A total of 1.78 million passenger automobiles were sold in China in the month of June, according to figures reported on by Gasgoo.com (Chinese). The figure represents a 2.8% increase from the amount sold last June. With a total 35,800 units sold, Shanghai GM’s Buick New Excelle led the monthly charts. It was followed by the Great Wall Haval H2 and SAIC-GM-Wuling Hongguang, monthly sales of which totaled 35,200 units and 34,500 units, respectively. The top eight selling models managed to all break the 30,000 sales mark, with three of them being domestic own brand models.
Sedan sales in June totaled 886,300 units, down 3.8% year-on-year. The New Excelle, the month’s best-selling sedan and overall top performing passenger automobile, successfully achieved year-on-year growth of 15.5%. By comparison, the VW Lavida, with total sales of 35,800, fell down the charts to third place; it was outsold by the Nissan Bluebird Sylphy, sales of which totaled 33,100 units.
The updated Toyota Corolla performed well, placing it not far behind the top three. The Corolla’s sales totaled 32,400, representing year-on-year growth of 18.8%. Only one own brand model managed to make it into the top 20: the Geely Emgrand EC7, with total sales of 15,800 units. Likewise, only one model was newly released this year: the Chevrolet Cavalier, sales of which totaled 12,200 units.
SUV sales in June totaled 744,400 units, increasing 15.5% year-on-year. The Great Wall Haval H6, the month’s best-selling SUV model, saw its sales grow 6.3% year-on-year. Only five entrants among the top 20 SUV models saw their sales fall from last year. Right behind the Haval H6 was the GAC Trumpchi GS4, whose sales grew a full 20.1%. Rounding out the top three was SAIC-GM-Wuling’s Baojun 510, whose sales totaled 30,700 units. The best-selling foreign brand model, the VW Tiguan, along with its L variant, managed to bring in a total 28,800 sales, growing a whole 78.6% from the previous June.
Six of the top 20 best-selling SUV models this month were own brand SUVs, with the top three all being domestic. Sales of the Geely Boyue and Geely Emgrand GS over doubled year-on-year.
MPV sales in June totaled 157,100 units, 8.7% less than the amount sold last June. The leading SAIC-GM-Wuling Hongguang’s sales decreased 17.8%, while those of the Buick GL8 increased, allowing it to enter the monthly top three.
Joint ventures performed strongly in the MPV segment, with the VW Touran and Honda Elysion making the top ten and achieving positive year-on-year sales growth rates.
Despite the Changan Oushang seeing its sales decrease by a considerable margin, the upcoming release of the new Oushang A800 should help its performance recover.
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