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China wholesales January 2020: SUVs outsell cars for the first time, market down -18.4% on Spring Holiday, COVID-19 effect yet to come

Roewe RX5 wholesales are lifted up 21.6% by the new MAX model.

Chinese wholesales (ex-factory shipments) drop for the 19th consecutve month in January at -18.4% to 1.932.700 units but unlike most articles you may have read on the subject, this is not (yet) because of the COVID-19 virus. The virus outbreak overlapped the Lunar New Year Holiday (22 January onwards), and as such dealerships were already closed and COVID-19 had very little impact on January wholesales in China. The main culprit is less working days vs. January 2019 as the Spring Holiday fell in January this year vs. February last year. The story will however be very different in February which is when we will see the true impact on the virus over the Chinese new vehicle market. Figures shared last Friday by the China Passenger Car Association indicate that over the first week of February, Chinese new car sales imploded -96% year-on-year to a daily rate of just 811 units and -89% over the 2nd week of the month to 4.098. CPCA anticipates a -70% drop in February and wholesales at -40% over the first two months of 2020. The graph below indicates the evolution of retail sales over the past two years.

The new GAC Trumpchi GS4 (+118%) helps SUVs overtake cars in January.

The January segment detail unveils a historical first: SUV wholesales surpass passenger cars for the first time in Chinese history at -14.1% to 767.123 vs. -25.9% to 742.240 for cars. Even though the SUV segment was  the first to flinch 18 months ago when the Chinese market started to sputter, we have remained bullish on SUV prospects given the sheer amount of new launches hitting the market over the past two years. In fact, our new launches monthly update for January 2020 will show that all 6 new models landing in Chinese charts this month are SUVs. Meanwhile MPVs skid down -37.2% to 80.167 and minibuses sink -33.3% to 17.138, bringing the Passenger Cars total down -21.6% to 1.606.668. As it has been the case over the past year or so, Commercial Vehicles behave a lot better at -5.7% to 326.000. New Energy Vehicles (NEV) continue to freefall at -51.3% to just 45.000 including 35.000 Battery EVs (BEV), down -52%, and 10.000 PHEVs (-38%). Finally according to the China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), China’s Vehicle Inventory Alert Index (VIA) which measures the inventory level of car dealerships, stood at 62.7% vs. 56.2% a year ago, exceeding the official warning threshold for 25 consecutive months.

The X7 SUV lifts Changan’s new COS brand to unseen levels.

Over in the brands ranking, leader Volkswagen (-21.2%) roughly follows the market, helped by fantastic performances by the CC (+213.5%), Tayron (+203.3%), Sagitar (+58.5%), T-Roc (+55.3%), Golf (+21.9%) and Bora (+20.8%) but hindered by lousy turnouts by the Polo (-86.7%), Lamando (-67.8%), Lavida (-39.6%), Santana (-35.2%), Teramont (-27.3%), Tharu (-25.9%) and Tiguan (-24%). The T-Cross (-74.2%) is also down significantly vs. last month while the Tacqua (-2.3%) is stuck at a very low 1.549 units. Volkswagen’s advantage over the #2 brand thaws from 188.000 units in December to just 76.000 this month. Toyota (-9.8%) snaps this honour away from Honda (-7.7%), climbing to #2 for the first time in exactly a year with both Japanese carmakers managing to contain their loss to single-digits. Toyota is boosted by a record volume from the Avalon (12.038) and strong shows in context by the Prado (+19.7%), Yaris L (+1.3%), Highlander (-2.9%), Corolla (-7.3%) and Levin (-8.5%), while Honda benefits from record volumes by the Breeze SUV (12.907) and Envix sedan (6.796) as well as upticks by the Elysion (+90.2%), Odyssey (+26.2%), CR-V (+23.9%), Inspire (+17.5%), XR-V (+13.4%) and Vezel (+7.2%).

The Honda Breeze is an instant blockbuster: 22.000 wholesales in 3 months.

Geely (-29.5%) is back up to #4 despite enduring its largest year-on-year fall since last June, the arrival of the Icon (2.029) failing to compensate drops by its best-sellers the Boyue (-14.7%), Emgrand (-7.2%), Emgrand GS (-30.5%) and Binyue (-30%). At #5 Nissan (-9.4%) is the third Japanese brand out of 3 in the Top 10 to only fall single-digits, helped by the Teana (+42.4%), Tiida (+42.4%) and Kicks (+32.9%). Buick (-26%) is back up 3 spots on December to the #6 spot it held over the FY2019, with the new Enclave (record 3.862), GL8 (+68.1%), Regal (+25.6%), Encore (+21.8%), GL6 (+8.2%) and Envision (+2%) scoring encouraging lifts. Changan (-10.6%) is the best performing Chinese in the Top 10 thanks to the CS75 (+56%), Raeton CC (+36.2%), CS85 Coupe (+20.5%) and CS95 (+136.1%) while Haval (-31.8%) is handicapped by the freefalling of its best-seller the H6 (-41.3%) still accounting for 45% of its January volume even though the M6 (+18.4%) continues to shine. Audi (+5.7%) is the only one of the 3 German premium marques to gain ground year-on-year thanks to the Q2L (+161.4%) and A3 (+66%) with BMW (-5.5%) and Mercedes (-13%) in tow, both also outperforming the market.

Over 8.500 Mercedes GLB have already been shipped to Chinese dealers.

Outside the Top 10, GAC (+7.8%) signs its first year-on-year gain since last June with MG (+8.4%), Ford (+7.6%), Hyundai (+4%) and Roewe (-3.6%) also strong. Baojun (-55.4%) dives down 10 spots on December to #17, but its “new Baojun” more upmarket lineup now accounts for a record 37% of its wholesales vs. 28% in December and 25% in November. VW’s new low-cost brand Jetta is up a spectacular 90.3% on December to smash its volume record at 17.557, now adding up to 66.656 wholesales in 5 months. This is still a new brand launch record, eclipsing the 50.067 by previous record-holder Jetour. COS (+413.9%) also breaks a new record at 13.504 thanks solely to the X7 SUV (13.007) and Hongqi (+171.5%) aligns a 10th volume record in the past 11 months at 12.626. Volvo (+27.9%) and Jetour (+25.1%) also impress while among smaller brands, FAW (+275.8%) gets a B30 EV’s spurred swan song and Neta (+253.7%), Denza (+218.3%), Great Wall (+189.1%), Jaguar (+121.3%), Dorcen (+76.8%), Land Rover (+22.4%) and Maxus (+9.7%) also stand out. In the naughty corner, Lifan (-99.3%), Leopaard (-98.7%), Bisu (-96.4%), Yema (-89.1%), DS (-88.8%), Landwind (-88.3%), JMC (-87.6%), Luxgen (-83.6%), Qoros (-80.9%), Renault (-80.7%), Jeep (-80.2%), Citroen (-74.9%), Zotye (-70.1%), Wuling (-69.6%), Skoda (-66.1%) and Peugeot (-65.4%) almost disappear.

The Geely Icon is the best-selling new launch in January.

Model-wise, the Nissan Sylphy (-17%) snaps the pole position away from the VW Lavida (-39.6%) for the 4th time in the past 6 months with the Toyota Corolla (-7.3%) climbing back onto the podium for the first time since last July. The VW Bora (+20.8%) is up 3 spots on last month to #4, the Haval H6 (-41.3%) rounds out the Top 5 but its SUV supremacy is threatened by the Changan CS75 (+56%) ending the month only 641 units below, as well as the Geely Boyue (-14.7%) reducing the gap to the SUV crown to less than 3.000 sales. The GAC Trumpchi GS4 (+118%) is now taking full advantage of the new generation, as does the Roewe RX5 (+21.6%), with the MG ZS (+43.4%) and BMW X3 (+28.1%) also extremely strong. The Chevrolet Monza (#15) tops recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the COS X7 (#29), Honda Breeze (#30), Jetta VS5 (#32), BYD Song Pro (#37) and Toyota Avalon (#38). Additional volume record-breakers this month include the Hongqi H5 (5.768), Cadillac CT5 (4.693), Mercedes GLB (4.534) and Jetta VA3 (4.078).

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Full January 2020 Top 100 All China-made brands and Top 445 All models below.

China wholesales January 2020 – brands:

PosBrandJan-20/19DecFY19
1Volkswagen218,386-21.2%11
2Toyota142,503-9.8%33
3Honda128,065-7.7%22
4Geely102,734-29.5%54
5Nissan91,027-9.4%45
6Buick68,876-26.0%96
7ChangAn (incl. Chana)65,870-10.6%88
8Haval58,720-31.8%107
9Audi53,8885.7%1110
10BMW50,000-5.5%1413
11Mercedes48,899-13.0%1312
12Roewe39,831-3.6%1616
13Chevrolet36,988-39.0%2314
14GAC36,9327.8%1918
15DongFeng34,126-22.5%1719
16Hyundai33,3024.0%69
17Baojun32,225-55.4%711
18Chery31,006-16.6%2117
19BYD25,060-42.1%1815
20Kia23,954-18.7%2622
21MG21,9698.4%2224
22Cadillac19,600-26.9%2826
23Ford17,8137.6%2525
24Jetta17,557new3944
25Mazda16,405-14.9%2427
26COS13,504413.9%3255
27Hongqi12,626171.5%3336
28Jetour12,58525.1%2728
29Wuling11,616-69.6%1220
30Volvo11,36927.9%2930
31JAC10,736-44.5%3529
32Venucia9,150-24.7%3033
33FAW9,150275.8%3638
34Lynk & Co9,008-28.4%3432
35Beijing8,273-53.8%1521
36Mitsubishi8,272-29.6%3131
37Skoda7,800-66.1%2023
38WEY6,395-37.1%3835
39SWM5,400-20.9%4342
40Bestune4,152-46.0%4541
41Dorcen3,90176.8%4049
42Maxus3,6989.7%4240
43Hanteng3,200-36.2%4746
44Zotye3,000-70.1%5334
45Land Rover2,26522.4%5053
46Peugeot2,253-65.4%5539
47Borgward2,105-54.5%4845
48Brilliance2,000-25.0%6858
49Jaguar1,908121.3%6063
50Jeep1,828-80.2%3737
51Exeed1,675new6267
52Suzuki1,6253.4%5765
53NIO1,598-11.4%5462
54Citroen1,441-74.9%5943
55Cowin1,409-11.0%4157
56Soueast1,382-57.4%5156
57Ora1,300-65.7%5648
58Jinbei1,218-44.4%5859
59LI1,180new – –
60Weltmeister1,027new6668
61Neta1,001253.7%7477
62Enranger1,000-11.6%8478
63Acura903-15.9%6470
64Infiniti882-42.0%4652
65Changhe660-65.1%4451
66Xpeng6305.2%6766
67Foton622-14.7%7275
68Renault586-80.7%4964
69Haima567-16.1%6974
70VGV500new6183
71Great Wall425189.1%8582
72JMC (incl. JMEV)410-87.6%7069
73Karry336-52.3%7576
74Huasong300n/a9195
75Lark296-28.7%7880
76Denza296218.3% –87
77Ciimo264new7792
78Landwind239-88.3%7373
79Zedriv201new7697
80Yema164-89.1%5260
81Leopaard141-98.7%8754
82Yudo108-68.6%8285
83Geometry96new7172
84Qoros92-80.9%6561
85Lifan50-99.3%8371
86FQT Motor4110.8%7989
87DS34-88.8%9093
88Bisu30-96.4%8679
89Sitech20-96.5%8884
90Luxgen19-83.6%8188
91Levdeo9new6381
92Everus9new8991
93Lite0n/a8098
94Fiat0n/a92100
95Horki0-100.0%9396
96Hawtai0-100.0% –47
97Traum0-100.0% –50
98Zhi Dou0n/a –86
99SOL0n/a –90
100Fukang0n/a –94
101Link Tour0-100.0% –99

China wholesales January 2020 – models:

PosModelJan-20/19DecFY19
1Nissan Sylphy37,306-17.0%22
2VW Lavida35,925-39.6%11
3Toyota Corolla34,968-7.3%55
4VW Bora29,90720.8%76
5Haval H626,414-41.3%43
6VW Sagitar26,29458.5%67
7ChangAn CS7525,77356.0%919
8Toyota Levin24,401-8.5%2814
9Geely Boyue23,472-14.7%1211
10Geely Emgrand22,343-7.2%1817
11Honda CR-V21,77623.9%2216
12VW Tayron20,989203.3%1422
13VW Santana18,686-35.2%109
14Roewe i5/Ei517,594-21.0%2927
15Chevrolet Monza16,988new7535
16GAC Trumpchi GS416,771118.0%4855
17Honda Civic16,354-32.9%2310
18Honda Accord15,918-25.4%2013
19VW Passat15,818-4.1%815
20Roewe RX515,68721.6%1725
21Nissan X-Trail15,640-3.8%3018
22Toyota RAV415,425-13.6%3947
23Toyota Camry14,715-25.4%3320
24Haval M614,29118.4%2451
25Buick GL814,18068.1%4632
26Honda XR-V13,87413.4%4333
27BMW 5-Series L13,60011.1%4126
28Mercedes GLC13,3591.9%4934
29COS X713,007new60282
30Honda Breeze12,907new95309
31Buick Envision12,8942.0%5041
32Jetta VS512,830new100163
33MG ZS12,71443.4%2749
34Mercedes E-Klasse L12,322-22.0%3829
35Mercedes C-Klasse L12,300-18.1%6330
36Nissan Qashqai12,291-26.1%3421
37BYD Song Pro12,134new1672
38Toyota Avalon12,038new93105
39Buick Regal12,01725.6%4548
40BMW X312,00028.1%5750
41VW Magotan11,789-4.9%6223
42Audi A4L11,632-28.7%3524
43Wuling Hongguang11,616-69.6%34
44Honda Vezel11,4557.2%5359
45VW Tiguan11,366-24.0%1312
46VW T-Roc11,24355.3%7446
47Chery Tiggo 811,0059.0%4252
48BMW 3-Series L11,000-36.7%6158
49ChangAn CS5510,952-18.7%5954
50Jetour X7010,7787.2%3644
51Geely Emgrand GS10,760-30.5%5153
52Audi A6L10,6104.8%3743
53Audi A310,49966.0%12877
54ChangAn CS3510,253-47.7%3136
55Geely Binyue10,234-30.0%6739
56Haval F710,193-32.3%6637
57Toyota Highlander10,176-2.9%8668
58Buick Excelle Yinlang10,086-70.9%118
59Nissan Teana9,75142.4%5467
60VW Tharu9,342-25.9%2538
61Honda Crider9,139-38.2%7131
62Audi Q5L9,102-5.7%3240
63Hyundai Elantra Lingdong8,866172.9%2145
64Chery Arrizo GX8,85434.3%5292
65BMW X18,600-12.8%8570
66Toyota Yaris L8,5471.3%17398
67VW Golf8,34821.9%8060
68Geely Vision X38,207-21.4%6871
69Geely Vision X68,079-19.5%7281
70Geely Binrui7,256-41.9%8279
71Audi Q37,0005.5%144104
72Chevrolet Equinox6,95961.5%179127
73Mazda3 Axela6,805-26.8%7066
74Honda Envix6,796new129128
75FAW Besturn X406,613844.7%284155
76Kia Sportage6,513-38.4%10575
77GAC Trumpchi GS36,494-23.9%12791
78Nissan Tiida6,34342.4%9486
79Toyota C-HR6,250-19.7%147111
80Geely Vision6,075-43.5%10682
81Baojun 5305,986-46.6%8980
82Dongfeng Forthing T55,86969.8%157138
83Hongqi H55,768192166.7%132139
84Venucia D605,616-14.9%7390
85Mitsubishi Outlander5,573-25.8%7676
86Chery Tiggo 5x/e5,55778.5%69107
87Hongqi HS55,465new117181
88ChangAn Eado5,399-2.4%9173
89BYD Qin5,277n/a120291
90Dongfeng Glory S5605,264-26.9%81112
91Dongfeng Aeolus Hyun5,258new121231
92Dongfeng Future5,178-20.4%136100
93Baojun 5105,148-75.4%2628
94Toyota Vios5,141-19.4%178113
95JAC Jiayue A55,134new110323
96Lynk & Co 035,11917.0%108121
97Kia Pegas5,113-19.5%192102
98Baojun RS-35,099new58222
99Audi Q2L5,045161.4%153154
100Cadillac CT54,693new168348
101Kia KX34,68638950.0%107327
102Cadillac XT44,579-24.7%165134
103Dongfeng Glory 5804,566-60.1%6583
104Mercedes GLB4,534new146386
105Honda Avancier4,460-35.1%12593
106Mercedes A-Class L4,415-21.8%10494
107Volvo XC604,408-14.8%111109
108Ford Escort4,40740.3%116101
109Honda Inspire4,40617.5%119115
110Cadillac XT54,383-40.2%99103
111VW Teramont4,377-27.3%7878
112Chana CX704,348-3.7%236117
113Buick GL64,2958.2%248196
114Chevrolet Orlando4,176133.2%213191
115Hyundai Rena4,094305.3%103125
116Jetta VA34,078new193277
117Kia K34,060318.1%142156
118BMW 1 Series4,00023.5%167142
119Buick LaCrosse3,992-7.4%152150
120Ford Focus3,972-15.9%141126
121Dorcen G603,901new92179
122Nissan Kicks3,89532.9%135132
123Nissan Lannia3,883-19.2%109119
124Buick Enclave3,862new174359
125VW Lamando3,859-67.8%11263
126Baojun RM-53,854new84178
127Mazda CX-43,840-8.3%114129
128Hyundai ix253,834217.9%88144
129Hyundai ix353,762-69.8%4042
130Honda Odyssey3,73626.2%155141
131MG 63,716-31.6%122108
132Mazda6 Atenza3,69931.0%134148
133JAC Refine3,669-21.1%238159
134Dongfeng Aeolus AX73,658-41.4%162162
135Honda Elysion3,59490.2%139177
136Chevrolet Malibu3,587-74.3%9787
137MG HS3,53024.4%96143
138Buick Encore3,51321.8%235219
139Toyota Prado3,41219.7%211167
140Roewe RX33,2190.8%137151
141Honda Fit3,204-77.5%15656
142Cadillac XT63,185new237353
143WEY VV63,120-46.3%131114
144Hyundai La Festa3,109-69.6%4464
145Baojun 3103,099-45.5%101133
146Baojun 7302,987-78.8%4765
147Chery Tiggo 3/3x2,965-24.2%181161
148Chevrolet Cavalier/Onix2,961-89.5%14062
149Beijing X32,907new126209
150Volvo S902,8055.3%149145
151VW T-Cross2,772new6499
152Cadillac CT62,760327.2%187212
153Hyundai Celesta2,715133.6%1969
154GAC Aion S2,648new79175
155Lynk & Co 012,637-57.3%171123
156VW CC2,561213.5%166203
157FAW Besturn B302,537253600.0%77229
158Ford Territory2,52166.3%138131
159GAC Trumpchi GM62,470-37.4%198165
160Hyundai Verna2,431399.2%56160
161Skoda Kamiq2,427-49.8%87122
162Roewe i6/ei62,42634.3%189140
163Toyota IZOA2,401-66.1%197120
164Changan Raeton CC2,39136.2%158217
165Toyota Yaris L Sedan2,295-65.2%98130
166BYD Tang2,285-79.1%17285
167Volvo S60L2,280117.6%180253
168Toyota Vios FS2,159-58.4%261195
169GAC Trumpchi GM82,14119.5%169208
170Bestune T772,134-72.2%148136
171SWM G012,126-43.8%145176
172Geely Xingyue (Star)2,095new150201
173SWM G052,091new336437
174Venucia T602,06428.0%191243
175Geely Icon2,029new – –
176Skoda Rapid2,027-63.8%124137
177Hyundai Tucson2,014358.8%113171
178Haval H22,011-60.1%241158
179Mazda CX-51,988-26.9%205168
180Beijing EU-Series1,966-49.5%1557
181Volvo XC401,876new194268
182GAC Trumpchi GS81,868-19.8%232185
183Skoda Octavia1,835-56.9%9097
184Baojun RC-61,834new151254
185VW Polo1,809-86.7%19689
186Jetour X951,802new223443
187Buick Verano1,781-87.4%27188
188Ford Mondeo1,767-21.6%225235
189Maxus G501,7642.6%203182
190WEY VV51,724-17.8%188216
191Exeed TX/TXL1,675new224250
192Land Rover Discovery Sport1,641-8.1%226194
193Haval F51,630-67.8%277190
194Maxus G101,62914.8%159200
195GAC Trumpchi GS51,605-74.4%212135
196Hanteng X51,600-47.4%219199
197Zotye T7001,600-30.2%262228
198Chevrolet Sail1,576-83.2%39474
199Suzuki Alivio1,564105.5%201271
200WEY VV71,551-24.1%231226
201Bestune T991,549new287387
202VW Tacqua1,549new245423
203Hyundai Mistra1,50598.3%115146
204Brilliance V31,500-21.9%281233
205NIO ES61,493new195279
206Ford Edge1,457-41.4%161173
207Ford Escape1,421new
208Baojun E100/E2001,417-83.0%83110
209Dongfeng Glory 330/3701,417-51.4%164198
210Mitsubishi ASX1,410-42.0%190223
211Borgward BX51,357-54.6%163169
212BYD Song MAX1,349-73.2%19995
213Dongfeng Glory iX71,343new263478
214Ora R11,295-26.0%207183
215Haval H41,294-18.9%280188
216Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross1,289-28.9%234192
217MG 31,265-38.3%286213
218Lynk & Co 021,252-38.4%249206
219Haval H91,23750.1%221267
220GAC Toyota iA51,236new270442
221Jaguar XEL1,23480.7%264278
222Kia Stonic1,227-66.3%335166
223BYD Yuan/S21,202-88.1%25296
224LI One1,180new – –
225Baojun RS-51,17943.6%260202
226Buick Excelle GX1,174-13.6%300319
227Geely Jiaji1,172new175172
228Changan Eado DT1,161-58.2%200174
229Dongfeng Glory iX51,129-59.3%309246
230Citroen C5 Aircross1,091-32.1%254248
231Changan CS85 Coupe1,04220.5%268211
232BYD e21,028new247336
233Weltmeister EX51,027new250251
234GAC Trumpchi GA61,0112097.8%272257
235Mercedes V-Class1,009-5.0%246245
236ChangAn Yuexiang V31,005n/a230364
237Neta N011,001253.7%318300
238Hanteng X71,000-49.3%259242
239Jinbei Granse1,000-45.4%208232
240Kia Forte Furuidi9803061.3%298298
241Nissan Terra973-17.8%228288
242Ford Taurus961244.4%297344
243BYD Qin Pro949-82.9%182124
244Jeep Cherokee932-51.9%170236
245Buick Excelle923-25.0%302308
246Nissan Murano920-32.1%216205
247Baojun 360902-91.7%123106
248Roewe RX8896132.1%253289
249Jeep Grand Commander891-47.7%239263
250Hyundai Santa Fe88320.5%154252
251Chery Tiggo 7881-46.6%267264
252Hongqi HS7856new327383
253Infiniti Q50L83234.6%243284
254SWM X7807-66.4%273266
255Chana Oshan804-59.2%275258
256BMW X2800new220358
257Zotye T600800-62.1%285224
258Venucia T90792-33.7%292292
259Ford Kuga791-14.9%313310
260Chery eQ751-77.7%118152
261MG 57441760.0%209281
262Peugeot 4008738-52.8%294227
263ChangAn CS95732136.1%311330
264Haval H7728-37.8%278276
265Baojun 630720114.3%397377
266JAC Refine S2/S2mini719-44.8%354299
267Mercedes Vito707-22.6%269280
268Beijing BJ40705-9.5%218221
269ChangAn CS15679-53.6%202210
270Venucia T70657-70.0%255260
271VW Touran650-58.5%242240
272Jetta VS7649new – –
273Changhe A6641281.5%295341
274Xpeng G36305.2%251239
275Range Rover Evoque624860.0%258332
276Cowin X362278.7%183301
277Skoda Karoq618-79.0%133157
278Borgward BX7611-59.5%331283
279Beijing Hyosow S6600302.7% –454
280Hanteng V7600new299379
281Zotye T300600-76.9%339118
282VW Phideon596-57.6%266265
283Chana Honor584-77.7%227189
284Toyota Crown575-55.3%349295
285Chana Oshan A800567-50.1%382322
286Geely Borui55412.6% –352
287Foton MP-X55126.1%290328
288Peugeot 408534-35.6%333297
289Acura CDX523-0.9%304340
290Hongqi H7518-88.9%279273
291Haval H1513331.1%392417
292Chery Tiggo 5510155.0%315399
293Haima 8S509new293345
294JAC Refine S3505-55.0%306262
295VGV U70500new215404
296Weichai Enranger 72750047.5%414431
297Ford Ecosport495-46.3%406408
298Kia K2490349.5%448495
299Jaguar XFL489325.2%314368
300Beijing Senova D50471-53.2%321238
301Bestune T33469new340367
302Soueast A5 Yiwu468-61.4%324335
303Kia KX546685.7% –314
304Cowin X5460-15.6%204316
305Geely Borui GE458-84.1%186234
306Honda UR-V446-79.8%210186
307Soueast DX5446new233360
308Skoda Kodiaq436-76.1%130149
309Beijing Zhixing4287.0%363325
310VW Golf Sportsvan428-81.0% –290
311Great Wall C30425189.1%417403
312Haval H5409149.4%376412
313BYD F3402-86.4%256218
314Soueast DX3402-75.2%330270
315Beijing Warrior38320.8%368441
316Chevrolet Tracker382831.7%338261
317Acura RDX3771.9%296337
318SWM X3376-42.2%310365
319JAC Refine S4371-95.1%319214
320Chevrolet Trailblazer359new291361
321Peugeot 5008358-56.6%334305
322JMEV EV335473.5%344363
323Beijing Senova D70/Zhidao348-79.7%348333
324COS 1°343-83.1%357287
325Skoda Superb340-78.6%160204
326Peugeot 508332122.8%367366
327Chery E3331284.9%326396
328Cowin E3327-52.6%206313
329GAC Aion LX301new337476
330Huasong 7300n/a452482
331Maxus D60300new371373
332Denza X296new – –
333Lark Q1296-28.7%347374
334Peugeot 308281-84.8%322285
335Renault Captur280new369497
336Ciimo X-NV264new332470
337Karry K60260-40.2%353355
338Brilliance H530250n/a398492
339Brilliance V7250-65.9%389356
340Weichai Enranger G3250-8.4% –466
341Weichai Enranger G52506.8% –471
342Landwind Happy/X2/X5/X7239-88.3%307274
343Mercedes EQC207new404532
344Beijing Hyosow S2200277.4% –520
345Jinbei Viewpoint200new379422
346Jaguar E-Pace185189.1%372427
347JAC iEVS4184new407372
348Kia KX Cross181-96.6% –225
349ChangAn Benben180n/a434426
350BYD e3178new316459
351Beijing BJ2121675.0%386413
352Yema T60164583.3%176244
353GAC Trumpchi GA4160-87.3%362306
354Buick Velite 6159new288400
355Dongfeng Aeolus AX5156246.7%410484
356Dongfeng Aeolus E70155-87.9%229256
357BYD e1153new359331
358Zedriv GC151new346519
359Renault City K-ZE142new265410
360Kia K5140-54.1%375385
361Borgward BX3137new – –
362GAC Trumpchi GS7136-70.5%388349
363Chery Arrizo 5129-98.4%373116
364Leopaard CS9127-98.2%427241
365Citroen C3-XR124-83.3%343362
366Skoda Rapid Spaceback117-73.2%301302
367Citroen C4 Aircross115173.8%443415
368Renault Koleos115-93.5%308318
369Citroen C6107-18.3%358424
370COS Kosai 5106new360419
371NIO ES8105-94.2%323311
372BYD e5103-97.4%329180
373Geometry A96new282272
374Kia K496-92.5% –371
375Qoros 5 SUV92-78.3%393269
376JAC iEV6E90-96.7%374230
377Hyundai ENCINO8943.5%342378
378Yudo π186-70.5%399449
379VW C-Trek78-93.5%364286
380Karry K5076-71.7%378375
381Mazda CX-873-72.1%402472
382Foton Sauvana71129.0%425518
383Dongfeng Aeolus A6067-79.8%391451
384Dongfeng Fengxing Jingye S5062-94.5%222334
385GAC Trumpchi GE361-96.4%341326
386JMEV EX556-83.1%320490
387Suzuki Vitara52-91.3%408401
388Haima S750-39.0% –515
389Infiniti QX5050-94.5%177207
390Lifan 65050-96.7%464461
391Soueast DX750-87.4%380370
392Zedriv GX550new396538
393Renault Kadjar49-96.1%274351
394COS Cosmos48-92.0%328384
395Mercedes GLA46-99.0%366153
396FQT Motor EX804110.8%351452
397Beijing BJ203911.4%356457
398Bisu T530-95.9%419395
399GAC Trumpchi GA830-62.0%350455
400Nissan NV20025-94.2%383380
401JAC iEV724new405388
402Beijing EC-Series2364.3%55187
403Chery QQ23-66.2%418414
404DS 622-77.3%454529
405Yudo π322-57.7%421507
406Ford Everest21-93.0%400421
407Sitech DEV 120-96.5%422409
408Changhe Freedom M5019-81.7%257329
409Hongqi E-HS319new420321
410JAC Refine S719-93.4%435456
411Jinbei 75018-94.9%446448
412Beijing BJ8017-15.0%424514
413Beijing EX-Series17-97.2%184275
414Venucia e3017new411539
415JAC iEVA5016-98.8%432411
416Soueast V5 Lingzhi161500.0% –541
417Leopaard Mattu14-99.0%451307
418Luxgen URX10new401545
419Peugeot 30110-99.1%455369
420Everus VE-19new438467
421Levdeo i39new289450
422Suzuki S-Cross9-95.7%423473
423Haima S58-97.9%355434
424Roewe MARVEL X8-97.6%468433
425DS 76-94.9%465501
426Luxgen 6 SUV6-93.8%447513
427Jetour X905new185312
428Maxus D905-97.8%317407
429Ora iQ5-99.8%361296
430Citroen C-Elysée4-99.8%381220
431Dongfeng Shuai4-93.4%439496
432DS 4S4-81.8%466552
433Jeep Compass4-99.9%143164
434Venucia M50V4-99.3%390436
435Acura TLX-L3-98.3%433489
436JAC Refine S53-93.9%413350
437Beijing BJ902-50.0%385531
438DS 5LS2-83.3% –561
439JAC iEV7S2-99.0%461382
440Kia KX72-84.6%472556
441Luxgen U5 SUV2-80.0%403498
442Jeep Renegade1-99.9%312357
443Luxgen 3 Sedan1-66.7% –549
444Roewe 9501-97.9% –479

Source: CAAM, CPCA, CADA

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  1. C6 only down 10%, Peugeot 508 +122%. Sweet. Kidding aside, enough has been said about the demise of the French brands in China, yet yesterday’s arrival of the China built and globally sold DS9 – not a bad limo at all and by the looks of it well suited to the Chinese appetite for space, chrome and tech – could mark the tiniest of change in DS fortunes.

  2. Jeep’s unexpected and stellar 2017 success is long gone. From zero in 2015 to 130.000 in 2016 to 200.000 in 2017, back to 120.000 in 2018 and 70.000 in 2019. Jan 2020: only 1800 wholesale units! Guess the ferocious Chinese brands countered without mercy. As did ‘zee’ Germans …..

  3. First I want to thank you for posting the whole this information, becuase it is very interesting for many people around the world.
    I want to pay attention to Honda, because in 2019, about 80% of global Honda sales were on the three biggest markets – USA, China and Japan. But there is something very interesting about Honda. In December 2016 Honda announced that they have produced 100 million cars. So as of December 2019 Honda has produced about 115 million cars, which is way less than GM (about 540 million), Ford (about 390 million), Toyota (about 270 million), but interesting fact here is that Honda has 4 core models, which are extremely important for its existence. According to Honda, they have sold globally about 38 million Civics, 32 million Accords, 11 million CR-Vs and 8 million Jazz/Fits. All together they make 89-90 million out of 115 million, which is about 77-78% of all Honda sales. If something happens with only one of these 4 models, this may be crutial for the company. Exactly because of this, when I see Civic -33% and Accord -25% on one of the most important markets for the company, makes me worry about them.
    On other hand, I do not understand why Toyota RAV4 has such bad sales in January, considering the fact the new generation is there and this year should be the year when RAV4 reaches 1 million globally and becoming the 5th model ever reaching over 1 million in 1 year (after Focus, Corolla, Golf and F-series), and China is expected to be the main buyer of this SUV model. Very Pitty!
    It’s interesting to see all the European non-luxury brands being almost dead in China. Except for Volkswagen, all the French and Italian brands, even some VW sub brands like Skoda, are doing very very bad. I have had several cars from different European brands and at the same time several Japanese cars, and in reality Japanese cars are more reliable and better built, but after all European cars are not so much worse and these bad figures in Chinese sales of January are not justified at all.
    I’m happy to see the father of all non-luxury brands – Ford having better sales this month. Not a lot, but still better, although Jetta brand is just behind them.
    Also it’s sad to see GM brands like Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet having bad times in China.
    Thanks again for the data!

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