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According to data published by LMC Automotive, 319.089 new light commercials found a buyer in China in May, adding up to 1.632.250 year-to-date. The Foton Light Truck outsells all Wuling models to take the lead of the ranking both this month with 23.064 deliveries (-1%) and year-to-date at 116.288 units. It distances no less than four Wuling: the Sunshine (-39%), Mini Truck (+14%), Hongguang V (new) and Rongguang (-41%).
|Model||Cat||May sales||vs. Apr 2015||vs. May 2014|
|Wuling Mini Truck||Mini PU||18,067||2%||14%|
|Wuling Hongguang V||Micro||18,018||-29%||new|
Where are all the Wuling buyers going?
The evolution of each Wuling commercial confirms the trend we described last month: Chinese buyers are abandoning traditional low-end microvans to migrate towards mini pickups and larger microvans such as the Hongguang V. However, the May picture is particularly gloomy and indicates that the honeymoon period is over for both the Journey (-13% on April) and Hongguang V (-29%). On top of it, the Wuling Hongguang, traditionally evolving at stratospheric heights, takes the hardest year-on-year hit of its 4 year-career at -31% this month. With no other brand or model benefitting from this trend, this may mean Chinese buyers could have run out of commercials to purchase for now…
Previous month: China LCV April 2015: Wuling Hongguang V takes control
One year ago: China May 2014 – Now updated with Top 10 LCV
Full May 2015 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.
China May 2015 – LCV:
|1||Foton Light Truck||23,064||-1%||2||116,288||1||4|
|3||Wuling Mini Truck||18,067||14%||4||82,403||6||5|
|4||Wuling Hongguang V||18,018||new||1||103,539||3||–|
|6||Chana Mini Bus||16,523||-40%||7||91,545||4||3|
|7||JAC Light Truck||14,173||39%||6||75,790||7||n/a|
|8||JMC Light Truck||11,081||n/a||8||56,309||8||7|
|9||Jinbei Light Truck||8,823||n/a||9||49,200||9||6|
|10||Lifan Light Truck||8,316||n/a||n/a||28,317||n/a||n/a|
Source: LMC Automotive, many thanks to Scarlett for sharing the data.