Category Archives: Sales

Ford China Sales Gained 53%

Ford’s China ventures sold 301,524 new vehicles in the first half-year (including Volvo cars), rising 53% from a year ago, while the overall Chinese auto market expanded about 30% in the same period. Its passenger car joint venture, Chang’an Ford Mazda, delivered 205,563 units, including 151,779 under the Blue Oval. Fiesta sales more than doubled, […]

Half-Year Auto Sales in China Reached 7.19 Million Units

Data released by China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) show that new vehicle sales in China increased 30.45% from a year ago to 7,185,300 units in the first six months of 2010. During this period, 8,472,200 units were manufactured, up 44.37% from year-earlier level. After setting a historical monthly high in March, close to […]

GM H1 China Sales Topped 1.2 Million

Sales of General Motors’s China ventures reached 1,209,138 units in the first half of this year, up 48.5% from year-earlier level, according to GM. Growth cooled down to 23.2% in June, with a total of 176,486 (new) vehicles sold. Although it sold less, 1.08 million units, in the US during the same period, we hesitate […]

Mercedes-Benz to Build the GLK-Class in China, Double Capacity


The GLK-Class compact luxury SUV will be the next Mercedes-Benz car to be built in China, according to sources within Beijing Benz Automotive Co., the passenger vehicle joint venture of Beijing Auto and Daimler AG. Beijing Benz has been producing two sedans: the C-Class and extended E-Class, and looks to further benefit from China’s rapidly […]

Foton Sets up European Unit in Moscow


Beiqi-Foton Motor, the self-described largest maker of commercial vehicles around the globe, officially opened its Russian unit on June 25. The Russian operation, based in Moscow, also supervises the entire European market for Foton. Established in 1996, Foton has been growing at rocket speed. Sales last year exceeded 600,000 units. Its product line includes mainly […]

China Accounted for A Quarter of Volkswagen’s Global Sales in the First Five Months This Year

Figures from Volkswagen Group show that the Chinese market has continued to contribute most to its global sales. Out of the total of 2.94 million vehicles it sold from Jan. to May 2010 (not including the Scania brand), a quarter were bought by the Chinese. Compared with the same period 2009, Volkswagen sold 18.1% more […]

Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia Marks Production of One Million Vehicles

The three-way joint venture of Dongfeng Motor, Jiangsu Yueda Holding, and Kia Motors celebrates today the one millionth car, a Kia Forte, rolling off its assembly line since its operation started 8 years ago. The ceremony takes place in Yancheng of Jiangsu province where the company’s two factories are located. Kia Motors holds a 50% […]

May’s Top 10 Best Selling Sedans and SUVs

China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) reports that new vehicle sales in China dropped 7.5% from April to May, but grew 28.35% from May 2009, reaching 1.438 million units. A total of 1.043 million new passenger cars were sold this month, 6.09% less than April but up 25.78% from a year ago, including 720,100 sedans […]

Chery’s May Exports Jumped

Chery Auto continued to lead Chinese auto exports in May, reporting a year-to-year increase of 259% in overseas sales, reaching 8,053 units. While growing fast, the volume looks modest in light of its total monthly sales of 52,410 new vehicles. In recent months, overseas demand for Chery cars has undergone a strong recovery from the […]

Mazda’s China Sales Grew 32% in May

A total of 18,392 new vehicles were sold in May 2010 bearing the Mazda logo, 32% more than the same period last year, Mazda China announces. This compares with the overall market growth at 29.74% in May. For the first five months, Mazda’s sales in mainland China reached 86,651, increasing 34% from year-earlier level. At […]

China’s May Auto Sales Nears 1.2 Million

Monthly new vehicle sales dropped 13.95% from April to 1,194,700 units in May 2010, according to China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC). Compared with the same period last year, May sales increased 29.74%. In the first five months this year, a total of 6,053,300 new vehicles were sold, 34.07% more than the year-earlier level. […]