January auto sales list: Changan beat SAIC Volkswagen to become the second place in China’s auto market for the first time
On February 15, the Passenger Car Association released the domestic passenger car sales data in January. In January, the domestic passenger car market retail reached 2.092 million units, down 4.4% year-on-year and 0.6% month-on-month.In terms of manufacturers, there are also considerable changes. Although FAW-Volkswagen continues to sit on the top of sales, SAIC Volkswagen is defeated by Changan Automobile, ranking third, and Changan Automobile also sits on the second place of domestic automobile enterprises for the first time.Specifically, FAW-Volkswagen sold 190,771 units in January, down 17.9% year-on-year, and its domestic market share was 9.2%. With the support of Audi brand, FAW-Volkswagen is far better than joint venture brands at the same level in terms of data.Changan Automobile had a very good performance in January, even surpassing SAIC Volkswagen and winning the title of the second place among domestic car companies in sales. Its total sales in January were 143,556, down 3.0% year-on-year, which also shows that in January of the Spring Festival holiday, the sales of all car companies are relatively poor, so it is a big progress if it does not backslide.Saic Volkswagen ranked third, selling 137,617 units in January, down 19.9 percent year-on-year, and its domestic market share also dropped to 6.6 percent.Geely Auto, SAIC-GM and Dongfeng Nissan ranked fourth to sixth, respectively, and SAIC-GM saw an equally large drop, with sales plunging 20% in January to 120,021 units.Byd sold 95,032 cars in January, up 126.7% year on year, making it the biggest auto company in the list.At the same time, BYD is also the domestic new energy sales in January car enterprises.The eighth to 12th place, respectively, are Great Wall Motor, BMW Brilliance, GaC Toyota, SAIC-GM-Wuling, GaC Honda and other auto companies.