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China LCV January 2018: Pickups soar 34.4%, other segments down

The Huanghai N3-Series makes its first appearance in the Chinese sales charts.

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China LCV data is available for January 2018 thanks to our partnership with Chinese consultancy outlet Cedars. Total light commercial vehicle sales are down 6% year-on-year this month to 116.271 units but the three different segments that compose this data behave vastly differently. The star of the month once again is pickup trucks surging 34.4% on their January 2017 score to 36.224 deliveries, but mini trucks (minivan-derived pickups) are down 8% to 46.106 and minivans continue to freefall at -27.3% to 33.941 units. As it has been the case for the past three years, the Wuling Mini Truck is the overall leader, seeing sales soar 42% year-on-year in January to over 25.000, that’s 2.5 times the amount of the 2nd best-seller, the Wuling Hongguang V minivan (-12%).

The Terramont is now ZX Auto’s best-seller in China. 

The Great Wall Wingle 5 leads the pickup charge as usual with deliveries up 30%, ahead of the Wuling Sunshine (+25%) and Dongfeng K-Series Mini Truck (+10%). Very strong performances also by the Jinbei Mini Truck (+136%), JMC Yuhu (+81%) thanks to its recent facelift, the Jinbei Haise (+63%) and JAC Pickup (+42%). The Chana Mini Truck (-58%) and Wuling Rongguang (-29%) on the other hand lose significant ground. Among recent launches, the Maxus T60 celebrates 1 year in market by breaking into the Top 20 for the first time at #18, the ZX Auto Terralord overtakes the Grand Tiger to become the brand’s best-seller at home and we welcome the Huanghai N3-Series at #30 with just under 600 sales.

Previous post: China LCV Full Year 2017: Wuling dominates, pickups gain 18%

Full January 2018 Top 48 models ranking below.

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