Chinese Auto Exports Dropped Below 1 Million in 2013

In contrast with soaring domestic demand, oversea orders for China-made vehicles fell in 2013, thwarting the country’s effort to become a major auto exporter. After surpassing 1 million in 2012, shipments to buyers abroad fell 7.5% last year to 977,300 units, data from CAAM show. Automakers exported a total of 596,300 passenger cars, 9.8% less […]

Plug-in EV Sales in China Rose 37.9% to 17,600 in 2013

An official from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers) disclosed at the 2013 Global New Energy Vehicle Conference (GNEV) that the Chinese market of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) expanded 37.9% last year to 17,600 units, which included 14,604 pure electrics and 3,038 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). According to him, automakers in the country rolled out 17,500 […]

Best-selling Cars in China: the Top 30 MPVs of 2013

Top 30 best-selling MPVs in 2013 Rank Models Makers Deliveries 1 Wuling Hongguang SGMW 448,484 2 Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi Dongfeng Fengxing 110,112 3 Chana Honor Chang’an 91,069 4 Buick GL8 Shanghai-GM 70,191 5 Dongfeng Fengxing Joyear Dongfeng Fengxing 70,077 6 JAC Refine JAC 54,152 7 FAW Xenia (Senya) FAW Jilin 40,424 8 VW Touran Shanghai-VW […]

Best-selling Cars in China: the Top 40 SUVs of 2013

Top 40 best-selling SUVs in 2013 Rank Models Makers Deliveries 1 Haval H6 Great Wall 217,889 2 VW Tiguan Shanghai-VW 199,782 3 Honda CR-V Dongfeng-Honda 199,333 4 Hyundai ix35 Beijing-Hyundai 156,876 5 Great Wall M4 Great Wall 128,054 6 Nissan Qashqai Dongfeng-Nissan 124,589 7 Toyota RAV4 FAW-Toyota 117,800 8 Audi Q5 FAW-VW 102,514 9 Ford […]

Best-selling Cars in China: the Top 100 Sedans of 2013

Top 100 best-selling sedans (hatchbacks or notchbacks) in 2013 Rank Models Makers Deliveries 1 VW Lavida Sedan Shanghai-VW 374,056 2 Buick Excelle Shanghai-GM 296,183 3 VW Sagitar FAW-VW 271,188 4 VW Jetta FAW-VW 263,408 5 Chevy Sail, sedan version Shanghai-GM 263,163 6 Nissan Sylphy Dongfeng-Nissan 259,545 7 Chevy Cruze Shanghai-GM 246,890 8 VW Bora FAW-VW […]

China Auto Sales Hit Record High of 21.98 Million in 2013

New vehicle sales topped 20 million in China last year, setting a new world record. Automakers based in the country sold a total of 21,984,100 units, 13.87% more than 2012, according to a report released on January 9 by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). The count includes nearly 18 million passenger vehicles and over […]

Best-selling Cars in November 2013

Top 70 best-selling sedans (hatchbacks or notchbacks) in November 2013 Rank Models Makers Deliveries 1 Nissan Sylphy Dongfeng-Nissan 31,333 2 Buick Excelle Shanghai-GM 25,673 3 Chevrolet Cruze Shanghai-GM 24,909 4 VW Jetta FAW-VW 24,244 5 Chevrolet Sail, notchback version Shanghai-GM 21,783 6 Emgrand EC7 Geely 20,953 7 Ford Focus, hatchback version Changan-Ford 20,859 8 VW […]

Most Popular Sedans, SUVs, and MPVs in October

Top 70 best-selling sedans (hatchbacks or notchbacks) in October 2013 Rank Models Makers Deliveries 1 VW Lavida, notchback version Shanghai VW 30,272 2 VW Jetta FAW VW 27,719 3 Chevy Cruze Shanghai GM 26,273 4 Nissan Sylphy Dongfeng Nissan 24,589 5 Buick Excelle Shanghai GM 23,463 6 Ford Focus, hatchback version Changan Ford 21,784 7 […]

FAW-Volkswagen Showcases Carely EV

carely ev

At the green auto show currently underway at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, Volkswagen and its partner FAW have unveiled the "Carely" EV, derived from the Bora compact sedan (a local version of Jetta). It is the first time that the China-only brand has made a public appearance. We have known since mid-2011 […]

Best-Selling Cars in September

Top 60 best-selling sedans (two- or three-box versions) in September 2013 Rank Models Makers Deliveries 1 VW Lavida Shanghai Volkswagen 29,952 2 VW Jetta FAW Volkswagen 26,943 3 Buick Excelle Shanghai GM 26,875 4 Chevy Cruze Shanghai GM 24,744 5 Nissan Sylphy Dongfeng Nissan 22,972 6 Hyundai Elantra Langdong Beijing Hyundai 22,789 7 VW Sagitar […]

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 […]

Geely EC7 rolled off assembly line in Uruguay

geely ec7 in uruguay

On August 15 Geely and its local partner NORDEX started production of Emgrand EC7 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The compact sedan will hit the South American market before the year end. NORDEX agreed to build Geely models with imported CKD kits back in March 2011. In the past two and a half years, a joint team […]