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China July 2018: Deepening SUV crisis pulls entire market down 5.3%

Geely posts a 28th consecutive month of double-digit gains thanks to a strong sedan lineup.

* See the Top 83 All China-made brands and Top 440 models by clicking on the title *

According to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), in July the Chinese new light vehicle market endures its second month of decline in 2018 after February when the Chinese New Year Holiday disrupted sales. Wholesales drop 5.3% to 1.589.500 units, yet the year-to-date volume remains strong at +3.4% to 13.364.500. Last month’s big story, the sudden decline of SUV wholesales after 9 consecutive years of monthly gains, gets a lot worse in July: after dropping just 0.5% in June, SUV wholesales dip a very worrying 8.2% to 632.700 units. Sedans are down also, but by just 1.3% to 814.600 with MPVs diving 22% to 106.600 and microvans getting a small respite at +30% to 35.600. It’s hard to emphasise enough how unexpected, sudden and steep this SUV crisis is turning out to be, and it now has the potential to turn local carmakers’ strategies and fortunes upside down as most had completely focused their energy on launching as many SUVs as possible, totally neglecting the sedan segment. With the notable exception of Geely, which made sure to strengthen its sedan game over the past few years, this SUV crisis will indeed paradoxically benefit foreign carmakers that had been a lot slower to launch their own SUV lineups and can now fall back on strong existing sedan ranges.

The new 6 sedan helps lift MG deliveries up 119% in July.

In the China-made brands ranking, once again the Top 3 best-sellers are in frank positive territory thanks to strong sedan sales: Volkswagen is up 9% to 234.000, Toyota up 13% and two spots on June to #2 and 118.000 and Geely up 18% to remain at #3 with 108.000 deliveries. That’s almost double any other Chinese brand (the #2 Baojun is down 9% to 57.000) and amounts to Geely’s 28th consecutive month of double-digit year-on-year gains and its 11th month in a row above 100.000 monthly sales. All other Top 10 brands are in negative bar Chevrolet (+17%) here too thanks to a strong sedan sales (Sail and Cavalier, see further down). Buick (-19%), Changan (-16%), Audi (-13%), Honda (-10%), Baojun (-9%) and Nissan (-7%) all fall faster than the market.

The arrival of the 02 (pictured) means Lynk & Co posts its first five-digit sales month ever.

Strong gainers further down include Qoros (+659%), MG (+119%), Hawtai (+76%), JAC (+39%), Brilliance (+34%), Mitsubishi (+34%), BYD (+30%), BMW (+25%), Chery (+23%), Hanteng (+20%), Cadillac (+19%) and Roewe (+13%) whereas Ford (-49%) continues to implode, Hyundai (-40%) is surprisingly back in hell, Dongfeng (-35%) is in great difficulty and Haval (-31%) marks a very worrying 16th consecutive month of year-on-year decline and a very clear worsening of its performance after losing 11% in April, 18% in May and 20% in June. There are more good news for the Geely Group and more bad news for Great Wall Motors: thanks to the arrival of the 02 crossover at over 3.000 units (see our upcoming Focus on the All-new models report), Lynk & Co lodges its very first five-digit month at a record 12.300 sales and #30, meaning it outpaces for the first time archenemy WEY, down a steep 32% on June and 67% on its monthly record to a meagre 7.080 units despite 3 models (VV5, VV7 and P8).

Kia Sportage sales are up a whopping 433% year-on-year thanks to the new model.

Model-wise, the VW Lavida enjoys a 4th consecutive pole position thanks to the new generation boosting wholesales up a smashing 34%, it distances the Toyota Corolla (+12%), Nissan Sylphy (+33%) and VW Jetta (+19%) meaning the Top 4 best-sellers are 100% sedans for the 2nd month running (it was the Top 5 last month), yet sedans break another record in July: they are 8 in the Top 10 with the great performances of the VW Passat (+152%) and Honda Civic (+23%), the Geely Emgrand beating a 5-year old ranking record at #9 (previous best #10 first hit in December 2012) and a disappointing show by the VW Sagitar (-12%) about to be renewed. The Haval H6 implodes 30% year-on-year but manages to hold onto the SUV lead by the skin of its teeth at #5 overall, with a meagre 487-unit advantage over the VW Tiguan (+21%) in excellent shape. Below the GAC Trumpchi GS4 (-26%) and Geely Boyue (-11%) in difficulty, the Wuling Hongguang (-45%) implodes to beat its worst ranking for the 2nd month running, falling from #7 in June to #12 this month. The culprit: the all-new Baojun 360, up 15% and 20 spots on last month to a new record 12.643 sales, also cannibalising the Baojun 730 (-74%)…

The Chery Tiggo 8 leaps up to #82 overall for its 2nd month of sale.

Fittingly, the majority of impressive gainers in the Top 50 are sedans, such as the VW Lamando (+119%), Toyota Camry (+107%) boosted by the new generation, Chevrolet Sail (+64%), BMW 5 Series L (+58%), Chevrolet Cavalier (+53%), Geely Emgrand GL (+50%), Honda Fit (+47%), Skoda Octavia (+35%) and VW Bora (+15%). A sprinkling of SUVs defy the overall gloom such as the Kia Sportage (+433%) lifted by a completely new model, Buick Envision (+29%) and Toyota RAV4 (+28%), but that’s it. More common among SUVs are ghastly falls such as the BYD Song (-68%), Haval H2 (-67%), Changan CS75 (-54%), the hero of 2017 the Baojun 510 (-49%), Honda UR-V (-47%), Nissan X-Trail (-45%), Dongfeng Fengguang 580 (-44%), GAC Trumpchi GS8 (-44%), Skoda Kodiaq (-44%), Toyota Prado (-44%), Audi Q3 (-43%), Honda XR-V (-37%), Jeep Compass (-37%), Ford Edge (-34%) and Honda CR-V (-33%).

The VW T-Roc has taken off: it breaks into the Chinese Top 100 for the first time in July.

The Baojun 530 remains the most popular recent launch at #23 (+3) even though it drops 7% on June, followed by the Baojun 360 at #30 (+20), Geely Vision X3 at #38 (+18), Lynk & Co 01 at #52 (+14) and a new record 9.260 sales, the GAC Trumpchi GS3 at #60 (+28) and a new all-time high 8.389 units, the Chery Tiggo 8 at #82 (+27) up 16% on its inaugural month to 6.051 deliveries, the VW T-Roc at #95 (+183) up 358% on June to 4.641 sales and the Skoda Kamiq at #100 (+83%) up 65% on last month to 4.335 units. In the good news aisle, let’s single out the BYD Qin (+864%), Qoros 5 SUV (+731%), BYD Tang (+622%), Hyundai ix35 (+483%), Changan CS55 (+257%), JAC Refine S5 (+209%) and MG ZS (+56%), all bar the Qoros and ZS due to new generations.

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Full July 2018 Top 83 All China-made brands and Top 440 All-models below.

China July 2018 – China-made brands:

8ChangAn (incl. Chana)50,587-16%8537,807-9%77
11GAC Trumpchi41,2886%16310,9127%1317
27Beijing Auto (BAIC, BAW, Beijing)15,335-52%12251,454-7%2014
30Lynk & Co12,300new3758,552new3769
57Land Rover2,038-59%4629,438-11%5051
66COS944new741,024new76 –
67Great Wall87222%674,368-33%6968
69Zhi Dou345-91%7513,123-42%6157
75FQT Motor20-66%761,151-35%7575
76Horki14-96%79185-95%82 –
79Kandi0-100% –1,802-66%7464
80Jiangnan0-100% –87392%7779
81Jonway0-100% –500-85%8071
82Xpeng0new73330new81 –
83Fiat0-100% –101-95%8377

China July 2018 – China-made models:

1VW Lavida/Gran Lavida36,06034%1277,493-2%12
2Toyota Corolla35,39212%3227,40714%69
3Nissan Sylphy34,64033%2245,22419%35
4VW Jetta27,47419%5169,954-2%911
5Haval H626,042-30%6244,695-7%43
6VW Tiguan25,55521%16173,496-4%87
7VW Sagitar24,596-12%8181,2117%710
8VW Passat21,611152%54109,83620%2234
9Geely Emgrand20,0219%14148,02910%1416
10Honda Civic19,60923%20116,66417%2030
11GAC Trumpchi GS419,429-26%23149,873-28%138
12Geely Boyue19,413-11%9158,5018%1013
13Wuling Hongguang18,928-45%7259,247-12%21
14VW Bora18,10315%10151,28217%1217
15Toyota Levin17,5287%19104,05217%2531
16Chevrolet Cavalier17,43753%13133,30755%1724
17Baojun 51016,997-49%11233,73972%56
18Buick Envision16,06029%17128,988-3%1919
19VW Magotan15,507-18%18141,79216%1522
20Toyota Camry15,458107%2292,45259%34101
21Roewe RX515,340-15%21134,66414%1620
22Buick Excelle GT14,186-59%40129,149-45%184
23Baojun 53014,003new2675,114new52  –
24VW Polo13,761-20%2487,709-12%4029
25Geely Emgrand GS13,6346%3096,21835%2938
26Honda Accord13,30617%2884,4924%4439
27BMW 5-Series L13,23358%4282,91823%4662
28Toyota RAV413,09128%4687,32416%4153
29Honda Fit12,66247%2966,1197%6369
30Baojun 36012,643new5031,648new126 –
31Mercedes C-Klasse L12,62718%2794,30027%3152
32Geely Emgrand GL12,56650%3289,57651%3856
33Buick GL812,1458%3788,54912%3943
34Chevrolet Sail12,07064%3194,87253%3057
35Audi A4L12,02414%3691,96048%3564
36Geely Vision11,8209%4394,11117%3244
37Hyundai Elantra Lingdong11,8167%12112,584199%2163
38Geely Vision X310,811new5673,971new53186
39Nissan Qashqai10,561-12%4992,7692%3335
40BYD Song MAX10,408new3891,496new36187
41Ford Escort10,18415%3997,435-26%2814
42VW Lamando10,134119%2585,97220%4241
43VW Golf10,097-10%5182,277-5%4737
44Kia Sportage9,774433%6338,090170%102183
45Mercedes GLC9,7568%5773,16710%5668
46Buick Verano9,738-30%44102,25916%2625
47Chevrolet Malibu9,719-6%6967,44534%6155
48BMW 3-Series L9,633-3%6176,1484%5159
49Skoda Octavia9,56235%6861,046-8%7051
50Toyota Highlander9,48712%6556,574-8%7374
51Audi A6L9,333-27%6780,1691%4845
52Lynk & Co 019,260new6655,512new76368
53Honda XR-V9,217-37%3391,454-12%3733
54Honda Vezel9,162-19%4178,716-2%4942
55Geely Vision SUV9,1570%5371,1526%5954
56Baojun 3109,1000%59105,18221%2421
57Nissan X-Trail8,868-45%15106,49718%2326
58Audi Q58,835-11%7371,7135%5860
59ChangAn CS358,70914%4784,88013%4340
60GAC Trumpchi GS38,389new8845,591new87256
61MG ZS8,26956%7856,92163%72108
62Nissan Teana8,2563%5563,9849%6766
63Mitsubishi Outlander7,91733%6064,49950%6589
64Honda Crider7,878-5%5862,29012%6876
65VW Santana7,764-65%4154,3641%1112
66ChangAn CS557,732257%6298,9101649%2795
67Chevrolet Equinox7,55248%9443,92796%88134
68Chery Arrizo 57,513-12%7657,219-25%7148
69MG 67,483748200%7055,8584997%74344
70Mazda3 Axela7,263-24%7272,252-1%5746
71Audi A37,263-2%7948,9228%8293
72Chery Tiggo 3/3x7,22442%8961,61028%6994
73BYD Tang7,057622%25710,63025%241278
74BMW X16,941-7%9254,4909%7783
75ChangAn CS756,814-54%7184,005-31%4518
76Honda CR-V6,803-33%5255,837-32%7527
77Buick Regal6,6228%8247,18549%85119
78Chana Honor6,367-30%13726,591-62%14286
79ChangAn Eado6,26426%9864,3389%6679
80Toyota Vios6,235-15%9542,576-29%9278
81VW Teramont6,227-24%9050,77781%79102
82Chery Tiggo 86,051new10911,271new235 –
83Roewe i65,9090%8751,36053%78114
84Ford Edge5,815-34%11840,868-37%9570
85Dongfeng Fengguang 5805,734-44%8073,935-22%5428
86Nissan Tiida5,25621%8332,984-14%12196
87Qoros 5 SUV5,218731%9131,844630%125312
88JAC iEV5,188110%22425,220112%147195
89Toyota Yaris L5,18414%10530,7600%128130
90Buick LaCrosse4,988-26%12243,184-15%8975
91Cadillac XT54,94133%11445,76834%86116
92Honda City4,9357%10628,034-17%134115
93JAC Refine S54,846209%19313,052-33%217227
94Mercedes GLA4,750-21%11137,614-8%106106
95VW T-Roc4,641new2785,659new305 –
96BYD Qin4,619864%10131,586405%127214
97BYD Yuan4,563103%18512,089-14%230233
98Dongfeng Future4,447-13%12540,215-3%98100
99Mazda CX-44,4252%13537,097-7%110104
100Skoda Kamiq4,335new1837,366new279 –
101Audi Q34,308-43%13041,712-7%9490
102Hyundai Elantra Yuedong/Celesta4,298242%3434,611132%115159
103Honda Avancier4,260-47%8147,60620%8487
104Cadillac XTS4,24835%13437,31060%108158
105Hyundai Verna4,208n/a8418,04178%184151
106JAC Refine S34,184185%17028,425-9%132132
107Hawtai Santa Fe4,0482921%14414,80456%208276
108GAC Trumpchi GS84,024-44%11640,203-31%9972
109Geely Borue (GC9) incl. GE4,00533%11224,2425%154152
110Cadillac ATS-L4,004-3%13234,22716%119126
111Geely Vision S13,940new8649,452new81323
112Honda Odyssey3,91710%21224,29626%153176
113Volvo XC603,89618%10325,93220%144168
114Toyota Vios FS3,873-3%14822,39919%163175
115Jeep Compass3,831-37%11537,898-13%10385
116Changan Eado DT3,829new1288,170new268 –
117BMW X33,827new2425,406new311 –
118Chery eQ3,66512%12422,413127%162209
119VW Touran3,641337%12624,13725%155184
120Mazda6 Atenza3,608-22%14729,605-2%131133
121JAC Refine3,601-32%20237,8785%104110
122BYD Song3,562-68%9650,481-3%8073
123WEY VV53,508new11042,495new93181
124GAC Trumpchi GM83,502new13918,186new183475
125Roewe 3603,47411%15827,143-17%138139
126Haval H23,466-67%11948,211-62%8323
127Baojun 7303,405-74%12367,957-53%6015
128Hawtai EV1603,320535%17412,7751414%221310
129Ford Focus3,319-64%10837,358-60%10732
130Chery Tiggo 5x3,318new15536,584new112325
131Skoda Kodiaq3,313-44%15230,725111%129145
132Toyota Yaris L Sedan3,310-28%14322,5179%160165
133Chana CX703,30455%7466,277-3%6281
134BMW 1 Series3,30010%16522,07351%166178
135Dongfeng Fengguang S5603,257new17135,174new114291
136Toyota Prado3,202-44%18018,505-49%182131
137BYD F33,173-56%12136,025-53%11358
138Haval H43,062new9321,750new168 –
139BYD e53,0564%13619,67843%178231
140Honda UR-V3,054-47%14527,49555%136148
141Lynk & Co 023,040new –3,040new364 –
142Honda Elysion3,033-38%14128,27930%133162
143WEY VV73,032-50%11740,619340%96136
144GAC Trumpchi GA43,021new18221,349new169 –
145Zotye T5003,020new13124,535new150 –
146Hyundai ix252,989180%6434,53762%116138
147VW Golf Sportsvan2,965-9%16424,301-8%151142
148Roewe RX32,943new15436,819new111277
149Roewe Ei52,939new12012,707new223 –
150Toyota Crown2,856-18%17222,5037%161170
151Hyundai ix352,846483%4864,939462%64177
152Venucia D602,814new10738,747new101260
153Honda Jade2,801-30%18123,6687%156156
154Skoda Superb2,77227%16224,79011%149157
155Chevrolet Cruze2,750-61%16832,867-13%12292
156VW C-Trek2,743-24%16629,614-16%130117
157Soueast DX32,726-62%15642,666-16%9171
158Leopaard Mattu2,700new1675,800new300 –
159Beijing BJ402,64080%18812,74639%222249
160Skoda Rapid2,597-30%7537,7494%105113
161Hanteng X52,589new22320,056new176363
162BAIC Huansu S32,548-53%9737,186-28%10982
163Kia K32,547-60%17942,779-33%9047
164Buick GL62,539new21816,357new196261
165Toyota IZOA2,538new –2,538new375 –
166Mazda CX-52,516-30%15327,764-11%135140
167JMC E2002,500377%13320,679395%174269
168Zotye T3002,476new16932,652new123237
169Haval M62,461new20020,948new173173
170SWM G012,400new –2,400new377 –
171Ford Kuga2,372-77%20322,952-51%15980
172Kia Pegas2,357new14019,481new179326
173Chery Tiggo 52,30072%21613,09234%216188
174Hongqi H52,272new2054,392new325 –
175Mercedes E-Klasse L2,267-76%4576,36919%5065
176Citroen C-Elysée2,243-15%12925,111-8%148141
177FAW Senia R92,237new1606,526new291 –
178MG 32,235235%2797,189-2%281332
179BAIC EX-Series2,2021368%10014,3592043%211395
180Buick Excelle2,157215600%1515,686568500%303 –
181ChangAn CS152,126-34%19421,114-51%171121
182Zotye T7002,063-53%16327,468233%137122
183Haima S72,048112%2398,516-17%263268
184Hyundai Mistra2,045-80%3573,82312%5549
185Jeep Grand Commander2,017new1844,960new317 –
186Skoda Karoq2,016new21112,952new218 –
187SWM X72,000-43%19517,117-47%188128
188Dongfeng Fengguang 330/3701,952-62%17326,820-49%14099
189Zotye E2001,91950%2449,27928%253265
190VW Phideon1,847161%23215,110555%204287
191Dongfeng Fengshen AX71,84627%22525,932-2%145164
192Brilliance H3301,77619%19712,06612%231251
193Mitsubishi ASX1,764129%22118,92621%180190
194Citroen C5 Aircross1,688new20414,957new205236
195Peugeot 40081,669-58%15921,174-14%170137
196Hanteng X71,626-54%19116,226-48%197125
197GAC Trumpchi GS71,62596%22917,2121858%186346
198ChangAn Yuexiang V31,61957%3679,302-30%252274
199BAIC EU-Series1,61844%10410,64056%240294
200Volvo S901,609-18%12720,558106%175222
201Traum S701,601new2699,642new248520
202Land Rover Discovery Sport1,600-53%14921,775-5%167153
203Honda Greiz1,599-7%2479,126-52%255200
204Karry K601,597-58%18616,069-39%198127
205Jeep Cherokee1,584-58%19923,246-56%15898
206Dongfeng Fengshen H30/S301,584-4%23115,53416%201221
207Buick Excelle GX1,571new23515,112new203288
208Borgward BX51,55541%22012,526159%226263
209Leopaard CS91,553-63%19832,001323%124174
210Chery Tiggo 71,550-63%17617,033-56%189118
211Haima S51,546-43%25516,861-54%192111
212Zotye T6001,545-71%22621,108-37%172103
213Renault Koleos1,544-54%16125,726-5%146143
214Kia KX Cross1,530new10238,977new100206
215VW CC1,5123%4058,496-32%264238
216FAW Besturn X401,498-71%17534,24113%118107
217Brilliance V71,480new2612,730new371 –
218Roewe RX81,454new1777,959new272 –
219Geely King Kong1,437-62%14214,336-49%212171
220Peugeot 50081,407-59%22214,40480%210235
221Lifan Myway1,368-48%20617,212-35%187150
222Changan Raeton CC1,359new18722,395new164379
223Venucia T701,347-51%21023,380-21%157129
224Chana Oshan1,32659%9914,956-71%206109
225Mercedes V-Class1,31719%22810,16755%245304
226Hawtai Shengdafei1,304-69%26710,389-71%24384
227Peugeot 3081,291-52%14626,76520%141123
228Honda Gienia1,272-17%2378,544-51%261201
229Maxus G101,253-22%19214,8937%207205
230Suzuki Alivio1,2190%2528,936-20%256254
231BAIC Huansu S51,212-42%11326,216201%143199
232Karry K501,191-55%21414,111-16%213172
233Bisu T51,185-62%25117,589183%185218
234Geely Vision X11,173-58%2508,76786%258244
235Jeep Renegade1,165-43%23812,421-45%228167
236Peugeot 4081,164-45%26415,959-39%199124
237Borgward BX71,162-45%2276,234-69%296204
238Leopaard CS101,152-72%27218,597-67%18191
239Jaguar XFL1,131-39%26010,201-2%244239
240Hawtai Lusheng E801,11368%2804,834-21%318303
241BAIC Huansu S71,109new13824,298new152365
242Cadillac CT61,10710%2959,36652%251307
243JAC Heyue1,103851%3872,603-44%372372
244Volvo S60L1,099-50%24311,365-25%233198
245Nissan Lannia1,080-71%15722,267-16%165112
246JAC Refine S2/S2mini1,0720%2929,531-42%249224
247Infiniti Q50L1,048-30%24810,499-3%242242
248Ford Mondeo1,026-87%19633,660-40%12067
249Citroen C-Quatre1,02372%23415,161239%202259
250Mercedes Vito1,02332%2945,61230%307350
251Infiniti QX501,02397%2073,119-22%357354
252Changhe Q71,019new2813,331new352 –
253Haval H91,0170%2758,92844%257281
254BAIC Huansu H31,016-75%15016,903-65%191105
255Venucia T901,010-63%24015,588-35%200144
256Chery Fulwin 21,000-50%4117,047-46%285228
257FAW Senia R7973-68%33417,007-45%190120
258Jinbei Granse961-32% –961-92%420246
259Nissan NV20095685%2975,82331%299341
260Nissan Kicks948-79%21919,962341%177147
261Nissan Murano945-32%17814,7449%209215
262COS1°944new4081,024new417 –
263Lifan Xuanlang943-72%26310,72819%239197
264Jaguar XEL907new2417,657new275453
265Qoros 3891596%3584,683159%320417
266Dongfeng Joyear SUV887-79%28426,865-39%13977
267Cowin X38870%3113,656-82%339219
268Honda Spirior882-50%2768,487-25%265250
269Soueast DX7877-64%30812,451-45%227163
270Great Wall C3087222%3054,368-33%326314
271Kia Stonic864new –864new426 –
272Nissan Terra862new2465,864new298 –
273Buick Encore836-72%26210,851-53%238160
274Peugeot 301834-39%23311,223-37%236189
275Renault Kadjar811-26%25413,665-7%214208
276Jinbei 750800-49%2827,046-59%286223
277Hyundai Tucson788-93%19034,384-36%11750
278Brilliance H230772n/a2088,06620%271319
279Hongqi H7758n/a2891,641n/a395396
280Haval H7745-63%2777,864-69%273169
281Zotye Z300738-20%2966,259-31%295267
282Cowin X5737new3033,794new335358
283Citroen C3-XR657-44%28512,66024%224225
284Yema T70636-52%2748,412-36%266230
285Ford Taurus633-48%3266,922-54%287210
286Dongfeng Fengshen AX5611-40%3732,780-73%368266
287BMW 2-Series Active Tourer608-53%3105,546-43%309270
288Baojun E100602new29011,127new237316
289Kia Cerato586n/a3004,508n/a324353
290Ford Ecosport5728%23612,572-15%225180
291Yema Spica568new2914,665new321467
292Foton Gratour ix560-30%3165,780-21%301317
293WEY P8540new3191,613new397 –
294Kia K4536-81%25312,82746%219247
295Foton MP-X528-12%3045,24024%312351
296Dongfeng Fengxing SX6512-76%3459,959-43%246166
297Skoda Fabia508-40%3323,659-58%338292
298BAIC EC-Series500-88%43540,40684%9797
299Dongfeng Fengshan A60500-47%3572,573-56%373343
300Acura CDX482-52%3303,292-40%353293
301Brilliance FSV481n/a364779785%433490
302BAIC Senova X35477-80%21713,622-48%215146
303Suzuki Vitara476-61%2879,489-40%250202
304Zotye Z100/EV475-56%3521,833-62%391308
305Buick Velite 547424%4021,11151%415442
306Hyundai Elantra Langdong470-94%7716,435-76%19461
307FAW Jumpal A50467new3317,110new284 –
308Skoda Rapid Spaceback452-60%2497,361-55%280212
309BAIC Senova D50446503%24512,271364%229311
310JAC Refine S7442-84%3143,380-43%351279
311Range Rover Evoque438-71%2597,663-25%274252
312Zotye E3042923%3153,09320%358375
313Yema T80428-36%3073,8736%332349
314Lifan 650EV414new –414new450 –
315Cowin E3406new3851,290new405 –
316Citroen C5404-62%3503,73065%336345
317Dongfeng Fengshan E70400new3533,073new360423
318MG GS393-79%3259,948-47%247182
319BAIC Senova X25385-69%3473,479-81%345213
320GAC Trumpchi GA3/GA3S381-53%3981,134-76%412347
321Citroen C6379-26%3233,405-18%350369
322FAW Jumpal CX65377new3331,963new385 –
323Hyundai Santa Fe3762%2304,709-15%319302
324Chery QQ375-83%2095,711-55%302241
325Dongfeng Fengshen AX3375-20%3661,725-84%394286
326Yema E70374663%397819189%429432
327Bisu T3373-57%3912,858-65%366300
328Weichai Enranger 727370-57%3543,053-48%362328
329Ford Everest366-19%3133,571-39%342334
330Chery Ruitesi Q2366new –366new452 –
331FAW Besturn B50360-29%3203,674-52%337309
332BAW BJ212346n/a3243,163158050%355429
333Zhi Dou D2 EV343-91% –12,780-43%220155
334GAC Trumpchi GA8335-41%3763,27041%354389
335Chery E3331-52%3793,424-57%349318
336Changhe A6310new2153,846#DIV/0!333 –
337SWM X3310-87%3093,805-7%334333
338ChangAn CS95306-76%3565,061-69%315240
339GAC Trumpchi GA6302-88%28611,277-23%234217
340MG GT300-55%2836,375-21%293298
341Kia K5298-84%2736,599-56%290203
342Changhe Freedom M50297-64%2586,645-45%289226
343Haima M5 (Family)294n/a3213,132-56%356322
344Chevrolet Trax292-78%3424,529-56%323264
345Citroen C4L289-11%422757-79%437374
346Roewe 950288-27%3171,94538%387411
347BYD e628752%3711,098-70%416329
348Venucia M50V286-64%3783,043-57%363313
349Nissan Sunny285-75%2935,113-72%314192
350Zotye Damai X7282-86%3468,071-32%270211
351Haval H5282-73%3495,575-32%308272
352GAC Trumpchi GE3280775%3552,8178703%367440
353Weichai Enranger G5273992%3861,94133%388410
354Beijing BJ20264-71%2986,825-18%288248
355Baojun 6302649%3353,457126%348397
356Brilliance V3259-79%2998,647-39%259216
357Haima M3257-73%3825,501-45%310253
358BAW Warrior246267%3411,817804%392461
359Landwind X2/X5/X7/X8236-80%8516,579-33%193154
360Nissan Livina235-42%3372,489-28%376364
361Kia K2232-94%27016,387-25%195135
362Chana Oshan A800229-96%35912,064105%232161
363Zotye Damai X5226-79%3365,670-63%304220
364Haval H1219-84%3743,518-74%344258
365Dongfeng Fengshen AX4214new3694,994new316295
366Yudo π3213new3381,308new404521
367Suzuki S-Cross209-55%3484,241-41%327275
368FAW Besturn X80208-63%3831,999-67%384339
369Changhe Q35199-69%2668,53363%262285
370Changhe Q251979%3291,459-48%401376
371ChangAn Benben195-94%3068,547-46%260193
372Dongfeng Fengxing Jingye S50184-73%3702,774-65%369301
373Suzuki Swift183-75%3393,467-60%347282
374Weichai Enranger G3182-14%3951,619-33%396387
375FAW Besturn B30181-60%3812,085-71%383321
376Changan Linmax177-94%3447,541-51%276196
377DS 7166new3631,462new400 –
378FAW Jumpal D60165-88%3604,159-26%328290
379Weichai Enranger 737158-28%3801,544-41%399383
380Dongfeng Shuai158-60%368869-47%425403
381Toyota C-HR151new –151new473 –
382Denza 500149157%384766-24%435390
383Acura TLX-L148new393808new430 –
384Soueast V5 Lingzhi144-49%3921,560-41%398394
385Zotye Z500143-58%4061,7399%393371
386BAIC Weiwang M50136-92%2015,649-66%306194
387Dongfeng Fengshan L60136-37%3961,190-19%408428
388Chana Oshan Ouliwei128-23%30184916%428382
389FAW Weizhi V2120n/a3992407900%463519
390Hyundai Sonata 8117-86%n/a3,473-51%346280
391Yudo π1109new4121,275new406430
392Changhe Freedom M70103-79%3222,164-69%381299
393Lifan X60100-94%2563,534-51%343305
394ChangAn Yuexiang V5/V7100-95% –2,175-93%380149
395Kia Forte Furuidi92-79%3123,635-21%340320
396Peugeot 300889-90%3942,562-78%374255
397Kia KX587-95%3774,130-48%329243
398Kia KX785-77%4071,433-64%402367
399BAIC Huansu H284-92%3406,329-35%294191
400Soueast V3 Lingyue82-58%n/a759-60%436414
401Leopaard Q678-83%3651,842-55%390355
402Brilliance V671new3889,195new254416
403Foton Sauvana66-22%409791-21%432439
404Hyundai ENCINO65new3905,199new313 –
405Zotye SR964-96%3437,165-60%282232
406Jinbei F5062-87% –62-98%480392
407BAIC Huansu S660-97%4141,890-88%389234
408FAW Besturn B7060-20%410642-45%440436
409Zotye SR754-96%4017,5347%277271
410Peugeot 200852-76%3613,058-46%361315
411MG 552n/a –53n/a481 –
412Luxgen 6 SUV51-93%3272,764-56%370336
413FAW Jumpal A7051-50%434232-83%466404
414Brilliance Junjie FRV48-94%2657,15482%283330
415Brilliance H53041105%2881,318-76%403245
416Beijing BJ8040-53%413516-28%445444
417Changhe Suzuki Beidouxing/E34-97%2688,195-24%267179
418Haima V7033-94%4032,156-54%382348
419Lifan Lotto30-84%418363-85%453407
420Cowin V321-88%415496-91%448356
421FQT Motor EX8020-66%4291,151-35%409413
422Horki 300E14-96%443185-95%471 –
423Luxgen 7 MPV12-81%404333-48%456460
424Dongfeng Aeolus A912-90%423193-80%469441
425Borgward BX610new400236new465 –
426Nissan Maxima7-89%426555-29%443455
427Qoros 3 SUV6-88%427112-81%475465
428Brilliance H35-95%1893,093-38%359361
429Lifan X805n/a424291-63%459456
430BAIC Senova D704n/a2134,09817717%330499
431DS 5LS4-93%425231-60%467448
432Kia KX33-99%430989-83%418331
433ChangAn Raeton3-90%419265-71%461438
434DS 4S3-97%433258-60%462454
435Luxgen U5 SUV2new4404,547new322388
436Zhi Dou D3 EV2new421343new455494
437BAIC Huansu H51new3281,141new411 –
438BAIC Senova X651n/a362303-54%458470
439Venucia R50/D501-100% –1-100%495297

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    1. Hi JP,
      Those are different numbers indeed, no idea where they got them as ours are official wholesales from CAAM and have been so for the past decade.
      All the best,

  1. The top 5 volume equals that of 300 other models

    From # 187 till # 437, these models sell les than 2k units.
    That’s 250 models struggling for traction.

    From # 256 till # 437 less than 1k.
    That’s appr. 170 models ‘suffocating’

  2. SUV sales in crisis? Might be a freak event, prior to tarrif policies. June SUV’s almost flat, July -8,2% Too early to tell if this trend will continue. I would rather use the word ‘crisis’ for a dozen brands suffering from declining overall sales. Among them the French.

    1. Rick – SUV sales drop has nothing to do with tariff policies as the most affected vehicles are low-cost Chinese SUVs and their potential buyers wouldn’t be holding off their purchase waiting for the price of imports to lower – these are completely different people and targets.
      It is of course too early to call this a long term slump but first a SUV market share drop, then a 0.5% drop then a 8.2% drop after over 100 consecutive months of double-digit gains is indeed a deepening crisis as the title of the article describes and can’t qualify for a freak event anymore.
      (but I also agree about the French being in crisis, notably Renault due to the fact that its locally-produced lineup is 100% SUV)
      All the best,

    1. Hi Pat,
      Ford’s misfortunes in China have more to do with an ageing lineup as the models described in this article aren’t affected by import tariffs as they are all produced in China.
      All the best,

    1. Hi Todor,
      I separate them the same way the VW Magotan and Passat, VW Jetta and Santana, Honda XR-V and Vezel, Toyota IZOA and C-HR, Honda UR-V and Avancier, Honda Genia and Greiz, Toyota Yaris L sedan and Vios, Toyota Yaris L and Vios FS are separated. This is the way Chinese sales are displayed monthly and I respect that.
      All the best,

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