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China New Energy November 2019: Baojun (+274%), Honda (+166.7%), GAC (+39.3%) defy market down -21.7%

The GAC Aion S breaks into the New Energy Top 5 for the first time.

New Energy vehicles is a Chinese expression to describe EVs, PHEVs, FCEVs and non-rechargeable hybrids. Retail sales of such vehicles tumble down -21.7% year-on-year in November to 108.955 units, ,leading to a year-to-date tally up 40.2% to 1.157.786. Thanks to their expanding lineup of traditional hybrids, Toyota (+38.3%) and Honda (+166.7%) continue to dominate the ranking, selling over 35.000 combined units for the month.

Baojun (+274%), Tesla (+1148%), GAC (+39.3%) and Lexus (+22.3%) also shine inside the Top 10 brands, just as BYD (-64.8%), Beijing (-62.3%) and Roewe (-65.9%) implode. Among Chinese startups, NIO (-18.2%) is down 3 spots on October to #12 with over 2.500 retail sales, Weltmeister (+3.4%) remains at #18 just above 1.000 units, Xpeng is down two ranks on last month to #19 and Neta (+270.5%) is up one to #23. Notice also Renault shooting up 34 spots to #21.

In the models ranking, the Toyota Corolla (+5.3%) and Levin (+29.1%) are the only nameplates above 5.000 units, distancing the Tesla Model 3 up 39 spots on October to #3, the Honda Accord Hybrid (+57.2%) and GAC Aion S breaking into the Top 5 for the first time with a record 3.848 sales. The Baojun E200 is up 19 ranks to #6, with the Baojun E100 (+83.5%) and BMW 5 Series PHEV (+24.5%) also strong. We welcome the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid at #83, the Hyundai Encino EV at #98, the Audi Q2L e-tron at #121 and the Jeep Commander Hybrid at #125.

Previous month: China New Energy October 2019: Non-rechargeable hybrids lift Toyota (+30.9%), Honda (+204.3%) in market down -8.9%

One year ago: China New Energy November 2018: BYD overtakes Toyota to #1 brand YTD

Full November 2019 Top 66 All-brands and Top 170 All-models below.

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