Best-selling New Cars in March 2014

According to CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers), automakers delivered 2,169,100 vehicles in March, 6.58% more than the same period a year earlier. Passenger car sales climbed 7.86% to 1,710,100; the commercial vehicle market expanded 2.09% to reach 459,000 units. Below are the March numbers for the four sectors of the passenger car market:

Sector Sales Growth on year
Sedan (two- or three-box) 1,088,500 4.77%
SUV 308,700 30.14%
MPV 162,200 38.84%
Microvan 150,700 -22.67%
Total 1,710,100 7.86%

In the first quarter of 2014, auto sales rose 9.18% on year to 5,922,300, including 4,869,500 passenger cars (up 10.09%) and 1,052,800 buses and trucks (up 5.13%).

Sales of the ten largest passenger car makers in March are:

1. FAW-Volkswagen: 155,600

2. Shanghai-Volkswagen: 151,800

3. SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW): 143,600

4. Shanghai-GM: 140,700

5. Changan: 105,100

6. Beijing-Hyundai: 95,000

7. Dongfeng-Nissan: 82,700

8. Changan-Ford: 72,300

9. Dongfeng-PSA (DPCA): 60,000

10. Great Wall: 56,400

Top 100 best-selling sedans/ hatchbacks/ coupes in March 2014
Rank Models Manufacturers Sales
1 Volkswagen Lavida (sedan) Shanghai-Volkswagen 32667
2 Volkswagen Jetta FAW-Volkswagen 27928
3 Volkswagen Sagitar FAW-Volkswagen 26585
4 Volkswagen Passat Shanghai-Volkswagen 26387
5 Nissan Sylphy Dongfeng-Nissan 26261
6 Buick Excelle Shanghai-GM 26220
7 Volkswagen Santana Shanghai-Volkswagen 24409
8 Chevrolet Cruze Shanghai-GM 22351
9 Volkswagen Bora FAW-Volkswagen 21090
10 Chevrolet Sail, the notchback version Shanghai-GM 20167
11 Hyundai Elantra Langdong Beijing-Hyundai 18167
12 Volkswagen Magotan FAW-Volkswagen 18098
13 Buick Excelle GT Shanghai-GM 17687
14 Audi A6 FAW-Volkswagen 15800
15 Toyota Camry GAC-Toyota 15723
16 Volkswagen Golf FAW-Volkswagen 15316
17 Hyundai Verna Beijing-Hyundai 14998
18 Honda Crider GAC-Honda 13320
19 Toyota Vios FAW-Toyota 13280
20 Changan Eado Changan 13255
21 New Ford Focus, the notchback version Changan Ford 13204
22 Hyundai Elantra Yuedong Beijing-Hyundai 12813
23 Nissan Teana Dongfeng-Nissan 12791
24 Kia K2 hatchback Dongfeng-Yuda -Kia 12699
25 Emgrand EC7 Geely 12415
26 BMW 5 Series BMW-Brilliance 12279
27 Kia K3 Dongfeng-Yueda -Kia 11931
28 New Ford Focus, the hatchback version Changan-Ford 11111
29 Audi A4 FAW-Volkswagen 10912
30 Volkswagen Gran Lavida Shanghai-Volkswagen 10602
31 Citroen C-Elysee Dongfeng-PSA 10523
32 Toyota Corolla FAW-Toyota 10484
33 Roewe 350 SAIC 10423
34 Hyundai Mistra Beijing-Hyundai 10322
35 Citroen C-Quatre, the sedan version Dongfeng-PSA 9137
36 BYD Surui (F5, Suri) BYD 9097
37 Ford Mondeo Changan-Ford 8985
38 Buick Regal Shanghai-GM 8626
39 Great Wall C30 Great Wall 8508
40 Volkswagen Polo Shanghai-Volkswagen 8342
41 Chevrolet Malibu Shanghai-GM 8215
42 BMW 3 Series BMW-Brilliance 8081
43 Changan Alsvin V3 Changan 8055
44 Toyota Yaris L GAC-Toyota 7999
45 Haima M3 Haima 7925
46 Nissan Tiida Dongfeng-Nissan 7640
47 FAW Xiali Series FAW Tianjin 7346
48 Toyota Corolla EX FAW-Toyota 7240
49 Skoda Octavia Shanghai-Volkswagen 7163
50 BAIC E Series BAIC 7101
51 Ford Focus Classical: the hatchback version Changan-Ford 7069
52 Mazda6 FAW-Mazda 7033
53 Hyundai Sonata (eighth-gen) Beijing-Hyundai 7000
54 Chery QQ Chery 6953
55 Buick LaCrosse Shanghai-GM 6911
56 Peugeot 301 Dongfeng-PSA 6732
57 Suzuki Alto Changan-Suzuki 6619
58 Zhonghua H330 Brilliance 6560
59 Fiat Ottimo GAC-Fiat 6541
60 Skoda Rapid Shanghai-Volkswagen 6502
61 Venucia R50 Dongfeng-Nissan 6440
62 BYD F3 BYD 6403
63 Kia Forte Dongfeng-Yueda -Kia 6362
64 Suzuki Beidouxing Changhe-Suzuki 6290
65 Peugeot 308 Dongfeng-PSA 6244
66 Ford Fiesta Changan-Ford 6201
67 Geely King Kong (MK) Geely 6084
68 Honda Accord GAC-Honda 6078
69 Chery E3 Chery 5845
70 Citroen C4L Dongfeng-PSA 5833
71 Peugeot 408 Dongfeng-PSA 5810
72 Besturn B50 FAW 5608
73 Honda Jade Dongfeng-Honda 5488
74 Changan Benni Changan 5415
74 Honda City GAC-Honda 5415
76 Buick Excelle XT Shanghai-GM 5328
77 Honda Civic Dongfeng-Honda 5311
78 Great Wall C50 Great Wall 5125
79 Kia K5 Dongfeng-Yueda -Kia 5095
80 Changan CX20 Changan 5058
81 Zotye Z300 Zotye 5036
82 Nissan Sunny Dongfeng-Nissan 5022
83 BYD L3 sedan BYD 4873
84 Ford Focus Classical: the sedan version Changan-Ford 4835
85 BYD F0 BYD 4761
86 Changan Alsvin (V5) Changan 4665
87 Volkswagen (Passat) CC FAW-Volkswagen 4494
88 Hyundai Elantra Beijing-Hyundai 4182
89 Venucia D50 Dongfeng-Nissan 4047
90 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Beijing-Benz 3843
91 Soueast V3 Soueast 3705
92 Volkswagen Santana Vista Shanghai-Volkswagen 3598
93 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Beijing-Benz 3360
94 Haima Family Haima 3280
95 Geely Haijing (Gleagle SC7) Geely 3264
96 MG3 SAIC 3077
97 Geely Vision Geely 3013
98 Skoda Superb Shanghai-Volkswagen 2988
99 Toyota Reiz FAW-Toyota 2974
100 Chery Arrizo 7 Chery 2888

 

Top 50 most popular SUVs in March 2014
Rank Models Manufacturers Sales
1 Haval H6 Great Wall 25082
2 VW Tiguan Shanghai-VW 20378
3 Honda CR-V Dongfeng-Honda 14813
4 Hyundai ix35 Beijing-Hyundai 12583
5 Ford Kuga Changan-Ford 12107
6 Great Wall M4 Great Wall 11305
7 Toyota RAV4 FAW-Toyota 11196
8 Nissan Qashqai Dongfeng-Nissan 11142
9 Audi Q5 FAW-VW 9772
10 BYD S6 BYD 9542
11 Changan CS35 Changan 9399
12 Toyota Highlander GAC-Toyota 8492
13 Kia Sportage R Dongfeng-Yueda -Kia 8390
14 Besturn X80 FAW 7261
15 Hyundai Santa Fe Beijing-Hyundai 7029
16 Ford EcoSport Changan-Ford 6935
17 Buick Encore Shanghai-GM 6740
18 Chery Tiggo 5 Chery 6569
19 Peugeot 3008 Dongfeng-PSA 6436
20 Trumpchi GS5 GAC 6251
21 Geely (Gleagle) GX7 Geely 5897
22 Audi Q3 FAW-VW 5546
23 Haval H5 Great Wall 5500
24 Suzuki S-Cross Changan-Suzuki 5122
25 Mazda CX-5 Changan-Mazda 5014
26 Nissan X-trail Dongfeng-Nissan 4155
27 Hyundai Tucson Beijing-Hyundai 4036
28 BMW X1 BMW-Brilliance 3882
29 Mitsubishi ASX GAC-Mitsubishi 3855
30 Kia Sportage Dongfeng-Yueda -Kia 3848
31 Chevrolet Captiva Shanghai-GM 3579
32 Haima Qishi Haima 3506
33 Refine S5 JAC 3491
34 Mercedes-Benz GLK300 Beijing-Benz 3460
35 JMC Yusheng JMC 3206
36 Zhonghua V5 Brilliance 3042
37 Landwind SUVs JMC 3001
38 Zotye T600 Zotye 2972
39 Lifan X60 Lifan 2838
40 Chery Tiggo Chery 2735
41 Liebao Heijingang GAC-Changfeng 2334
42 Luxgen 7 SUV Dongfeng-Yulon 1720
43 Skoda Yeti Shanghai-VW 1689
44 Toyota Prado FAW-Toyota 1413
45 Roewe W5 SAIC 989
46 Yema F12 Sichuan Auto 917
47 Hawtai Boliger Hawtai 901
48 Huanghai SUVs SG Auto Group 873
49 Hawtai Santa Fe Hawtai 742
50 Gonow Aoosed GAC Gonow 680

 

Top 20 most popular MPVs in March 2014
Rank Models Manufacturers Sales
1 Wuling Hongguang SGMW 63827
2 Chana Honor Changan 20259
3 Fengxing Lingzhi Dongfeng Liuzhou 13102
4 Fengxing Joyear Dongfeng Liuzhou 8196
5 Buick GL8 Shanghai-GM 7291
6 Chana Eulove Changan 6045
7 JAC Refine JAC 5800
8 Weiwang M20 BAIC 5563
9 DFSK Fengguang Dongfeng Sokon 5200
10 Dongfeng Succe Zhengzhou-Nissan 3689
11 FAW Xenia (Senya) FAW Jilin 2736
12 VW Touran Shanghai-VW 2729
13 JAC J6 JAC 2268
14 Nissan NV200 Zhengzhou-Nissan 2217
15 Gonow Starry GAC Gonow 1800
16 Toyota E’Z GAC-Toyota 1670
17 Honda Odyssey GAC-Honda 1062
18 Honda Elysion Dongfeng-Honda 906
19 Jinbei Grace Brilliance 782
20 Foton MPX Beiqi Foton 746

(Data in the above three tables come from China Passenger Car Association–or, CPCA)