China Vehicles Sales in March up in double-digit pushed by Volkswagen recovery

China Vehicles Sales in March

China Vehicles Sales in March up in double-digit pushed by Volkswagen recovery. Involved in a mitigated economic environment the automotive sector reported an encouraging first quarter 2016 +6.5%.

Market Outlook

Against a backdrop of challenging economic conditions, the National People’s Congress approved lowering the GDP target for this year and top leadership emphasized that 2016 will be a difficult year for growth. In an attempt to meet this year’s 6.5%–7.0% growth target, the government might be tempted to utilize old recipes to support the economy at the expense of curbing the speed of much-needed structural reforms.

The automotive sector growing speed will be involved as usual in the process in the government attempt to control the growing speed.

Meantime, in March, according to the data released by the  C.A.A.M., (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers), the total vehicles sales had been 2.48 million (+10.7%) recovering the February lost correlated with the Chinese Calendar. During the first quarter of 2016 total light vehicles sales had been 6.680.312, up 6.5% compared to the same period last year.

Competitive Arena

In March, the leader Volkswagen sold 271.488 vehicles (+17.8%) posting a robust recovery after month of difficulties and recoveing in the year-to-date with actual sales flat. ChangAn was again second with 129.103 sales (-5.6%) while Wuling was third with 107.190 (-32.8%) followed by Toyota with 103.491 (+31.7%) and Hyundai with 97.641 (-5.9%).

As far as the Car Groups performance, the leader was Volkswagen with market share at 15.9% followed by Hyundai-Kia with 6.6%, General Motors with 6.3%, ChangAn and SAIC with 5.7%.

The best-selling model was the Wuling Hongguang with 167.156 units (-15.9%) followed by the Volkswagen Lavida with 159.555 (+11.5%), the Haval H6 with 121.325 (+38.3%) and two models made by Baojun, the new 560 with 113.049 sales and the 730 with 97.803 (+15.7%)

As far as the full best-selling models ranking here you find the top 40 in March 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 MarRank Q1BrandMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Volkswagen271.488783.03817,8%-0,9%12,1%12,3%
22ChangAn129.103396.531-5,6%-2,9%5,7%6,2%
33Wuling107.190324.344-32,8%-24,5%4,8%5,1%
64Buick97.134286.03323,3%25,1%4,3%4,5%
45Toyota103.491262.53831,7%30,2%4,6%4,1%
76Ford95.056260.35423,5%15,3%4,2%4,1%
97Great Wall85.991250.447-1,2%2,2%3,8%3,9%
88Honda92.500231.51530,0%35,6%4,1%3,6%
59Hyundai97.641227.738-5,9%-19,7%4,3%3,6%
1210Dongfeng60.855216.448-26,6%-0,6%2,7%3,4%
1111Baojun72.069216.239100,1%129,9%3,2%3,4%
1012Nissan85.929186.15831,0%12,6%3,8%2,9%
1313Beijing58.020177.16424,2%50,8%2,6%2,8%
1414Jac56.393173.38113,6%31,8%2,5%2,7%
1515Audi54.106156.7818,2%11,9%2,4%2,5%
1616Kia51.738144.781-17,7%-14,3%2,3%2,3%
1717Geely50.052143.5771,2%1,4%2,2%2,3%
1918BMW40.890116.4345,5%-1,4%1,8%1,8%
2019Chevrolet37.586111.823-38,4%-37,5%1,7%1,8%
2120Mercedes35.129109.17621,1%31,3%1,6%1,7%
1821BYD42.611106.148-7,0%-15,3%1,9%1,7%
2222Chery31.48895.570-24,1%-10,7%1,4%1,5%
2423Peugeot28.11384.859-20,6%-20,9%1,3%1,3%
2324GAC Gonow30.36680.375158,4%149,1%1,4%1,3%
2525Skoda27.69776.7070,8%18,8%1,2%1,2%
2626Lifan25.12675.78352,0%107,5%1,1%1,2%
2727Zotye24.11571.42818,2%38,1%1,1%1,1%
2828Citroen23.53467.513-22,1%-12,8%1,0%1,1%
3529Foton16.44864.603-27,6%-34,6%0,7%1,0%
3430Haima16.87061.2395,6%24,4%0,8%1,0%
3131Brilliance21.30360.263-14,5%-15,1%0,9%0,9%
3232Faw20.85859.309-22,3%-24,7%0,9%0,9%
3033Mazda22.27756.36812,9%4,1%1,0%0,9%
2934Jinbei22.42256.249-21,6%-28,6%1,0%0,9%
3735Suzuki14.63050.282-30,4%-17,5%0,7%0,8%
3636Jeep16.12244.577126,5%108,8%0,7%0,7%
3337JMC18.90040.393-1,2%-19,2%0,8%0,6%
3838Roewe12.92836.96972,0%55,1%0,6%0,6%
4339Soueast8.79925.95199,2%76,0%0,4%0,4%
4140Venucia9.65025.723322,1%52,6%0,4%0,4%
4041Landwind10.00124.609334,6%275,7%0,4%0,4%
4442Cadillac7.70622.03010,9%66,1%0,3%0,3%
4243Changfeng9.01721.4550,3%-14,6%0,4%0,3%
4744Lexus6.61820.5570,0%0,0%0,3%0,3%
4645Hawtai6.79619.94527,6%9,3%0,3%0,3%
4846Volvo6.51318.6000,2%-4,6%0,3%0,3%
4947MG6.07718.58415,5%52,6%0,3%0,3%
4548Isuzu7.50015.300-44,4%-56,0%0,3%0,2%
5049Porsche4.98914.9670,0%0,0%0,2%0,2%
3950Karry10.13814.768183,3%70,3%0,5%0,2%
5651Luxgen3.14612.965-30,8%-18,4%0,1%0,2%
5352Land Rover3.82911.9330,0%0,0%0,2%0,2%
5253Mitsubishi4.25010.626-41,8%-50,4%0,2%0,2%
5454Changhe3.72610.558-82,2%-83,9%0,2%0,2%
5855Yema2.76110.15412,7%90,1%0,1%0,2%
5556Subaru3.62710.060-1,4%-2,9%0,2%0,2%
7557Huasong7059.2430,0%0,1%
6158ZX Auto2.2657.505-21,4%-13,2%0,1%0,1%
5159Renault4.3307.483174,0%57,9%0,2%0,1%
6060Mini2.4657.3950,0%0,0%0,1%0,1%
5761Infiniti2.9247.04511,6%9,4%0,1%0,1%
9562Zhi Dou-6.1640,0%0,1%
6363Fiat1.7585.098-54,6%-46,0%0,1%0,1%
5964Qoros2.5034.896135,2%96,8%0,1%0,1%
6465Dodge1.5654.6220,3%-1,2%0,1%0,1%
6666Zhongxing1.3014.050165,5%14,7%0,1%0,1%
6267Huanghai1.8643.815-15,1%-37,5%0,1%0,1%
6768Lincoln1.1903.7320,0%0,0%0,1%0,1%
7069Wichai9163.4230,0%0,1%
6570Maxus1.3533.36658,1%45,0%0,1%0,1%
6871Smart1.0993.2970,0%0,0%0,0%0,1%
7472Shandong7372.999-54,4%-38,2%
7273Jaguar7902.9210,0%0,0%
7174Jiangxi8132.62186,9%100,8%
6975BAW9882.432101,2%7,0%
7376Maserati7592.2770,0%0,0%
7777FQT5661.631-15,8%-19,1%
7878Sichuan4521.46174,5%88,0%
7679Jiangnan6171.294-25,7%-52,2%
7980Jonway4261.290-36,4%-28,2%
8581Linian1501.173-42,5%11,5%
8082Acura3811.1430,0%0,0%
8183SsangYong2357050,0%0,0%
8284Tesla2216630,0%0,0%
8785Bentley119662-5,6%75,1%
8486Chrysler171533-45,2%-43,1%
8387Denza20348524,5%81,6%
8688Climo134477-46,8%-6,8%
9589Hager-200-100,0%-80,9%
8890Ferrari381205,6%11,1%
8991Rolls-Royce371150,0%0,0%
9092Aston Martin17510,0%0,0%
9193Lamborghini9330,0%0,0%
9294McLaren8230,0%0,0%
9395Opel616-38,0%-40,1%
9496Hummer12
9497Seat110,0%0,0%
Rank MarRank Q1GroupMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Volkswagen358.4091.032.18914,5%2,2%15,9%16,0%
25Hyundai-Kia149.379372.519-10,4%-17,7%6,6%5,8%
32General Motors142.431419.902-3,0%-0,2%6,3%6,5%
43ChangAn129.103396.531-5,6%-2,9%5,7%6,1%
54SAIC127.548383.263-26,3%-18,1%5,7%5,9%
66Toyota110.109283.09529,3%27,4%4,9%4,4%
77Ford96.246264.08623,2%15,1%4,3%4,1%
812Renault-Nissan93.183200.68633,5%13,7%4,1%3,1%
910Honda92.881232.65829,8%35,3%4,1%3,6%
108Great Wall Motors85.991250.447-1,2%2,2%3,8%3,9%
Rank MarRank Q1ModelMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
12Volkswagen Lavida56.557159.55535,5%11,5%2,5%2,5%
21Wuling Hongguang55.924167.156-27,0%-15,9%2,5%2,6%
33Haval H646.075121.32546,5%38,3%2,1%1,9%
44Baojun 56042.077113.0491,9%1,8%
513Hyundai Elantra33.68068.30427,3%-26,3%1,5%1,1%
624Nissan Sylphy33.26655.35930,3%-12,6%1,5%0,9%
77Volkswagen Sagitar32.59386.13646,5%18,0%1,5%1,3%
811Toyota Corolla32.56177.01539,5%35,3%1,5%1,2%
98Volkswagen Santana30.39185.252-4,1%-1,5%1,4%1,3%
1010Volkswagen Jetta28.77280.7180,9%-1,9%1,3%1,3%
119Buick Excelle GT28.19483.06041,0%31,8%1,3%1,3%
125Baojun 73028.07797.803-6,4%15,7%1,3%1,5%
1312GAC Trumpchi GS428.05173.5831,3%1,1%
1415Ford Escort22.83863.005-2,6%6,6%1,0%1,0%
1514ChangAn CS7522.03766.07338,7%58,3%1,0%1,0%
1619Geely EC720.64357.3910,1%-4,3%0,9%0,9%
1716JAC Refine S320.09762.76316,0%16,9%0,9%1,0%
1822Ford Focus19.92655.875-8,4%-22,0%0,9%0,9%
1923ChangAn Honor19.51055.511-12,8%-10,3%0,9%0,9%
2017Dongfeng Fengguang 330/37019.27961.4649,2%22,7%0,9%1,0%
2128Jac Light Truck18.68750.733-0,6%11,6%0,8%0,8%
2218Volkswagen Tiguan18.40558.31818,6%-13,3%0,8%0,9%
2321Buick Envision18.39956.32775,3%111,5%0,8%0,9%
2425ChangAn CS3518.25553.18628,2%7,0%0,8%0,8%
2533Buick Excelle17.91645.7798,0%3,9%0,8%0,7%
2626Volkswagen Golf17.00253.12518,9%1,5%0,8%0,8%
2741Honda CR-V16.73240.87273,3%56,8%0,7%0,6%
2820Chevrolet Cruze16.55856.547-20,7%-13,8%0,7%0,9%
2931ChangAn Eado16.45447.706-10,9%-15,5%0,7%0,7%
3040Volkswagen Lamando16.45241.854186,4%93,2%0,7%0,7%
3135Volkswagen Magotan16.30444.10280,3%-8,0%0,7%0,7%
3227Wuling Mini-truck16.10251.1933,1%9,9%0,7%0,8%
3332JMC Light Truck15.58846.76456,8%59,1%0,7%0,7%
3438Volkswagen Bora15.47942.166-16,4%-24,3%0,7%0,7%
3530Volkswagen Polo15.33948.07412,9%-7,0%0,7%0,7%
3665Hyundai Tucson15.20132.0910,7%0,5%
3734Lifan Light Truck14.84544.535196,9%196,9%0,7%0,7%
3853Hyundai Verna14.61335.417-29,5%-46,1%0,7%0,6%
3952Audi A6L14.51935.41911,5%-8,6%0,7%0,6%
4046Nissan X-Trail14.40537.72417,6%35,5%0,6%0,6%

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

 

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