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Best-selling New Cars in May 2017

Sales of China-made vehicles went down slightly, at 0.09% on year, in May, reaching 2,096,000. Deliveries of passenger cars dropped 2.64% to 1,751,300, those of buses and trucks jumping 15.23% to 344,700. In the first five months of 2017, the auto market expanded 3.71% to 11,182,000, with 9,421,100 sales of passenger cars (up 1.48%) and […]

Best-selling New Cars in April 2017

Wholesales of China-made automobiles dropped 2.24% on year to 2,084,000 units in the fourth month of 2017, according to CAAM. Deliveries of passenger cars were 3.68% less than a year earlier, reaching 1,722,200, while sales of trucks and buses rose 5.26% to 361,700. In the Jan-April period, the passenger car market expanded 2.47% to 7,669,800. […]

Best Sellers in March 2017

In March automakers in China delivered a total of 2,542,900 vehicles, 3.98% more than the same period in 2016, says CAAM. Passenger car sales increased 1.7% to 2,096,300. In the first quarter of this year, the auto market expanded 7.02% to 7,002,000 units, including 5,947,600 passenger cars (up 4.63%) and 1,054,500 commercial vehicles (up 22.85%). […]

Best-selling Cars in Feb. 2017

Sales of China-made passenger vehicles in February jumped 18.29% on year to 1,632,700, says CPCA. In the first two months of 2017, the car market expanded 6.29% to 3,851,300 units. Deliveries of plug-in battery vehicles in the two months fell 30.5% to 24,781, including 18,963 pure-electrics and 5,818 hybrids. Feb. sales of the top-ten carmakers […]

Most Popular Passenger Vehicles in January 2017

In the first month of 2017 the market of China-made cars shrank 1.1% on year to 2,218,200 units, according to CAAM. The organization attributes the decrease to reduction of government incentives and the long holiday season. 1,080,100 sedans were delivered, down 2.97%; 881,000 SUVs, up 10.51%; 206,200 MPVs, down 21.13%; 51,000 microvans, down 28.41%. Sales […]

Best-selling China-made EVs in 2016

In 2016 carmakers in China delivered 329,000 units of plug-in electric passenger vehicles, according to CPCA (China Passenger Car Association). Compared with the previous year, EV sales soared 86%. 75% of the count, or 240,000 units, are pure-electric cars; their sales jumped 116% on year. Deliveries of plug-in hybrids went up 26% to 80,000. Data […]

Best-selling China-made MPVs in 2016

Automakers in China delivered 2.467 million MPVs in 2016, 25.8% more than the previous year. Over a quarter of the sales came from just one model, Wuling Hongguang produced by the three-way joint venture of SAIC-GM-Wuling. Buick GL8 was the only foreign-brand model that made the top-ten list. In the MPV market, which did not […]

Best-selling China-made SUVs in 2016

The market of China-made SUVs expanded rapidly at a year-on-year rate of 47.1% in 2016, reaching 9.023 million units. A total of 164 models competed in the field, which was dominated by local brands. Below are the top 100 most popular SUVs/crossovers last year according to China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). Imported models are not […]

Best-selling China-made Sedans in 2016

According to China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), 292 sedan models produced in China had been on the new vehicle market in 2016, delivering a total of 12.109 million units. Compared with 2015, sedan sales gained 3.8% last year. Below are the top 110 most popular models. (A "sedan" in the Chinese auto market refers to […]

Best-selling New Cars in November 2016

Most Popular sedans/ hatchbacks/ coupes in November 2016: the top 100 models (not including the imported) Rank Models Manufacturers Monthly Sales 1 Nissan Sylphy Dongfeng-Nissan 45232 2 VW Lavida Sedan SAIC-VW 42716 3 Buick Excelle GT SAIC-GM 35533 4 Toyota Corolla FAW-Toyota 31932 5 VW Sagitar FAW-VW 31698 6 Ford Escort Changan-Ford 31052 7 VW […]

Best-selling New Cars in October 2016

In the first ten months of 2016, deliveries of China-made automobiles jumped 13.83% on year to 22,017,200 units, according to CAAM. Passenger car sales reached 19,095,800 on an increase of 15.4%. In October, the overall auto market expanded 18.65% to 2,649,900, with 2,344,100 passenger cars sold (up 20.29%). 1,170,500 sedans (two- or three-box) and 896,000 […]

Top-selling New Cars in September 2016

China auto sales jumped 26.14% on year to 2,564,100 in September, says CAAM. In the Jan.-Sept. period, automakers in the country delivered 19,360,400 vehicles in total, 13.17% more than a year earlier. The passenger car market expanded 28.94% to 2,268,300 units in Sept., and 14.75% to 16,752,000 units in the first nine months of 2016. […]

Best-selling Sedans, SUVs, and MPVs in August 2016

Automakers in China rolled out 1,990,500 vehicles and delivered 2,071,000 in August, according to CAAM. Production and sales jumped 26.6% and 24.22% respectively over a year ago. Passenger car sales grew 26.34% to 1,795,500, including 916,200 sedans (up 20.12%), 654,100 SUVs (up 43.86%), 180,400 MPVs (up 35.93%), and 44,800 micro-vans (down 36.88%). In the first […]

Mercedes-Benz Accused of Cutting Corners in China

As the long-wheelbase version of the tenth-gen E-Class started to hit showrooms in China recently, Mercedes-Benz has launched an expensive publicity campaign celebrating what it believes to be a major landmark in the close race with BMW and Audi in the local market. Yet, the festive mood did not seem to last long as the […]

Spyshots of SAIC-Volkswagen Teramont SUV


To cash in on China’s red hot SUV market, Volkswagen plans to roll out the Teramont through its two local joint ventures, with FAW and SAIC. The version from FAW-Volkswagen, under heavy camouflage, has been spotted several times around its plant in Foshan, Guangdong. Today we get a clear view of the SAIC-Volkswagen version. The […]