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China automobile sales in June grow by 14.58 percent to 2.07 million units

BEIJING – China’s automobile sales in June increased 14.58 percent from the previous year to 2.07 million units, according to data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on July 11.

Passenger vehicle sales reached 1,784,100 units, up 17.72 percent, while commercial vehicle sales realized 286,600 units, down 1.73 percent.

 

The top 10 automakers by sales in June were SAIC, Dongfeng, BAIC, FAW, Chang’an, GAC, Brilliance, Great Wall, Geely and JAC. Combined sales of these 10 companies were about 1.84 million units, accounting for 88.68 percent of total automobile sales. The top 10 automakers by sales in the first six months of the year were SAIC, Dongfeng, FAW, Chang’an, BAIC, GAC, Great Wall, Brilliance, JAC and Geely, with combined sales of 11,406,900 units, which took up 88.91 percent of total automobile sales.

A total of around 925,100 passenger cars were sold in June, up 8.93 percent compared with the same month of last year. The top 10 passenger car makers by sales in June were SAIC-VW, FAW-VW, SAIC-GM, Beijing-Hyundai, Dongfeng-Nissan, FAW-Toyota, Chang’an-Ford, Geely, GAC-Honda and DPCA. Combined sales of these 10 companies reached about 678,400 units, accounting for 73.33 percent of total passenger car sales. The Volkswagen Lavida ranked first again on the list of sales of the top 10 car models in June by selling 37,900 units, followed by the Nissan Sylphy (33,500 units) and the Volkswagen Jetta (33,000 units).

Sales of SUVs kept surging with a year-on-year growth rate of 40.76 percent to 632,300 units. The top 10 SUV makers by sales in June were Great Wall, Chang’an, Dongfeng-Nissan, Beijing-Hyundai, SAIC-GM, Dongfeng-Honda, GAC Motor, BYD, Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia and Chang’an-Ford. Combined sales of these 10 companies reached 304,300 units, accounting for 48.13 percent of total SUV sales.

MPVs sales were up 35.20 percent to 170,400 units. The top 10 MPV makers by sales in June were SAIC-GM-Wuling, Dongfeng, Chang’an, BAIC Yinxiang, BAIC Motor, Jinbei Auto, SAIC-GM, Dongfeng-Honda, JAC and Chery, with combined sales of 153,800 units, taking up 90.26 percent of total MPV sales.

Microvan sales reached 56,300 units, down 38.17 percent. The top 10 microvan makers by sales were SAIC-GM-Wuling, Jinbei Auto, Lifan, BAIC Motor, Chang’an, Dongfeng, BAW, Beiqi-Foton, FAW and Chery. Their combined sales were 55,800 units, accounting for 99.11 percent of total microvan sales.

Commercial vehicle sales reached 286,600 units, down 1.73 percent. Bus sales reached 47,700 units, down 5.81 percent, while truck sales were 238,900 units, down 0.87 percent.

Automobile sales in the first six months of the year were close to 12.86 million, up 8.14 percent from the same period of the previous year. Of the total, passenger vehicles were 11,042,300 units, a growth of 9.23 percent, and commercial vehicles were 1,787,400 units, a slight increase of 1.87 percent.  

Sales of top 10 car models in June 2016 (in units)

Car model

Sales

Volkswagen Lavida

37,900

Nissan Sylphy

33,500

Volkswagen Jetta

33,000

Buick Excelle

31,000

Toyota Corolla

27,300

Volkswagen Sagitar

27,000

Volkswagen Santana

26,400

Ford Escort

21,800

Chevrolet Cruze

21,000

Elantra Langdong

19,500

Total

278,400

 

Source: CAAM

 Sales of top 10 SUV models in June 2016 (in units)

SUV model

Sales

Great Wall Haval H6

37,500

GAC Trumpchi GS4

26,200

Buick Envision

19,900

SGMW Baojun 560

18,000

Volkswagen Tiguan

16,100

Nissan X-Trail

15,900

Honda CR-V

14,900

Honda Vezel

14,100

Honda XR-V

13,300

Hyundai Tucson

13,200

Total

189,100

 

Source: CAAM

Sales of top 10 MPV models in June 2016 (in units)

MPV model

Sales

SGMW Wuling Hongguang

45,200

SGMW Baojun 730

14,100

Chang’an Auchan

12,900

BAIC Weiwang

11,000

Chang’an Honor

9,400

DFSK Fengguang 330

8,400

BAIC Hyosow H3

7,500

Buick GL8

7,300

Dongfeng Future Lingzhi

7,000

Jinbei 750

5,300

Total

127,900

 

Source: CAAM

 

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