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China September 2015: First ever All light vehicle market data available

Wuling Hongguang S1 China September 2015. Picture courtesy is the 2nd best-selling brand in China. Picture

* See the Top 96 All-brands and Top 669 All-models Tables by clicking on the title *

Now that we have processed imported vehicle data for China, we are able to share with you for the very first time all-market data including Passenger Cars, LCVs and imports. You will not find this data anywhere else online. Brand-wise, the addition of LCV figures boost a handful of Chinese manufacturers up the ranking, while import data – less than 100.000 monthly units in a market totalling 1.75 million – slightly uplifts luxury carmakers. If Volkswagen sees its monthly score only marginally improved by the addition of 5.128 imports to 223.000, Wuling jumps to 2nd place overall thanks to 60.231 LCVs lifting its total to 115.950. Thanks to almost 30.000 Chana minivans and trucks added, ChangAn is up to #4 overall with 97.374 units, stopping just short off Buick (97.710).

Chana Taurus. Picture courtesy of Taurus. LCV sales boost Changan up to #4 overall. Picture

These two Chinese carmakers both outpace such foreign behemoths as Toyota, Hyundai, Honda, Nissan, Ford and Chevrolet, all the latter brands fining their way inside the Chinese Top 10. Further down, the two largest importers in China – BMW and Mercedes – crack the overall Top 20 thanks to their foreign-made sales, while Lexus (#40) and Jeep (#42) make their first appearance in a Chinese brand ranking solely on the basis of imported sales. Porsche (#47), Land Rover (#48), Subaru (#56) and Mini (#59) are in the same situation, given Jaguar-Land Rover does not communicate sales of the locally-made Evoque.

Jeep Compass China September 2015Jeep Compass. The best-selling 100% imported vehicle ranks #152 overall. 

Model-wise, the Wuling Mini Truck is the only light commercial vehicle to manage a Top 10 overall ranking this month, showing how much weaker this segment has become over the years: the Wuling Sunshine (#20) and Rongguang (#47) used to regularly rank among the Top 3 best-selling vehicles in the country only a couple of years ago. The Foton Light Truck (#24), Chana Star (#41), JAC Light Truck (#42) and Jinbei Light Truck (#49) also manage a Top 50 outing in September. We have to go down beyond the Top 150 at #152 exactly to find the first all-imported vehicle: the Jeep Compass at #152. Note the Toyota Prado leaps to #113 thanks to 59% imports and 41% locally-made vehicles.

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Full September 2015 Top 96 All-brands and Top 669 All-models below.

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