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China LCV June 2020: Great Wall, Dongfeng outpace market surging 64.3%

Great Wall pickup sales soar 272.3% in a market up 64.3%.

According to data released by LMC Automotive, sales of Light Commercial Vehicles in China continue to surge in June at +64.3% to 379.661 units, a new record for the month tilting the year-to-date tally into positive at +0.7% to 1.617.819. This never-before seen enthusiasm for Light Commercials is linked to a series of factors initiated by the government to hasten post-covid recovery, such as new infrastructure projects and new legislation making “street business” easier, but also a rebound in the logistics segment and the boom of e-commerce. The Top 10 brands are almost identical to last month, with the Top 5 unchanged. Wuling (+66.2%) easily dominates above Foton (+29.9%) while Dongfeng (+84.6%) remains above Changan (+54.2%) and Great Wall (+272.3%) continues to gallop ahead, up 4-fold on June 2019. CNHTC (+731%) does even better while JAC (+122.7%), Maxus (+108.2%) and JMC (+92.5%) all double their sales year-on-year. Model-wise, the Wuling Mini Truck (+90.6%) is now back above the Foton Light Truck (+34.3%) in the YTD order but it’s the Dongfeng Light Truck (+142%) that posts the most spectacular gain on the podium.

Previous month: China LCV May 2020: Great Wall (+177.7%), CNHTC (+129.6%) headline market up 41.7%

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

Full June 2020 Top 10 LCV brands and Top 3 models below.

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