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China LCV June 2019: Jinbei (+8%), Foton (+4%) swim upstream in market down -24%

Jinbei LCV sales gain 8% in a market down -24% in June.

Wholesales of Light Commercial vehicles in China freefall -24% year-on-year in June to 231.047 units, tilting the year-to-date tally down -5% to 1.606.503. Wuling (-34%) easily remains the best-selling carmaker despite a devastating loss, distancing Foton (+4%) one of only two Top 10 brands in positive, Changan (-36%) and Dongfeng (-10%). Jinbei (+8%) is the only carmaker posting a gain this month, up two spots on May to #5. Below, only Great Wall (-19%) manages to lose less ground than the market while JMC (-44%), Isuzu (-29%) and Maxus (-28%) are hit the hardest. Model-wise, the Foton Light Truck (+4%) overtakes the Wuling Mini Truck (-27%) for the month but the latter still has a 15.000 unit-advantage year-to-date.

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

Full June 2019 Top 10 best-selling brands and Top 3 models below.

China LCV June 2019 – brands:

PosBrandJun-19/18May2019/18Pos
1Wuling45,488-34%1315,728-7%1
2Foton34,0804%2201,89211%2
3Changan22,617-36%3160,283-17%3
4Dongfeng19,284-10%4137,3340%4
5Jinbei12,1328%768,4763%7
6JMC11,945-44%675,045-20%6
7JAC9,956-24%5108,872-5%5
8Great Wall7,166-19%864,8780%8
9Isuzu6,865-29%n/a33,599-5%12
10Maxus6,309-28%1039,346-20%10

China LCV June 2019 – models:

PosModelJun-19/18May2019/18Pos
1Foton Light Truck29,2154%2168,76813%2
2Wuling Mini Truck27,133-27%1183,0512%1
3Chana Light Truck13,609-33%398,348-13%3

Source: LMC Automotive

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