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China’s B-class car sales in March increase 8.33 percent

BEIJING – China’s locally produced B-class car sales in March 2014 increased 8.33 percent year-on-year to 176,416 units, accounting for 17.7 percent of the total car sales, according to CBU-Autostats.

Sales of the top 10 B-class car models in the month were 112,966 units, and took up 64.1 percent of the total segment sales.

Sales of top 10 B-class car models in March 2014 (in units)

Maker

Brand

Model

 Mar. 2014

% Change (MOM)

% Change (YOY)

 Jan.-Mar.2014

% Change (YOY)

Shanghai-VW

VW

Passat

20,374

49.64

3.1

55,421

-10.9

FAW-VW

VW

Magotan

18,638

47.86

46.6

49,871

31.4

GAC-Toyota

Toyota

Camry

13,292

66.71

9.6

36,262

10.8

FAW-VW

Audi

A4

10,004

38.91

16.9

26,890

5.9

Shanghai-GM

Chevrolet

Malibu

9,370

71.20

13.1

25,343

9.7

Chang’an-Ford

Ford

New Mondeo

8,985

34.75

0

25,055

0

Shanghai-GM

Buick

Regal

8,580

88.20

3.9

22,755

-8.9

GAC-Honda

Honda

Accord

8,352

109.38

-10.1

22,528

-9

FAW Car

Mazda

Mazda 6

8,062

87.18

-7.3

25,937

1

BMW-Brilliance

BMW

3 Series

7,309

36.13

70.8

19,378

62.3

 

Sales of top 10 B-class car makers were 148,255 units, and took up 84.1 percent of the total segment sales.

Sales of top 10 B-class car makers in March 2014 (in units)

Maker

 Mar. 2014

% Change (MOM)

% Change (YOY)

 Jan.-Mar.2014

% Change (YOY)

FAW-VW

32,408

45.99

31.24

86,341

18.24

Shanghai-GM

25,195

72.39

-0.30

73,805

-2.12

Shanghai-VW

22,942

51.78

-1.01

61,699

-15.63

GAC-Toyota

13,292

66.71

9.62

36,262

10.82

DPCA

10,671

71.06

24.21

28,318

5.81

Chang’an-Ford

10,352

33.49

111.14

28,811

86.53

FAW Car

9,939

89.06

-21.44

32,469

-10.47

GAC-Honda

8,352

109.38

-10.12

22,528

-8.98

Beijing-Hyundai

7,795

19.83

-24.80

23,049

-22.73

BMW-Brilliance

7,309

36.13

70.81

19,378

62.32

 

In the first three months, cumulative sales of locally produce B-class cars reached 497,271 units, up 5.11 percent.

 

Chinese brands

Sales of Chinese brands’ B-class cars dropped 43.4 percent on a yearly basis to 4,099 units, and their market share was down by 2.1 percentage point to 2.32 percent.

Their cumulative sales in the segment in the first three months dropped 34.4 percent to 14,356 units.

Sales of top 10 B-class car models of Chinese brands in March 2014 (in units)

Maker

Brand

Model

 Mar. 2014

% Change (MOM)

% Change (YOY)

 Jan.-Mar.2014

% Change (YOY)

BYD

BYD

BYD G6

981

28.57

-65.4

3,063

-65.3

Chang’an

Chang’an

Raeton

782

52.14

137

2,164

167.8

BYD

BYD

Siri

713

4.24

0

2,969

0

BAIC

BAIC

Senova

304

1.00

0

912

0

FAW Car

Besturn

B70

299

26.69

-77.2

1,109

-70.1

GAC

Trumpchi

GA5

243

12.50

-45.8

832

-53.6

Geely

Emgrand

EC8

232

84.13

-58.9

968

-39.2

FAW Car

Besturn

B90

194

19.02

-81.2

1,036

-60.4

SAIC

Roewe

950

177

-11.50

-43.3

585

-51.5

SAIC

Roewe

750

70

-9.09

-63

482

5.7

 

 

German brands  

Sales of German brands’ locally produced B-class cars rose 21.1 percent on a yearly basis to 66,544 units, and their market share was up by 3.9 percentage points to 37.7 percent.

Shanghai-Volkswagen sales in the segment were 22,942 units, down 1.1 percent but FAW-Volkswagen 32,408 units, up 21.21 percent.

Cumulative sales of German brand’s B-class cars in the first three months were 177,853 units, up 8.4 percent.

Sales of German brands’ B-class car models in March 2014 (in units)

Maker

Brand

Model

 Mar. 2014

% Change (MOM)

% Change (YOY)

 Jan.-Mar.2014

% Change (YOY)

Shanghai-VW

VW

Passat

20,374

49.64

3.1

55,421

-10.9

FAW-VW

VW

Magotan

18,638

47.86

46.6

49,871

31.4

FAW-VW

Audi

A4

10,004

38.91

16.9

26,890

5.9

BMW-Brilliance

BMW

3 Series

7,309

36.13

70.8

19,378

62.3

Beijing-Benz

Benz

C-Class

3,885

24.00

38.7

10,435

77.7

FAW-VW

VW

CC

3,766

57.44

10.2

9,580

-1

Shanghai-VW

Skoda

Superb

2,568

71.20

-25

6,278

-42.7

 

 

Japanese brands

Sales of Japanese brands’ locally produced B-class cars rose 0.58 percent on a yearly basis to 47,308 units, but their market share was down by 2.1 percentage points to 26.8 percent.

GAC-Toyota led the segment among the Japanese JVs by the sales of 13,292 units, up 9.61 percent.

In the first three months, Japanese brand sales in the segment were 138,490 units, up 9.2 percent.

Sales of Japanese brands’ B-class car models in March 2014 (in units)

Maker

Brand

Model

 Mar. 2014

% Change (MOM)

% Change (YOY)

 Jan.-Mar.2014

% Change (YOY)

GAC-Toyota

Toyota

Camry

13,292

66.71

9.6

36,262

10.8

GAC-Honda

Honda

Accord

8,352

109.38

-10.1

22,528

-9

FAW Car

Mazda

Mazda 6

8,062

87.18

-7.3

25,937

1

TFTM

Toyota

Reiz

6,499

96.29

0.5

14,850

4.5

Dongfeng-Nissan

Nissan

Teana

6,456

-6.16

24.5

25,459

81.6

GAC-Honda

Honda

Crosstour

2,646

114.95

-22.1

7,546

-24.7

FAW Car

Mazda

Ruiyi

1,384

151.18

-14.1

4,387

3.2

Dongfeng-Honda

Honda

Spirior

597

61.35

143.7

1,483

38.9

Soueast

Mitsubishi

Galant

20

400.00

25

38

-53.7

 

American brands

Sales of American brands’ locally produced B-class cars increased by 17.8 percent year-on-year to 35,547 units, and their market share was 20.1 percent, up 1.6 percentage points.

Shanghai-GM sales in this segment reached 25,196 units, down 0.3 percent.

Cumulative sales of American brand’s B-class cars in the first three months were 102,606 units, up 12.9 percent.

Sales of American brands’ B-class car models in March 2014 (in units)

Maker

Brand

Model

 Mar. 2014

% Change (MOM)

% Change (YOY)

 Jan.-Mar.2014

% Change (YOY)

Shanghai-GM

Chevrolet

Malibu

9,370

71.20

13.1

25,343

9.7

Chang’an-Ford

Ford

New Mondeo

8,985

34.75

0

25,055

0

Shanghai-GM

Buick

Regal

8,580

88.20

3.9

22,755

-8.9

Shanghai-GM

Buick

LaCrosse

6,000

57.27

-15.9

21,662

-2.8

Chang’an-Ford

Ford

Zhisheng

1,367

25.76

-72.1

3,756

-75.7

Shanghai-GM

Chevrolet

Epica

1,245

62.11

-21.8

4,045

-19.6

 

Korean brands

Sales of Korean brands’ locally produced B-class cars dropped 17.5 percent on a yearly basis to 12,247 units, and their market share was down by 2.17 percentage points to 6.94 percent.

Sales of Beijing-Hyundai in the segment were 7,795 units, down 24.8 percent, and those of Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia dropped 0.69 percent to 4,452 units.

Cumulative sales of Korean brand’s B-class cars in the first three months were 35,638 units, down 16.7 percent.

Sales of Korean brands’ B-class car models in March 2014 (in units)

Maker

Brand

Model

 Mar. 2014

% Change (MOM)

% Change (YOY)

 Jan.-Mar.2014

% Change (YOY)

Beijing-Hyundai

Hyundai

Sonata 8

6,024

19.24

-30.8

18,944

-27.3

Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia

Kia

K5

4,452

29.72

-0.5

12,589

-1.7

Beijing-Hyundai

Hyundai

Moinca

1,771

21.89

6.4

4,105

8.5

Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia

Kia

Optima

0

N/A

0

0

-100

 

French brands

Sales of French brands’ locally produced B-class cars in China rose 24 percent on a yearly basis to 10,671 units, but the market share was 6.04 percent, up 0.77 percentage points.

Cumulative sales of German brand’s B-class cars in the first three months were 28,313 units, up 5.8 percent.

Sales of French brands’ B-class car models in March 2014 (in units)

Maker

Brand

Model

 Mar. 2014

% Change (MOM)

% Change (YOY)

 Jan.-Mar.2014

% Change (YOY)

DPCA

Peugeot

408

5,698

118.15

34.4

13,640

6.4

DPCA

Citroën

C5

2,884

31.51

16

8,618

9.9

DPCA

Peugeot

508

2,089

45.78

12

6,060

-0.7

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