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China January 2015: Market up 7% to 2.3m units, Haval H6 on podium

Ford Escort China January 2015Instant blockbuster: the Ford Escort soars to 18,810 sales for its 2nd month in market.

* UPDATED – See the Top 353 All-local models by clicking on the title *

Auto sales in China are up 10% year-on-year in January to 2 million units, boosted by SUV sales up 51% to 487.300 and MPV deliveries up 17% to 225.500 whereas sedans are down 2% to 1.2 million and microvans down 24% to 103.300. Bus sales are up 9% to 48.700 units and truck sales down 12% to 232.900, bringing the total Chinese vehicle market including buses and trucks up 7% on a year ago to 2.3 million units. This replicates the growth rate observed over the Full Year 2014 and is in line with 2015 forecasts.

Haval H6 China January 2015The Haval H6 is now getting closer to 40,000 monthly sales…

According to Automotive News China, local authorities in China have stepped up restrictions to limit deliveries of new vehicles as a growing number of cities join the fight to control smog and traffic congestion. After Shenzhen’s decision to cap the number of new vehicle registrations a year, Nanjing, Suzhou and Wuhan are rumored to be thinking of similar restrictions. In actual fact, Shenzhen’s decision was said to have helped drive volumes this month, apparently pulling forward demand.

Geely Vision China January 2015Geely Vision – Geely is back in positive territory at +76% in January.

In selected brand results, both market leaders shock by announcing year-on-year drops: the Volkswagen is down 1% and sales at General Motors and its joint ventures in China are down 2% to 339,781 units, with most of its brands recording declines: Chevrolet (-2%), Buick (-10%) and Cadillac (-11%) but SAIC-GM-Wuling is up 3%. Ford is very impressive at +19% to 112,599 vehicles, Geely is now definitely on the mend (+76% to 58,884), with nearly 60% of sales generated by two models the company launched recently: the redesigned EC7 at 24,549 units and the new gen Vision breaking the nameplate’s record at 12,108 sales.

Haval-H1-China-November-2014.-Picture-courtesy-of-auto.qq_.com_Haval H1 – Haval sales are up 69% year-on-year in January.

Great Wall saw its sales go up 27% to 69,626 units, propelled by SUV sales from its Haval brand surging 69% to 41,386 deliveries while its sedan sales plummeted 55% to 16,677 and pickup deliveries dropped 9% to 11,563. This is consistent with Great Wall’s strategy of refocusing on SUVs and scaling back production of sedans and pickups. The astoundingly successful H6 climbs on the overall podium for the very first time, smashing its monthly volume record for the 14th time in the past 19 months at 36,117 sales. Finally, both Audi and Mercedes-Benz are up 15% to 51,247 and 28,080 deliveries respectively. BMW is up by a lesser margin at +8% to 40,081 sales.

VW Golf China January 2015. Picture courtesy of bitauto.comThe VW Golf hits a record 26,078 sales in China this month.

In the models ranking, below the Wuling Hongguang majestic at 70,580 sales, Volkswagen manages to place 6 vehicles in the Top 10 despite being down YOY: the Lavida at #2 (-9%), Jetta at #4 (+28%), the Tiguan breaking its volume record at #5 with 35,912 sales (+36%), Sagitar at #6 (+16%), Passat at #9 (+8%) and Santana at #10 (+2%). Let’s also salute the VW Golf surging to #14 with 26,078 sales, both records for the nameplate, and the VW Magotan up to #16 and a best-ever 25,2568 units. The Ford Focus is down a harsh 17% on January 2014 to #7, impacted by the rise of the Ford Escort – an instant blockbuster at no less than 18,810 units at #28 for its first full month of sales. Meanwhile the Baojun 730, the most successful new launch in Chinese history, clocks a third consecutive month above 30,000 monthly deliveries at #8.

ChangAn Eado China January 2015. Picture courtesy auto.sohu.comThe ChangAn Eado surges to an all-time high 22,964 deliveries.

As described above in the brands lowdown, Chinese nameplates are back in force this month, numbering 6 in the Top 20, a figure we haven’t seen in years. The Chana Honor at #18 and 23,238 units, ChangAn Eado at #19 and 22,964 deliveries and the Dongfeng Joyear at #20 and 22,640 sales all break volume records, as does the ChangAn CS35 back up to a spectacular 23rd place and 22,155 units, the JAC Refine S3 at #27 and 20,190 sales, the Dongfeng Fengguang 330/360 at #29 and 17,841 deliveries, Beijing Auto Huansu S3 at #32 and 16,414 units, ChangAn CS75 at #34 and 15,739 and the Haval H2 at #36 and 15,207. That’s a lot of records! But wait there’s more, among foreigners this time: the Hyundai Elantra Langdong at 27,850, BMW 5 Series L at 16,686, Hyundai Mistra at 14,097 and Peugeot 308 at 12,642. And that’s just for the Top 50…

Previous post: China Full Year 2014: Growth cools to 7% to record 23.5 million units

Previous month: China December 2014: Chevrolet Cruze shoots up to 2nd place

One year ago: China January 2014: Wuling Hongguang and VW Lavida break records

Full January 2015 Top 353 All-local models below.

China January 2015 – models:

Note: This ranking excludes imports and LCVs.

PosModelJan-15/14Dec
1Wuling Hongguang70,580-13%1
2VW Lavida55,973-9%9
3Haval H636,11747%6
4VW Jetta35,13428%15
5VW Tiguan32,91236%32
6VW Sagitar31,05416%31
7Ford Focus30,262-17%4
8Baojun 73030,016new5
9VW Passat29,2048%69
10VW Santana28,4072%17
11Hyundai Elantra Langdong27,85020%12
12Hyundai Verna26,5156%18
13Chevrolet Cruze26,20016%2
14VW Golf26,07876%38
15Nissan Sylphy25,3721%3
16VW Magotan25,26814%47
17Geely Emgrand EC724,549118%14
18Chana Honor23,23846%102
19ChangAn Eado22,96467%60
20Dongfeng Joyear22,640119%50
21Buick Excelle22,454-16%11
22Chevrolet Sail22,196-12%10
23ChangAn CS3522,155110%111
24VW Bora21,8164%28
25VW Polo21,014-15%57
26Buick Excelle XT/GT20,867-39%16
27JAC Refine S320,190new22
28Ford Escort18,810new156
29Dongfeng Fengguang 330/36017,841100%36
30Kia K316,77812%20
31BMW 5-Series L16,68636%59
32Beijing Auto Huansu S316,414new35
33Toyota Corolla15,89790%8
34ChangAn CS7515,739new103
35Skoda Octavia15,23849%24
36Haval H215,207new44
37Audi A6L15,156-21%33
38Kia K215,08710%26
39BYD F314,304270%27
40Hyundai Mistra14,09720%40
41Toyota Camry13,5525%54
42Peugeot 30812,64243%97
43Dongfeng Future12,365-19%55
44Geely Vision12,108724%72
45Ford Kuga12,0100%41
46Audi A4L11,98838%39
47Buick Regal11,89333%52
48Buick LaCrosse11,67228%71
49Nissan X-Trail11,4301279%37
50Chevrolet Malibu11,325-24%23
51Honda CR-V11,211-41%19
52Zotye T60010,724553%56
53Ford Mondeo10,69714%61
54Venucia R50/D5010,426-10%63
55Hyundai ix3510,171-30%21
56Beijing Weiwang M2010,01741%92
57Chery Tiggo 39,489105%25
58Honda Vezel9,461new45
59Buick Envision9,325new64
60Hyundai ix259,173new82
61Nissan Sunny9,158122%75
62Mazda3 Axela9,150new118
63Toyota Levin9,145new53
64ChangAn Yuexiang V59,14083%122
65Hyundai Elantra Yuedong9,113-48%62
66Nissan Teana8,91216%48
67BMW 3-Series L8,6255%89
68ChangAn Yuexiang V38,566-4%128
69Citroen C-Elysée8,466-16%43
70Peugeot 4088,39651%80
71Citroen C-Quatre8,390-16%79
72Geely King Kong8,15644%51
73FAW Besturn X808,1156%83
74Dongfeng Fengshan AX78,073new145
75Peugeot 20088,010new124
76Audi Q57,996-11%74
77Buick GL87,786-35%119
78Geely GX77,675256%127
79Luxgen 6 SUV7,647new154
80Haval H17,542new99
81Peugeot 3017,48736%117
82Honda Crider7,473-55%13
83Roewe 3507,405-27%46
84Honda Fit7,380323%29
85Toyota Yaris L7,2954%100
86Toyota Vios7,279-33%34
87FAW Besturn B507,210-8%77
88ChangAn Benben7,13422%143
89Audi Q37,100-12%67
90ChangAn Ouliwei7,04517%132
91Kia Sportage R7,031-20%66
92Ford Ecosport7,00018%81
93Chery 26,966103%58
94Beijing Senova D506,897new85
95Kia K46,831new84
96Skoda Rapid6,804-17%108
97Haima Family6,803267%76
98Mercedes E-Klasse L6,80237%153
99Haima S56,623new107
100Buick Encore6,513-28%95
101Lifan X606,35251%110
102Mercedes GLK6,199109%120
103Honda XR-V6,149new267
104Chery Tiggo 56,072-8%42
105Mercedes C-Klasse6,02159%112
106Soueast V3 Lingyue5,777207%148
107Mitsubishi ASX5,76280%96
108VW Lamando5,760new360
109Great Wall M45,675-51%121
110ChangAn CX205,6153%192
111Mazda CX-55,330-9%139
112Peugeot 30085,288-19%106
113Honda Accord5,20513%7
114BYD S75,159new116
115BYD S65,158-50%104
116Suzuki Beidouxing5,145-32%65
117GAC Trumpchi GA3S5,110new73
118Audi A35,088new113
119JAC Refine4,986-12%159
120Nissan Qashqai4,934-52%94
121BYD F3 Surui4,855-51%86
122VW CC4,85346%147
123Beijing Auto Huansu S24,845new105
124Chevrolet Trax4,766new109
125Brilliance H3304,763-30%141
126Suzuki S-Cross4,7496%160
127Great Wall Voleex C304,609-52%151
128Nissan Tiida4,518-49%93
129FAW Xiali N3/N5/N74,511-41%166
130BYD G54,497new135
131BMW X14,48126%144
132Citroen C4L4,456-42%133
133GAC Trumpchi GS54,440-36%68
134VW Touran4,213-11%190
135Chery QQ4,192-43%90
136BYD L34,185-33%126
137Chery E34,159-61%88
138FAW Junpai D604,154new197
139Haima M34,074-58%171
140Brilliance V54,01647%162
141Chery Arrizo 33,944new155
142Lianhua L33,81528%138
143Suzuki Alto3,756-17%140
144Kia Forte Furuidi3,716-53%130
145Beijing Senova D203,635new136
146Ford Fiesta3,536-28%134
147Honda Jade3,436-16%91
148Suzuki Liana3,38272%123
149Zotye Z5003,309new179
150Suzuki Alivio3,232new249
151Dongfeng Fengshan A303,216new169
152Suzuki Swift3,21522%164
153Zotye Z3003,190-46%158
154Geely Panda3,178108%168
155Toyota RAV43,132-72%30
156Lianhua L53,12437%161
157Gonow Xinglang MPV3,10041%149
158Mazda6 Atenza3,080new163
159Haval H93,066new178
160Citroen C3-XR3,010new228
161FAW Besturn B702,954n/a184
162Nissan Livina2,929-54%129
163Kia K52,868-47%137
164Great Wall Voleex C502,856-56%177
165Fiat Viaggio2,817-37%114
166Citroen C52,757-34%174
167Volvo XC602,709new165
168Mazda62,567-75%115
169Toyota Corolla EX2,563-59%87
170Hyundai Sonata 82,471-69%131
171Peugeot 5082,407-4%261
172Haval H52,353-49%193
173Hawtai Shengdafei2,351new218
174Lifan 6202,312116%204
175Honda Odyssey2,28891%70
176JMC Yusheng2,249-19%195
177Landwind X5/X6/X8/X92,221-45%170
178Lifan X502,181new212
179Changhe Freedom M502,136new
180Dongfeng Fengshan A602,083-42%200
181Honda Civic2,053-63%101
182Lifan 7202,052-56%215
183JAC Heyue2,035-42%203
184Wuling Journey2,006new234
185Volvo S60L2,004new201
186Soueast V5 Lingzhi1,993-19%186
187Haima S7 Knight1,948-43%191
188Kia Sportage1,928-59%172
189BYD Qin1,911184%213
190Lifan 6301,86939%217
191Venucia R301,860new196
192Skoda Fabia1,846-34%232
193Zhongxing C3 Urban Ark1,839217%
194MG GT1,814new207
195Cadillac ATS-L1,808new188
196Skoda Rapid Spaceback1,804new210
197Baojun 6301,799-63%157
198Suzuki SX41,774-30%222
199Skoda Superb1,74617%198
200Dongfeng Fengshan H30/S301,645-74%202
201JAC Refine S51,633-67%290
202Toyota Highlander1,574-81%78
203Hawtai Santa Fe1,559161%181
204Chevrolet Captiva1,539-56%208
205Chevrolet Aveo1,537-5%175
206BYD F01,528-1%176
207Kia Cerato1,513-46%224
208Hawtai Lusheng E701,510405%183
209Toyota E’Z Yizhi1,458-25%227
210Karry K501,445new
211DS 61,426new167
212Geely SC71,419-68%216
213Baojun Yuechi (Spark)1,401-66%214
214Honda City1,371-67%98
215Hyundai Elantra1,334-32%223
216Zotye Z1001,282-52%185
217Lifan 3301,25115%238
218Roewe 5501,245-10%194
219Geely Freedom Ship1,244-34%240
220Nissan NV2001,24010%219
221GAC Trumpchi GA61,232new327
222Honda Spirior1,22467%199
223Jinbei Granse1,16416%206
224Lifan 5301,10239%241
225Infiniti Q50L1,088new225
226Hyundai Sonata MoInca1,035-16%274
227Dongfeng Shuai1,028-63%211
228Beijing Auto E-Series1,025-88%125
229Maxus G101,000new256
230Hyundai Santa Fe993-87%49
231JAC Heyue A30934-68%310
232FAW Daihatsu Xenia S80/M80924-65%266
233Suzuki Lingyang919-50%233
234Cadillac XTS917-61%146
235Ford Mondeo Classic910-30%263
236Hawtai (Baolige) B3590194%189
237ChangAn Raeton8983%250
238Mazda3 Xingcheng861-67%279
239FAW Weizhi V5843-28%236
240Changfeng Kingbox DUV80120%142
241Luxgen 7 SUV796-37%253
242Skoda Yeti757-63%246
243Fiat Ottimo737391%180
244Foton MP-X71016%280
245Jonway A380698-1%244
246BAW (Beijing) Jeep6841387%205
247Jiangnan Alto662-45%209
248Gonow Saboo G3/Aoosed G5655105%229
249Mitsubishi Lancer EX638142%258
250Linian S1638100%296
251Huanghai Aurora604-48%272
252MG 3603-77%187
253Yema T70600new344
254Honda Crosstour599-74%150
255Hyundai Tucson567-87%252
256Toyota Reiz559-80%152
257Roewe W5551-73%247
258Geely Emgrand EC851691%278
259Qoros 3494new245
260Luxgen 5 Sedan489-50%283
261Chery Cowin 2482-52%265
262Chery Cowin 3480-12%269
263Beijing Senova D7046852%330
264Yema F12455-46%293
265Zotye T200 (5008)445-80%271
266JAC Yueyue445-12%288
267Honda Elysion442-62%273
268BYD e6423236%231
269Zotye E20408new220
270Haima Prince398new254
271Brilliance H530397-61%239
272Brilliance H230386-87%251
273Yema F16381new260
274Kia Soul377-66%277
275Venucia T70361new
276FAW Weizhi V2359-39%340
277Chery eQ355new281
278Mitsubishi Lancer350386%287
279FAW Oley322-53%282
280Peugeot 307322-65%336
281BAW (Beijing) B40307-49%308
282Chery Arrizo 7300-93%182
283Toyota Prado298-72%257
284Brilliance H220269-80%237
285Karry Youya267-57%298
286Mitsubishi Pajero Sport244-65%255
287Haima 2 Cupid242-69%306
288GAC Trumpchi GA5239-36%309
289MG 6235-83%230
290Volvo S80L216-58%304
291Qoros 3 SUV209new314
292BYD M6197-65%264
293Nissan March189-79%259
294JAC Tongyue187-87%221
295FAW Besturn B90181-40%284
296DS 5LS181new292
297Chery X51801700%303
298Venucia Morning Wind172new305
299Chery E5159-94%226
300Mazda8153-75%315
301Nissan Paladin145-34%299
302Ciimo Si Ming144-92%242
303JAC Heyue RS139-96%301
304Geely TX4132new275
305BAW (Beijing) 0071306400%324
306Hawtai B11123new348
307Haima M8119-8%323
308Beijing Auto Weiwang 007116new
309Mercedes Vito109-72%262
310DS 5107-89%243
311Mazda CX-7105new297
312Toyota Crown103-86%248
313Roewe 95099-52%312
314Brilliance FSV82-90%268
315BYD G674-93%320
316Brilliance Zunchi (BS6)72200%294
317Chery X170-91%286
318Great Wall M266-87%321
319Haima Freema63-87%322
320Soueast V6 Lingshi60-90%295
321Luxgen 7 MPV59-2%333
322Brilliance Junjie (BS4)58-50%326
323Volvo XC Classic57new325
324BYD Sirui44-97%329
325Nissan Murano4319%353
326Changfeng Leopaard42new307
327Great Wall Voleex C20R39-90%335
328BAW (Beijing) Warrior33n/a300
329Toyota Prius31-81%331
330Mercedes Viano29-85%289
331MG 529-97%285
332Foton MP-X Midi28-75%337
333Landwind Fashion27-71%345
334Toyota Land Cruiser 20026-94%318
335Denza EV23new317
336Roewe 75017-96%316
337BAW (Beijing) Luba16433%341
338Mazda216-94%342
339Hawtai Terracan14600%347
340Mitsubishi Zinger9-84%339
341Luxgen Master CEO980%359
342Hafei Saima9n/a
343Hafei Lobo8167%
344Mitsubishi Galant6-40%346
345Roewe E50433%319
346Changfeng CS62-93%338
347Brilliance Junjie Cross2-99%291
348Brilliance Junjie FRV2-98%311
349Chery G62-60%352
350Hafei Saibao2n/a
351Dongfeng Oting1-98%351
352Kia Rio1-100%356
353Peugeot 2071-100%

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