BYD F3 becomes best-selling sedan for the first time


PHOTO (select to view enlarged photo)

PHOTO


Shanghai, November 7,, 2008: (Gasgoo.com) China's sedan market began to see an upward trend in October, with Chinese brand car BYD F3 leading the segment for the first time, said xinhuanet.com today, citing data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

China had a total of 409,600 domestically-made sedans sold in October, up 12.33 percent from a year earlier. As part of this total, 15,343 BYD F3 were sold, leading China's sedan sales for the first time ever just three years after its launch.

BYD F3 was followed by Jetta and Corolla, posting sales of 14,945 and 14,706 units respectively. The rest of the top ten sedan models by sales in October were Camry, Excelle, Accord, Xiali, Santana, Junjie and Elantra. Total sales of the ten sedan brands were 127,400 units, accounting for 31.10 percent of the total sales volume.

Sales of Chinese brand sedans totaled 112,900 units last month, accounting for 27.57 percent of the sedan market, while joint ventures held 72.43 percent market share, with 296,700 units sold.

The top 10 best-sellers of sedan brands from January to October were Jetta, Santana, Excelle, Corolla, Accord, Camry, QQ, F3, Xiali and Elantra. Total sales of the ten sedan brands were 1.29 million units, accounting for 30.85 percent of the total sales volume.

Overall, a total of 538,500 passenger cars were sold in October in China, up 8.37 percent from a year earlier after falling for two straight months, the CAAM data showed.

For more information please visit http://www.gasgoo.com

-->

Home | Buyers Guides By Make | New Car Buyers Guide | Used Car Super Search | Total New Car Costs | Car Reviews Truck Reviews
Automotive News | TACH-TV | Media Library | Discount Auto Parts

Copyright © 1996-2014 The Auto Channel. Contact Information, Credits, and Terms of Use. These following titles and media identification are Trademarks owned by The Auto Channel, LLC and have been in continuous use since 1987 : The Auto Channel, Auto Channel and TACH all have been in continuous use world wide since 1987, in Print, TV, Radio, Home Video, Newsletters, On-line, and other interactive media; all rights are reserved and infringement will be acted upon with force.

Privacy Statement | Size Does Matter | Media Kit | XML SITE MAP | Affiliates

Send your questions, comments, and suggestions to Editor-in-Chief@theautochannel.com.

Submit Company releases or Product News stories to submit@theautochannel.com.
Place copy in body of email, NO attachments please.

To report errors and other problems with this page, please use this form.

Link to this page: http://www.theautochannel.com/