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China May 2017: Second consecutive month of decline at -2.6%

The VW Tiguan hits its highest ranking in two years at #6. Picture

* See the Top 74 locally produced brands and Top 414 models by clicking on the title *

The Chinese light vehicle market is starting to really feel the effect of a 5% to 7.5% tax hike on vehicles with engine displacements up to 1.6L last January. For the second consecutive month, overall sales of locally-produced light vehicles are down, this time dropping 2.6% to 1.75 million units according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. The continued strength of SUVs and crossovers, up 12% to 719.455 units, isn’t enough to compensate for the other segments’ losses anymore. Sedans drop 9% to 840.661, MPVs are down 14% to 142.665 and microvans down 25% to 48.100. Most tellingly, sales of small engine vehicles (1.6L or less) affected by the tax hike are down 9.2% year-on-year to 1.15 million units, representing 66% of the overall light vehicle market. Thanks to a relatively strong first quarter, the Chinese market is still in positive year-to-date though, at +1.5% to 9.42 million units.

The Baojun 510 is inside the Chinese Top 10 for the 2nd month in a row. 

According to retail sales data released by manufacturers themselves and including imports (this differs from the wholesale locally produced data provided in our data tables), General Motors posts stable sales at 294.425 units this month and shows very varied fortunes for its stable of brands: Cadillac is up 65% to 14.154 – the brand’s 15th consecutive double-digit year-on-year gain – and Baojun up 47% (wholesales up 72%), but the remainder of the brands are down: Buick (-6.8% to 94.023), Chevrolet (-1.4% to 37.571) and Wuling (-19% to 84.602 including microvans). Reversely, the Volkswagen brand manages to gain 4% to 241.600 units thanks notably to surging sales of the Tiguan (+71%) and Magotan (+77%). Adding Skoda, Audi and Porsche should make the Volkswagen Group the #1 Group in China although official figures aren’t available at this stage.

The Civic helps push Honda Motor Co. up 16%. Picture

Honda Motor Co. remains the best-selling Japanese carmaker this month thanks to a 16% year-on-year surge to 115.584 units, edging past Toyota Motor Co. up 12% to 112.800 and Nissan Motor Co. up 5.7% to 112.085. Brand locally-produced wholesales show a different picture with Honda brand sales up 18%, Toyota down 5% and Nissan up 27%. Honda benefits from the new Civic up 191% while the XR-V is up 4% and both the Vezel (-13%) and CR-V (-25%) struggle. Nissan has the Sylphy up 3% and the Qashqai up 22%. Japanese carmakers are likely to have benefitted from a sudden anti-Korean sentiment stemming from U.S. anti-missile defences deployed in South Korea. Hyundai (-65%) and Kia (-67%) both crumble this month. Ford Motor Co. for its part is down 3% to 87.733, adding up to a 11% loss year-to-date to 436.961.

Geely Vision SUV. Geely sales are up 87% so far this year. 

The luxury ranking continues to be reshuffled with the BMW Group taking first spot this month thanks to retail deliveries up 27% to 50.996, thanks to strong sales of the 3 Series (+57%) and X1 (+29%). Daimler AG is just below at 50.015, up 32% thanks to the new E-Class (+385%). Audi slows down its fall now that the dispute with its dealers over a new sales channel – postponed – is over but trails both its German rivals at -4% to 48.012.

Geely remains the star of Chinese brands with sales up 66% to 76.616 and up 87% year-to-date to 437.359. The brand outsells Changan (-26%) for the second consecutive month. Great Wall Motors on the other hand posts a second consecutive drop at -3.8% to 68.942 including 58.390 Haval sold (-6%). GAC Trumpchi surfs on the tremendous success of its GS4 and GS8 SUVs with sales up 47% to 44.148 but Dongfeng (-10%), Beijing Auto (-29%), Chery (-4%) and BYD (-21%) all retreat. Roewe is revived (+140%) thanks to the RX5 and the i6 sedan beating its sales volume record at 7.148, Soueast is up 43% thanks to the DX3 crossover and MG is up 87% thanks to the ZS crossover.

The Compass is now Jeep’s best-seller in China.

There are a few additional notable performances in the brands ranking: Jeep (+122%) stabilising around 20.000 monthly sales now has the Compass as best-seller (8.300), Mazda is up 24% mainly thanks to additional sales from the CX-4 and Mitsubishi is up 110% on the new Outlander. Just as French long-time local producers Peugeot (-38%) and Citroen (-63%) falter, newcomer on the China production scene Renault is gaining momentum above 6.000 sales for the third consecutive month. This places Renault only 1.500 units below Citroen in May.

Renault Koleos. Renault (+221%) is now teasing Citroen (-63%). Picture

The VW Lavida/Gran Lavida is the best-selling nameplate in China for the third consecutive month despite deliveries down 12%. It distances the Wuling Hongguang down 19% and the Haval H6 down 6% in a podium strikingly 100% in negative. The Nissan Sylphy (+13%), GAC Trumpchi GS4 (+22%) and VW Tiguan (+71%) follow, trying to compensate for these losses. The Baojun 510 beats its volume record once again at 24.108 units and remains inside the Top 10, confirming it has all but “killed” the 560 (-46%), and the Geely Boyue posts another stunning month at 21.142 units just outside the Top 10 at #11. Among recent launches posting strong results, the FAW Besturn X40 racks up 8.781 sales for its third month in market, the Chevrolet Equinox is up to 6.278 units and the VW Teramont up to 6.033.

Previous month: China April 2017: Market marks a pause at -3.7%

One year ago: China May 2016: Price cuts lift market up 11%, Wuling Hongguang back to #1

Full May 2017 Top 74 locally produced brands and Top 414 models below.

China May 2017 – locally produced brands:

12GAC Trumpchi44,14847%13207,49551%1520
18Beijing Auto (BAIC, BAW)34,460-29%11200,958-24%1612
46Land Rover5,078-7%4622,9153%5148
50Zhi Dou4,471317%5414,0041208%5560
63Acura1,200new653,472new67 –
65Great Wall889-48%644,912-73%6554
66Horki836new682,763new68 –
70FQT Motor3362%711,534-7%7273

China May 2017 – locally produced models:

1VW Lavida/Gran Lavida37,815-12%1220,363-10%23
2Wuling Hongguang36,465-19%3226,510-10%11
3Haval H635,262-6%2191,396-6%32
4Nissan Sylphy32,46213%5147,05529%66
5GAC Trumpchi GS431,65922%6149,38820%59
6VW Tiguan/Tiguan L31,36271%10131,24537%816
7Buick Excelle30,5601%4163,94520%44
8Toyota Corolla28,248-4%8135,3037%712
9Baojun 51024,108new972,197new24 –
10VW Jetta24,084-21%7126,233-10%97
11Geely Boyue21,142250%11103,150832%1666
12VW Magotan20,65977%1885,70426%2033
13VW Sagitar19,798-29%12117,984-18%108
14Buick Envision18,765-2%15104,3659%1414
15Ford Escort18,718-11%24103,176-3%1513
16VW Santana18,5747%14113,377-10%1211
17Geely Emgrand EC717,2267%19100,78012%1717
18Roewe RX516,820new2084,695new2284
19Baojun 73016,05514%21115,907-9%115
20Haval H215,53925%16105,17369%1322
21Honda XR-V15,5334%1370,3144%2736
22Nissan Qashqai14,43122%2264,95333%3246
23VW Bora14,076-2%1798,97339%1819
24Nissan X-Trail14,033-4%3757,120-12%4027
25VW Passat14,0008%2869,927-5%2825
26Honda Civic13,434191%3266,477325%3085
27Buick GL813,22282%2955,40189%46100
28BMW 3-Series L13,04657%4153,86327%4979
29VW Polo12,929-26%4965,100-16%3128
30VW Golf12,634-2%3462,486-22%3329
31Honda Vezel12,532-13%3056,129-8%4435
32Ford Focus12,257-9%2371,396-14%2618
33Audi A6L11,8225%3356,228-6%4349
34Buick Verano11,775-21%3858,158-1%3730
35Honda Accord11,525-5%2557,09341%4148
36Toyota RAV411,21613%5953,09920%5261
37ChangAn CS7511,058-4%5290,6243%1920
38Honda CR-V10,614-25%2771,9042%2526
39Mazda3 Axela10,511-13%4053,6213%5050
40Chery Arrizo 510,483-5%4257,314133%3954
41Chevrolet Sail10,43337%5846,04320%6245
42Mercedes C-Klasse L10,1966%5153,47330%5168
43Dongfeng Fengguang 58010,045232%3675,0002382%2390
44Mercedes E-Klasse L10,035385%6045,822157%64130
45Geely Emgrand GS10,026258%6145,8331537%63128
46Baojun 56010,016-46%4585,076-46%2110
47Audi Q59,970-7%6249,474-10%5653
48Mercedes GLC9,50131%6848,59960%5788
49Ford Edge9,4700%6647,4266%6155
50Honda Fit9,4225%5344,055-3%7063
51BMW X19,124269%8434,666160%86132
52MG ZS9,083new4823,115new121 –
53Nissan Teana9,066-13%4340,3183%7682
54Baojun 3109,024new4669,150new29138
55Hyundai Mistra8,975-32%6747,648-7%6042
56FAW Besturn X408,781new9519,430new137 –
57BYD F38,7669%3560,22426%3552
58Ford Mondeo8,667188%8240,018-13%7972
59Honda Crider8,63644%6939,04518%8087
60Toyota Highlander8,6211%5445,15720%6880
61Audi A4L8,489-13%4741,850-21%7478
62Soueast DX38,396new8036,113new84297
63Jeep Compass8,300new7429,249new99448
64Chevrolet Cavalier8,084new3962,471new34137
65Leopaard CS108,05534%5545,34145%6795
66Skoda Octavia8,045-37%6450,311-19%5539
67Geely Vision SUV8,040new5047,669new59139
68Toyota Camry8,004-14%7041,610-1%7574
69Changan CX707,936-18%8156,567301%4298
70Buick LaCrosse7,81269%8336,29945%8397
71Jeep Cherokee7,800-12%5742,3703%7370
72BYD Song7,73854%9131,16934%9176
73Chana Honor7,663-30%17551,661-38%5341
74Chevrolet Malibu7,22541%8831,86251%8891
75Geely Emgrand GL7,214new6342,669new72193
76Roewe i67,148new7921,184new130 –
77Audi Q37,129-14%9429,751-6%9786
78Geely Vision7,098-35%3159,0390%3647
79Toyota Vios7,090-33%7644,673-16%6959
80Kia K37,058-50%8750,475-19%5423
81GAC Trumpchi GS87,049new4443,528new71292
82Audi A36,9885%8631,349-4%9092
83Hawtai Shengdafei6,951171%7527,04099%107169
84Toyota Levin6,920-54%5656,053-12%4537
85Honda Avancier6,920new7824,303new116286
86BAIC Huansu H36,783-3%7340,021-4%7867
87Nissan Tiida6,716250%9029,0801358%101158
88BAIC Huansu S36,6132%7140,149-13%7777
89Ford Kuga6,380100%20227,236-44%10662
90Chevrolet Equinox6,278new9611,971new183 –
91Chery Tiggo 3/3x6,075-48%7737,276-9%8257
92VW Teramont6,033new10013,306new173 –
93Mercedes GLA5,9303%9230,33010%94119
94Hyundai Elantra Langdong5,792-68%8954,881-40%4715
95ChangAn CS355,675-52%14857,815-26%3832
96Dongfeng Fengguang 3305,601-43%7238,866-55%8134
97Toyota Prado5,588103%11324,40093%115168
98Hyundai Elantra Yuedong5,533-37%18011,3902%188218
99ChangAn Eado5,519-48%11045,818-36%6538
100Honda Jade5,51378%14413,0310%175197
101Dongfeng Future5,469-35%12030,729-30%9281
102Mazda CX-45,446new9930,432new93163
103Toyota Yaris L Sedan5,373new10514,735new160 –
104VW Lamando5,359-46%6548,030-23%5844
105Mitsubishi Outlander5,344new8530,181new95238
106Changan Linmax5,232new1348,881new217 –
107Cadillac XT55,12980%9826,158455%109175
108Chery Tiggo 75,070new11529,249new100178
109Hyundai Santa Fe5,068395%2509,552-16%208215
110Hanteng X75,023new10923,857new118243
111Citroen C-Elysée4,943-30%10421,425-40%12689
112Buick Regal4,9335%10223,337-19%120115
113SWM X74,839new11124,822new111205
114JAC Refine4,80318%10626,211-7%108121
115Venucia T904,712new17217,518new144379
116BMW 5-Series L4,694-65%2653,920-2%4843
117VW C-Trek4,621new9727,454new104298
118Cadillac ATS-L4,61372%11820,32068%135165
119Skoda Rapid4,544-12%9327,271-1%105118
120Honda City4,505-16%10724,4852%114113
121ChangAn CS154,479-30%15433,983119%87103
122Zhi Dou D2 EV4,471716%13013,9792451%167291
123Dongfeng Joyear SUV4,447-19%13235,250-7%85114
124Toyota Yaris L4,400-15%12621,276-21%129122
125ChangAn CS954,295new13112,648new176 –
126Mazda6 Atenza4,293139%10321,46890%124177
127VW Golf Sportsvan4,2606%13919,108149%138170
128Renault Koleos4,255new12121,035new132332
129Peugeot 40084,194new16217,132new146293
130FAW Jilin Xenia R74,0012%20025,046537%110148
131BAIC EC-Series3,895new11615,376new158355
132Chevrolet Cruze3,849-77%10124,731-72%11324
133ChangAn Benben3,81126%23410,059-59%202136
134Skoda Superb3,79232%19115,83730%154153
135Toyota Vios FS3,786new14210,567new196 –
136Hyundai New Verna3,720new15529,581new98157
137Jeep Renegade3,700new12317,454new145207
138Zotye T6003,654-17%19524,800-50%11265
139Chana Oushang3,597-72%15345,710-3%6658
140Volvo XC603,55828%17414,1370%166161
141Mazda CX-53,538-9%19621,13417%131140
142Cadillac XTS3,50628%13717,01826%147182
143Landwind X5/X7/X8/X93,500-39%22918,500-51%14299
144Land Rover Discovery Sport3,472-10%14015,847312%153203
145GAC Trumpchi GA63,275203%1979,127194%213262
146Lifan Myway3,26857%11421,338382%127134
147Karry K603,234new14618,608new141287
148Peugeot 308/308S3,219-43%17116,684-53%14993
149Cowin X33,159new14716,430new152208
150Nissan Lannia3,145-52%16820,295-42%136101
151JAC Refine S33,133-72%13328,516-67%10221
152BYD e53,131167%1657,620185%233248
153Peugeot 4083,101-56%11921,454-40%12575
154Honda UR-V3,077new1907,556new234 –
155Geely GC93,046-24%14916,501-23%151135
156Honda Odyssey3,0425%14512,549-4%178159
157Toyota Crown2,98641%16913,75547%171192
158Chery QQ2,97845%2077,932-24%226234
159Haima S52,958-45%14130,166-22%9673
160Dongfeng Fengshen H30/S302,9551185%2369,778355%206260
161BAIC Weiwang M302,914-67%11210,235-82%20056
162Borgward BX72,901new15115,797new155194
163Volvo S60L2,886-3%24410,005-9%204195
164Soueast DX72,859-60%15217,523-47%143104
165Jinbei 7502,855-51%15713,822-45%170129
166Honda Greiz2,806-16%12414,607-1%161155
167Buick Encore2,781-63%11716,545-42%150111
168JAC iEV2,756new1936,400new251329
169Chery Fulwin 22,750-20%19210,040-63%203152
170Roewe 3602,731-53%13527,892-9%10394
171Hyundai Elantra Lingdong2,686new15924,201new11751
172BMW 1 Series2,681new1648,243new222 –
173Geely King Kong2,650-42%12820,536-37%134123
174Skoda Kodiaq2,589new2753,502new299 –
175Brilliance H5302,5587894%1835,186339%269359
176Lifan Xuanlang2,541new –2,541new324 –
177Honda Gienia2,525new12214,156new164289
178Venucia T702,486-57%10822,939-10%122110
179ChangAn Yuexiang V5/V72,423-57%18123,715-14%119109
180Mitsubishi ASX2,419-25%15812,08915%181173
181Nissan Murano2,41961%1678,92114%216220
182Zotye Damai X72,410new2457,932new227 –
183Ford Taurus2,331478%22412,099-8%180179
184Skoda Rapid Spaceback2,2431%17913,26049%174199
185Haval H72,242-29%13621,303377%128142
186Zotye SR92,232new12714,147new165282
187Maxus G102,22363%17710,77175%194226
188Venucia M50V2,215new1604,919new275 –
189Nissan Sunny2,204-59%16614,756-34%159105
190JAC Refine S52,132-31%14316,91248%148202
191BAIC Huansu S52,115new1844,620new285 –
192Changhe Freedom M502,104-21%1999,112-35%214183
193Dongfeng Fengshen AX72,096-38%18722,7880%123125
194Haval H12,094-60%16110,948-68%191116
195Ford Ecosport2,093245%30711,235-43%190151
196BYD S72,079-70%18612,591-67%177120
197Karry K502,054-61%17611,770-63%186126
198BYD Yuan2,032-61%1899,8867%205145
199BAIC Senova X251,961-67%15013,900-64%16896
200BMW 2-Series Active Tourer1,96061%2416,73167%243250
201Dongfeng Fengxing SX61,905new21213,321new172210
202Peugeot 30081,884-54%2019,185-50%211147
203ChangAn Yuexiang V31,882-34%24610,917-43%192172
204VW CC1,874-17%2189,311-25%209198
205Brilliance H2301,8732970%2036,606307%246330
206Skoda Fabia1,81763%2236,63629%245264
207Kia K51,79360%19811,2708%189176
208Zotye E301,763n/a –1,908207%344366
209Infiniti Q50L1,762-4%2267,65522%231228
210Renault Kadjar1,754-6%18811,41782%187209
211Suzuki Vitara1,739-50%22512,483-31%179154
212Jaguar XFL1,728new2136,803new241336
213Volvo S901,691new2176,282new255417
214Peugeot 3011,684-73%17815,521-49%157107
215Kia K21,681-85%18213,840-74%16940
216Chery eQ11,660new2632,695new322 –
217Hawtai Lusheng E701,65794% –2,311-66%330281
218Range Rover Evoque1,606-2%2147,068332%236261
219BYD Tang1,589-51%2285,929-62%259188
220VW Touran1,534-63%2319,145-49%212144
221Kia Sportage1,521-12%23510,49950%197288
222Hyundai ix251,507-85%23319,042-58%13964
223Yema T701,501-35%15610,706-24%195162
224BAIC Senova X351,490-50%12920,978599%133106
225BAIC Huansu S61,457-52%19411,879-33%185146
226Brilliance H3301,4402150%3016,557-51%248200
227Kia K41,391-21%3195,275-60%265185
228Haval H51,378-40%2306,148-42%256213
229Weichai Enranger 7271,370222%2053,863117%297351
230Skoda Yeti1,347-45%2786,778-43%242204
231MG GS1,321-70%17015,780-32%156141
232JAC Refine S21,313-59%20414,298-46%163143
233Haima M31,269-28%2947,646-49%232184
234Bisu T31,253new2516,408new250447
235BYD F01,24931%2396,03615%257277
236JMC Yusheng S3501,24849%23718,646333%140166
237Suzuki Beidouxing1,236-45%2107,897-46%228196
238Honda Elysion1,235-42%20810,431-3%198190
239Kia Forte Furuidi1,202162%2773,129-18%308315
240Acura CDX1,200new2493,472new300 –
241Suzuki Alivio1,196-49%2408,660-1%218217
242Dongfeng Fengshen AX51,192new2588,209new223384
243Chevrolet Trax1,192-50%2217,818-52%229164
244BYD Qin1,191-59%2714,816-32%278186
245Bisu M31,169new2525,036new270378
246BAW BJ401,16517%2066,334310%254290
247Haima S7 Knight1,159114%2668,25793%221304
248Roewe 3501,146-68%2629,774-52%207150
249Haval H91,14457%2934,133-3%293272
250Jinbei Granse1,138-4%2168,51232%219253
251Borgward BX51,132new2192,725new321 –
252Peugeot 50081,091new3471,333new359 –
253Zotye E2001,08627%2544,381173%289257
254Suzuki Swift1,08448%2537,019-5%237222
255Brilliance V31,062-84%26510,871-82%19371
256Peugeot 20081,056-61%2905,270-66%266187
257Chery E31,05547%1735,199-42%268241
258Mercedes V-Class1,05568%2804,328589%290338
259BAIC Senova D501,050-10%3172,502-36%326206
260Lifan 8201,041264%3481,67229%349385
261BAIC Weiwang M50996new21514,305new162258
262BAW BJ20991new2206,345new253229
263BAIC Weiwang S50982-75%3164,907-21%277212
264Dongfeng Fengshen AX3972-66%2709,053-35%215167
265Chery eQ970-24%2613,139-28%307246
266Venucia R50/D50957-65%2227,945-46%225174
267Chery Tiggo 5935-71%2118,088-70%224131
268Citroen C3-XR933-84%2687,817-77%230108
269Jinbei F50894new3271,959new341 –
270Great Wall C30889-48%2474,912-66%276201
271Honda Spirior869-60%2836,007-31%258211
272Brilliance Junjie FRV864-77% –2,928-26%315295
273Leopaard Q6862-15%2993,057-20%311278
274Zotye Z70085332%2814,453108%288259
275BAIC Senova D2084591%3252,224-19%333371
276GAC Trumpchi GA3/GA3S844-38%2922,948-11%314302
277BYD F5 Surui843-56%2438,269-39%220181
278Horki 300E836new3002,763new319473
279Yema T80833new2592,232new332 –
280Zotye Z300820-19%2326,7284%244240
281Hyundai ix35817-88%25710,249-68%199112
282Foton Gratour ix810new2725,844new260328
283Suzuki S-Cross8066%3775,63443%262296
284JMC E100802new2484,983new272430
285Zotye Damai X5800-87%25511,962-72%18483
286BAIC Huansu H2788-49%2387,3884%235252
287Qoros 5 SUV78712%3123,1652%305276
288Changhe Q35760new3794,012new296244
289Cadillac CT675861%2984,10596%295335
290Haval H873165%3133,066-6%310318
291GAC Trumpchi GA8730240%3811,179448%365375
292Mercedes Vito723112%3052,683160%323372
293Infiniti QX50722-8%2912,903-1%317305
294Nissan NV20071513%3143,2122%304279
295Chery Arrizo 771349%3292,272-30%331233
296Dongfeng Fengxing Jingye S5071116%2676,59848%247284
297Kia KX5708-90%2895,395-74%263127
298Cowin C3690new –2,101new338354
299Ford Everest67587%3243,724166%298319
300JAC Heyue6552326%2424,30563%291308
301BYD e6652-61%2842,732-64%320219
302Citroen C6649new3033,160new306358
303MG 3647-39%2795,372-5%264269
304Luxgen 6 SUV633-79%2954,998-67%271191
305Foton MP-X62043%2883,04024%312337
306Kia KX7612new3043,245new303 –
307Suzuki Alto6091%2864,735-11%282263
308MG GT60512%2856,933211%238231
309Lifan X60601-54%3093,446-33%301247
310JMC E200601new3062,898new318419
311Foton Gratour im598new3021,641new350 –
312Hyundai Sonata 8597-82%2644,940-78%273171
313Changhe Freedom M70593new2605,706new261 –
314GAC Trumpchi GS5591-31%3441,305-73%360317
315Kia KX3583-90%2964,777-84%280117
316Haima V70562-51%3263,072167%309309
317Cowin V3559new3084,804new279280
318BYD G6551new3531,195new363 –
319Roewe 950525805%40559375%391340
320Dongfeng Fengshan A60515-61%2874,106-70%294214
321Wuling Journey511-74%1854,652-41%284230
322Citroen C4L510-67%3232,971-49%313227
323Haima M6495-57%3216,49024%249245
324Haima M5 (Family)474-76%2696,913-64%239149
325Soueast V5 Lingzhi474-28%2731,861-53%346301
326FAW Xiali N3/N5/N7469-60%2764,473-32%287271
327Nissan Livina45537%3202,503-4%325294
328Weichai Enranger 737453-63%3561,839-81%347237
329Mitsubishi Pajero Sport437-17%3181,94136%343357
330FAW Besturn X80 New429new –453new400 –
331Citroen C-Quatre428n/a3333,444-59%302300
332FAW Besturn B70425-4%358998-66%374347
333Jonway A380420-16%3322,222-3%334333
334Weichai Enranger G3420-48%3521,710-68%348273
335Soueast V3 Lingyue405-41%3351,570-55%353323
336Hyundai Tucson403-97%13831,397-46%8931
337Lifan X50391-81%3751,397-65%358242
338Dongfeng Fengxing CM7388new3152,409new329 –
339FAW Besturn X80366-73%3105,229-31%267221
340Lifan 620358n/a33775019%387346
341FQT Motor EX803362%3491,534-7%354374
342Brilliance H3319new2744,713new283 –
343Zotye Z100301new365997new375 –
344Chery Arrizo 330123% –301-64%405407
345JMC E160299new345584new392 –
346FAW Junpai D60298-70%3432,915-58%316265
347FAW Besturn B30292-93%3316,363-73%252160
348Toyota Reiz287-85%3114,297-56%292236
349FAW Weizhi V5286-62%371811-75%384312
350Changhe Q25283-95%3622,169-68%337239
351Haima Aishang (M11) EV279n/a –284n/a408 –
352Zotye Z50026196%341984-66%376334
353Fiat Viaggio260-48%3611,214-76%362314
354DS 6256-64%3701,598-68%351283
355BAIC Huansu S225338%3281,027-52%373356
356Lifan Lotto250-66%3421,943-66%342267
357Qoros 3241-46%3301,447-45%356303
358ChangAn Ouliwei236275% –236-94%409320
359JAC Refine A60227new3362,025new340441
360FAW Junpai A70222new3541,095new368352
361FAW Besturn B50213-78%3346,820-38%240180
362Zotye SR7204-96%3224,926-67%274156
363Chevrolet Lova RV198-79%3402,203-65%335254
364Peugeot 508187-78%374594-85%390322
365Weichai Enranger G5183new3761,189new364394
366Dongfeng Fengshan L60178102%3681,108-14%367381
367Hawtai Santa Fe175-89%3559,2368%210223
368Brilliance V5141-81%378916-80%380285
369Dongfeng Fengshan A30138-46%346946-62%378345
370Mitsubishi Lancer EX134-20%36775339%386256
371VW Phideon125new3631,085new371369
372Baojun 630121-92%3601,219-81%361255
373Citroen C5121-72%351533-80%394343
374Buick Velite 5119new386186new411 –
375Dongfeng Shuai118-71%339939-67%379325
376Dongfeng Aeolus A9114-28%366658115%388395
377BAW BJ8011152%364521528%396425
378Zotye T700107new –107new418 –
379Geely Yuanjing X1104new –104new419 –
380DS 4S100317%38944438%401396
381Nissan Maxima91-73%382474-68%399383
382Toyota Corolla EX86-96%2821,455-84%355235
383Foton Sauvana86-23%3508209%382387
384Denza EV83n/a357572-14%393382
385DS 575-61%401154-79%413408
386Hawtai Lusheng E8071new2094,763new281450
387Geely TX470-33%392405-7%403405
388Luxgen 5 Sedan69-65%398101-94%420377
389Qoros 3 SUV68-87%383480-81%398342
390DS 5LS65-75%396434-73%402370
391Suzuki SX461-94%4041,167-79%366268
392Luxgen 3 Sedan59new3721,893new345363
393Kandi K1150n/a –50n/a425 –
394ChangAn Raeton48-87%393858-66%381349
395Changan CS5547new39777new423 –
396Luxgen 7 MPV44-70%387497-1%397388
397Fiat Ottimo40-90%380528-84%395341
398Haima M839457%38830111%406436
399BYD G538-91%390387-83%404348
400BYD M637-71%385287-51%407410
401BAIC Senova X5530-99%369757-96%385189
402Yema E7026new –26new429432
403BAW Warrior16-52%384108-31%417435
404Brilliance FSV10-68%39585-67%421446
405Kandi K128n/a –8n/a438402
406Dongfeng Fengshan E30L6new –6new440 –
407Chevrolet Captiva4-100%4062,031-74%339216
408Luxgen 7 SUV4-92%409118-87%415409
409BAIC Weiwang 0074n/a –13n/a433498
410Kandi K174n/a –4#DIV/0!441393
411FAW Weizhi V23n/a –3n/a444423
412Huasong 72n/a412201-85%410350
413Lifan 7201-90%40215-89%432455
414BAIC Senova CC1-80%4114-99%442433
This Post Has 8 Comments
  1. Hi Matt,

    The sales of cars imported into China no longer published?

    Those of the year 2016 for now I do not see them published and I would like to see the ones of this year.

    Very good your site

  2. The FAW V2, which manages about one a month is in the process of a ham-fisted facelift which should see it rise to….about one a month.

  3. China is responsible for 47% of VW’s global sales and only for 13% of Toyota global sales. The day when Chinese switch from VW to Toyota, will be the day when the VW will die!

  4. Wanna hit bull’s eye? Look no further, copy Jeep ;).
    From 8.000 (2015) to 133.000 (2016) units is just one year.
    In 2017, Jeep will easily pass 250.000 units.

    Impressive too:
    Baojun. From 180k to 520k to 760k is just 3 years.
    Geely. From 425k, 540k to 780k the past 3 years.

  5. It’s only a while back when PSA had 3 models selling 10k per month. And 6 selling between 5k and 10k. These days, The whole Citroen range hardly reaches the 6k p/m cap. Something has gone terribly wrong, marketing wise. Even the few PSA cross-over’s PSA offers – C3XR and 2008 – went from 6k to less than 1k p/m.

    Read PSA CEO Tavares is working on this problem. But maybe his strategy not to join the discount rat race – currently a serious issue for almost all brands in China – has to be released a bit. On the other hand, among non premium volume brands PSA has one of the best earings ratio’s (>6%), partly thanks to maintaining a strict pricing policy.

  6. About shorter life cycles than they used to be: Renault Kadjar sales, according to quite few autojournalists, a model which has the edge over its Nissan sibling QQ, are already in decline. This in only its second full year, and not just in China, but in Europe too. Remarkable given the ongoing success of the Nissan QQ. 1800 Kadjar’s in May – seems like the car is “dead on arrival”.

    1. Interesting statement, but I don’t think so. First of all market leader VW is about to lauch two other cross-over’s (Polo and Golf based). Given the astronomical reception the Tiguan II receives (#6, 31,300 units) it’s fair to conclude the SUV tsunami isn’t over yet.

      Secondly, there are many more brands with imminent SUV additions to their line-ups (Hyundai, PSA, BMW, Volvo not to mention the zillion Chinese brands) so many customers will be tempted to consider a SUV/CO over a sedan/HB.

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