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China LCV March 2016: Mini Trucks shoot up 31% led by Wuling

Wuling Mini Truck China March 2016The Wuling Minitruck (+39%) illustrates a strong sales transfer from microvans to micro pickups.

* See the Top 55 best-selling models by clicking on the title *

As part of a partnership with Chinese consultancy Cedars, we can share with you detailed data for the March light commercial vehicle market in China with complete Minivan, Pickup and Mini Truck data by model as well as selected light truck/bus data provided by LMC Automotive. Minivans somehow slow down their freefall in March at ‘just’ -25% to 70.876 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 34% to 173.907. In contrast, illustrating the micro-van to micro-pickup trend currently at play in China, the Mini Truck segment (=micro pickups) performs brilliantly this month at +31% to 48.103 units and +18% year-to-date at 120.033. One-tonne pickups slow their fall down further at just -2% in February (33.775) vs. -9% so far in 2016 (81.467), potentially the result of a much anticipated change in legislation allowing pickup trucks in the large cities of four provinces for the first time in 12 years (see our February China LCV report for more detail).

Wuling Sunshine S China March 2016Wuling Sunshine lineup China March 2016Wuling Sunshine S (up) and Sunshine lineup (down)

The Foton Light Truck (grouping all pickups sold under the Forland brand) takes the year-to-date lead thanks to 31.647 sales in March and despite a 10% year-on-year drop, but it’s below that the movements are more interesting the Wuling Mini Truck is up a flamboyant 39% year-on-year to 31.700 units, contrasting with the Hongguang V already sinking 43% and the Rongguang down 21% (the latter two being microvans). The only microvan to somewhat resist the hecatomb is the Sunshine (-9%), due to the launch in H2 2015 of a facelifted variant baptised “S” as is now the norm at Wuling. Further down, the JMC Light Truck (+11%), Chana Star Mini Truck (+26%) and Dongfeng K-Series Mini Truck (+56%) also post strong results, as does the Great Wall Wingle 6 (+74%).

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Full March 2016 Top 55 models Ranking Table below.

China March 2016 – LCV:

PosModelMar-16/15Feb2016/15PosFY15
1Foton Light Truck31,647-10%360,866-11%12
2Wuling Mini Truck21,70039%256,79122%21
3Wuling Sunshine21,441-9%543,255-41%53
4JAC Light Truck18,482-2%150,52811%36
5Wuling Hongguang V16,991-43%642,043-30%64
6Wuling Rongguang15,608-21%736,713-30%75
7JMC Light Truck14,69611%1128,902-11%99
8Chana Light Truck14,605n/an/a25,472n/a1014
9Chana Star Minibus14,027-28%445,026-22%47
10Dongfeng Light Truck11,455-3%n/a19,4910%1315
11Chana Star Mini Truck10,35026%832,00830%812
12Jinbei Light Truck (e)10,000n/a1020,933n/a128
13Great Wall Wingle 58,227-13%921,905-16%1113
14Dongfeng K Series Mini Truck7,84456%1314,72522%1420
15JMC Baodian5,4266%1610,571-27%1522
16Dongfeng K Series Minivan4,888-14%148,946-36%1621
17Foton PX3,73115%176,387-4%1940
18Sichuan South Chun Mini Truck3,574new294,583849%2251
19Donfgeng Rich3,3506%196,249-14%2025
20ZX Auto Grand Tiger3,325-12%158,565-3%1724
21Beijing Auto Weiwang 3062,468-60%127,630-56%1823
22Great Wall Wingle 62,39774%185,797139%2131
23FAW Jilin V521,599-25%n/a2,719-36%2928
24Dongfeng C Series Minivan1,58447%212,90746%2832
25JAC Pickup1,57057%234,306106%2344
26Huanghai N2-Series1,473new203,918new2553
27Foton Tunland1,380-44%224,283-32%2429
28Shandong Kiama Mini Truck1,344-30%243,606-23%2727
29Chery Mini Truck1,204-51%263,718-23%2635
30FAW Jilin Mini Truck927-54%321,972-59%3130
31JMC Yuhu89214%391,747-36%3741
32Jiangxi Isuzu Ruimai820new281,914new3358
33JMC Qi Ling T7816new301,863new35
34Foton Sup800-48%311,938-52%3236
35Zhengzhou Nissan D22770-17%341,809-19%3637
36Chery Elegant714-75%n/a1,910-73%3468
37Jiangxi Isuzu D-Max68934%381,403172%4148
38Changhe Mini Truck668-42%331,676-44%3943
39Huanghai N1-Series634-59%252,037-51%3038
40Jinbei Mini Truck3981630%n/a7533070%4565
41JMC Qi Ling T5384-67%40757-67%4445
42FQT Motor M70333-50%41821-52%4239
43Higer Long Wei325-19%43768-31%4354
44Changhe Freedom280-88%351,562-72%4034
45Dongfeng Xintianyou Pickup26612%4254533%4759
46FAW Jilin V80108-60%n/a677-71%4650
47Gonow Xingwang97-57%3651622%4842
48Beiqi Mini Truck9459%n/a201235%5172
49Zotye V109152%9152%5371
50Beijing Auto Pickup77-64%n/a194-53%5260
51Beijing Auto Weiwang 306EV40n/a44274n/a5056
52GAC Gio Pickup19-88%4772-84%5446
53Lifan Xingshun14-95%37516-64%4952
54Chery Pickup13n/a4839117%5769
55Lifan Fengshun (Foison)9-99%n/a64-99%55n/a
56Soueast Pretec1n/a4527-50%5962

Source: Cedars, LMC Automotive

 

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