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China LCV October 2017: Pickups surge 28.9%, JMC Yuhu up

The new model pushes JMC Yuhu sales up 88%, making it the #2 pickup in China. 

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Thanks to our partnership with Chinese consultancy outlet Cedars, we can share with you today detailed data for light commercial vehicle sales in China in October. As a whole, the LCV segment is down 3.4% year-on-year to 105.854 units, meaning the year-to-date volume is down 4% to 1.226.137 deliveries. Minivans slip down 10.3% to 33.272, leading to a year-to-date tally down 17.2% to 446.768, Mini Trucks (aka micro pickups) unusually drop a harsh 15.3% to 40.040, pulling the YTD total into negative at -1.1% to 476.013 but Pickups surges a spectacular 28.9% to 32.542, lifting their 2017 volume so far up 18.2% to 303.356. Once again the ranking is dominated by the Wuling Mini Truck despite sales down 9% to 17.373, ahead of the Wuling Hongguang V down 34% and the Great Wall Wingle 5 up 11%. The Dongfeng K-Series Mini Truck impresses with a 31% gain in 4th place while the Chana Star Mini Truck rounds up the Top 5 at -23%. Further down, notice the Jinbei Mini Truck up 154%, the Jinbei Minivan up 47%, the JMC Yuhu up 88% thanks to a new model (pictured) and becoming the #2 pickup in the market, and the Foton Mini Truck up 74%.

Previous month: China LCV September 2017: Pickups shoot up 33.8%, Minivans up 20.3%

One year ago: China LCV October 2016: Discover the Top 60 models (BSCB Exclusive)

Full October 2017 Top 45 models ranking below.

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