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China 2008: VW Jetta #1, Honda Accord & Toyota Corolla up

VW Jetta

* See the Top 115 best selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at the end of the post! *

The VW Jetta is the best selling passenger car in China for the third year in a row, and at 202,303 sales it is still the only model in the history of Chinese automobile to pass the 200,000 units mark in one year. The Buick Excelle is #2 again albeit with sales down 11% at 175,417.

Honda Accord

Excellent performance of the Honda Accord boosted by the new generation launched in March: it delivers 170,517 sales, up 44%, and was even #1 overall in March and July! The Toyota Corolla is even more impressive at #4 with 165,271 sales up 151%. Toyota places two models in the Top 5 with the Camry at #5 (-10%).

Toyota Corolla

The Nissan Tiida continues its steady progress, up one spot again this year in 6th place with 137,193 sales (+11%). Very interesting performance of the BYD F3: launched in 2006, it has quickly climbed the ranks to reach the pole position in October! It is #7 overall with 136,782 sales (+39%).

Notice the arrival of the Honda CR-V in the Top 20 at #20 with 80,607 sales (+76%) and the landing of the Skoda Octavia in the Top 30 for its first full year of sales at #28 with 59,499 sales (+87%).

Full Top 115 Ranking Table below.

China Full Year 2008:

Pos Model FY 2008 08/07 FY 2007 Pos
1 VW Jetta 202,303 1% 201,131 1
2 Buick Excelle 175,417 -11% 196,742 2
3 Honda Accord 170,517 44% 118,024 10
4 Toyota Corolla 165,271 151% 65,844 26
5 Toyota Camry 153,532 -10% 170,294 3
6 Nissan Tiida 137,193 11% 123,310 7
7 BYD F3 136,782 39% 98,476 14
8 Chery QQ 133,398 2% 130,186 5
9 Tianjin Xiali 120,969 -9% 132,544 4
10 Chevrolet Aveo 119,637 21% 98,486 13
11 Hyundai Elantra old 115,719 -4% 120,333 9
12 Ford Focus 112,552 -10% 124,991 6
13 VW Santana 107,535 6% 101,059 12
14 VW Passat 100,902 -16% 120,432 8
15 VW Santana Vista 90,399 -7% 96,853 15
16 Audi A6L 86,084 15% 75,172 21
17 Haima 323 85,427 -25% 114,009 11
18 Honda Civic 83,406 3% 81,323 19
19 Geely Freedom Cruiser 81,076 2% 79,844 20
20 Honda CR-V 80,607 76% 45,686 41
21 Hyundai Elantra new 79,016 new 0
22 VW Sagitar 75,456 1% 74,345 22
23 VW Polo 74,491 -18% 90,432 17
24 Kia Cerato 74,352 18% 62,786 30
25 Nissan Livina 69,992 69% 41,341 47
26 Mazda6 69,794 29% 53,994 34
27 Peugeot 307 60,376 -5% 63,661 28
28 Skoda Octavia 59,499 87% 31,802 58
29 Chery A5 59,484 -14% 69,306 24
30 VW Bora 59,169 1% 58,613 32
31 Nissan Teana 58,372 54% 37,803 52
32 Honda City 56,955 -16% 68,129 25
33 Great Wall Hover 56,669 -3% 58,452 33
34 Citroen C Elysee 55,205 76% 31,449 60
35 Tianjin FAW Weichi 54,580 19% 45,759 40
36 Nissan Sylphy 53,228 new 0
37 Buick LaCrosse 52,719 -26% 71,500 23
38 VW Magotan 52,506 93% 27,235 65
39 Brilliance Zhonghua 52,307 -36% 82,312 18
40 Toyota Corolla old 52,247 -18% 63,999 27
41 Chery Cowin 52,123 -44% 93,415 16
42 Suzuki WagonR 50,895 18% 43,151 44
43 Chery Tiggo 50,157 0% 50,098 36
44 FAW Besturn 50,018 115% 23,279 69
45 Honda Fit 49,886 -21% 63,319 29
46 Zotye 2008 48,619 55% 31,377 61
47 Suzuki Ling Lang 47,291 20% 39,337 51
48 Toyota Reiz 46,953 1% 46,299 38
49 Toyota Crown 45,427 -14% 53,111 35
50 VW Lavida 44,392 new 0
51 Chevrolet Epica 43,149 3% 41,702 46
52 Chevrolet Spark 40,797 25% 32,510 56
53 Hyundai Tucson 40,514 -9% 44,729 43
54 Ford Mondeo 39,621 -12% 44,912 42
55 Chang’an Ben Ben 39,036 -20% 48,587 37
56 Suzuki SX4 38,886 82% 21,379 70
57 Toyota Vios 36,865 -6% 39,395 50
58 JAC Refine 36,304 -9% 40,006 49
59 Buick GL8 36,252 -15% 42,494 45
60 Kia Sportage 32,500 469% 5,713 108
61 Hafei Lobo 30,224 -5% 31,778 59
62 Geely Yuanjing/Vision 30,195 68% 17,923 74
63 Kia Rio 29,898 62% 18,503 73
64 Mazda3 29,225 -18% 35,844 53
65 Honda Odyssey 28,872 -37% 45,827 39
66 Chery A1 28,481 151% 11,356 84
67 Hyundai Accent 24,401 -8% 26,665 66
68 Nissan Qashqai 23,772 new 0
69 BYD F0 23,677 new 0
70 Dongfeng MPV 22,010 10% 20,088 71
71 Suzuki Alto 21,618 -32% 31,930 57
72 BMW 5 Series 21,188 20% 17,647 75
73 Audi A4 19,728 0% 19,733 72
74 Toyota Yaris 18,868 new 0
75 Brilliance Junjie 18,741 -42% 32,588 55
76 Changfeng Liebao 17,693 10% 16,156 79
77 Hyundai Sonata 17,265 -32% 25,528 67
78 Lifan 520 16,402 -59% 40,220 48
79 Suzuki Swift 16,328 5% 15,584 80
80 Mitsubishi Lancer 15,636 -37% 24,665 68
81 Brilliance FRV 14,957 new 0
82 Citroen C-Triomphe 14,830 -53% 31,314 62
83 Peugeot 206 14,593 -49% 28,558 63
84 BMW 3 Series 13,975 8% 12,953 82
85 Mazda2 13,692 new 1,528
86 Toyota Prado 13,648 24% 11,028 85
87 Roewe 750 13,608 -17% 16,388 77
88 Citroen ZX 12,446 -56% 28,004 64
89 Roewe 550 12,399 new 0
90 Jinbei MPV 12,108 2% 11,900 83
91 VW Touran 12,028 14% 10,586 87
92 Hua Tai Santa Fe 11,387 76% 6,463 105
93 JAC Eagle 10,251 35% 7,605 99
94 BYD F6 10,250 new 0
95 Nissan Paladin 9,735 1% 9,605 92
96 Zhongxing 9,598 -11% 10,771 86
97 Chery Eastar Cross 9,522 39% 6,853 102
98 Gonow 9,401 -7% 10,098 90
99 JAC Bin Yue 9,263 new 0
100 Geely Merrie 8,570 -75% 33,906 54
101 Changfeng Pajero 8,525 26% 6,764 103
102 Chevrolet Captiva 8,304 500% 1,384
103 Chang’an Idea 8,294 8% 7,656 98
104 Citroen C Quattre 8,053 new 0
105 Citroen C2 7,786 -55% 17,417 76
106 Hyundai Sonata NF 7,539 -46% 13,882 81
107 Great Wall Perry 7,478 1693% 417
108 Mercedes C Class 7,321 new 0
109 Mercedes E Class 7,035 2% 6,882 101
110 Haima Premacy 7,030 -13% 8,078 95
111 Chery A3 6,964 new 0
112 Hafei Saima 6,812 -6% 7,273 100
113 Huanghai 6,752 -35% 10,464 88
114 Geely Golden Eagle 6,616 new 0
115 Hafei Saibao 6,475 13% 5,748 107

Source: China Car Times

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