* See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on the title *
Sales of new Light Commercial Vehicles are down a harsh 24% year-on-year in China to 256.721 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 26% or nearly 900.000 sales to 2.439.070 registrations according to LMC Automotive. The trend away from microvans and towards mini pickups gets more and more striking as 2015 clicks through: the Wuling Mini Trucks enjoys its third consecutive month as #1 LCV in China thanks to sales up 6% year-on-year to 23.021, and now ranks #3 year-to-date with 152.568 units (+12%), overtaking the Wuling Rongguang (-53%) and Hongguang V, down a worrying 38% on August and 71% on its all-time best of 30.003 sales last March.
Similarly, the Chana Mini Truck makes its very first appearance inside the LCV Top 10 this month at #10 with 7.479 sales. The only other nameplates officially gaining ground in the August Top 10 are also pickups: the Foton Light Truck is up 36% and the JAC Light Truck up 42%. Confirming the microbus is now a thing of the past in China, the Wuling Sunshine is down 18% at #2 and the Chana Minibus is down 27% to #7. For the first time on BSCB we can share with you a Top 20 LCV ranking, showing the Great Wall Pickup at #12 and the #1 foreigner the Ford Transit at #15, followed by the Isuzu N-Series at #18.
Previous month: China LCV July 2015: Wuling Mini Truck confirms leadership
Full August 2015 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.
China LCV August 2015 – models:
|1||Wuling Mini Truck||23,021||6%||1||152,568||12%||3||5|
|3||Foton Light Truck||17,581||36%||2||169,664||-9%||1||4|
|5||JAC Light Truck||12,245||42%||7||111,175||-11%||7||n/a|
|6||Jinbei Light Truck||12,004||n/a||8||86,057||n/a||8||6|
|7||Chana Mini Bus||11,291||-27%||5||125,959||-38%||6||3|
|8||Wuling Hongguang V||8,739||new||4||142,278||new||5||–|
|9||JMC Light Truck||8,123||n/a||n/a||79,928||n/a||9||7|
|10||Chana Mini Truck||7,479||n/a||n/a||58,409||n/a||12||n/a|
|11||Lifan Light Truck||7,270||n/a||9||49,683||n/a||15||n/a|
|12||Great Wall Pickup||6,407||n/a||n/a||64,758||n/a||10||n/a|
|13||Foton Mini Truck||6,062||n/a||10||61,301||n/a||11||n/a|
|14||Dongfeng Light Truck||5,617||n/a||n/a||53,552||n/a||14||n/a|
|16||Chana Light Truck||5,122||n/a||n/a||54,735||n/a||13||n/a|
|17||Dongfeng Mini Bus||4,997||n/a||n/a||44,915||n/a||17||9|
|19||Dongfeng Mini Truck||4,259||n/a||n/a||34,012||n/a||20||10|
|20||Lifan Mini Bus||3,973||n/a||n/a||36,847||n/a||19||n/a|