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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

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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 […]

SAIC-GM to Launch “Chevrolet Cavalier”, a Sibling of Buick Excelle GT

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The Chevrolet product line in China will soon include a new member, the Cavalier compact sedan. Slotted between Chevrolet Sail and Cruze, the upcoming, China-made Cavalier is unrelated to the Chevrolet car in North America bearing the same name, the production of which was terminated in 2005. In substance, the new Cavalier is a re-badged […]

Most Popular New Cars in July 2016

Deliveries of China-made passenger cars jumped 23.3% on year to 1,609,000 units in July, says CPCA (China Passenger Car Association). Compared with June, demand dropped 5.6%. In July 845,000 sedans were sold, 15.3% more than the same period a year earlier; SUV sales increased 44.5% to 580,000; MPV sales went up 35.1% to 146,000. The […]