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China LCV May 2019: Foton (+8%), JAC (+15%) shine in market down -15%

The Foton Light Truck teases the Wuling Mini Truck for the #1 LCV spot this month.

Whereas it had managed to hold up extremely well so far this year, the Chinese Light Commercial Vehicle market falls off a cliff in May at -15% to just 250.843 units, tilting the year-to-date tally into negative territory at -1% to 1.375.456. No stranger to this sudden freefall, Wuling (-26%) is in great difficulty this month even though it easily retains the brands lead, whereas Foton (+8%) goes against the grain with a sturdy uptick. Below Changan (-13%) and Dongfeng (-7%), JAC (+15%) posts the largest year-on-year gain among the Top 10 brands. Below, it’s a true hecatomb, with Jinbei (-39%), CNHTC (-33%), Great Wall (-29%) and Maxus (-29%) the hardest hit. Model-wise, the Wuling Mini Truck (-7%) is down despite the new generation and holds onto the top spot by the skin of its teeth (less than 300 units) above the Foton Light Truck (+13%) in excellent shape.

Previous month: China LCV April 2019: New gen Mini Truck lifts Wuling up 21%

Full May 2019 Top 15 best-selling brands and Top 3 models below.

China LCV May 2019 – brands:

PosBrandMay-19/18Apr2019/18Pos
1Wuling48,338-26%1270,2400%1
2Foton34,4058%2167,81213%2
3Changan27,295-13%3137,666-13%3
4Dongfeng22,451-7%4118,0502%4
5JAC17,46315%598,916-3%5
6JMC12,296-12%763,100-13%6
7Jinbei8,952-39%656,3442%8
8Great Wall8,117-29%857,7123%7
9CNHTC7,191-33%948,6493%9
10Maxus6,161-29%n/a33,037-18%11

China LCV May 2019 – models:

PosModelMay-19/18Apr2019/18Pos
1Wuling Mini Truck30,703-7%1155,9189%1
2Foton Light Truck30,41913%2139,55315%2
3Chana Light Truck16,183-13%384,739-8%3

Source: LMC Automotive

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