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China January 2018: VW, Geely, Toyota, Audi, Mercedes & BMW all break records, market showing surprising strength at +12%

The Bora hits a new record, helping VW to its largest ever wholesale volume.

* See the Top 77 All China-made brands and Top 425 models by clicking on the title *

New light vehicle sales in China start the year a lot better than expected given the purchase tax on vehicles with 1.6L engines and below was raised back from 7.5% to 10% on January 1: the market is up 11% to 2.456.200 units. Once again the main engine of growth in China is the SUV segment up 22.9% to 1.081.300, still close to the 1.173.000 record set last month while sedans/hatches are up 7.3% to 1.158.800. In contrast, MPVs are down 13.4% to 178.600 and microvans freefall 30% to 35.700. Truck sales shoot up 18% to 353.100, meaning the total vehicle market in China adds up to 2.809.300 units for January, up 12% year-on-year. Eco-Friendly car sales are up a fantastic 4.3-fold on January 2017 to 38.470, including 26.753 EVs and 11.717 plug-in hybrids. Chinese brands continue to fare very well but trail the overall passenger car market this month at +9.4% to 1.068.700 units or 43.5% share vs. 44.1% a year ago.

Local carmaker Geely posts a 5th consecutive all-time volume record.

Some manufacturers officially announce Chinese retail sales including imports which differ from the data tables we provide further down in the article (locally-produced wholesales). This paragraph is dedicated to these announcements. The Volkswagen Group is up 16% to 398.600 retail, with the Volkswagen brand up 9.7% to 296.900 retail (almost 56% of VW’s global sales) and Audi up 73% to 60.688. That’s less than Mercedes up 16% to an all-time retail record of 68.425. BMW+Mini is up 6.5% to 54.675. General Motors gains 15% year-on-year to 367.712 units, with Chevrolet up 40% to 54.350, Baojun up 36% to 92.356, Cadillac up 12% to 20.222 (its 23rd consecutive month of double-digit year-on-year gains), Buick up 5.7% to 113.007 as Wuling totals 87.777 including microvans. Ford Motor plunges 18% to 75.990 sales whereas at 60.688 units, Audi surges 73% on a January 2017 figure hampered by a stop order by dealers due to plans to open a second distribution network. Great Wall Motor reports 110.040 sales up 20.6% year-on-year including 98.748 SUVs (+22.1%).

Toyota has its best month ever in China in January, with the Corolla at its highest too. 

Back to wholesales data of locally produced models, and at this game Volkswagen dominates as usual with factory deliveries up 6% year-on-year to 346.739, and according to BSCB records this is VW’s largest ever monthly wholesale volume in China, boosted by new volume records for the Bora (32.585) and Magotan (29.297) while the Tiguan drops 15%. Tellingly, 6 of the 8 best-selling sedans in China in January are VW nameplates. Geely manages the incredible feat of a 5th consecutive all-time record volume, lifting it to 148.916, up a smashing 46% year-on-year. Just as the Boyue remains above 30.000 monthly sales for the 4th time in a row, the Emgrand GS (20.987) posts its 7th consecutive monthly record and the Vision (20.055), Emgrand GL (15.163) and Vision S1 (10.303) also hit all-time bests. Honda soars 38% to its third highest monthly volume ever at 138.306 (below the 151.587 of December 2015 and the 140.963 of December 2014) with the Accord up 54%, the CR-V up 20%, the Vezel up 34%, the Crider up 38% and the Avancier up 142%.

The Baojun is now the most successful car launch in history, both in China and in the world.

Toyota surges 31% to break a new volume record at 129.336, almost 20.000 units above the previous best of 110.802 set in December 2014. Up 78% to 46.735 deliveries, the Corolla sets a new monthly volume record for a Japanese nameplate in China (beating the Nissan Sylphy’s 45.232 from November 2016) while the RAV4 is at its highest since December 2013. Changan is down 8% to 114.373 but sees the CS55 beat its volume record at 23.209, while Buick is down 4% to 112.344. Baojun is up 23% year-on-year but down 32% on December to 94.966 as the 510 crossover posts a 5th all-time record in a row, adding 4.000 units to its December score to 58.006 but bizarrely 560 model sales are not reported by the brand. Note only four nameplates have managed to cross the 60.000 monthly unit-mark in all of China’s history: the Wuling Hongguang (record of 82.543 in December 2016), the Haval H6 (80.495 in December 2016), Wuling Sunshine (73.302 in January 2011) and VW Lavida (61.568 in January 2014). With 416.883 sales in 12 months, the Baojun 510 has now become the best-selling new car ever introduced in the world, beating the previous record held for the past 40 years by the Ford Fairmont with 405.780 units sold in its first 12 months in the US in 1978.

The Haval H6 is the #1 vehicle in China outright for the 5th time, all in the past 22 months.

In 8th place in the brands ranking, Nissan gains 16% to 94.595 units with the Qashqai hitting a new high at 16.519. Haval drops 4% to 78.459 but places the H6 in the overall models pole position thanks to sales up 29% to 59.133. It is the 5th time the H6 is the best-selling nameplate in China outright after April 2016, November 2016, July 2017 and October 2017. Rounding up the Top 10 whereas it ranked at a paltry #25 in December, Audi shoots up 35% to 69.194 wholesales – a new record, with the Q5 beating its volume record at 16.688. Both Mercedes (+34%) and BMW (+37%) also post their all-time wholesale monthly volume records with no less than three Mercedes nameplates reaching an all-time high wholesale volume: the C Class L (18.408), E Class L (15.041) and GLC (13.152) while two BMWs break records: the 3 Series L (14.370) and X1 (9.984).

Audi, Mercedes and BMW are all at record levels this month, with sedans doing the heavy lifting.

Other foreign carmakers posting sizeable wholesale gains in January include Jaguar (+190%), Mitsubishi (+96%) with the Outlander hitting a new high at 11.565 units, Land Rover (+94%), Citroen (+68%) even though the new C5 Aircross is down a steep 59% on December, Cadillac (+60%) with the XT5 the first Cadillac nameplate to crack 10.000 monthly sales in China (10.385, up 90%), Volvo (+53%), Chevrolet (+39%), Mazda (+27%) with the 3 Axela breaking a record at 15.952 sales (+63%) and Renault (+7%) setting a new benchmark at 9.000 units. Foreign manufacturers in difficulty this month include DS (-71%), Suzuki (-44%), Ford (-30%) hampered by the Kuga (-72%) and Edge (-62%), and Hyundai (-24%) even though the ix35 is boosted by the new generation to its 2nd largest monthly volume at 16.540 (record: 17.431 in Dec-14) and just as sister brand Kia rallies back up 1%.

Renault breaks its monthly volume record in China to 9.000.

Among Chinese manufacturers, some of the best performers in January are Yema (+350%), Qoros (+248%), MG (+166%) with the ZS posting its first ever five-digit result (10.913) and the 6 up 11-fold on the previous generation, Bisu (+98%), Brilliance (+81%) bolstered by the new V6 crossover, Maxus (+78%), Venucia (+69%), Soueast (+58%) helped by the DX3 hitting an all-time high (13.589), Roewe (+57%) with the RX3 at a new high (9.963), Weichai (+49%), BYD (+47%), GAC Trumpchi (+32%) as the GS3 breaks a new record (7.482), Zotye (+32%), Hanteng (+28%) and Leopaard (+22%) with a new all-time high for the CS9 (7.241). Those in difficulty this month include Hawtai (-82%), Jinbei (-75%), Cowin (-66%), Landwind (-65%), SWM (-59%), JMC (-58%), Changhe (-57%), Great Wall (-54%), Karry (-36%) and JAC (-32%).

The new 6 (+985%) helps lift MG sales up 166% in January.

Great Wall’s semi premium SUV brand WEY remains by far the most popular new brand launch of the past 12 months in China, eclipsing 20.000 monthly sales for the third time in a row. It is followed at a distance by Geely’s own premium marque, Lynk & Co, up a slim 2.7% on its inaugural score last month. We welcome new local brands Traum (1.518), Yudo (356) and Xpeng (39) in the local charts in January – all the new launches are covered in a separate update as always. As for December launches, the Chery Tiggo 5X is still in the lead but drops a heavy 30% to 7.527, the Changan Raeton CC is up 18% to 6.421, the Lynk & Co 01 up 2.7% to 6.173, the Jaguar XEL down 20% to 1.062, the GAC Trumpchi GM8 up 82% to 1.001 and the Arcfox Lite down 87% to just 60 sales, but far from showing a poor reception, this drop has more to do with the fact that BAIC had filled December wholesales up to benefit from the maximum amount of subsidies for 2017.

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Full January 2018 Top 77 All China-made brands and Top 425 models below.

China January 2018 – China-made brands:

13GAC Trumpchi61,23132%2017
19Beijing Auto (BAIC, BAW)44,36421%1114
45Lynk & Co6,173new5469
47Land Rover5,22294%5151
70FQT Motor259-52%7675
71Zhi Dou259n/a6957
72Great Wall239-54%6868
75Xpeng39new – –

China January 2018 – China-made models:

1Haval H659,13329%23
2Baojun 51058,006new36
3Wuling Hongguang55,138-8%11
4VW Lavida/Gran Lavida49,039-19%42
5Toyota Corolla46,73578%269
6VW Jetta39,651-8%4911
7Nissan Sylphy38,17919%55
8VW Santana35,55012%2912
9VW Sagitar34,87430%1110
10GAC Trumpchi GS434,442-1%158
11VW Bora32,58518%1617
12Geely Boyue30,38151%1013
13VW Magotan29,29746%2322
14Buick Excelle28,016-19%64
15VW Tiguan26,392-15%127
16Geely Emgrand EC726,122-1%1316
17Roewe RX525,22625%2420
18Ford Escort24,913-4%814
19ChangAn CS5523,209new3295
20Chevrolet Cavalier22,52568%2024
21ChangAn CS3521,55317%5040
22Buick Envision21,538-30%1419
23Buick Verano21,37321%2525
24ChangAn CS7521,162-20%1918
25Audi A4L20,802104%15564
26Baojun 31020,20612%721
27Geely Emgrand GS20,08794%2838
28Geely Vision20,05536%4444
29VW Passat19,8314%6134
30VW Golf18,7099%10837
31Mercedes C-Klasse L18,40841%6052
32Honda Accord18,39054%5439
33Dongfeng Fengguang 58018,33911%3828
34VW Polo18,0410%5829
35Toyota RAV417,23860%10753
36Honda CR-V17,09320%1827
37Audi Q516,68828%12260
38Hyundai ix3516,540397%65177
39Nissan Qashqai16,51944%5535
40Honda Civic16,4597%7530
41Honda Vezel16,25534%5142
42Baojun 73016,031-50%915
43Mazda3 Axela15,95263%4646
44Nissan X-Trail15,74422%2126
45Chevrolet Sail15,46863%3557
46Geely Emgrand GL15,16349%4856
47BYD Song MAX15,068new36187
48Mercedes E-Klasse L15,04165%9165
49Hyundai Elantra Lingdong14,852127%2263
50VW Lamando14,831-4%3441
51Honda XR-V14,5169%5633
52BMW 3-Series L14,37025%6959
53BMW 5-Series L14,14716%7162
54Audi A6L14,09915%10645
55Toyota Levin14,0532%3131
56Buick GL814,0063%7043
57Soueast DX313,589116%9671
58Mercedes GLC13,15225%6768
59Chevrolet Malibu12,69332%3355
60Hyundai Mistra11,9942%3949
61Toyota Camry11,577-2%288101
62Mitsubishi Outlander11,565120%9489
63Changan CX7011,461-21%12981
64Honda Crider11,27938%13276
65Nissan Teana11,12553%4766
66MG ZS10,913new143108
67BYD F310,640-5%9058
68Geely Vision X310,457new77186
69Toyota Highlander10,456-13%13574
70Haval H210,390-58%3023
71Cadillac XT510,38590%175116
72Geely Vision S110,303new93323
73WEY VV510,239new76181
74WEY VV710,050new80136
75FAW Besturn X4010,017new125107
76Geely Vision SUV10,004-2%4254
77BMW X19,98446%9983
78Roewe RX39,963new102277
79Dongfeng Joyear SUV9,850-25%9877
80BYD Song9,71712%7373
81Ford Focus9,694-25%4032
82Audi Q39,25114%14090
83Skoda Octavia9,114-43%5751
84Buick LaCrosse9,005-10%7275
85Chery Tiggo 3/3x8,922-3%11294
86VW Teramont8,841110413%82102
87Honda Avancier8,701142%9287
88Venucia D608,684new86260
89GAC Trumpchi GS88,653-8%8172
90Dongfeng Fengshen AX78,612-19%179164
91Honda Fit8,547-4%6269
92Audi A38,35412%16893
93Toyota Vios8,301-17%15678
94Skoda Yeti8,101337%370284
95MG 68,069985%151344
96Chery Arrizo 5/5e8,037-47%3748
97BAIC EC-Series7,870987%5397
98Kia K37,630-49%2747
99Buick Regal7,59926%131119
100Chery Tiggo 5x7,527new79325
101JAC Refine S37,509-39%150132
102Cadillac XTS7,50064%225158
103Dongfeng Fengxing S5607,500new174291
104Jeep Compass7,500251%8485
105GAC Trumpchi GS37,482new182256
106Mazda CX-47,4320%128104
107Roewe i67,366new141114
108Leopaard CS97,241new121174
109Zotye T3007,018new63237
110VW C-Trek6,93140%198117
111Mercedes GLA6,847-14%134106
112Chevrolet Cruze6,807-20%6692
113BAIC Huansu S36,613-20%6482
114Venucia T706,48218%114129
115Changan Raeton CC6,421new152379
116Kia KX Cross6,306new104206
117ChangAn CS156,218-34%183121
118Lynk & Co 016,173new138368
119Mazda6 Atenza6,03727%163133
120Toyota Yaris L6,032-5%176130
121Mazda CX-55,9350%210140
122Dongfeng Future5,911-17%118100
123Cadillac ATS-L5,90019%153126
124Peugeot 308/308S5,83969%78123
125Honda UR-V5,781new127148
126Skoda Superb5,77427%162157
127Ford Mondeo5,664-24%5267
128Chevrolet Equinox5,641new113134
129Renault Koleos5,62917%184143
130Kia K25,41943%111135
131ChangAn Eado5,286-61%10379
132Chery Tiggo 75,276-39%137118
133Haima S55,178-50%105111
134Hyundai Tucson5,172-60%1750
135Zotye T7005,083new45122
136Roewe 3605,068-30%186139
137FAW Jilin Xenia R75,060-16%126120
138BAIC Huansu S75,035new159365
139Skoda Rapid4,888-39%116113
140JAC Refine4,859-24%147110
141Honda Elysion4,84467%194162
142Dongfeng Fengguang 3304,814-47%20099
143Nissan Kicks4,728new110147
144Toyota Crown4,62875%207170
145Volvo XC604,58827%231168
146Toyota Vios FS4,443new222175
147Skoda Kodiaq4,421new119145
148VW Golf Sportsvan4,368-7%242142
149Honda City4,332-12%133115
150Honda Odyssey4,30597%252176
151Peugeot 4084,292-27%130124
152Citroen C3-XR4,24382%178225
153Zotye T6004,133-42%68103
154Dongfeng Fengshen H30/S304,12025% –221
155Mitsubishi ASX4,11768%214190
156BAIC Huansu S54,0285200%142199
157Buick GL64,023new117261
158Venucia T904,002-6%204144
159VW Touran3,97939%232184
160Buick Excelle GX3,921new123288
161Haval M63,877new101173
162Soueast DX73,836-24%228163
163Chana Oushang A8003,828new197161
164Jeep Cherokee3,809-53%16098
165Hanteng X53,802new216363
166Volvo S903,736360%209222
167Land Rover Discovery Sport3,681121%177153
168BMW 1 Series3,680new199178
169Brilliance V63,676new248416
170JAC iEV3,621new271195
171Dongfeng Fengxing SX63,59439%196166
172BAIC Huansu H33,563-58%146105
173Leopaard CS103,509-59%12091
174GAC Trumpchi GS73,499new291346
175Hyundai Elantra Langdong3,496-82%4161
176Toyota Yaris L Sedan3,473new213165
177MG GS3,467-20%221182
178Renault Kadjar3,371-6%260208
179Bisu T53,367new169218
180BYD Qin3,3391505%173214
181Geely GC93,293-19%170152
182Ford Edge3,241-65%8370
183Citroen C-Elysée3,1648%166141
184GAC Trumpchi GA63,157125%235217
185Peugeot 40083,123-41%158137
186Karry K603,026-40%85127
187Honda Jade3,008n/a181156
188BAIC Weiwang M302,998226%205185
189Qoros 5 SUV2,949291%285312
190Chana Oushang2,890-82%220109
191Changan Linmax2,890new357196
192Buick Encore2,853-39%191160
193Lifan Myway2,849-46%193150
194Citroen C-Quatre2,818106%202259
195BAIC Senova D502,817247%157311
196Chana Honor2,813-77%23486
197Yema T702,800191%190230
198Nissan Tiida2,761-56%10996
199Hyundai ix252,735-57%89138
200Honda Greiz2,733137%267200
201Hanteng X72,727-47%165125
202BAIC Senova X352,725-55%124146
203BAIC Huansu H22,682n/a115191
204Zotye Damai X72,594new167211
205Kia K42,548106%247247
206Ford Ecosport2,544-19%187180
207Geely Vision X12,503new206244
208Maxus G102,46016%223205
209Toyota Prado2,430-43%310131
210VW Phideon2,407766%212287
211Nissan Lannia2,397-60%88112
212Borgward BX52,389new195263
213Citroen C5 Aircross2,383new144236
214ChangAn Yuexiang V32,367-28%324274
215Kia Sportage2,241-21%180183
216Cadillac CT62,23483%325307
217Ford Kuga2,228-72%7480
218Peugeot 3012,180-41%227189
219Honda Gienia2,063126%217201
220Dongfeng Fengshen AX42,057new266295
221Peugeot 50082,053new238235
222JAC Refine S2/S2mini2,024-67%274224
223Karry K502,013-30%136172
224Jeep Renegade2,000-53%161167
225Landwind X2/X5/X7/X82,000-65%100154
226Lifan Xuanlang1,945new171197
227Haima S71,94323%307268
228Suzuki Vitara1,928-34%226202
229Haval H91,918123%261281
230Hyundai Verna1,902-46%95151
231JMC E2001,897347%164269
232Jaguar XFL1,84184%239239
233Haima M31,830-37%263253
234Volvo S60L1,825-17%219198
235Mercedes V-Class1,81398%317304
236Beijing BJ401,69866%280249
237FAW Junpai D601,68258%246290
238SWM X71,640-74%149128
239Zotye Damai X51,609-53%215220
240Kia Pegas1,605new236326
241Hyundai New Verna1,554-87%8788
242Kia K51,549-60%243203
243Range Rover Evoque1,54149%264252
244Chery Fulwin 21,527-35%230228
245Traum S701,519new –520
246Foton Gratour ix1,494-9%336317
247Nissan Murano1,49345%237215
248ChangAn Benben1,444-17%172193
249ChangAn CS951,4442731%346240
250Chery eQ1,428685%145209
251VW CC1,413-41%294238
252Brilliance Junjie FRV1,392123%326330
253Haval H51,37929%286272
254Skoda Rapid Spaceback1,365-64%275212
255Haval H71,358-81%255169
256Beijing BJ201,33033%224248
257Kia KX51,324-22%233243
258ChangAn Yuexiang V5/V71,319-82%229149
259Maxus D901,315new277384
260Brilliance V31,30536%272216
261Qoros 31,278312%423417
262Zotye SR71,2695%240271
263Lifan X701,238new – –
264GAC Trumpchi GA81,223699%354389
265Cowin X51,209new296358
266BMW 2-Series Active Tourer1,20714%323270
267Chevrolet Trax1,189-51%300264
268Luxgen U5 SUV1,165new281388
269GAC Trumpchi GA41,164new – –
270Roewe 3501,146-55%349296
271JMC Yusheng S3501,133-61% –262
272Jinbei 7501,117-66%270223
273Peugeot 30081,114-25%322255
274JAC Refine S71,103new287279
275BYD Tang1,089292%290278
276JAC Refine S51,082-73%254227
277Jaguar XEL1,062new302453
278Mercedes Vito1,045159%345350
279Suzuki Alivio1,039-40%279254
280Suzuki S-Cross1,03151%284275
281Yema T801,008new305349
282GAC Trumpchi GM81,001new365475
283Zotye Z3001,001-59%269267
284BYD F5 Surui998-54%315289
285SWM X3972new314333
286Skoda Fabia96645%334292
287Changhe Freedom M50937-25%154226
288Hyundai Elantra Yuedong/Celesta89680%189159
289Citroen C5889485%303345
290Dongfeng Fengshen AX5875-64%309266
291Nissan Sunny868-77%319192
292Chery E3855129%337318
293BAIC Senova X25840-64%251213
294Chery Tiggo 5834-50%395188
295Borgward BX7828-73%320204
296MG 3823-31%394332
297Weichai Enranger 727790344%328328
298Suzuki Swift778-53%331282
299Peugeot 2008765-33%381315
300JMC Yusheng S330718-78% –257
301FAW Besturn B30717-84%347321
302Suzuki Beidouxing/E717-48%97179
303BYD F0716-14%439324
304MG GT714-74%327298
305FAW Besturn B50700-85%351309
306Kia Cerato684n/a333353
307Zotye SR9681-77%259232
308Baojun 6306734387%353397
309Dongfeng Fengxing Jingye S50651-19%301301
310BAIC Huansu S6619-82%299234
311Haima M5 (Family)614-77%344322
312BAIC Weiwang M50609-72%218194
313Hawtai EV160607new201310
314Foton MP-X59727%332351
315Bisu T3587-59%335300
316BYD S7550-77%276229
317Dongfeng Fengshen AX3550-88%379286
318Geely King Kong548-91%298171
319Zotye Z700544-49%318338
320GAC Trumpchi GE3536new382440
321FAW Besturn X80524-84%386339
322Hawtai Shengdafei523-93%4384
323Nissan NV20052267%340341
324Yema Spica520new348467
325Cowin X3518-87%339219
326Acura CDX503new268293
327Zotye E200501169%241265
328Jonway A38050017%372377
329Brilliance H330480-60%265251
330Haima V70476-60%341348
331Venucia M50V470new358313
332Soueast V5 Lingzhi4522411%380394
333Ford Taurus448-85%253210
334Hyundai Santa Fe437-68%256302
335BAW BJ212436n/a374429
336Hyundai Sonata 8432-69%304280
337Ford Everest419-16%329334
338Weichai Enranger G540555%371410
339Zotye Z500395119%289371
340Changhe Q35390-71%188285
341Skoda Karoq380new – –
342Haima M6377-86%359327
343Weichai Enranger 737367-27%356383
344Yudo π1356new –430
345Kia KX735419%378367
346Weichai Enranger G33544%355387
347Changhe Freedom M70327-77%244299
348Leopaard Q6324-37%350355
349FAW Junpai A50321new – –
350Lifan X602971042%208305
351Foton Sauvana293119%429439
352Dongfeng Fengshan A60279-80%384343
353Roewe 9502781638%393411
354Haval H8266-59%343352
355Chery QQ265-76%245241
356FQT Motor EX80259-52%401413
357Kia KX3247-80%363331
358Kia Forte Furuidi245745%185320
359Luxgen 6 SUV243-89%383336
360Great Wall C30239-54%282314
361Bisu M3236-65%368335
362Lifan 820204172%442405
363Nissan Livina203-62%377364
364Citroen C6195-72%398369
365JAC Heyue172-85%364372
366Citroen C4L158-79%407374
367Soueast V3 Lingyue157293%404414
368Brilliance H3156-69%389361
369Dongfeng Shuai153-4%366403
370Hawtai Santa Fe153n/a297276
371Changhe Q25152-36%330376
372Cowin E3151new – –
373BAIC Huansu S2140126%367412
374Cowin V3140-90%399356
375Haval H1138-87%352258
376Lifan Lotto138-79%413407
377Acura TLX-L137new – –
378Chery Arrizo 7133-75%409400
379Dongfeng Fengshan L60131-43%405428
380Zhi Dou D2 EV130n/a311155
381Zhi Dou D3 EV129new425494
382Beijing BJ80120new416444
383Chery E5120-90%396401
384BAIC Senova D20116205%400370
385DS 4S11618%433454
386BAW Warrior115n/a408461
387FAW Besturn B70111-49%427436
388DS 6105-86%418415
389Baojun E10080new148316
390DS 5LS78-49%411448
391Dongfeng Aeolus A977-61%421441
392GAC Trumpchi GA3/GA3S74-80%369347
393ChangAn Raeton68-77%402438
394Suzuki SX466-86%422446
395Jiangnan Alto65n/a424457
396Haima Aishang (M11) EV63new258373
397Arcfox Lite60new375479
398Nissan Maxima56-23%426455
399Lifan X5055-60%257357
400Haima M8535200%412473
401Dongfeng Fengshan E7044new278423
402Luxgen 3 Sedan40-93%432427
403Xpeng G339new – –
404Lifan 62035-5%385391
405Hawtai Lusheng E8033new283303
406Brilliance V532-81%430451
407BYD e629-76%192329
408Luxgen 7 MPV21-84%428460
409Fiat Ottimo20n/a446471
410Dongfeng Fengshan A3018-93%415437
411FAW Junpai A7018-95%360404
412Suzuki Alto14-99%376342
413BYD e513n/a316231
414Buick Velite 510new436442
415BAIC Senova X558-95%292359
416Infiniti Q50L8-100%250242
417Qoros 3 SUV5-97%448465
418DS 54-82%447481
419Zotye Z100/EV3-98%249308
420BAIC Senova CC1n/a457508
421BAW 0071n/a454506
422Buick Excelle Old1n/a – –
423MG 51n/a – –
424Roewe 5501-100%452425
425Roewe E501-100% –472
426Wuling Journey1-100% –381

Source: CAAM

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  1. Great job Corolla!!! Only China and USA January sales make almost 70 000 units. This will be another great year for the best selling car on the planet and the new generation is right around the corner. RAV4 also had wonderful performance and not to forget that RAV 4 will also soon be replaced by a new generation.
    I really hope the brand new Camry and the best 3-row fsamily SUV in the world – Highlander will follow soon Corolla’s and RAV4’s success!!!

    If China switches from VW to Toyota, VW will have huuuuge troubles, since more than 40% ot its global sales are thanks to China!

  2. bonjour Matt,
    d’abord bravo pour ton blog, apres je regardais les ventes de renault de près
    avec 2 modeles kadjar 3371 -6% et koleos 5629 +17%….ce qui fait 9000 tout rond

  3. Baujan are doing very well. Renault is doing astonishingly well up 25 percent: it breaks it’s monthly volume record. Not just that it only has 2 models and is doing well: slowly but surely.More models would certainly boost its sales in China: Espace, Captur, Megane sedan, talisman, Kwid(ev),and extended portfolio would prove tough competition to Peugeot. Also the Kilwinning sells more in China than Europe. I see the koleusbhaving a much stronger presence in Asia than Europe. Slowly but surely Renault is starting to crack the Chinese car market.

    1. Hi Kingsley –
      Renault already sells almost half of Peugeot with just two nameplates and given Peugeot has been manufacturing cars in China for three decades this is a fine performance for Renault indeed.
      All the best,

    2. I don’t remember the exact reason, but Renault is only allowed to build SUVs in China, therefore Espace and Captur are imported from Europe. So their performance is remarkable

      1. Hi Phil – The Chinese government issues foreign carmakers licenses to manufacture locally through joint-ventures and so far the Dongfeng-Renault joint-venture has only been issued SUV licenses for the Koleos and Kadjar. That is why they are not manufacturing any other nameplate locally for now.
        All the best,

    1. Yes Rick only 8 China-made Infinitis sold wholesale in January. Must be a factory month off due to poor retail sales.
      (and the C5 Aircross already way down also!)
      All the best,

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