Great Wall Hover diesel model July sales up 32%
August 27, 2008
Shanghai, August 27 (Gasgoo.com) Great Wall Motor said the diesel edition of Great Wall Hover gained sales increase by 32% year on year in July, a reversal from the straight drop in the first half as diesel supply shortage gradually eased up, xinhua.net reported today.
The Hover diesel model, the best-selling SUV in Chinese market, suffered sales loss due to diesel supply shortage in some areas for the first six months this year. Though Great Wall Motor tried to launch better diesel models, the negative consequence brought by diesel shortage didnít change, sources said.
As diesel supply has recovered to normal and Hover July sales grew, sales slump for the first half will not be repeated, Great Wall market executive said.
Great Wall Motor rolled out its diesel-powered Hover in 2006, which gained significant market share after going on sale. In 2007, The Hover diesel edition saw sales grow by 9% year on year, taking 50% of the mid-level SUV market in China.
Great Wall Motor further launched two Hover models this year: a 2.8TCI Hover diesel car with better performance and a 2.5 TCI diesel Hover which has met the nationís latest emission standards.