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China LCV September 2019: Maxus, Dongfeng, Jinbei shine in market back in positive (+1%)

Maxus wholesales soar 33% year-on-year in China in September.

Up 1% year-on-year to 269.159 units, Light Commercial Vehicles wholesales gain ground for the first time since last April but remain in negative year-to-date at -5% to 2.326.707. Wuling (-2%) is once again ultra dominant with over 56.000 units, distancing Foton (+1%) and Changan (+3%) both muted but up. In a Top 10 brands unchanged on last month, Maxus (+33%), Dongfeng (+31%), Jinbei (+22%) and Ford (+11%) all post fantastic gains. Model-wise, the Wuling Mini Truck (+10%) finally takes advantage of its new generation with a double-digit gain, tilting its YTD tally into positive. It is followed as per the YTD order by the Foton Light Truck (+9%) and Chana Light Truck (+5%).

Previous month: China LCV August 2019: Dongfeng up 23% in market slowing down fall (-4%)

Full September 2019 Top 10 brands and Top 3 models below.

China LCV September 2019 – brands:

PosBrandSep-19/18Aug2019/18Pos
1Wuling56,098-2%1477,910-6%1
2Foton30,8371%2288,4947%2
3Changan28,2403%3229,857-12%3
4Dongfeng26,53131%4206,1415%4
5JAC14,933-8%5151,323-4%5
6Jinbei14,10822%6103,9962%7
7Great Wall13,6803%798,2700%8
8JMC13,453-8%8108,180-15%6
9Maxus8,94833%961,518-10%9
10Ford7,96611%1053,901-17%11

China LCV September 2019 – models:

PosModelSep-19/18Aug2019/18PosFY17
1Wuling Mini Truck37,35310%1282,9640%11
2Foton Light Truck27,9939%2244,85210%2 –
3Chana Light Truck16,6255%3139,636-12%3 –

Source: LMC Automotive

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