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China automobile sales up 6.15 percent in July 2017

BEIJING – China’s automobile sales in July increased 6.15 percent from the same period of the previous year to 1.97 million units, according to data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on August 11.

Passenger vehicle sales reached 1,678,400 units, up 4.27 percent, while commercial vehicle sales reached 292,800 units, up 18.36 percent. 

 

The top 10 automakers by sales in July were SAIC, Dongfeng, FAW, BAIC, Chang’an, GAC, Geely, Great Wall, Brilliance and Chery. Combined sales of these 10 companies reached about 1.74 million units, accounting for 88.23 percent of total automobile sales.

A total of around 824,900 passenger cars were sold in July, down 0.26 percent compared with the same month of last year. The top 10 passenger car makers by sales in July were FAW-VW, SAIC-GM, SAIC-VW, Geely, FAW-Toyota, Dongfeng-Nissan, Beijing-Hyundai, GAC-Toyota, GAC-Honda and Chang’an-Ford. Combined sales of these 10 companies reached about 608,300 units, accounting for 73.74 percent of total passenger car sales. The Buick Excelle ranked first on the list of sales of the top 10 car models in July by selling 34,400 units in the month, followed by the Toyota Corolla (31,600 units) and the Volkswagen Sagitar (27,800 units).

SUV sales slowed with a year-on-year growth rate of 18.06 percent to 689,500 units, the only growing segment in the passenger vehicle market again. The top 10 SUV makers by sales in July were Great Wall, Geely, SAIC-GM-Wuling, Dongfeng-Nissan, SAIC-VW, GAC Motor, Chang’an, Dongfeng-Honda, SAIC-GM and SAIC PC. Combined sales of these 10 companies reached 369,400 units, accounting for 53.58 percent of total SUV sales. Surprisingly, the Haval H6 kept first place on the list of sales of the top 10 SUV models and also was the bestselling passenger vehicle model in July.

Sales of MPVs were down 10.94 percent to 136,500 units. The top 10 MPV makers by sales in July were SAIC-GM-Wuling, Chang’an, Dongfeng, SAIC-GM, Dongfeng-Honda, JAC, BAIC Yinxiang, BAIC Motor, Chongqing Lifan and GAC-Honda, with combined sales of 120,000 units, which took up 87.91 percent of total MPV sales.  

Microvan sales were down again and again to 27,500 units, a decrease of 39.46 percent in July.

In the commercial vehicle market, bus sales reached 35,800 units, down 1.46 percent, while truck sales reached 257,000 units, up 21.78 percent.  

 

New energy vehicle sales reached 56,000 units, up 55.20 percent. New energy passenger vehicle sales reached 44,000 units, up 49.50 percent, while new energy commercial vehicle sales reached 12,000 units, up 79.40 percent.

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