Hyundai sold over 1 million units in China for the first time in 2013.
Thanks to Renato, Alexandra and IHS I can now share you the most popular brands of passenger cars in China for the Full Year 2013! A reminder that imports and LCVs are not included in these figures. Volkswagen is still by far the leader with sales up a splendid 17% to 2.4 million units, ahead of Hyundai up an even more impressive 20% on 2012 to break the one million annual unit mark for the first time at 1,030,808 sales. Toyota passes Nissan to become #3 with 857,749 units vs. 843,063 and Buick rounds up the Top 5 just above 800,000 sales. Honda, Chevrolet, Ford and Kia follow.
BYD Qin. BYD is the most popular Chinese carmaker at home. Or is it Great Wall? Or Geely?
Five Chinese manufacturers make their way into the Top 15: BYD at #10 with 506,189 sales, ChangAn at #11 with just above half a million units, Wuling at #12, Chery at #13 and Great Wall at #15, with its new brand Haval debuting at #19 with 279,764 units (Great Wall+Haval would rank #9). Dongfeng ranks 16th and FAW 17th, so that’s 8 Chinese brands inside the Top 20. There are 6 more in the Top 30, 9 more in the Top 40 and 6 more in the Top 50 for a total of 44, 45 with Riich which disappeared this year… Note that all Geely brands (Emgrand, Englon and Gleagle) would add up to 549,393 sales and will make Geely the #1 Chinese brand at home once they are all merged into Geely this year.