Category Archives: Sales

China Auto Sales Jumped 20% in September to 1.94 Million

Report released today by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) showed strong growth of 19.66% in September vehicle sales. Automakers in the country delivered 1,935,800 units in what dealers call the "golden month" of the year. The count includes 1,593,500 passenger cars (up 21.12% on year) and 342,300 buses and trucks (up 13.3% on year). […]

Best-selling New Cars in August 2013

Top 60 best-selling sedans/hatchbacks in August 2013 Rank Models Makers Deliveries 1 VW Lavida, sedan version Shanghai-VW 29,203 2 VW Sagitar FAW-VW 23,558 3 VW Passat Shanghai-VW 22,201 4 VW Jetta FAW-VW 22,001 5 Buick Excelle Shanghai-GM 21,364 6 VW Bora FAW-VW 21,183 7 Chevy Cruze Shanghai-GM 20,688 8 Chevy Sail, sedan version Shanghai-GM 18,513 […]

August Vehicle Sales Increased 10.28% to 1.65 Million

Automakers in China delivered 1,648,900 vehicles in the last month, 10.28% more than the same period a year ago, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Compared with the previous month, sales rose 8.74%. In the first eight months of 2013, the auto market expanded 11.81% on year to 13,947,600 units. Sales of passenger […]

Best-selling New Cars in July

Top 50 best-selling sedans in July 2013 Rank Models Makers Deliveries 1 Volkswagen Jetta FAW-Volkswagen 25,097 2 Volkswagen Sagitar FAW-Volkswagen 24,835 3 Volkswagen Lavida Shanghai-Volkswagen 24,241 4 Buick Excelle Shanghai-GM 24,093 5 Volkswagen Bora FAW-Volkswagen 20,499 6 Nissan Sylphy Dongfeng-Nissan 18,714 7 Toyota Camry GAC-Toyota 16,988 8 Chevy Cruze Shanghai-GM 16,857 9 Volkswagen Magotan FAW-Volkswagen […]

Chinese Auto Exports Dipped to 486,800 in H1 2013

Data from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers) show that overseas sales of China-made vehicles lost momentum in the first half of 2013 due to depressed demand and appreciation of the Yuan. Compared with H1 2012, shipments fell 0.6% to 486,800. Exports of passenger cars posted a positive growth of 2.3%, significantly lower than the […]

Sales of Plug-in EVs Up 42.7% to 5,889 in H1 2013

Automakers in China delivered 5,114 pure-electric and 775 plug-in hybrid vehicles in the first six months of 2013, according to CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers). Compared to the same period a year ago, sales of plug-in EVs (PEVs)–at a combined total of 5,889–rose 42.7%. Production of PEVs went up 56.3% to 5,885 units, which […]

Auto Sales Topped 10 Million in H1 2013

Sales of China-made automobiles rose 12.34% from a year earlier to 10,782,200 in the first half of 2013, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Total output gained 12.83% to 10,751,700 units. The passenger car market expanded 13.81% to reach 8,665,100 units; that of commercial vehicles grew 6.68% to 2,117,100. Breakdown of H1 auto […]

Best-selling New Cars in June 2013

For an overview of passenger car sales in June and the first half of 2013, please click here. Top 50 best-selling sedans in June 2013 Rank Models Makers Deliveries 1 VW Lavida Shanghai Volkswagen 25,610 2 VW Sagitar FAW Volkswagen 24,064 3 Chevy Sail, notchback version Shanghai GM 24,046 4 Buick Excelle Shanghai GM 22,483 […]

Are Car Registration Data a State Secret in China?

The Chinese government restricts the public’s access to information on a wide range of subjects that are considered non-sensitive in most other countries. There are no publicized official figures on, for instance, how big the country’s land mass is, how many are executed by law each year, how widespread or serious soil pollution is, and […]

GAC-Fiat Viaggio Gets an Official Boost

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Several carmaking ventures in Hunan were awarded contracts worth a total of 1.45 billion Yuan by the provincial government on June 24. The beneficiaries include not only native brands like Geely and Zotye but also Fiat, whose Viaggio car is built in Changsha, the capital of Hunan. Vying to attract investment, practically all Chinese provinces […]

More Chinese Cities Consider Limiting Car Consumption

In a recent poll of auto executives, the median estimate of peak annual sales of new vehicles in China was 35 million units. The forecast comes very close to the combined production capacity planned by 12 major automakers for 2015. Why 35 million? It is a good approximation because, we think, it is supported by […]

Only 269 Pure-electric Cars Were Sold in Shanghai despite Heavy Subsidies

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Shanghai’s program to promote EVs, carried out with much fanfare in the past two years, has achieved little success. At a press conference held on June 7, the municipal government disclosed that private consumers had bought only 269 pure-electric cars, of which 121 went directly to individuals, 148 to vehicle-leasing companies. One of the pilot […]

Best-selling New Cars in May

Sales of automakers in China increased 9.81% from a year earlier to 1,761,500 units in May, data from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers) show. Compared with the previous month, deliveries dropped 4.36%. The commercial vehicle market, which shrank in 2012, saw recovering demand, with May sales up 12.88% on year. Passenger car sales climbed […]

Passenger Car Sales Rose 9.9% in May to 1.399 Million

China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) recorded 1,399,169 sales of China-built sedans, SUVs, MPVs, and mini vans in May, 9.9% more than a year earlier. Within the country, deliveries rose 13.4% on year to 1,335,574. All sectors except mini vans saw growing demand.   Sedans MPVs SUVs Microvans Total Wholesales in May 936,448 87,002 235,179 140,540 […]