Most Popular New Cars in March 2016

Data from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers) show that automakers delivered 2,439,700 new vehicles in March, 8.76% more than the same period in 2015. The passenger car market expanded 9.76% to 2,055,700 units, and sales of buses and trucks gained 3.75% to 384,000.

In March, the sedan sector shrank 3.26% to 1,038,900 deliveries; microvan deliveries went down 27.85% to 89,600. SUV sales jumped 45.7% to 693,100; MPV sales increased 17.51% to 234,200.

In the first quarter of 2016, China auto sales reached 6,526,700, up 5.98% on year, including 5,669,000 passenger cars (up 6.75%) and 857,700 commercial vehicles (up 1.16%).

Most Popular sedans/ hatchbacks/ coupes in March 2016: the top 100 models (not including the imported)
Rank Models Manufacturers Monthly Sales
1 VW Lavida Sedan SAIC-VW 51241
2 Nissan Sylphy Dongfeng-Nissan 33266
3 VW Sagitar FAW-VW 32593
4 VW Santana SAIC-VW 30391
5 Toyota Corolla FAW-Toyota 30075
6 VW Jetta FAW-VW 28772
7 Buick Excelle GT SAIC-GM 28194
8 Ford Escort Changan-Ford 22838
9 Hyundai Elantra Langdong Beijing-Hyundai 22168
10 Geely Emgrand 7 Geely 20075
11 Ford Focus Changan-Ford 19926
12 Buick Excelle SAIC-GM 17916
13 VW Golf FAW-VW 16902
14 Chevrolet Cruze SAIC-GM 16558
15 Changan Eado Changan 16454
16 VW Lamando SAIC-VW 16452
17 VW Magotan FAW-VW 16304
18 VW Bora FAW-VW 15479
19 Hyundai Verna Sedan Beijing-Hyundai 14613
20 Audi A6L FAW-VW 14519
21 VW Polo SAIC-VW 14445
22 Toyota Levin GAC-Toyota 13994
23 Skoda Octavia SAIC-VW 13942
24 BYD F3 BYD 13893
25 Ford Mondeo Changan-Ford 13624
26 VW Passat SAIC-VW 12929
27 Geely GC7 Geely 12914
28 Kia K3 Dongfeng-Yueda- Kia 12815
29 Toyota Vios FAW-Toyota 12465
30 BMW 5-Series BMW-Brilliance 12445
31 Mazda3 Axela Changan-Mazda 12440
32 Audi A4L FAW-VW 11540
33 Honda Fit GAC-Honda 11455
34 Buick Verano SAIC-GM 11421
35 Hyundai Mistra Beijing Hyundai 11164
36 Hyundai Elantra Lingdong Beijing Hyundai 11103
37 BMW 3-Series BMW-Brilliance 10766
38 Honda Accord GAC-Honda 10081
39 Honda Crider GAC-Honda 9627
40 Kia K2 Dongfeng-Yueda- Kia 9166
41 Nissan Teana Dongfeng-Nissan 8860
42 Citroen C-Elysee Dongfeng-PSA 8829
43 Chevrolet Sail SAIC-GM 8616
44 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Beijing-Benz 8463
45 Peugeot 408 Dongfeng-PSA 8253
46 Toyota Camry GAC-Toyota 8091
47 Nissan Lannia Dongfeng-Nissan 7631
48 Brilliance H330 Brilliance 7128
49 Roewe 360 SAIC 7110
50 Geely MK Geely 7060
51 Peugeot 308 Dongfeng-PSA 6580
52 Chery Fulwin 2 Chery 6549
53 Buick Regal SAIC-GM 6277
54 Nissan Sunny Dongfeng-Nissan 6094
55 Audi A3 FAW-VW 6015
56 Peugeot 301 Dongfeng-PSA 5851
57 Skoda Rapid SAIC-VW 5764
58 Chevrolet Malibu SAIC-GM 5752
59 Changan Alsvin V7 Changan 5635
60 Changan Benni Changan 5615
61 Chery Arrizo 5 Chery 5456
62 VW Gran Lavida SAIC-VW 5316
63 Roewe 350 SAIC 4993
64 Toyota Yaris L GAC-Toyota 4738
65 FAW Besturn B30 FAW 4730
66 Honda City GAC-Honda 4643
67 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Beijing-Benz 4502
68 Geely GC9 Geely 4339
69 Haima Family Haima 4320
70 Citroen C-Quatre Dongfeng-PSA 3956
71 Hyundai Sonata Beijing-Hyundai 3766
72 Ford Taurus Changan-Ford 3759
73 Great Wall C30 Great Wall 3727
74 Dongfeng Fengshen A60 Dongfeng 3428
75 Haima M3 Haima 3359
76 Honda Jade Dongfeng-Honda 3329
77 Mazda6 Atenza FAW-Mazda 3299
78 Cadillac XTS SAIC-GM 3207
79 Kia K4 Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia 3032
80 Honda Greiz Dongfeng-Honda 2941
81 Suzuki Beidouxing (Wagon R) Changhe Suzuki 2766
82 Volvo S60L Volvo Asia Pacific 2659
83 Toyota Reiz FAW-Toyota 2540
83 BYD Surui BYD 2540
85 Chery E3 Chery 2524
86 Buick LaCrosse SAIC-GM 2495
87 Toyota Corolla EX FAW-Toyota 2486
88 Skoda Superb Sedan SAIC-VW 2449
89 Cadillac ATS-L SAIC-GM 2376
90 Toyota Crown FAW-Toyota 2372
91 BAIC EV160/EV200 BAIC 2361
92 Kia K5 Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia 2336
93 VW CC FAW-VW 2252
94 Skoda Rapid Spaceback SAIC-VW 2176
95 Chery QQ Chery 2157
96 Venucia R50 Dongfeng-Nissan 2151
97 BYD e6 BYD 2016
98 Suzuki Alivio Changan-Suzuki 1889
99 Honda Spirior Dongfeng-Honda 1848
100 JAC J3 JAC 1802

 

Top 80 Best-selling China-made SUVs in March 2016
Rank Models Manufacturers Monthly Sales
1 Haval H6 Great Wall 46075
2 Baojun 560 SAIC-GM-Wuling 42077
3 Trumpchi GS4 GAC 28051
4 Changan CS75 Changan 22037
5 JAC Refine S3 JAC 20097
6 VW Tiguan SAIC-VW 18405
7 Buick Envision SAIC-GM 18399
8 Changan CS35 Changan 18255
9 Honda CR-V Dongfeng-Honda 16732
10 Hyundai Tucson Beijing-Hyundai 15201
11 Nissan X-Trail Dongfeng-Nissan 14405
12 Honda Vezel GAC-Honda 14163
13 Ford Kuga Changan-Ford 13648
14 Honda XR-V Dongfeng-Honda 12163
15 Nissan Qashqai Dongfeng-Nissan 11876
16 Audi Q5 FAW-VW 11840
17 Zotye Damai X5 Zotye 11031
18 Brilliance V3 Brilliance 10810
19 Haval H2 Great Wall 10768
20 Hyundai ix25 Beijing-Hyundai 10382
21 Toyota RAV4 FAW-Toyota 10338
22 BAIC Senova X25 BAIC 10126
23 Zotye T600 Zotye 10061
24 Landwind SUVs Landwind 10001
25 Ford Edge Changan-Ford 9134
26 Jeep Cherokee GAC-Fiat-Chrysler 9004
27 BYD S7 BYD 8659
28 Toyota Highlander GAC-Toyota 8393
29 Huansu S3 BAIC Yinxiang 8126
30 Citroen C3-XR Dongfeng-PSA 8088
31 Leopaard CS10 GAC Changfeng 8065
32 Kia KX3 Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia 7542
33 Haval H1 Great Wall 7373
34 Hyundai ix35 Beijing-Hyundai 7296
35 Soueast DX7 Soueast 7252
36 Ford EcoSport Changan-Ford 7104
37 Dongfeng Joyear SUV Dongfeng Fengxing 6850
38 Haima S5 Haima 6287
39 Kia Sportage R Dongfeng-Yueda- Kia 6225
40 Kia KX5 Dongfeng-Yueda- Kia 6001
41 Chery Tiggo 3 Chery 5932
42 BAIC Senova X55 BAIC 5681
43 Buick Encore SAIC-GM 5635
44 Venucia T70 Dongfeng-Nissan 5634
45 Audi Q3 FAW-VW 5623
46 JAC Refine S2 JAC 5600
47 Mercedes-Benz GLA Beijing-Benz 5576
48 Chery Tiggo 5 Chery 4797
49 Mercedes-Benz GLK Beijing-Benz 4711
50 BYD Song BYD 4689
51 MG GS SAIC 4582
52 Dongfeng AX3 Dongfeng Fengshen 4055
53 Suzuki Vitara Changan-Suzuki 4030
54 FAW Besturn X80 FAW 3886
55 Mazda CX-5 Changan-Mazda 3709
56 Chevrolet Trax SAIC-GM 3636
57 Geely GX7 Geely 3527
58 Changan CS15 Changan 3339
59 Hyundai Santa Fe Beijing-Hyundai 3296
60 Toyota Prado FAW-Toyota 3144
61 BYD Tang BYD 3111
62 Zotye SR7 Zotye 3087
63 Huansu S6 BAIC Yinxiang 3015
64 Peugeot 2008 Dongfeng-PSA 2986
65 Peugeot 3008 Dongfeng-PSA 2973
66 Hawtai New Santa Fe Hawtai 2857
67 Volvo XC60 Volvo Asia Pacific 2828
68 Yema T70 Sichuan Auto 2761
69 Renault Kadjar Dongfeng-Renault 2753
70 Luxgen U6 Dongfeng-Yulon 2509
71 Skoda Yeti SAIC-VW 2405
72 Haval H5 Great Wall 2232
73 Nissan Murano Dongfeng-Nissan 1896
74 Chevrolet Captiva SAIC-GM 1870
75 Hawtai Santa Fe Classic Hawtai 1837
76 JAC Refine S5 JAC 1835
77 Mitsubishi ASX GAC-Mitsubishi 1820
78 Dongfeng AX7 Dongfeng Fengshen 1519
79 Kia Sportage Dongfeng-Yueda- Kia 1401
80 Lifan X60 Lifan 1384

 

Top 30 Best-selling China-made MPVs in March 2016
Rank Models Manufacturers Monthly Sales
1 Wuling Hongguang SAIC-GM-Wuling 55924
2 Baojun 730 SAIC-GM-Wuling 28077
3 Chana Honor Changan 19510
4 BAIC Weiwang M30 BAIC 14355
5 Chana Oushang Changan 11164
6 Dongfeng Sokon Fengguang 330 Dongfeng Sokon 11090
7 Karry K50 Chery 10094
8 Dongfeng Fengxinig Lingzhi Dongfeng 9746
9 Dongfeng Sokon Fengguang 370 Dongfeng Sokon 8189
10 Huansu H3 BAIC Yinxiang 7511
11 Dongfeng Fengxing S550 Dongfeng Fengxing 7060
12 Buick GL8 SAIC-GM 6675
13 VW Touran SAIC-VW 5206
14 JAC Refine JAC 5054
15 Brilliance Jinbei 750 Brilliance 4312
16 Changhe Freedom M50 Changhe 2935
17 Jinbei Grace Brilliance 2805
18 Honda Odyssey GAC-Honda 2504
19 Honda Elysion Dongfeng-Honda 2386
20 Wuling Zhengcheng SAIC-GM-Wuling 1949
21 Enranger 737 Weichai Power 1937
22 Huansu H2 BAIC Yinxiang 1683
23 Maxus G10 SAIC 1353
24 Lifan Letu Lifan 1127
25 FAW Senay FAW 1006
26 Chana Eulove Changan 1005
27 Dongfeng Succe Zhengzhou-Nissan 901
28 Nissan NV200 Zhengzhou-Nissan 812
29 Haima Freema Haima 810
30 Huasong 7 Brilliance 705

(Data in the above three tables come from Chooseauto.com.cn)