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China June 2016: Market up 18%, next wave of Chinese SUVs arrives

Changan CX70 China June 2016Launched in April, the Changan CX70 sells 10.058 units in June. 

* See the Top 70 All China-made brands and Top 393 All models by clicking on the title *

A year ago, the Chinese light vehicle market was going through its first monthly year-on-year decline in over 6 years. June 2016 data is a lot more reassuring with deliveries up a whopping 18% year-on-year to 1.784.100 units. Crossovers and SUvs once again are the engine of growth in China at +41% to 632.300 units, with MPVs up 35% to 170.400 and sedans up 9% to 925.100, whereas microvans continue to sink into oblivion at -38% to 56.300 sales according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. These strong results are showing that the tax cut on cars with engines of or lower than 1.6L implemented last October has been effective in rebooting market growth.

Geely Boyue China June 2016. Picture courtesy March launch, the Geely Boyue found 8.142 new homes in June.

The Volkswagen brand manages to outpace the overall Chinese market with sales up a stunning 20% to 219.431. It is followed by Buick up 14% to 97.266, Hyundai up a whopping 62% to 97.208, Honda up 14% to 95.788 and Nissan up 20% to 88.580 whereas Toyota pays the absence of small crossover in its lineup with a 8% drop to 88.432. Rare brands in decline also included Citroen (-4%), Chevrolet (-16%), Peugeot (-19%) and Ford (-20%). Note the above figures do not include imports. Changan (+22%), Beijing Auto (+127%) and Haval (+39%) are the only Chinese brands inside the overall Top 10, followed by Geely at #11 (+37%), Dongfeng at #13 (+53%) and Wuling at #15 (+17%). Notice Baojun up 44%, GAC Trumpchi up 121%, Haima up 67% and Roewe up 89%. In the luxury race, Audi is up 7% to remain the favourite at 51.008 sales, BMW Group (including Mini) is up 13% to 45.300 and Mercedes shoots up 21% to 39.462 sales. Group-wise, General Motors is up 11% to 273.563 sales but far below the Volkswagen Group.

BYD Yuan China June 2016Launched in March, the Yuan is BYD’s 2nd most popular vehicle in China this month. 

Thanks to sales up a stunning 62% year-on-year to 43.585, the VW Lavida reclaims the top spot in the models ranking for the third time in the past 5 months, knocking the Wuling Hongguang down to #2 and 41.956 units (+16%). The Haval H6 soars 60% to 37.547 deliveries and stays put in third place ahead of the Nissan Sylphy (+33%), VW Jetta (+72%) and Buick Excelle GT (+59%). The VW Sagitar (+70%) and Santana (+39%) are the other two Volkswagen sedans posting exuberant gains in the Top 10, just as the Tiguan drops 28% awaiting the new generation.

BAIC Senova X35 China June 2016. Picture courtesy bitauto.comThe BAIC Senova X35 ranks inside the overall Top 100 for its 2nd month in market. 

The GAC Trumpchi GS4 (#10) remains the #2 best-selling SUV in the country above the Buick Envision (+48%) and Baojun 560. Yet one of the main trends in the SUV segment this month is foreign entries catching up: the Nissan X-Trail ranks 6th with 15.920 sales, the Honda CR-V is up 12% at #7, the Honda Vezel and XR-V continue to sparkle, adding up to 27.461 sales (+31%) and the new model propels the Hyundai Tucson 8-fold to 13.203 sales. Meanwhile the Chinese SUVs that had gobbled up such an impressive amount of sales in the past 18 months seem to be taking a small break: along with the Baojun 560 levelling down, the Changan CS35 (-9%), JAC Refine S3 (-14%), Changan CS75 (-45%) all lose significant ground.

Dongfeng Fengguang 580 China June 2016The Dongfeng Fengguang 580 is up 97% on its starting month to #101 in June.

But the succession is ready: 11 of the 13 nameplates launched in the past 3 months that are already present in the Top 145 are Chinese SUVs – the theme of all illustrations in this article and the one thing to remember about China this month. The only two foreigners are the Hyundai Elantra Lingdong (#32) and Kia KX5 (#68). The Changan CX70, first appearing in February but truly launching in April, breaks into the Top 50 with 10.058 sales, the Geely Boyue is up to #75 with 8.142, the BYD Yuan at #95 with 6.161, BAIC Senova X35 at #100 with 5.977 (+99% on its inaugural May score), the Dongfeng Fengguang 580 at #101 with 5.952 (+97%), FAW Xenia R7 at #116 with 4.987 (+27%), Lifan Myway at #118 with 4.864 (+133%), Geely Emgrand GS at #124 with 4.600 (+64%), Changhe Q25 at #131 with 4.222 and BAIC Weiwang S50 at #132 with 4.132. Finally, the Haval H7 continues to climb up at 3.594, now the brand’s third best-seller below the H6 and H2 (10.089) but above the H1 (3.504) and H5 (1.501).

Lifan Myway China June 2016. Picture courtesy April launch, the Lifan Myway is already the brand’s best-seller in China at #118.

The Geely Emgrand EC7 (+44%) is once again the most popular Chinese sedan but the Chery Arrizo 5 continues to flex its muscles, lodging a 2nd consecutive 5-digit sales month at 10.722 and hurting the Changan Eado at #3 (-30%). A rare event, the BMW 5 Series is the #1 luxury vehicle in the country with 14.344 sales, outselling such mass market nameplates as the VW Golf (13.733) and Polo (13.126) and distancing the Mercedes C-Class L (10.417), Audi A4L (10.256), Audi Q5 (9.924) and Audi A6L (9.273). In the MPV aisle, the Dongfeng Fengguang 330/370 is up 90%, the BAIC Weiwang M30 is up 77% and the Changan Oushang posts yet another 5-digit month at 10.819 sales.

Previous month: China May 2016: Price cuts lift market up 11%, Wuling Hongguang back to #1

One year ago: China June 2015: First monthly year-on-year decline in over 6 years

Full June 2016 Top 70 All China-made brands and Top 393 All models below.

Note these rankings exclude imports

China June 2016 – China-made brands:

9Beijing Auto (BAIC, BAW)59,184127%11
19GAC Trumpchi28,560121%20
46Kandi (Geely)4,670n/a51
48Karry (Chery)3,640-4%47
49Land Rover3,512new46
52Zhi Dou2,363n/a60
59Great Wall1,172-65%56
67FQT Motor175new65

China June 2016 – China-made models:

1VW Lavida43,58562%2
2Wuling Hongguang41,95616%1
3Haval H637,54760%3
4Nissan Sylphy33,48933%7
5VW Jetta32,95072%4
6Buick Excelle GT30,97459%5
7Toyota Corolla27,2686%6
8VW Sagitar27,02370%8
9VW Santana26,41039%16
10GAC Trumpchi GS426,120144%9
11Ford Escort21,78724%10
12Chevrolet Cruze21,0095%17
13Buick Envision19,88848%11
14Hyundai Elantra Langdong19,53246%14
15Baojun 56018,002new12
16Baojun 73017,160-20%28
17Geely Emgrand EC716,96944%18
18VW Tiguan16,145-28%13
19Nissan X-Trail15,9202%22
20Buick Verano15,567689%21
21Hyundai Mistra14,91724%31
22Honda CR-V14,88312%27
23Ford Focus14,855-24%29
24Toyota Levin14,59218%19
25BMW 5-Series L14,34417%30
26Honda Vezel14,12441%24
27VW Golf13,7334%34
28Hyundai Verna13,69023%45
29Honda XR-V13,33722%20
30Dongfeng Fengguang 330/37013,20790%60
31Hyundai Tucson13,2037488%23
32Hyundai Elantra Lingdong13,127new39
33VW Polo13,126-23%15
34Kia K312,81787%26
35Nissan Qashqai12,334189%40
36ChangAn CS3512,031-9%41
37Buick Excelle11,958-35%59
38Honda Accord11,6684%37
39Skoda Octavia11,40615%35
40JAC Refine S311,271-14%46
41BAIC Weiwang M3010,88477%68
42Chana Oushang10,819new33
43Chery Arrizo 510,722new49
44Mazda3 Axela10,60334%38
45VW Magotan10,47013%42
46Mercedes C-Klasse L10,41765%63
47Audi A4L10,25624%61
48VW Bora10,122-14%25
49Haval H210,0891%36
50Changan CX7010,058new62
51Chana Honor10,02193%50
52ChangAn Eado9,954-30%53
53Audi Q59,92431%52
54Hyundai ix259,75540%56
55Honda Fit9,629-4%66
56VW Passat9,620-36%32
57Kia K29,511-17%48
58Chevrolet Sail9,457-35%75
59VW Lamando9,35128%58
60Audi A6L9,273-7%47
61Ford Edge9,22810%64
62Toyota Vios9,166-23%54
63Geely Vision9,06928%51
64ChangAn CS158,912new90
65BYD F38,853-20%74
66Jeep Cherokee8,702new67
67ChangAn CS758,624-45%44
68Kia KX58,493new84
69BAIC Senova X258,488new98
70Toyota Highlander8,4137%70
71Citroen C-Elysée8,30019%80
72Mercedes GLK/GLC8,30031%78
73Toyota Camry8,179-28%65
74Chery Tiggo 38,14312%43
75Geely Boyue8,142new94
76Audi Q38,06074%73
77Toyota RAV47,902-21%57
78Haima S57,899136%111
79Nissan Sunny7,773-7%110
80BAIC Huansu H37,652new82
81Nissan Lannia7,309new88
82Ford Kuga7,297-55%149
83Leopaard CS107,202131%97
84Buick GL87,153-9%77
85Honda Civic7,14272%123
86BMW 3-Series L6,973-21%72
87Dongfeng Future6,952-6%71
88Mitsubishi ASX6,72523%146
89Jinbei 7506,545new100
90Audi A36,49842%87
91Peugeot 4086,360-23%81
92Mazda CX-46,347new
93Hyundai ix356,331-11%86
94Mercedes GLA6,21957%104
95BYD Yuan6,161new114
96Roewe 3606,141new102
97BAIC Huansu S36,111-44%89
98Venucia T706,081-6%101
99Zotye T6006,005-27%127
100BAIC Senova X355,977new158
101Dongfeng Fengguang 5805,952new156
102Peugeot 3015,85362%93
103ChangAn Yuexiang V5/V75,6720%107
104Brilliance H3305,63959%355
105Honda City5,494172%109
106Citroen C45,338new103
107Soueast DX75,336new79
108Landwind X5/X7/X8/X95,300189%105
109BYD Song5,286new120
110Chevrolet Malibu5,276-23%118
111Buick LaCrosse5,233-20%122
112BYD S75,123-53%83
113Zotye Damai X55,093new92
114Kia Sportage R5,089-3%91
115Brilliance V35,057-22%85
116FAW Jilin Xenia R74,987new134
117Kia KX34,94927%95
118Lifan Myway4,864new192
119Skoda Rapid4,84331%117
120Honda Crider4,824-53%96
121Citroen C3-XR4,81327%99
122Kandi EV (Geely)4,670n/a175
123Nissan Teana4,658-61%55
124Geely Emgrand GS4,600new167
125BAIC Senova X654,582289%363
126MG GS4,45920%126
127BMW X14,37054%177
128Peugeot 308/308S4,308-15%106
129Mazda CX-54,248-16%135
130Nissan Tiida4,247-15%200
131Changhe Q254,222new113
132BAIC Weiwang S504,132new133
133Ford Mondeo4,078-57%157
134Dongfeng Fengshen AX74,018-11%142
135Buick Regal3,997-60%121
136JAC Refine3,993-3%130
137Toyota Yaris L3,941-41%116
138Zotye SR73,884new119
139Venucia R50/D503,867-5%169
140Honda Greiz3,824new143
141BYD Qin3,795-5%161
142Geely King Kong3,757-1%124
143Dongfeng Joyear SUV3,659-33%108
144Haval H73,594new150
145Karry K503,570-5%112
146Volvo XC603,566-7%168
147BYD Tang3,519754%145
148JAC Refine S53,5084%153
149Haval H13,504-8%115
150Chery Tiggo 53,488-27%147
151Dongfeng Fengxing S5003,452new138
152Cadillac XTS3,382126%171
153ChangAn Benben3,349-9%155
154Geely GC93,33521%131
155BAIC Huansu S63,225new154
156JAC Refine S23,111new148
157VW Touran3,0583%128
158Suzuki Beidouxing3,01636%184
159Honda Odyssey2,945-20%162
160Hawtai Shengdafei2,92614%176
161Lifan X602,844-46%221
162Roewe 3502,786-35%139
163Peugeot 30082,771-46%129
164Honda Jade2,755-49%151
165Toyota Prado2,71629%170
166Volvo S60L2,69519%159
167Haima M32,669137%204
168Dongfeng Fengshen AX32,605new164
169Luxgen 6 SUV2,600-7%160
170FAW Besturn B302,577new125
171Hyundai Elantra Yuedong2,5633%69
172Honda Elysion2,558254%189
173Skoda Superb2,552153%163
174Skoda Rapid Spaceback2,542163%186
175Changhe Freedom M502,51288%174
176Buick Encore2,496-65%76
177BAIC Senova D502,47026%229
178Cadillac XT52,466new165
179Chevrolet Trax2,426-50%179
180Roewe 5502,41371%187
181Suzuki Vitara2,381new140
182ChangAn Yuexiang V32,363-50%166
183Lifan X502,34313%191
184Haima M5 (Family)2,33857%197
185Land Rover Discovery Sport2,329new136
186Hyundai Sonata 82,276-26%144
187Cadillac ATS-L2,256-22%173
188BYD F5 Surui2,248-49%198
189VW Golf Sportsvan2,151new132
190Zotye Z1002,13945%272
191BAIC Senova X552,126new152
192Peugeot 20082,123-48%172
193Toyota Crown2,01816%190
194Chery Fulwin 21,995-33%141
195Ford Ecosport1,994-37%277
196Honda Spirior1,97318%188
197Renault Kadjar1,929new201
198Toyota Corolla EX1,918-47%180
199Yema T701,819-8%182
200Baojun 6301,773-36%213
201Kia K51,727-35%232
202Maxus G101,72717%219
203VW CC1,687-48%185
204Jeep Renegade1,678new
205BYD e61,647226%209
206Skoda Yeti1,643-19%178
207Suzuki Swift1,639-9%258
208Wuling Journey1,63849%195
209Infiniti Q50L1,608-5%202
210Toyota Reiz1,575-9%199
211Mercedes E-Klasse L1,551-72%193
212Haval H51,501-19%183
213Hawtai Santa Fe1,480388%210
214BMW 2-Series Active Tourer1,476new225
215Zotye Z7001,453new268
216JMC Yusheng1,4402%252
217Suzuki Alto1,438-22%278
218Leopaard Q61,433new239
219Citroen C4L1,366-60%214
220Dongfeng Fengshan A601,3631150%222
221JAC Tongyue1,34927%212
222Skoda Fabia1,30424%233
223BAIC E-Series1,265-16%208
224Zhi Dou D2 EV1,260n/a281
225Haima M61,225-40%231
226Chevrolet Captiva1,197-40%217
227Nissan Murano1,185856%216
228Range Rover Evoque1,183new211
229Great Wall C301,1729%207
230FAW Weizhi V51,15666%256
231Suzuki Alivio1,154119%181
232MG GT1,154534%283
233Hyundai Santa Fe1,128-27%238
234Zhi Dou D1 EV1,103n/a286
235GAC Trumpchi GA61,088235%235
236BYD e51,074new228
237MG 31,016-26%236
238Haima V701,007new230
239Chery QQ1,006-37%194
240BYD F0968-35%245
241Chery E596078%371
242Kia Sportage953-39%206
243Chery eQ953100%223
244Zotye Z30094127%240
245Suzuki S-Cross908-60%234
246Chevrolet Lova RV893new246
247FAW Besturn X80888-75%218
248Haval H988713%260
249Infiniti QX5088127%254
250Kia Cerato875-2%318
251Nissan NV2008609%269
252Suzuki Liana849-27%270
253Lifan Lotto849-19%257
254Weichai Enranger 737845new224
255Jinbei Granse84218%226
256Qoros 5 SUV801new263
257Dongfeng Fengshan H30/S30787550%330
258Linian S1780157%196
259Haima S7 Knight748-36%282
260Weichai Enranger G3726new253
261FAW Besturn B50724-79%244
262Hawtai Lusheng E70723-64%250
263Zotye E200708new249
264Ford Taurus701new304
265Toyota E’Z Yizhi69317%265
266Lifan 62069171%
267BAW BJ21268131%264
268Mercedes V-Class648new271
269Honda Crosstour632-32%279
271Dongfeng Fengdu MX6613-59%292
272Dongfeng Fengxing Jingye S50607-60%275
273FAW Xiali N3/N5/N7601-43%227
274Peugeot 508585-42%251
275Mitsubishi Pajero Sport5837%285
276BAIC Huansu H2568-74%215
277Qoros 3553115%294
278Suzuki SX4545-59%255
279Soueast V5 Lingzhi537-59%267
280Mazda6 Atenza531-84%203
281BAW B4052958%242
282Nissan Livina525-73%313
283FAW Junpai D60515-73%243
284GAC Trumpchi GA8509new331
285Baojun Yuechi (Spark)503-72%316
286DS 6498-65%261
287Chery E3471-69%262
288Fiat Viaggio470-51%288
289Soueast V3 Lingyue464-66%266
290Kia K4457-86%205
291Dongfeng Shuai455-53%303
292Ford Everest454new308
293Foton MP-X45313%298
294Weichai Enranger 727447new300
295Geely Panda446-81%274
296Jonway A380437-23%287
297Dongfeng Fengshan A30429-15%325
298Hawtai B114287033%290
299Haval H8425-69%297
300Mercedes Vito410-11%312
301GAC Trumpchi GA3S396-27%220
302FAW Besturn B70394-69%295
303DS 5LS3840%324
304Hyundai Elantra383-67%247
305Fiat Ottimo382-28%302
306Brilliance V5381-83%259
307Cadillac CT6358new291
308Qoros 3 SUV351-44%284
309Dongfeng Joyear MPV3481292%276
310Citroen C5344-80%299
311Lifan 820335-60%321
312Mazda3 Xingcheng321-59%309
313Hyundai Sonata MoInca303-72%306
314Venucia Morning Wind295173%322
315GAC Trumpchi GS5293-62%248
316Mazda CX-7266329%307
317JAC Heyue A302621%327
318Geely GX7256-95%237
319ChangAn CX20256-91%311
320Roewe W525440%354
321ChangAn Raeton250-53%305
322Venucia R30248-41%326
323Luxgen 7 MPV235n/a340
324BYD G5231-74%301
325Zotye Z500229-77%341
326Dongfeng Fengshen E30L224new374
327Chery Arrizo 7223-84%289
328Huasong 7202963%
329Ford Mondeo Zhisheng202-76%379
330Brilliance H23020253%357
331Nissan Maxima190new314
332Ciimo Si Ming179-69%344
333FQT Motor EX80175new315
334BAIC Senova D70171119%319
335FAW Jilin Xenia160-23%320
336GAC Trumpchi GA5154-73%280
337Brilliance H530152-33%369
338Mercedes Viano148-34%310
339Dongfeng Aeolus A9148new338
340Roewe E501431489%361
341Mitsubishi Lancer EX139153%337
342Kia Forte Furuidi131-92%293
343Jiangnan Alto130-75%335
344Chery Cowin 2129-81%348
345Luxgen 5 Sedan128-82%333
346Roewe 950117-45%358
347MG 6114-57%345
348BYD M6111-48%343
349Foton Sauvana111new347
350ChangAn Ouliwei109-94%356
351BAW BJ80108new353
352BAIC Huansu S2107n/a336
353Geely TX4106-22%349
354DS 4S99new375
355Denza EV94-10%n/a
356Nissan Paladin85-59%350
357Haima Prince77-70%342
359BAW Warrior71122%366
360Karry Youya7032%365
361Soueast V6 Lingshi69-77%364
362Dongfeng Fengshan L6052-81%351
363Mitsubishi Lancer50-31%376
364Toyota Land Cruiser 20050-38%368
365Chery Arrizo M747-89%317
366JAC Heyue44-97%373
367Luxgen 7 SUV42-93%360
368DS 542100%334
369Zotye T20039-63%346
370Mitsubishi Zinger32-33%386
371Mitsubishi Galant31210%
372Zotye TT EV29new339
373Lifan 72025-97%380
374Chery Arrizo 323-97%328
375Haima 2 Cupid20-82%372
376BAIC Senova D2019-98%296
377Lifan 32018-88%
378JAC Yueyue18-78%377
379Haima M818-55%382
380BAW 00716-92%378
381Foton MP-X Midi7250%385
382Lifan 5305-97%381
383FAW Besturn B905-91%388
384Nissan March5-99%387
385Tianqi Meiya Haishi5n/a
386Brilliance FSV3-99%370
387MG 53-98%367
388Brilliance Junjie (BS4)2-96%
389Brilliance Junjie FRV1-100%n/a
390Brilliance H2201-99%389
391BAIC Senova EV1-94%359
392Luxgen Master CEO1-50%383
393BAIC Senova D801n/a392

Source: CAAM, Chooseauto

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  1. Watching the rise and fall of the Eado, I think Chang’an could use some lessons in marketing. Its gone a long time without a facelift for a Chinese car.

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