45Buick Regal9,56324%4651,3545263
46Dongfeng Future9,01220%3969,3973243
47Ford Mondeo8,969new4852,32048134
48Audi Q58,881-5%4454,7714547
49Beijing Weiwang M208,700new7037,59875200
50Toyota Corolla EX8,643-38%6043,1056226
51Chevrolet Malibu8,4733%4757,5024251
52ChangAn CS358,45741%4953,7124768
53Beijing Auto E-Series8,382139%5942,1306385
54Chana Honor8,3771%4373,8162959
55Peugeot 3088,24414%5244,2066165
56Honda Fit8,199112%15517,397141118
57Toyota Corolla8,126-39%26744,3485927
58Chery Tiggo 57,976new6140,83266249
59Audi Q37,95563%5141,27564128
60Honda Accord7,9385%6535,7458239
61Toyota Vios7,9271413%4162,99337160
62Buick Encore7,857117%7140,6786784
63BMW 3-Series L7,78439%5746,2865786
64Kia Sportage R7,74511%5447,2155562
65BYD S67,60424%6252,0794957
66Dongfeng Joyear7,568100%5349,0015374
67Geely King Kong7,245283%7234,63183114
68Ford Ecosport7,20127%6439,4037187
69GAC Trumpchi GS57,19027%6938,6367277
70Toyota Yaris L7,061new7439,83568280
71Nissan Sunny7,0123%8132,4309242
72Toyota Highlander6,886-25%5845,7175855
73Citroen C-Quatre6,868-12%6347,0165649
74Nissan Qashqai6,858-28%5651,8695033
75Skoda Rapid6,81170%7540,92465133
76Buick GL86,67211%6744,2676073
77Great Wall M46,496-43%7651,6155131
78BYD F3 Surui6,361-38%10339,5437034
79Lifan X606,34039%9528,64710591
80Honda Jade6,320new7931,27197161
81Mitsubishi ASX6,26089%8025,527114132
82Nissan Livina6,13411%10033,2108875
83Kia Forte Furuidi5,865181%8536,82678123
84ChangAn CX205,713383%9428,881103146
85ChangAn Yuexiang V35,662-21%7739,8356967
86Buick LaCrosse5,640-21%9937,4037761
87Peugeot 30085,60068%8333,6818699
88Honda Civic5,587-24%12629,38210180
89Geely GX75,50366%8628,76310497
90Citroen C4L5,37131%9034,3998490
91Hyundai Santa Fe5,3455%7837,7177469
92Suzuki Alto5,29222%9729,75510089
93Peugeot 3015,259new7336,69179253
94Ford Fiesta5,20214%10130,53798105
95Haima Family5,18221%11119,777130147
96Suzuki Beidouxing5,06030%8233,1828972
97Honda City5,013-47%10526,26211354
98Peugeot 20084,937new10711,111171 –
99Haval H54,760-10%9228,59310683
100Mazda3 Axela4,735new1298,078189 –
101Brilliance H3304,723new12126,680112165
102Dongfeng Fengshan H30/S304,66440%11526,869111103
103FAW Besturn B504,59533%8733,5668782
104Suzuki Swift4,58993%11419,547133155
105Peugeot 4084,524-1%9328,89310293
106JAC Refine4,4753%8931,2729694
107Haima S54,455new13510,634175 –
108ChangAn Benben Mini4,40247%12028,353107102
109Kia K54,394-10%10828,07410992
110BYD L34,368-46%14028,13310852
111Chevrolet Trax4,364new8811,503169 –
112FAW Besturn X804,317-5%9136,43980116
113Fiat Viaggio4,22930%11624,484117106
114VW CC4,0765%10623,979119117
115Mazda6 Atenza4,061new1695,792210 –
116Zotye T6004,048new10218,624135317
117Mercedes GLK3,91017%12320,855126120
118ChangAn CS753,844new1675,971206 –
119Dongfeng Fengguang3,836149%9631,73994151
120Chery E33,656new8438,29073157
121Mazda CX-53,583new11227,506110175
122Kia Sportage3,5543%12822,149122113
123Audi A33,475new1565,848208 –
125Suzuki S-Cross3,431new12524,365118285
126BMW X13,33048%11822,018123174
127Beijing Senova D503,284new1328,202188 –
128Hyundai Sonata3,260-60%11332,9069046
129Toyota Reiz3,210-11%12219,09113479
130Luxgen 6 SUV3,208new2223,959240 –
131Hyundai Elantra3,1954%12420,241129139
132Gonow Xinglang MPV3,188new13314,868153248
133ChangAn Ouliwei3,18546%13124,852116176
134Mercedes E-Klasse L3,12241%14220,534127130
135Chevrolet Captiva3,047-4%13019,557132126
136VW Touran3,044-13%14518,014137137
137Mercedes C-Klasse3,018-13%15019,606131124
138Chery QQ2,945-55%14631,3339537
139Skoda Superb2,913-4%14914,727155129
140MG 32,899-28%13617,631140110
141Citroen C52,8412%14317,080144121
142Lianhua L32,82721%13917,904138111
143JMC Yusheng2,740211%15315,526149196
144Cadillac XTS2,73264%15114,818154181
145Suzuki Liana2,720363%15212,303163225
146FAW Xiali N3/N5/N72,611-39%12730,4469950
147FAW Besturn B702,604460%1685,826209232
148Geely Vision2,57115%16112,292164136
149Soueast V3 Lingyue2,541-21%13715,87314598
150ChangAn Yuexiang V52,529-37%11723,050120100
151Haima M32,440-21%10432,46891112
152Peugeot 5082,43047%14714,002158164
153Lifan 6202,420-35%14111,078172122
154JAC Heyue2,36623%14414,956152127
155Dongfeng Fengshan A602,34339%16313,508159159
156Chevrolet Aveo2,337-5%16011,228170135
157Baojun Yuechi (Spark)2,2834%17915,628147150
158Geely (Shanghai Englon) SC72,168-23%18115,587148109
159Geely Panda2,154-49%11014,025157138
160BYD F02,152-51%10920,31812896
161Chery Arrizo 72,129new16415,417150199
162Haima S7 Knight2,092-53%17515,377151115
163Zotye Z1002,074new16511,861165259
164Lianhua L52,0711%15713,163160148
165Chery Fulwin 22,068-63%14817,67013970
166GAC Trumpchi GA32,065new17410,453176205
167Brilliance V52,057-49%17614,689156107
168Zotye Z3002,022-51%11925,06011588
169Landwind X5/X6/X8/X92,0039%13418,427136178
170Toyota Crown1,99227%1668,062190173
171Baojun 6301,985-50%6822,77312176
172Honda Crosstour1,970-56%15411,824166108
173Hawtai (Baolige) B351,970172%1995,995205220
174Skoda Rapid Spaceback1,910new1785,577212 –
175Fiat Ottimo1,874new1718,553187 –
176Lifan 7201,7631407%19412,565161227
177DS 5LS1,739new1724,888228 –
178Hawtai Santa Fe1,68218%2026,125203192
179Suzuki SX41,665-46%18010,810173145
180Nissan NV2001,6316%17310,022178188
181Beijing Auto B401,628new2064,923225 –
182Kia Cerato1,614-28%1909,814179169
183Zhongxing C3 Urban Ark1,583new1874,280237 –
184Hyundai Tucson1,577-66%15817,33314295
185Dongfeng Shuai1,558-47%15915,867146152
186Toyota E’Z Yizhi1,507-12%1848,778183190
187Geely Freedom Ship1,443-36%1979,799180125
188Ciimo Si Ming1,434-30%1828,591186203
189Skoda Yeti1,414new1709,521182262
190Toyota Prado1,349-15%2007,604192184
191Honda Odyssey1,349-46%2425,155219162
192Great Wall Voleex C301,319-82%13833,7888532
193JAC Refine S51,318-52%16217,279143154
194Skoda Fabia1,275-80%18511,809167142
195FAW Daihatsu Xenia S80/M801,246-45%19312,312162119
196Lifan 6301,235new2334,432235272
197Soueast V5 Lingzhi1,227-24%1839,545181140
198Changfeng Kingbox DUV1,164-52%1868,594185172
199Suzuki Lingyang1,133-19%2127,467194171
200Great Wall Voleex C501,129-73%18821,39312578
201MG 61,122-28%1987,180198182
202Roewe 5501,103-51%1927,033200170
203Chery Cowin 31,080new2107,143199268
204Ford Mondeo Classic1,075-71%1917,406195141
205BYD Qin1,055new2055,357218337
206Jinbei Granse1,016-44%2145,380216183
207ChangAn Raeton1,0110%2164,646229238
208MG 51,00928%2015,381215226
209Shanghai Englon TX49844178%326989287341
210Yema F1296875%1775,866207246
211Hyundai Sonata MoInca964-17%2764,905226197
212Honda Elysion911-13%2174,953223211
213Hawtai Lusheng E70851460%2472,943251282
214Lifan 530825new2215,385214255
215Brilliance H230806-81%2818,679184101
216Kia Soul782-24%2135,118220218
217Zotye E20780new2701,428277 –
218Mercedes Vito77966%2203,522246247
219JAC Heyue RS764-72%19610,798174149
220Gonow Saboo G3/Aoosed G5744new2244,129239270
221Chevrolet Epica705-60%2087,398196185
222FAW Weizhi V5696-72%2295,573213167
223Roewe W5692-26%2196,541202213
224Mitsubishi Lancer EX689-33%2253,769244209
225Nissan March6511659%2323,949241275
226Luxgen 7 SUV639-54%2095,605211180
227Brilliance H220638new2416,841201269
228Mitsubishi Pajero633314%2561,290283267
229Foton MP-X62818%2263,887242241
230Roewe 950619217%2741,657272265
231Chery Cowin 2617-53%2234,925224187
232BAW (Beijing) Jeep61449%2182,505259251
233DS 5589new2074,889227291
234Huanghai Aurora566-43%2305,044222208
235Lifan 330553new2364,510234263
236Jonway A380523-31%2373,058249231
237Luxgen 5 Sedan498258%2035,107221223
238Mitsubishi Pajero Sport493new2392,720256271
239Haima Aishang (M11)492339%2681,810271261
240FAW Besturn B90487-7%2492,246264230
241JAC Tongyue485-78%2404,543233177
242Brilliance H530478-70%2444,557232189
243Karry Youya465-27%2353,231248240
244Jiangnan Alto458-75%2047,267197168
245Volvo S80L4542571%2542,496260266
246BYD M6450-39%2273,027250243
247BYD G6439-79%2484,590230166
248Qoros 3430new2312,461261 –
249Jinbei S50417new –417304350
250Mitsubishi Lancer403-48%2521,584274254
251Mercedes Viano402-9%2581,976266264
252FAW Oley36349%2722,866254258
253Peugeot 307362-75%2383,541245193
254Zotye T200 (5008)361-87%2634,204238144
255Chery X1358-62%2532,357262201
256GAC Trumpchi GA5355-9%2152,258263235
257Brilliance FSV354-91%26510,348177156
258Maxus G10339new303375307 –
259Nissan Paladin321-13%2711,538276256
260Haima 2 Cupid316-87%2642,909252179
261Chery E5310-89%2287,699191104
262JAC Heyue A30289new2467,495193228
263Linian S1282-90%2593,409247198
264Lifan 320281-90%3071,402279158
265Brilliance Junjie (BS4)264-49%2511,222284274
266Beijing Senova D70259-74%2621,972267217
267BYD e6257182%2691,391280286
268Soueast V6 Lingshi251-69%2602,907253202
269Honda Spirior248-65%2572,641257242
271Ford S-Max22569%283603295290
272BYD Sirui210-86%2553,861243210
273Toyota Land Cruiser 200209-55%2611,981265252
274Brilliance Zunchi (BS6)204127%282392306304
275BAW (Beijing) Beiqi 2020 series184new284393305325
276Toyota Prius180253%275839289281
277Haima Freema177-84%2771,652273207
278BYD G3162-13%2801,814270239
279Yema F10152-16%296499299277
280FAW Weizhi V2150-25%2791,293282276
281Changfeng Leopaard132new297559296
282Changhe Ideal125257%327128321283
283Great Wall M2124-86%2661,960268221
284JAC Yueyue114-88%2452,721255195
286Great Wall Voleex C20R64-94% –1,549275222
287Luxgen 7 MPV64-71%286542297296
288Emgrand EC863-84%2731,025286216
289Rely X560-55%288146319318
290Mazda6 Ruiwing56-97%2436,069204186
291VW Santana Vista52-99%19521,98712481
292Mitsubishi Zinger42-45%294281310302
293Changfeng CS640-25%311197316312
294Foton MP-X Midi35-65%308373308289
295Roewe 75032-68%291794290273
296Dongfeng Oting28-40%300305309308
297Mitsubishi Galant19-30%31645332334
298Tianqi Meiya Haishi14-90%312100325299
299Chery A312-99%2891,426278224
300BAW (Beijing) 00711-52%298150318316
301Brilliance Junjie Cross10n/a278521298284
302Dongfeng Yumsun9-57%313145320303
303Nissan Murano7-46%306119323322
304Haima M86new310274312329
305Venucia Morning Wind5new29984328332
306Brilliance Junjie FRV3n/a285472301n/a
307MG 73-80% –22335333
308Buick Park Avenue350%3236342336
309Hawtai Terracan2-67%30575329321
310Luxgen Master CEO2-93%31920336314
311Cadillac SLS2-71%3259339346
312Peugeot 2071-100%21111,509168143
313Suzuki Splash1-99%290444303295
314Chery Eastar1-98%322167317310
315Hawtai B111-75%30139333342
316Roewe E5010%31713338319
317Citroen C21-100% –1350219
318Kia Optima1n/a –1351301


This Post Has 14 Comments
  1. Why Mazda ans Mitsubishi so weak in China ? And what’s happening with Volvo ?

    And will Volkswagen decrease ?

  2. @Pedro

    What? Be serious please.

    The new Citroën C-XR is also fantastic, it will be a huge success in China as well as the new FIAT 500X. PSA should launch the C-XR also in Europe.

  3. Pedro :

    Bryan :
    When will the new Peugeot 408 II Sedan be launched in China? This car is fantastic!

    Who cares about Peugeot !?

    People who cares about Peugeot are people who cares about real quality ans reliable cars .

    French quality

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