China Vehicles Market in May kept momentum. Buick and Hyundai shine.

China Vehicles Market in May 2016

China Vehicles Market in May kept momentum by a great performance. Changan was second abolishing the gap with Wuling. The former leader Haval H6 was out from the podium replaced by the Wuling Hongguang.

Market Outlook

Great China growth momentum appears to have moderated slightly in Q2 as the policy stimulus unveiled at the end of 2015 and in the first months of the year has started to fade away. The main example is investment, which hit an all-time low in May. Investment in the real estate sector, which has been leading the recent pick-up in growth, slowed in May.

Furthermore, more detailed data show that state-owned enterprises account for the bulk in new investment, while private business investment remains weak.

Meantime, the auto market in May had satisfied the positive outlook left in the recent period with a new robust increase.

According to the data released by the  C.A.A.M., (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers), the total vehicles sales had been 2.095.943 (+8.3%).

Year to date total light vehicles sales had been 10.867.004, up 6.2% compared to the same period last year.

Competitive Arena

In May, the market leader Volkswagen kept the positive pace albeit at slower speed selling 229.623 vehicles (+8.0%) obtaining the 11.1% of market share.

The new second raked was ChangAn improving by 115.719 vehicles sold (+6.0%).

The leader in the light commercial vehicles segment Wuling fell in third place, keeping the negative momentum with 103.939 sales (-7.8%).

Behind, the great upswing performed by Toyota, fourth with 102.323 sales (+6.8%) ahead of Hyundai with 100.904 (+24.4%), Buick with 98.381 (+35.6%), Honda with 94.891 (+14.3%), Nissan with 82.682 (+13.8%), Dongfeng with 78.571 (+30.7%) and in 10th place Great Wall with 78.571 (+8.0%).

As far as the Car Groups performance, the leader Volkswagen posted a market share of 15.4% followed by Hyundai-Kia Group with 7.2%, General Motors with 6.3%, SAIC with 6.1% and ChangAn with 5.6%.

The new best-selling model is the Wuling Hongguang with 45.199 units (+31.0%) ahead of the Volkswagen Lavida with 42.806 (+18.6%), the Hyundai Elantra with 39.723 (+41.9%), the Haval H6 fell in fourth place with 37.435 sales (+24.7%) and the Toyota Corolla with 31.696 (+18.6%)

As far as the full best-selling models ranking here you find the top 40 while for the annual ranking you should see the dedicated report here.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank MayRank 2016BrandSales MaySales 2016Var MayVar 2016Share MayShare 2016
11Volkswagen229.6231.248.5828,0%2,5%11,0%11,8%
22ChangAn115.719607.4296,0%-1,9%5,5%5,7%
33Wuling103.939562.646-7,8%-17,4%5,0%5,3%
45Toyota102.323453.8756,8%16,9%4,9%4,3%
56Hyundai100.904429.25224,4%-5,9%4,8%4,0%
64Buick98.381467.60835,6%28,9%4,7%4,4%
77Honda94.891424.62014,3%27,5%4,5%4,0%
811Nissan82.682342.40913,8%11,6%3,9%3,2%
910Dongfeng78.571387.72330,7%11,8%3,7%3,6%
108Great Wall78.087409.9348,0%1,5%3,7%3,9%
119Ford58.829399.745-7,9%9,7%2,8%3,8%
1216Kia51.644251.2800,1%-10,0%2,5%2,4%
1314Audi51.516264.2067,2%11,5%2,5%2,5%
1413Beijing50.981276.00624,6%45,3%2,4%2,6%
1517Geely48.732237.17624,7%7,3%2,3%2,2%
1621Foton46.193177.70121,2%0,5%2,2%1,7%
1715Jac41.684261.4062,6%20,7%2,0%2,5%
1818BMW40.135194.72410,8%1,5%1,9%1,8%
1920BYD38.021180.26310,9%-6,0%1,8%1,7%
2019Mercedes37.164182.86834,9%32,3%1,8%1,7%
2123Chery35.913165.63913,8%-5,6%1,7%1,6%
2212Baojun34.459293.61310,8%86,5%1,6%2,8%
2322Chevrolet34.123177.647-26,2%-33,9%1,6%1,7%
2424GAC GONOW32.257140.790173,6%162,6%1,5%1,3%
2526Skoda26.602127.74615,1%14,9%1,3%1,2%
2625Peugeot26.589139.836-22,8%-21,8%1,3%1,3%
2729Citroen20.836109.605-27,4%-19,1%1,0%1,0%
2828Lifan20.547122.709105,5%117,1%1,0%1,2%
2930Jinbei20.515101.137-19,0%-22,7%1,0%1,0%
3027Zotye19.340126.32140,7%52,3%0,9%1,2%
3132Mazda19.23191.3366,5%-0,7%0,9%0,9%
3231Faw18.35294.503-14,1%-24,7%0,9%0,9%
3335JMC17.14476.43115,7%-6,7%0,8%0,7%
3436Jeep15.19675.877141,5%119,6%0,7%0,7%
3543Isuzu14.34637.1460,0%-40,7%0,7%0,3%
3637Suzuki12.25273.477-16,0%-17,8%0,6%0,7%
3734Haima12.14985.3178,0%17,0%0,6%0,8%
3838Roewe11.80559.642122,5%71,2%0,6%0,6%
3933Brilliance11.44085.958-50,5%-24,9%0,5%0,8%
4040Cadillac10.33341.665152,3%101,2%0,5%0,4%
4150Land Rover9.54225.143134,8%27,9%0,5%0,2%
4239Venucia9.06343.158155,5%65,7%0,4%0,4%
4341Soueast8.53941.173110,0%75,0%0,4%0,4%
4453Changhe7.90920.886-58,7%-79,0%0,4%0,2%
4547Volvo6.69230.5593,0%-6,0%0,3%0,3%
4644Lexus6.57233.5450,0%0,0%0,3%0,3%
4746MG6.22531.44916,2%41,7%0,3%0,3%
4842Landwind5.70937.818147,1%238,6%0,3%0,4%
4952Mitsubishi5.60221.256-35,1%-42,9%0,3%0,2%
5045Hawtai5.53932.26938,4%16,2%0,3%0,3%
Rank MayRank 2016GroupSales MaySales 2016Var MayVar 2016Share MayShare 2016
11Volkswagen312.8591.666.1278,3%4,7%14,7%15,4%
23Hyundai-Kia152.548680.53215,0%-7,5%7,2%6,3%
32General Motors142.843686.95116,2%5,3%6,7%6,3%
44SAIC123.329659.878-1,1%-11,2%5,8%6,1%
55ChangAn115.719607.4296,0%-1,9%5,5%5,6%
66Toyota108.895487.4206,3%15,5%5,1%4,5%
78Honda95.272426.52514,2%27,4%4,5%3,9%
811Renault-Nissan89.898371.02515,7%13,2%4,2%3,4%
97Dongfeng Motor87.634430.88137,6%15,6%4,1%4,0%
109Great Wall Motors78.087409.9348,0%1,5%3,7%3,8%
May Rank2016 RankModelMay Sales2016 SalesMay Var2016 VarMay Share2016 Share
11Wuling Hongguang45.199252.35731,0%-11,8%2,3%2,4%
22Volkswagen Lavida42.806243.76918,6%18,2%2,2%2,4%
35Hyundai Elantra39.723143.68541,9%-5,7%2,0%1,4%
43Haval H637.435202.70624,7%36,5%1,9%2,0%
59Toyota Corolla31.696135.85318,6%25,1%1,6%1,3%
67Volkswagen Jetta30.546140.75831,5%7,5%1,5%1,4%
78Buick Excelle GT30.345137.186152,9%61,4%1,5%1,3%
813Nissan Sylphy28.704113.5613,7%-3,5%1,4%1,1%
96Volkswagen Sagitar27.988143.40324,8%20,9%1,4%1,4%
1012GAC Trumpchi GS426.019124.675295,4%1794,5%1,3%1,2%
1114Foton Light Truck21.369107.263-7,3%-7,8%1,1%1,0%
1215Ford Escort21.010106.32037,7%19,2%1,1%1,0%
1316Wuling Mini-truck20.71699.75514,7%21,1%1,0%1,0%
1424Wuling Hongguang V20.05083.19111,3%-19,7%1,0%0,8%
1517Buick Envision19.15095.79639,9%82,8%1,0%0,9%
164Baojun 56018.515156.5270,9%1,5%
1718Volkswagen Tiguan18.32895.616-10,5%-12,4%0,9%0,9%
1830Volkswagen Polo17.35677.66917,2%-3,4%0,9%0,7%
1911Volkswagen Santana17.313125.369-9,6%-6,2%0,9%1,2%
2021Chevrolet Cruze16.66787.450-13,0%-12,0%0,8%0,8%
2119Geely EC716.10189.99015,6%1,0%0,8%0,9%
2240Toyota Levin15.07363.52436,8%36,2%0,8%0,6%
2338Honda XR-V14.95967.30673,8%72,6%0,8%0,6%
2431Lifan Light Truck14.84574.22578,5%162,1%0,7%0,7%
2551Buick Verano14.82458.7790,7%0,6%
2639Nissan X-Trail14.62365.03514,7%18,9%0,7%0,6%
2752Hyundai Tucson14.52857.7690,7%0,6%
2846Honda Vezel14.39861.24149,1%44,6%0,7%0,6%
2934Volkswagen Bora14.32171.19345,5%-15,1%0,7%0,7%
3043Kia K314.24362.05515,2%-12,8%0,7%0,6%
3135Honda CR-V14.19470.59920,1%45,6%0,7%0,7%
3210Baojun 73014.060126.935-45,9%-7,0%0,7%1,2%
3325Ford Focus13.43382.840-23,6%-29,3%0,7%0,8%
3454BMW 5 Series L13.42955.26527,1%-8,1%0,7%0,5%
3561Hyundai Mistra13.15651.0476,8%-17,3%0,7%0,5%
3632Volkswagen Passat12.99873.245-37,0%-30,2%0,7%0,7%
3726Volkswagen Golf12.95480.9700,1%2,6%0,7%0,8%
3868Changan Oushang12.92847.0620,7%0,5%
3945Skoda Octavia12.76961.9071,7%-3,2%0,6%0,6%
4028Wuling Sunshine12.60379.254-39,0%-31,2%0,6%0,8%

To know all about this market, you can read the China Car Market Insights 2015, recently published:

 

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