FAW Group sold a total of 694,000 vehicles in the first half of the year, up 23.1 percent and representing a market share of 23.9 percent. This record accounts for 49.8 percent of the whole-year sales target, which is supposed to exceed 1.4 million.
In the first six months, FAW Group sold 533,000 cars, up 24 percent versus last year, taking up a market share of 20.8 percent. Its cumulative sales of medium and heavy-duty trucks registered 89,700 units, up 52.5 percent, accounting for 23.9 percent of the market share.
Jetta and Audi, two FAW-VW brands, both marked new monthly sales records in June. Jetta sales increased 42.2 percent to achieve 20,300 units, becoming the sales champion of the month in the car segment. Audi sales hit 8,346 units, up 28.5 percent. Sagitar, another FAW-VW model, sold 7,070 vehicles, leaping by 159.7 percent. In the first six months, with a growth of 47.2 percent, FAW-VW¡¯s total sales recorded 221,000 units, taking up 8.7 percent of the market share and fulfilling 56 percent of the sales target for the entire year.
FAW Group¡¯s Jiefang medium and heavy-duty truck sales in June registered a growth of 69 percent to hit 11,500 units, while the whole segment exhibited a slight decline. In the first six months, FAW-Jiefang sold 72,000 vehicles, up 63.8 percent and representing 62.7 percent of its sales plan for the whole year.