January 29, 2008 – China’s top ten sedan models sold 1.51 million vehicles in domestic market last year, which represents 32 percent of China’s sedan market.
The table below shows the top ten sedan sales in Chinese market last year.
Rank / Sedan model / Automaker / 2007 Sales
1. / Santana / Shanghai VW / 203,100
2. / Jetta / FAW-VW / 201,100
3. / Excelle / Shanghai GM / 196,800
4. / Camry / Guangzhou Toyota / 170,300
5. / Xiali / FAW-Tianjin Xiali / 132,500
6. / QQ / Chery Auto / 130,200
7. / Focus / Changan Ford / 125,000
8. / Elantra / Beijing Hyundai / 120,300
9. / Accord / Guangzhou Honda / 11,800
10. / Family / FAW-Haima / 11,370
Source: China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAC).
In 2007, China’s local brand sedans sold 1.24 million units, which represent 26 percent of China’s sedan market. China’s top ten local brand sedans sold 889,100 vehicles, which represent 72 percent of China’s total local brand sales, according to CAAC.
China’s top ten local brand cars are: Xiali, QQ, Family, Qiyun, F3, Junjie, Free Cruiser, A520, Changan Benben and Geely King Kong.
Source: China Association of Automobile ManufacturersFebruary 4, 2008 – China's domestic sales of commercial vehicles reached 2.49 million units last year, up 22.25 percent from one year earlier, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
The table below shows top 10 commercial vehicle makers in Chinese market last year.
Rank Commercial vehicle maker 2007 Sales
1.Beiqi Foton: 400,200
2.Dongfeng Motor: 338,200
3.FAW Group: 216,300
5.Brilliance Auto: 137,900
7.Changan Auto: 94,900
8.Jiangling Auto: 90,200
9.Nanjing Auto Group: 73,200
10.Shaanxi Auto Group: 68,100
February 14, 2008 - China sold a record amount of 530,700 passenger vehicles in the first month of this year, which represents a growth of 3.5 percent month-on-month and a 35.9 percent growth year-on-year, according to latest statistics from National Association of Passenger Vehicles Manufacturers.
Heavy snowstorms in January disrupted vehicle production in many regions in southern China. It must be a surprise to many people that China’s vehicle sales in January surged 35.9 percent from one year earlier.
"One the one hand, many carmakers did not transfer their stockpiles to dealers in the last month of last year and consequently dealers are under no pressure to sell their inventory this January,” explained Rao Da, secretariat of National Association of Passenger Vehicle Manufacturers.
"On the other hand, some car makers have understated their sales figures last year in order to make it look better this year,” Rao said.
Official statistics show FAW-VW leads China’s passenger vehicle sales in January by selling out 65,700 vehicles and it is followed by Shanghai-VW’s 45,000 in January. Industry insiders say FAW-VW has understated its sales numbers last year in order to hit a record target 600,000 this year.
Rao believes China’s car sales will not cease to grow until China puts oil consumption tax in place. For the time being, China has no restrictions on the imports of luxury and large displacement passenger vehicles.
source:Shanghai. February 14 (Gasgoo.com) – Shanghai VW leads passenger car sales in January in China with 46,133 units sold, a figure that is just 16 units higher than its closest follower FAW VW, which sold 46,117 vehicles.
In the same month, Shanghai GM, FAW-VW, Shanghai VW all sold more than 400,000 vehicles, while FAW-Toyota, Dongfeng Nissan and Beijing Hyundai sold more than 30,000 vehicles; the other top ten automakers, including Changan Ford, Geely Auto, Guangzhou Honda and Chery Auto sold 200,000 – 240,000 vehicles.
Rank / Sedan model / Automaker / February sales
1. / Volkwagen Santana / Shanghai VW / 20,700
2. / Buick Excelle / Shanghai GM / 15,900
3. / Toyota Camry / Guangzhou Toyota / 12,200
4. / Toyota Corolla / Tianjin-FAW-Toyota / 12,000
5. / Chery QQ / Chery / 11,600
6. / Hyundai Elantra / Beijing Hyundai / 11,100
7. / Tianjin-FAW Xiali / Tianjin-FAW-Xiali / 10,200
8. / F3 / BYD / 9,400
9. / Volkswagen Passat / Shanghai VW / 9,200
10. / Chevrolet Lova / Shanghai GM / 9,100
source: National Association of Passenger Vehicle Manufacturers.Rank / Passenger car makers / January sales
1 / Shanghai-VW / 42,600
2 / Shanghai-GM / 36,400
3 / FAW-VW / 24,900
4 / Chery / 24,200
5 / FAW-Toyota / 22,300
6 / Dongfeng Nissan / 18,400
7 / Geely / 16,900
8 / Tianjin FAW Xiali / 16,200
9 / Beijing Hyundai / 15,300
10 / Guangzhou Honda / 14,600
Rank / SUV brands / Automaker / February sales
1. / Hover / Great Wall / 4,584
2. / Honda CRV / Dongfeng Honda / 4,545
3. / Hyundai Tucson / Beijing Hyundai / 3,316
4. / New-Dadi / Chengdu New Dadi / 2,545
5. / Chery Tiggo / Chery Auto /2,487
source: China Association of Automobile ManufacturersRank / MPV brands / Automaker / February sales
1. / Refine / Jianghuai (JAC) / 2,836
2. / Buick GL8 / Shanghai GM / 2,556
3. / Honda Odyssey / Guangzhou Honda / 2,356
4. / Fengxing / Dongfeng Motor / 1,800
5. / VW Touran / Shanghai VW / 1,328
source: Gasgoo.comMarch 28, 2008 - In 2007, over 50,000 Chinese vehicles were sold in the Russian market, up 150 percent over the previous year. Chery Auto is the best seller among all the Chinese brands, the Xinhua news agency said, citing a Russian newspaper on Wednesday.
In 2007, sales of Chinese vehicles grow fast in Russia thanks to the increase in their local production capacity, said industry analyst Mr. Romanov. "They may nudge all the conventional car models of AutoVAZ out of the market after they've captured the low-end market," he predicts, adding that Chinese automakers will gain more market shares. AutoVAZ is Russia's leading domestic automaker.
Chery sold approximately 37,000 vehicles last year, an increase of 245 percent year on year. The home-grown automaker began selling cars in Russia in June 2006, and now Russia has been its largest overseas market, accounting for about 30 percent of its total overseas sales last year.
Recent foreign reports said that Chery is planning to buy an existing manufacturing plant in Russia by spending RMB 3 billion ($422.32 million), but the plan has not been officially confirmed.
Another Chinese automaker, Chongqing Lifan Group is also planning its production expansion in Russia. The automaker started its local assembly line in the Karachay-Cherkessia last summer and aims to raise its annual productivity to 50,000 units from the current level of 5,000 units.