China Auto Sales Jumped 20% in September to 1.94 Million

Report released today by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) showed strong growth of 19.66% in September vehicle sales. Automakers in the country delivered 1,935,800 units in what dealers call the "golden month" of the year. The count includes 1,593,500 passenger cars (up 21.12% on year) and 342,300 buses and trucks (up 13.3% on year).

Sales climbed 12.7% to 15,883,100 in the first nine months of 2013, on track to top 20 million for the whole year.

In the last month, the SUV sector posted a 65.34% jump as deliveries reached 283,600. Mainly due to the strong performance of Wuling Hongguang, the MPV market tripled in size to 122,900 units. Sales of two- and three-box sedans increased 14.73% to 1,065,500. The microvan market, however, shrank 30.06% to 121,500.

Sales of the top-ten passenger car makers in September are:

1. Shanghai Volkswagen: 141,600

2. Shanghai GM: 134,700

3. FAW Volkswagen: 134,100

4. SAIC-GM-Wuling: 124,600

5. Dongfeng Nissan: 92,700

6. Beijing Hyundai: 91,000

7. Changan Ford: 72,600

8. Changan: 68,700

9. Great Wall: 55,800

10. FAW Toyota: 49,000

In the first nine months, the top-ten passenger car makers and their sales are:

1. Shanghai Volkswagen: 1,163,600

2. Shanghai GM: 1,138,400

3. FAW Volkswagen: 1,130,400

4. SAIC-GM-Wuling: 1,035,300

5. Beijing Hyundai: 760,900

6. Dongfeng Nissan: 623,600

7. Changan: 615,200

8. Changan Ford: 468,400

9. Great Wall: 457,400

10. Dongfeng Yueda Kia: 400,400

The top-ten best-selling new cars in the last month are:

Rank
Sedan, hatchback
SUV
MPV
Model
Sales
Model
Sales
Model
Sales
1
Ford Focus
37,300
Great Wall Haval series
38,300
Wuling Hongguang
51,200
2
VW Lavida
30,000
Honda CR-V
19,000
Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi
10,000
3
VW Jetta
26,900
VW Tiguan
17,300
Chana Honor
9,700
4
Buick Excelle
26,900
Hyundai ix35
14,300
Buick GL8
7,000
5
Chevy Cruze
24,700
Nissan Qashqai
12,700
Dongfeng Fengxing Joyear
6,000
6
VW Santana
24,500
Toyota RAV4
10,600
Honda Jade
4,700
7
Nissan Sylphy
23,000
Ford Kuga
10,400
Dongfeng Sokon Fengguang
4,700
8
Hyundai Elantra Langdong
22,800
BYD S6
10,200
JAC Refine
4,400
9
VW Sagitar
22,700
Audi Q5
9,700
VW Touran
3,600
10
Chevy Sail
21,200
Toyota Highlander
8,300
FAW Xenia (Senya)
3,000