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China LCV May 2015: Foton Light Truck outsells all Wuling models

Foton Forland China May 2015Foton Forland is the best-selling commercial in China in May.

* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title *

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%).

Wuling Hongguang V China May 2015Wuling Hongguang V

ModelCatMay salesvs. Apr 2015vs. May 2014
Wuling HongguangMPV34,508-35%-31%
Wuling SunshineMicro20,655-2%-39%
Wuling Mini TruckMini PU18,0672%14%
Wuling Hongguang VMicro18,018-29%new
Wuling RongguangMicro17,9663%-41%
Wuling JourneyMPV3,509-13%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.

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