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China wholesales April 2020: Heavy trucks, SUVs lift market up 4.4%, ending 21 straight months of losses

Without heavy truck sales, the Chinese market would still be down in April.

New vehicle wholesales in China have bounced back even stronger than preliminary data suggested in April, up 4.4% year-on-year to 2.07 million units, bringing the year-to-date tally down -31.1% to 5.761.000 units. After February deliveries collapsed -79.1% and March was off -43.3%,  this is the first year-on-year gain for Chinese sales since June 2018, putting an end to 21 consecutive months of declines, a stretch unseen since 1990.  However strong a message this sends about how fast Chinese factory shipments were able to achieve a post-coronavirus V-shaped recovery – which will probably end up being one of only a few globally – there are two elements that dampen our enthusiasm. First, this market uptick is solely due to the strength of Commercial Vehicles sales up 31.6% to 534.000 units, a new record for April, whereas Passenger Cars remain in negative – albeit very contained – at -2.6% to 1.536.000. Second, the CAAM just announced that wholesales over the first 10 days of May are actually down -14% to 351.000 units, so the April uptick has probably a lot to do with the catching up of missed deliveries in February and March and certainly not a gage of future gains. The recovery throughout 2020 is likely to be shaky, even in China. Accordingly, we have adjusted our 2020 China forecast to -10% instead of -9% while the CAAM predicts a -15% fall this year.

Within Commercial Vehicles, heavy trucks are the star of the show at +61% year-on-year to 191.000 wholesales. Looking into the detail of Passenger Cars segments, SUVs continue to be stronger at +7.3% to 696.000 but are outsold by cars despite a -6.2% year-on-year drop to 743.000. MPVs collapse -36% to 61.000 and minivans are off -11.5% to 36.000. Year-to-date, Passenger Cars are down -35.3% to 4.433.000 while Commercial Vehicles limit their fall to -12.4% to 1.328.000. Cars (-37.2%) are back above SUVs (-29.2%) at 2.084.000 vs. 2.071.000, MPVs drop -57.7% to 197.000 and minivans are down -41.6% to 81.000. New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) continue to be in a dark spot at -26.5% to 72.000 in April, including 51.000 EVs (-28.6%), 20.000 PHEVs (-20.7%) and 73 FCEVs (x9.4). Year-to-date, NEVs are down -43.4% to 205.000 including 155.000 EVs (-44.6%), 49.000 PHEVs (-39.8%) and 280 FCEVs (+21.7%).

The launch of a new RAV4 twin, the Wildlander, helps Toyota up 23.2%.

Chinese carmakers continue to bear the brunt of the market decline so far in 2020. In April, they sold 532.000 Passenger Cars, down -9.4% year-on-year for a 34.6% share vs. 37.2% a year ago in April 2019. Year-to-date, this figure is down -39.3% to 1.689.000 units or 38.1% share vs. 40.6% over the same period in 2019. Another interesting piece of news coming from CAAM is the consolidation of the market in tough times, which is quite common: the Top 10 groups add up to 5.132m wholesales so far in 2020, down -30.7% and resulting in a 89.1% market share vs. 88.5% a year ago. Exports remain in a dire situation at -15.7% year-on-year in April to 70.000 including 55.000 Passenger Cars (-4.5%) and 15.000 Commercial Vehicles (-40.5%). YTD, exports are down -12.6% to 274.000 units including 209.000 Passenger Cars (+2.5%) and 65.000 Commercial Vehicles (-40.6%).

Buick posts its first year-on-year gain in 2 years.

In the brands ranking, Volkswagen (-12.8%) is not out of the woods yet, enduring a 4th consecutive double-digit decline as strong sales of Bora (+26.3%), Lamando (+19.4%), Magotan (+11.9%), Tayron (+11.1%), Tharu (+5.6%), Golf (+1.1%) and Tacqua (record 3.656) fail to compensate for freefalls by the C-Trek (-65.3%), T-Cross (-63.6%), Polo (-50.1%), Santana (-38.9%), Phideon (-38%), Sagitar (-25.7%), Teramont (-21.8%) and CC (-19.6%). Strikingly the rest of the Top 7 brands are all in positive in April. Honda (+9.6%) is back to the 2nd spot it held over FY2019, thanks to the Civic (+86.3%), CR-V (+85.4%), Vezel (+63.2%), Crider (+10.3%) and new Breeze (11.012). Toyota (+23.2%) posts the largest gain in the Top 6 now that the RAV4 (+51.3%), Levin (+34.3%) and Corolla (+2.9%) reap the benefits of new generations, added to a new RAV4 twin, the Wildlander (4.289) and solid showings by the Vios FS (+19.2%), Avalon (+15.9%), C-HR (+14.5%), Camry (+9.8%) and IZOA (+4.1%). Geely (+1.4%) only edges up with the Binrui (+40.9%), Emgrand GS (+40.4%), Vision X6 (+37.8%), Emgrand (+30.3%), Boyue (+6.7%) and new Icon (record 2.565) all performing well as Nissan (+0.8%) closes the Top 5 in positive thanks to the Sylphy (+38.7%) and  Qashqai (+21.6%).

Hongqi breaks its volume record for the 9th time in the past 12 months.

Buick (+8%) is up a whopping 7 spots on March to land at #6 overall, putting an end to an excruciating 24 straight month of year-on-year declines (since April 2018) and scoring its largest gain since October 2016. This is due to catchup sales of the Excelle Yinlang (+143.2%) and may be short-lived however. Changan (+45.1%) signs the best improvement in the Top 10 – and Top 25 – thanks to the CS75 (+161.6%), CS35 (+25.3%) and CS55 (+19.9%), all renewed recently, as well as the Eado (+126.7%) and Raeton CC (+170.8%). Audi (+37.9%), BMW (+18.1%) and Mercedes (+14.2%) all show splendid health, grouped around the #10 spot, while further down Hongqi (+170.2%) manages to break its all-time volume record for the 9th time in the past 12 months (!) at 14.519 wholesales and COS (+2748.9%), NIO (+109.2%), Bestune (+96.6%), SWM (+70.9%), Land Rover (+69.9%), Volvo (+34.9%), Mazda (+25.8%), Dongfeng (+14.8%) and Lynk & Co (+11.6%) also shine. Jetta (14.415) remains the most successful recent launch above Tesla (3.635), LI (record 2.622), VGV (1.521), Zedriv (221) and Levdeo (174).

Model-wise, the Nissan Sylphy (+38.7%) reclaims the top spot for the 5th time in the past 9 months, widening the gap over the VW Lavida (2.5%) to over 10.000 units YTD. The Sylphy has never topped the annual Chinese wholesales charts and 2020 could well be its year. The Toyota Corolla (+2.9%) is back up to #3 as per YTD while the Buick Excelle Yinlang (+143.2%), VW Bora (+26.3%) and Honda Civic (+86.3%) ensure the Top 6 is 100% sedans and the Geely Emgrand (+30.3%) and Toyota Levin (+34.3%) make it 8 in the Top 10 which is a little paradoxical as the segment is down whereas SUVs, whose best-seller the Haval H6 (-14.4%) ranks 7th, are up. Strong performers near the top include the Audi A6L (+125.7%) and Haval M6 (+50.9%). The best-selling recent launch is the BYD Song Pro (#28) above the Honda Breeze (#42), COS X7 (#46), Hongqi HS5 (#52), Jetta VS5 (#74), JAC Jiayue A5 (#82), Ford Escape (#90), Mercedes GLB (#97), Toyota Wildlander (#98) and Jetta VS7 (#99).

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Full April 2020 Top 93 All China-made brands and Top 440 All-models below.

China wholesales April 2020 – brands:

PosBrandApr-20/19Mar2020/19PosFY19
1Volkswagen203,246-12.8%1563,487-40.7%11
2Honda143,6269.6%7320,305-34.5%32
3Toyota134,37823.2%2378,029-16.0%23
4Geely95,1441.4%3282,054-34.6%44
5Nissan83,1720.8%6234,546-32.6%55
6Buick69,5288.0%13169,199-43.2%76
7ChangAn (incl. Chana)57,67245.1%4196,404-23.3%68
8Haval57,098-2.3%9163,303-38.3%97
9BMW55,88418.1%8154,547-14.2%1013
10Audi55,62637.9%10152,372-10.6%1110
11Mercedes52,80614.2%5166,933-15.4%812
12Hyundai34,244-32.9%11100,050-45.4%129
13BYD31,076-15.0%1291,679-39.8%1415
14Chevrolet25,474-42.3%2179,528-56.3%1814
15Chery24,714-21.0%1492,353-24.4%1317
16Roewe23,885-35.1%2083,831-39.4%1616
17Baojun23,702-7.2%1680,488-57.1%1711
18Kia23,5340.0%1866,686-37.0%2022
19GAC22,884-16.0%1586,823-25.2%1518
20Ford19,568-6.3%2453,145-22.9%2225
21MG19,013-18.5%1763,643-18.4%2124
22DongFeng18,96514.8%1975,964-34.5%1919
23Mazda18,83225.8%2349,618-27.0%2327
24Wuling18,347-20.9%2543,427-65.7%2520
25Cadillac15,000-11.7%3240,459-44.4%2626
26Hongqi14,519170.2%2936,874103.1%2836
27Jetta14,415new2747,424new2444
28Volvo12,51334.9%3528,772-10.5%3030
29JAC11,348-0.3%3033,771-39.5%2929
30COS10,6552748.9%2237,049430.1%2755
31Lynk & Co10,15611.6%3128,599-24.8%3132
32Skoda8,445-57.8%3721,055-71.6%3423
33WEY6,070-16.8%3815,971-52.9%3835
34Beijing6,022-43.5%2626,236-73.4%3321
35SWM5,79870.9%3616,486-11.1%3742
36Jetour5,760-36.7%3327,292-28.5%3228
37Venucia5,529-31.7%4017,087-56.0%3633
38Mitsubishi4,993-49.2%4115,652-62.0%3931
39Bestune4,19096.6%3911,978-29.1%4141
40Tesla3,635new2817,695new35 –
41Jeep3,502-28.8%3411,101-58.3%4237
42NIO3,155109.2%446,99331.4%4562
43Peugeot3,036-48.3%487,025-72.8%4439
44Land Rover3,00369.9%506,660-19.4%4653
45LI2,622new465,518new47 –
46Citroen2,205-59.0%684,601-77.0%5243
47FAW2,113-60.9%4213,871-11.4%4038
48Infiniti2,097-29.0%573,863-52.6%6052
49Yema2,09314.1%523,653-36.9%6360
50Ora1,765-61.7%554,468-76.1%5348
51Suzuki1,71117.8%474,992-13.6%4965
52Jaguar1,6958.3%644,326-16.1%5463
53Jinbei1,5512.7%534,912-39.8%5059
54VGV1,521new513,942new5883
55Weltmeister1,3880.8%544,15518.7%5568
56Maxus1,378-71.7%457,421-50.4%4340
57Acura1,16415.7%652,747-26.0%6670
58Soueast1,050-13.7%494,092-55.6%5756
59Xpeng1,008-54.2%602,427-47.9%6866
60Cowin1,000-0.1%613,654-34.8%6257
61Exeed951-55.0%583,94086.5%5967
62Hanteng830-75.1%565,313-63.9%4846
63Neta815-19.0%662,534-9.3%6777
64Changhe810-55.3%433,625-70.9%6451
65Borgward775-22.5%633,757-58.1%6145
66Renault71029.6%821,382-78.4%7164
67Qoros7102266.7%731,17637.7%7361
68Foton653-7.0%592,081-32.1%6975
69Denza4337116.7%701,231854.3%7287
70Brilliance426-77.0%624,103-65.3%5658
71Dorcen403-73.9%714,707-21.5%5149
72Lark398-2.9%721,118-27.7%7480
73Haima368-18.2%691,590-47.6%7074
74JMC (incl. JMEV)242-75.9%80802-91.1%7769
75Zedriv221new75684new8097
76Levdeo174new76406new8181
77Geometry168-83.5%74842-17.2%7672
78Great Wall166-57.2%79787-19.8%7882
79Bisu96-77.1%81211-91.9%8879
80Karry89-95.0%77693-88.2%7976
81Leopaard83-97.9% –224-99.1%8754
82Lifan59-94.1%78300-96.8%8371
83Enranger55-91.6%831,087-65.2%7578
84Yudo25-87.5%85252-73.8%8685
85Sitech13-45.8% –33-96.4%9284
86Luxgen4-96.0%8633-92.7%9188
87Ciimo2new89267new8492
88DS1-99.5%8462-92.4%9093
89Zotye0-100.0%673,573-92.9%6534
90Huasong0-100.0% –3003233.3%8295
91Landwind0-100.0% –258-94.6%8573
92FQT Motor0-100.0%88159-83.8%8989
93Everus0n/a8715n/a9391

China wholesales April 2020 – models:

PosModelApr-20/19Mar2020/19PosFY19
1Nissan Sylphy41,78438.7%2109,685-23.8%12
2VW Lavida35,593-2.5%199,529-44.8%21
3Toyota Corolla31,2852.9%785,637-26.7%35
4Buick Excelle Yinlang30,643143.2%2949,374-48.5%118
5VW Bora25,09526.3%381,477-2.1%46
6Honda Civic24,55686.3%9643,877-39.6%1610
7Haval H624,018-14.4%475,822-41.6%53
8Honda CR-V21,33385.4%11445,669-17.8%1516
9Geely Emgrand20,94530.3%1958,190-25.3%1017
10Toyota Levin20,25234.3%1059,156-15.8%914
11VW Sagitar20,231-25.7%568,288-19.5%67
12ChangAn CS7520,113161.6%668,17638.3%719
13Honda Accord18,912-11.1%2448,018-35.2%1213
14Geely Boyue18,6836.7%860,814-26.2%811
15Wuling Hongguang18,347-20.9%2043,427-65.7%184
16VW Passat16,9420.0%5139,428-36.3%2515
17Toyota RAV416,87151.3%1845,829-6.5%1447
18VW Tiguan15,988-4.9%6433,030-50.3%3912
19Honda XR-V15,4807.6%9932,273-34.6%4433
20Toyota Camry15,4599.8%947,262-14.3%1320
21Audi A6L15,421125.7%1641,14832.4%2243
22Haval M615,09650.9%3138,1292.2%2651
23BMW 3-Series L14,67111.6%3235,543-34.5%2958
24Nissan Qashqai14,32821.6%5934,615-25.4%3321
25BMW 5-Series L14,2777.0%1542,555-7.1%1926
26Mercedes C-Klasse L14,15213.2%1441,730-19.5%2130
27VW Magotan14,03111.9%3734,024-30.9%3623
28BYD Song Pro13,791new1340,857new2372
29Chevrolet Monza13,30827.0%11732,67642.8%4035
30Mercedes GLC13,14819.5%1243,707-7.2%1734
31Mercedes E-Klasse L12,9003.2%1142,475-23.8%2029
32Buick Envision12,8276.8%6233,118-24.5%3841
33VW Tharu12,8085.6%8726,236-28.7%5538
34Honda Crider12,69210.3%6727,936-42.1%5131
35Honda Vezel12,37963.2%9828,055-19.0%4959
36BMW X312,04921.5%2635,1073.7%3050
37Audi Q5L11,77751.0%2234,0575.8%3540
38Nissan X-Trail11,666-36.8%5734,105-48.5%3418
39Buick Regal11,56117.0%3032,243-1.7%4548
40Roewe RX511,491-2.2%4037,419-9.4%2725
41ChangAn Eado11,449126.7%2727,9579.3%5073
42Honda Breeze11,012new3632,275new43309
43Haval F710,9117.6%5028,191-44.0%4837
44ChangAn CS3510,33025.3%2133,392-36.8%3736
45Geely Emgrand GS10,24340.4%3929,190-28.2%4653
46COS X710,084new1735,075new31282
47Audi A4L9,778-28.2%5428,413-48.0%4724
48BMW X19,62430.1%4925,810-17.2%5870
49VW Lamando9,58119.4%13915,755-58.9%8363
50VW Golf9,5771.1%7122,555-29.2%6560
51VW Santana9,469-38.9%2339,870-50.8%249
52Hongqi HS58,903new5620,608new71181
53Audi A38,88538.4%11122,331-0.7%6677
54MG ZS8,822-10.8%2832,614-4.7%4149
55GAC Trumpchi GS48,8061.9%3535,02613.6%3255
56Geely Binrui8,50240.9%12619,386-40.4%7479
57Geely Vision X68,39937.8%3426,036-17.2%5681
58Roewe i5/Ei58,358-36.4%5232,319-53.0%4227
59Mazda3 Axela8,09645.9%6621,100-31.4%6966
60VW Tayron7,87111.1%4136,18928.1%2822
61Geely Binyue7,720-39.6%4526,529-45.0%5339
62Kia KX37,62911286.6%7816,33918467.0%81327
63Toyota Yaris L7,488345.2%4224,16927.2%5998
64Toyota Highlander7,333-2.3%3825,851-12.6%5768
65Geely Vision X37,3052.6%4722,843-23.2%6471
66Hyundai Elantra Lingdong7,267-27.6%4423,082-24.4%6345
67Toyota Avalon7,23215.9%12722,083163.7%68105
68VW T-Roc7,163-15.1%6323,829-23.4%6146
69ChangAn CS557,09619.9%3327,184-35.3%5254
70Nissan Teana6,75510.9%8620,599-13.6%7267
71BYD Qin6,660n/a4320,856n/a70291
72Cadillac XT56,413430.9%12113,064-16.0%98103
73Geely Vision6,317-6.1%8416,852-42.8%8082
74Jetta VS56,171new6826,513new54163
75Lynk & Co 035,92696.4%5517,49637.2%76121
76Honda Fit5,828-62.0%9512,256-77.1%10056
77Audi Q35,75664.8%12315,629-29.0%84104
78Dongfeng Future5,7404.4%7616,941-26.8%79100
79Toyota Vios5,739-8.4%8514,683-25.9%89113
80Hyundai ix355,736-46.2%6114,715-71.6%8842
81Honda Envix5,6190.5%25112,965111.7%99128
82JAC Jiayue A55,564new8914,761new87323
83Mercedes A-Class L5,43325.0%4817,489-6.4%7794
84Honda Avancier5,340-18.9%21210,733-53.3%11493
85Buick LaCrosse5,299-20.5%22110,207-43.4%121150
86Chery Tiggo 75,290133.5%1019,39045.1%131264
87Chery Tiggo 85,27876.1%5323,839-13.2%6052
88VW Teramont5,137-21.8%13411,835-48.1%10478
89Volvo XC605,131-3.3%11512,052-32.3%103109
90Ford Escape5,072new1878,586new136 –
91Jetour X704,811-47.1%6923,352-35.8%6244
92Hyundai La Festa4,673-19.8%7412,215-60.2%10264
93Toyota C-HR4,62314.5%8314,443-15.4%90111
94Baojun 5304,583-22.7%8116,024-51.9%8280
95Hongqi H54,55828.1%10413,23736.7%97139
96Chery Arrizo GX4,522-21.6%5822,3252.7%6792
97Mercedes GLB4,300new7014,219new92386
98Toyota Wildlander4,289new –4,289new212 –
99Jetta VS74,191new939,424new130 –
100Kia Sportage4,083-53.1%9413,583-66.6%9575
101Toyota IZOA4,0754.1%2277,250-62.9%150120
102Baojun 5104,064-6.4%6015,203-70.6%8528
103Jetta VA34,053new10911,487new106277
104Audi Q2L4,00984.3%15510,79434.1%113154
105Kia Pegas4,00519.1%4616,999-2.3%78102
106MG HS3,99911.0%11911,30232.9%108143
107Hyundai ix253,98662.0%7312,2459.4%101144
108Mazda CX-43,9764.7%10511,141-29.0%109129
109Buick Encore3,937n/a3048,02433.1%140219
110Ford Escort3,757-10.3%14510,601-22.7%116101
111Mitsubishi Outlander3,684-40.4%15111,105-57.2%11076
112VW Tacqua3,656new1826,394new163423
113Chevrolet Sail3,644-50.3%919,952-64.9%12674
114Honda Odyssey3,636-14.0%1409,945-16.3%127141
115Tesla Model 33,635new2517,695new75 –
116Nissan Tiida3,609-33.6%8814,232-28.5%9186
117Mazda CX-53,60021.7%1387,808-26.6%145168
118GAC Aion S3,586new9710,624new115175
119Baojun RS-33,559new12211,387new107222
120Toyota Yaris L Sedan3,557285.8%1068,974-36.4%133130
121Volvo S903,5473.1%1917,479-36.1%147145
122Chery Tiggo 5x/e3,4175.2%11614,95054.7%86107
123Dongfeng Aeolus Hyun3,393new14910,820new112231
124Hyundai Celesta3,375-49.1%1038,927-53.4%13469
125Cadillac XT43,327-43.1%1529,498-49.9%129134
126Honda Inspire3,173-37.0%2478,159-44.7%139115
127Mazda6 Atenza3,09520.2%11010,036-2.7%125148
128Chevrolet Malibu3,077-39.2%3476,898-77.3%15587
129Venucia D603,022-51.4%17310,138-57.5%12390
130BMW 1 Series3,016-0.8%10710,091-18.3%124142
131WEY VV63,001-26.9%1537,926-59.2%143114
132NIO ES62,907new1616,550new161279
133Ford Focus2,888-22.2%1449,120-35.4%132126
134Baojun 7302,877-6.4%1338,407-76.6%13765
135MG 62,841-49.2%1378,696-54.6%135108
136Honda Elysion2,809-3.1%3106,649-27.3%159177
137Toyota Prado2,786-27.4%8210,301-16.6%120167
138Buick GL82,768-60.9%11820,088-45.6%7332
139Chevrolet Equinox2,754-44.4%7514,001-12.9%93127
140Hyundai Reina2,695-33.4%9210,5620.8%118125
141GAC Trumpchi GS32,660-45.3%7913,989-46.6%9491
142JAC Refine2,651-19.1%11210,149-32.1%122159
143Dongfeng Glory 5802,62753.0%10210,578-55.9%11783
144LI One2,622new1625,518new176 –
145Chery Tiggo 3/3x2,621-48.5%6513,274-14.3%96161
146Bestune T772,61622.8%1307,339-56.6%148136
147VW CC2,593-19.6%1636,6982.1%158203
148Geely Icon2,565new1297,148new153 –
149Toyota Vios FS2,54519.2%1646,330-51.9%166195
150GAC Trumpchi GM62,539-7.4%1427,329-43.0%149165
151Kia KX52,44456.8%2573,433-48.2%229314
152Skoda Octavia2,412-65.9%2195,178-71.6%18697
153Kia K32,358-31.3%1598,00425.5%141156
154Cadillac CT42,300new4352,302new253 –
155Chery eQ12,299-44.3%1904,593-66.0%201152
156BMW X22,242new1245,431new180358
157BYD Tang2,217-74.2%1207,033-80.8%15485
158VW Polo2,207-50.1%1356,290-80.8%16789
159Land Rover Discovery Sport2,19939.4%1854,978-30.8%192194
160BYD Song2,17611.1%1863,285-73.9%232237
161Lynk & Co 022,1416.5%1944,905-36.6%195206
162Beijing X32,138new1367,222new151209
163Baojun 3102,136-33.9%1437,166-64.2%152133
164Lynk & Co 012,089-48.7%2016,198-64.7%168123
165Roewe i6/ei62,073-71.0%1796,094-51.7%170140
166Baojun E100/E2002,04237.2%1545,351-54.5%181110
167Nissan Lannia2,039-47.5%1488,393-53.1%138119
168Skoda Rapid2,037-35.7%1895,478-51.2%178137
169Geely Xingyue (Star)2,034new1576,629new160201
170Jeep Compass2,020-25.6%806,339-51.4%165164
171SWM G012,002-0.8%1785,742-47.7%174176
172Ford Taurus2,001470.1%1724,306331.0%211344
173Hyundai Tucson1,999130.3%1605,49776.8%177171
174Volvo S60L1,997278.2%2145,10791.8%187253
175SWM G051,976new1326,421new162437
176Dongfeng Forthing T51,9654.7%12811,10215.0%111138
177Skoda Kamiq1,9210.6%2255,946-54.3%172122
178Ford Edge1,920-26.6%1086,175-34.6%169173
179Chana Honor1,905-32.8%1504,440-61.8%208189
180WEY VV51,86785.4%2114,551-26.7%203216
181Volvo XC401,838new2764,134new214268
182Hyundai Verna1,837-27.4%1655,735-34.4%175160
183FAW Besturn X401,806-47.9%14610,50615.8%119155
184Venucia T601,787159.7%2424,5191.0%205243
185Peugeot 4081,768384.4%3002,6685.7%242297
186Ora R11,760-49.8%1844,445-59.9%207183
187Haval F51,747-14.1%1934,507-64.4%206190
188Suzuki Alivio1,71189.7%1664,67953.8%198271
189BYD Song MAX1,684-78.4%1474,945-80.6%19495
190MG 51,683410.0%906,0351124.1%171281
191Kia Stonic1,679-43.5%2043,821-71.0%222166
192MG 31,667-13.2%1585,011-29.6%190213
193Dongfeng Glory S5601,64514.9%1139,831-45.3%128112
194Ford Mondeo1,627-14.4%2024,980-33.5%191235
195Haval H91,59347.0%1674,54226.9%204267
196GAC Trumpchi GS81,592-18.7%1834,949-41.1%193185
197BYD Yuan/S21,591-75.2%1315,307-82.8%18496
198Yema T601,56524.3%2262,56581.7%245244
199Hyundai Mistra1,558-38.8%1564,621-35.5%199146
200Haval H41,539-32.9%2003,954-56.0%217188
201GAC Trumpchi GM81,527-37.8%1705,335-22.9%183208
202VGV U701,521new1713,942new218404
203Changan Raeton CC1,511170.8%2235,016-9.0%189217
204Chevrolet Blazer1,493new –1,493new297 –
205Dongfeng Glory 330/3701,4761.1%1415,034-45.4%188198
206ChangAn Yuexiang1,450n/a2172,767213.4%240294
207Mercedes V-Class1,42914.7%2133,549-24.0%225245
208Jinbei Granse1,42319.0%1974,067-32.6%216232
209Mercedes Vito1,41166.6%2163,3752.2%230280
210Infiniti QX501,410-31.2%2312,110-62.3%264207
211Weltmeister EX51,3880.8%1804,15518.7%213251
212VW C-Trek1,374-65.3%3641,540-80.7%292286
213VW T-Cross1,354-63.6%1965,447-18.1%17999
214BYD e21,322new1763,870new221336
215Dongfeng Aeolus AX71,306-29.6%1756,391-56.1%164162
216Buick Velite 61,298159.6%3191,667233.4%287400
217Nissan Kicks1,275-61.6%1257,960-45.5%142132
218Cadillac CT51,265new2056,889new156348
219Baojun RM-51,260new1686,842new157178
220Ford Territory1,226-79.4%1745,343-67.3%182131
221Geely Jiaji1,222-69.7%1994,321-39.3%210172
222Baojun 3601,219-40.0%2223,002-88.8%235106
223WEY VV71,202-41.2%2353,494-54.7%226226
224Changan CS85 Coupe1,166-20.7%1923,875-34.4%220211
225Citroen C3-XR1,121159.5%3661,357-45.1%306362
226Haval H21,115-66.2%1774,554-71.6%202158
227SWM X31,100195.7%2891,9263.3%274365
228BYD Qin Pro1,099-75.9%1813,585-79.8%224124
229Beijing BJ401,08938.4%2722,291-53.9%255221
230VW Touran1,059-33.6%2742,173-58.2%258240
231Xpeng G31,008-54.2%2182,427-47.9%248239
232Nissan Terra98215.1%2372,773-34.5%239288
233Jaguar XEL961-12.3%2702,620-32.0%243278
234Baojun RC-6951new2533,466new227254
235Exeed TX/TXL951-55.0%2093,94086.5%219250
236Cadillac CT69278.8%2064,61963.6%200212
237Skoda Kodiaq917-67.6%2971,719-81.7%283149
238VW Viloran917new –917new334 –
239Maxus G10907-41.6%2243,684-23.7%223200
240Kia Forte Furuidi898118.0%2032,815488.9%238298
241Buick Enclave895new2075,893new173359
242Geely Borui872-33.1%2282,720-37.4%241352
243JAC Refine S3872-12.4%2671,987-45.0%271262
244Hyundai Santa Fe870-56.3%3072,018-67.1%269252
245Baojun 630864140.0%2871,92012.7%276377
246Honda UR-V857-76.1%3211,495-86.5%296186
247Bestune T99849new2822,860new237387
248Toyota Crown844-53.5%3011,772-67.9%279295
249Ford Kuga825-40.9%2442,301-43.7%254310
250Roewe RX3824-53.9%2544,851-48.0%196151
251Range Rover Evoque804323.2%3091,68257.9%286332
252Haval H7789-34.3%2612,082-51.1%265276
253Cadillac XT6770new3464,091new215353
254Chana CX70765-63.1%7711,514-53.1%105117
255Changan Eado DT743-48.7%1693,441-67.1%228174
256Nissan Murano734-64.2%2752,159-70.5%259205
257Bestune T33725new2501,779new278367
258SWM X7720-28.1%2432,397-57.9%249266
259Qoros 5 SUV7102740.0%2931,17653.7%312269
260Mitsubishi ASX695-58.8%3592,213-72.8%256223
261Infiniti Q50L687-24.2%3131,753-31.1%280284
262Peugeot 4008687-74.8%2462,152-71.7%260227
263JAC Refine S46759.8%2831,579-89.6%290214
264JAC Jiayue X7666new –666new352 –
265GAC Trumpchi GA66651605.1%2912,010430.3%270257
266Citroen C-Elysée661-79.3% –792-91.7%344220
267Foton MP-X64918.6%2202,1791.7%257328
268Roewe RX8625-52.2%2082,501-9.2%247289
269Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross614-68.7%2792,334-67.1%250192
270Neta N01609-39.5%2392,328-16.7%251300
271GAC Toyota iA5606new3172,063new266442
272VW Phideon600-38.0%2961,545-66.9%291265
273Acura RDX5965.7%2941,304-25.8%308337
274Skoda Karoq592-76.1%3201,479-84.1%300157
275Borgward BX5586-41.4%2622,531-61.2%246169
276Hongqi H7584-35.6%2861,491-76.9%298273
277Acura CDX56868.5%2901,433-2.3%303340
278Roewe Clever566new356663new353 –
279Jetour X95560new –2,973new236443
280Beijing Senova D50545-49.2%2451,661-84.3%288238
281Cowin X353888.8%2851,78911.3%277301
282Jeep Renegade53618.8%303860-62.2%337357
283Yema Spica528145.6%306801-27.4%341432
284Jeep Cherokee510-38.3%2322,149-65.6%262236
285Chevrolet Cavalier/Onix501-96.0%2105,242-92.0%18562
286COS 1°501135.2%2331,499-71.9%295287
287Soueast DX5501new2581,482new299360
288Venucia Star493new –493new370 –
289Beijing EU-Series482-89.8%727,877-67.3%14457
290Chery Fulwin 24801500.0% –480772.7%374481
291Chery Tiggo 548094.3%2521,654232.8%289399
292Jaguar XFL47643.4%3161,19640.0%310368
293Hongqi HS7467new3341,503new294383
294Beijing Senova D70/Zhidao445-16.5%3141,045-75.6%320333
295Renault Koleos44520.9%408578-84.3%361318
296Jeep Grand Commander436-52.8%2951,753-65.1%281263
297Denza X433new2691,231new309 –
298Beijing BJ212410-18.0%271989-16.3%327413
299Dorcen G60403-57.1%2734,707401.3%197179
300Maxus G50399-85.5%2293,194-65.1%234182
301Lark Q1398-2.9%2781,118-27.7%315374
302Brilliance V3396-72.3%3971,922-76.9%275233
303GAC Trumpchi GS5389-89.7%1883,251-82.8%233135
304Jetour X90389n/a249967-46.3%328312
305Hanteng X5388-80.3%2652,594-70.3%244199
306Changhe Freedom M503841138.7%2301,444-19.2%301329
307Haima 8S368new2561,532new293345
308GAC Aion LX364new2601,316new307476
309ChangAn Benben355312.8%2381,192-2.3%311426
310Citroen C5 Aircross351-74.8%2772,024-62.2%268248
311BYD F3348-76.5%3081,001-88.2%325218
312Geely Borui GE337-54.6%2641,396-75.1%304234
313Soueast DX3315-47.6%2631,365-70.4%305270
314Dongfeng Glory iX5314-15.6%2662,152-71.2%261246
315Skoda Rapid Spaceback30614.6% –491-88.6%371302
316Beijing Hyosow S3298-38.8%281657-93.9%354249
317Buick Verano298-97.0%3912,140-94.9%26388
318Cowin E3294-37.6%311942-51.6%330313
319FAW Besturn B3028528400.0%3653,32325461.5%231229
320JAC iEVS4285-12.3%330652100.6%355372
321Peugeot 20082809233.3%416289-64.2%393500
322ChangAn CS15279-76.9%1982,304-65.7%252210
323Hanteng X7268-80.4%2921,696-71.6%284242
324Skoda Superb260-88.6%339764-89.4%347204
325Jaguar E-Pace25888.3%37151014.3%368427
326Changhe Beidouxing/E254-62.0%236876-74.7%336320
327NIO ES8248-83.6%378443-91.7%375311
328Peugeot 5008247-83.2%284999-71.9%326305
329Beijing Zhixing240-65.3%312909-77.5%335325
330ChangAn CS95240-66.1%2152,04711.2%267330
331Chery QQ240-75.8%344561-61.4%362414
332Chevrolet Tracker2334560.0%37271956.0%349261
333Chevrolet Orlando217-87.2%1007,622-4.8%146191
334Haval H5216-2.3%348797-0.4%343412
335JMEV EV3210-57.7%351690-23.2%350363
336JAC iEV6E206-93.1%325514-94.7%367230
337Neta U206new –206new412 –
338Dongfeng Aeolus A6019316.3%341384-40.4%378451
339Borgward BX7189n/a3231,031-55.3%321283
340Kia KX71778750.0% –179678.3%420556
341Ford Everest17519.0%357292-70.2%392421
342Hanteng V7174new3221,023new323379
343Cowin X5168-31.4%333923-55.0%333316
344Geometry A168-83.5%298842-17.2%339272
345Great Wall C30166-57.2%335787-19.8%345403
346Kia K5152-51.9%326490-74.8%372385
347Chana Oshan A800150-44.0%2991,028-77.4%322322
348Hyundai ENCINO149-94.9%367317-89.4%387378
349Zedriv GX5149new350320new386538
350Baojun RS-5147-97.1%2881,720-73.9%282202
351Dongfeng Glory iX7143new2801,948new273478
352Renault Captur142new388481new373497
353Beijing BJ20138411.1%384222-42.9%407457
354JAC iEVA50132149.1%414161-91.8%425411
355Chevrolet Trailblazer131new407520new366361
356JAC Refine S512612500.0%2551,135672.1%314350
357Renault Kadjar123-31.7%417181-93.3%418351
358Soueast DX7123-49.0%318383-69.7%380370
359Jinbei Viewpoint120new382611new357422
360Venucia T90120-59.7%3431,046-64.3%319292
361Chevrolet Menlo116new315405new377 –
362Beijing Warrior115-25.3%353600-18.1%359441
363Soueast A5 Yiwu111-67.4%327826-74.6%340335
364BYD e3103new383327new385459
365Changhe Q35100-58.0%268536-75.6%364376
366Hyundai Sonata99-60.9%401118-86.3%433425
367Bisu T396-10.3%361181-58.9%419494
368Levdeo i395new345235new406450
369Venucia T7090-88.9%355853-86.2%338260
370JAC iC589new –89new440 –
371Karry K6089-91.0%329598-82.8%360355
372BYD e185-92.7%305510-55.9%369331
373Leopaard Mattu83-92.2% –97-98.4%438307
374ChangAn UNI-T82new374142new428 –
375Levdeo i579new362171new422468
376Beijing EX-Series77-62.8%259605-72.9%358275
377Ford Ecosport77-87.8%2341,441-16.8%302408
378Haval H174-41.7%34072530.4%348417
379Changhe A672-72.3%394769-62.7%346341
380Zedriv GC72new354364new382519
381GAC Trumpchi GS769-74.9%360337-78.3%384349
382Mazda CX-865-27.0%385193-67.3%416472
383GAC Trumpchi GE363-94.1%379211-95.1%410326
384JAC Refine S2/S2mini61-94.9%2401,957-54.2%272299
385Dongfeng Aeolus E7059-88.8%390251-93.5%402256
386Maxus D9058-89.6%352174-82.6%421407
387Lifan Myway57-87.2%44458-97.1%445393
388Kia KX Cross55-95.9%380285-97.8%395225
389Kia K454-89.8%369217-94.5%408371
390Peugeot 50854-89.3%331626-61.7%356366
391Chery E352-88.7%2411,0742.6%318396
392Dongfeng Aeolus AX551-74.1%3892503.3%403484
393COS Cosmos50-68.9%376167-89.9%423384
394Citroen C642-71.0%368253-55.4%401424
395Chana Oshan38-89.0%370924-88.3%332258
396Chery Arrizo 535-99.4%398213-99.1%409116
397Dongfeng Fengxing Jingye S5033-94.8%337242-88.4%405334
398Weichai Enranger 72733-81.4%396556-42.4%363431
399JMEV EX532n/a395112-66.3%434490
400Mercedes EQC32new375301new389532
401Beijing EC-Series27n/a1951,104-70.2%316187
402Brilliance V722-93.2% –296-90.3%391356
403COS Kosai 520new328308new388419
404FAW Besturn X802053.8%3994011.1%451555
405Citroen C4 Aircross19-67.8%400164-10.4%424415
406Beijing BJ801812.5%41851-75.0%449514
407GAC Trumpchi GA418-98.5%342351-92.7%383306
408Venucia e3017new –34new454539
409Yudo π116-89.0%409194-75.0%415449
410JAC iEV7S15-97.3%43023-98.6%462382
411Dongfeng Shuai14-94.4%40634-90.8%455496
412Maxus D6013new419368new381373
413Sitech DEV 113-45.8% –33-96.4%456409
414Weichai Enranger 73712-92.3%42319-97.4%465465
415Citroen C4L11-87.9% –11-97.6%468475
416Weichai Enranger G510-92.9%439262-61.3%399471
417Yudo π39-83.6%42658-69.1%446507
418Jinbei 7508-95.3%39380-93.1%442448
419Hongqi E-HS37-99.2%42135-98.3%452321
420Dongfeng Glory E36new –6new474 –
421JAC iEV76-99.4%42935-98.7%453388
422BMW 2-Series Active Tourer5-99.0%42710-99.6%469394
423Brilliance H5305-87.5%41326473.7%398492
424Ora iQ5-99.5%41523-99.7%463296
425Foton Sauvana4-60.0%40596-26.2%439518
426Luxgen URX4new41124new461545
427Brilliance V63-95.3% –3-97.9%480530
428Ciimo X-NV2new442267new397470
429DS 62-94.4%43232-85.2%457529
430FAW Senia R82new –2new483550
431Lifan Xuanlang2-99.6% –2-99.9%486405
432Buick Excelle GX1-99.9%4411,176-72.9%313319
433Buick GL61-100.0%4034,344-60.1%209196
434Maxus Euniq 61new –1new487 –
435Mercedes GLA1-100.0%38788-99.4%441153
436MG GT1-99.9% –-6-100.1%492347
437Cadillac ATS-L-1-100.0% –-3-100.0%491197
438Cadillac XTS-1-100.0% –-1-100.0%490147
439DS 4S-1-104.3% –5-90.2%477552
440Roewe MARVEL X-52-129.9%422-22-102.7%494433

Source: CAAM

This Post Has 5 Comments
  1. I think you mean decline, not gain, when going to the brands chart speaking about VW.

    And what about the negative sales in the bottom of the charts?

    1. Glad you enjoyed the article Milan.
      The negative sales are adjustments communicated to the CAAM by manufacturers, for example factory shipments that didn’t end up happening or vehicles returned to the factory.
      Cheers
      Matt

      1. I always enjoy the statistics and your analysis, Matt, thanks. 🙂

        There’s a whole world behind these figures of course, returning cars to the factory are new to me. Maybe the dealer discovers faults that cannot be fixed? And apparently sales of some models have halted altogether, having negative numbers over the whole year. I wonder what made them decide to return the models rather than try to sell them.

        But hey, all these millions of cars have stories behind them, that’s a bit much for this website. 😉

      2. I was teasing you Milan 🙂
        Chinese data is always “interesting” with a few inconsistencies each month and some models abruptly disappearing for months on end. Over the years I have managed to reduce these oddities to a minimum, but in recent months quite a few negative figures have appeared. I normally don’t publish them and automatically correct the manufacturers’ totals, but given there were more than one model involved each time I thought I’d leave them. I had a few conversations with industry insiders in China who told me that sometimes dealers return some vehicles to the factory if they cannot sell them. It’s more a marketing issue than a fault issue I believe. These remain very low thankfully. Another thing to keep in mind for wholesales figures is that sometimes carmakers include exports in these figures but don’t disclose it. That’s why the “MG 5” had pretty good volumes over the past year or so. This model isn’t sold in China anymore, instead it’s a Roewe i5 that is sold as MG 5 in export markets and appears as such in the wholesales charts. As you said, there’s a story behind each and every car in this ranking so it would take me years to write each article if I tried to tell them all!
        Glad you enjoy the site.

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