Most Popular New Cars in September

Automakers in China sold 1,646,100 new vehicles in September, 19.19% more than August and 5.52% more than a year ago, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Passenger car sales gained 8.79% on year to reach 1,319,500, while commercial vehicle sales fell 5.92% on year to 326,600 units.

In the first nine months of 2011, 13,633,500 new vehicles were sold, up 3.62% from the same period in 2010, including 10,537,800 passenger cars (up 6.38% on year) and 3,095,700 commercial vehicles (down 4.79%).

All sectors of the passenger car market posted growth in September. 930,200 sedans were sold, up 9.33% on year; 48,000 MPVs, up 18.89%; 145,700 SUVs, up 15.23%; 195,600 micro-vans, up 0.17%.

Data from China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) show that automakers in China sold 1,316,281 new sedans, SUVs, MPVs, and microvans in September, 6.4% more than a year ago. Sedan sales increased 8.2% on year to 931,187, MPV sales up 16.8% to 51,671, SUV sales up 22% to 148,217, micro-van sales down 10.5% 185,215.

Below are the most popular new sedans and SUVs in September 2011, according to CAAM:

 

Top 15 best-selling sedans Top 10 best-selling SUVs
Rank Models Makes Deliveries Rank Models Makes Deliveries
1 Excelle Buick 27,994 1 CR-V Honda 20,018
2 Lavida VW 23,852 2 Tiguan VW 13,387
3 Cruze Chevy 23,216 3 Qashqai Nissan 12,514
4 Bora VW 20,195 4 RAV4 Toyota 10,358
5 Jetta VW 19,819 5 Highlander Toyota 9,462
6 Elantra-Yuedong Hyundai 18,800 6 Haval H3 Great Wall 8,986
7 Sail, three-box version Chevy 18,360 7 Tiggo Chery 8,079
8 Passat VW 18,043 8 ix35 Hyundai 8,001
9 Sunny Nissan 16,113 9 S6 BYD 7,547
10 Verna, three-box version Hyundai 15,963 10 Q5 Audi 5,993
11 New Polo VW 15,624  
12 Corolla Toyota 15,548
13 Teana Nissan 15,193
14 QQ Chery 14,769
15 Accord Honda 14,708
Data source: China Association of Automobile Manufacturers

 

Below are the top ten largest automakers in September in terms of wholesales (including exports):

1. Shanghai-GM: 118,392

2. SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW): 112,525

3. Shanghai-VW: 110,338

4. FAW-VW: 97,825

5. Dongfeng-Nissan: 80,008

6. Beijing-Hyundai: 73,255

7. Chery Auto: 60,933

8. Changan Auto: 60,165

9. FAW-Toyota: 53,265

10: Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia: 43,508