Most Popular Cars in China: The 2012 List

Volkswagen and General Motors dominated the 2012 list of top-ten besting-selling sedans in China, contributing five and three entries respectively. The Buick Excelle compact, built by Shanghai GM, successfully defended its No.1 position by beating close rivals such as VW Lavida and VW Jetta. However, the biggest winner was truly Ford Focus from Changan Ford, which, in all variants, delivered a total of 296,360 units.

Only three models from native brands made the list of top 20 sedans: Geely’s Emgrand EC7, FAW’s Xiali, and Chery’s QQ. And Audi A6 is the only luxury model included in it.

 

Top 20 Best-selling sedans/hatchbacks
Rank Model Maker Sales
1 Buick Excelle Shanghai GM 277,071
2 Chevy Sail, sedan version Shanghai GM 262,071
3 Volkswagen Lavida Shanghai VW 246,687
4 Volkswagen Jetta FAW VW 242,528
5 Volkswagen Passat Shanghai VW 233,321
6 Chevy Cruze Shanghai GM 232,592
7 Volkswagen Bora FAW VW 222,735
8 Hyundai Elantra Yuedong Beijing Hyundai 213,974
9 Hyundai Verna Beijing Hyundai 201,746
10 Volkswagen Sagitar FAW VW 196,293
11 Volkswagen Magotan FAW VW 173,667
12 Ford Focus, hatchback version Changan Ford 153,509
13 Toyota Corolla FAW Toyota 151,887
14 Geely Emgrand EC7 Geely 146,516
15 Toyota Camry GAC Toyota 145,402
16 Xiali series FAW 144,462
17 Nissan Tiida Dongfeng Nissan 144,215
18 Chery QQ Chery 143,974
19 Ford Focus, sedan version Changan Ford 142,851
20 Audi A6 FAW VW 138,024

 

Top 15 Best-selling SUVs
Rank Model Maker Sales
1 Volkwagen Tiguan Shanghai VW 173,062
2 Honda CR-V Dongfeng Honda 169,037
3 Great Wall Haval H6 Great Wall 112,262
4 Hyundai ix35 Beijing Hyundai 108,241
5 Chery Tiggo Chery 105,553
6 Nissan Qashqai Dongfeng Nissan 105,143
7 Toyota RAV4 FAW Toyota 98,179
8 Audi Q5 FAW VW 90,157
9 BYD S6 BYD 86,851
10 Kia Sportage R Dongfeng Yueda Kia 75,969
11 Toyota Highlander GAC Toyota 75,059
12 Hyundai Tucson Beijing Hyundai 56,176
13 Great Wall Haval H5 Great Wall 50,265
14 Great Wall Haval M4 Great Wall 48,344
15 Zotye 5008 (Nomad II) Zotye 47,114

 

Top 10 Best-selling MPVs
Rank Model Maker Sales
1 Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi Dongfeng 74,451
2 Buick GL8 Shanghai GM 64,001
3 Dongfeng Fengxing Joyear Dongfeng 62,187
4 JAC Refine JAC 54,093
5 FAW Xenia (Senya) FAW Jilin Daihatsu 41,270
6 JAC J6 JAC 37,304
7 Volkswagen Touran Shanghai VW 36,044
8 Dongfeng Succe Dongfeng Nissan 25,157
9 Honda Odyssey GAC Honda 20,900
10 Haima Freema FAW Haima 20,653

Source of the data in the above three tales: China Passenger Car Association.