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China LCV’s Full Year 2010: 755,000 Wuling Sunshine sold!

Wuling Sunshine

The Chinese Light Commercial Vehicles sales figures are as impressive as ever, with the overall market up 25% at 5,278,135 units, and the best seller being the Wuling Sunshine with 754,961 units sold, up 8%. It was named by Forbes “the most important car on earth” as it could save General Motors, linked with manufacturer SAIC Wuling.

As always 2 figures for comparison: the Ford F Series sold 528,349 units in the USA this year, and the VW Golf sold 492,556 in the whole of Europe! The ChangAn Mini Bus is #2 with 515,355 sales, up 26%. Top 5 Chinese LCVs in detail below.

Pos Model Dec /09 Nov 2010 /09
1 Wuling Sunshine 46,020 -30% 46,682 754,961 8%
2 ChangAn Mini Bus 36,930 58% 54,795 515,355 26%
3 Foton Forland 35,342 9% 32,088 416,733 16%
4 Wuling Rongguang/Xingwang 24,072 470% 23,642 278,014 153%
5 DongFeng Light-Truck 19,598 11% 17,851 231,491 30%

Source: Autonews

  1. Mady
    February 1, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I was wondering how should I relate these figures with the one mentioned in reuters article – http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/10/retire-us-china-autos-idUSTRE70926X20110110

    “In 2010, a total of 13.8 million passenger cars were sold in China, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said on Monday. Overall vehicles, including trucks and buses, came to 18.1 million units during the period, up 32.4 percent, it said.”

    Please clarify.

    • February 1, 2011 at 9:23 pm

      Hi Mady,

      Easy: depending on how you categorise cars you will always end up with different figures splits. The total Chinese market is at 18.1 million units, as per CAAM. The data I am using in this post refers to aggregated models data found on http://www.autonews.com/section/chinadata . If you add up all categories on that Autonews page, you come to 17.1 million. However as it is said at the bottom of the page, that figure doesn’t include:
      – imported models (quite a significant amount, no official data)
      – minivehicles, pickups and (heavy) commercial vehicles
      These two categories above can realistically represent 1 million sales.
      There you go: you have your 18.1 million total sales.

      It would be helpful if CAAM could clarify what they mean by ‘trucks and buses’. In the USA for example, trucks include MPV and pickups…not sure what they include here.

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