Recently, the Passenger Car Association announced that the sales volume of the passenger car market from January to September reached 14.875 million units, a year-on-year increase of 2.4%. Thanks to the promotion of the policy of halving the purchase tax, the sales of the overall auto market have turned negative and positive. At the same time, it also announced the sales list of SUVs from January to September. So, what are the models on the list? Let’s take a look together.
BYD Song won the first place in sales , followed by Tesla
This year, the penetration rate of new energy in the auto market has further increased. In the SUV segment, BYD Song won the top sales in the first three quarters. A total of 288,000 new cars were sold, a year-on-year increase of nearly 120%.
Different from the new forces, BYD has vigorously developed plug-in hybrid models in addition to pure electric vehicles. BYD Song provides EV and PHEV versions. Among them, the pure electric model is equipped with the famous blade battery; while the plug-in hybrid model adopts DM-i technology, which has the characteristics of high efficiency, even in the case of power loss, The actual fuel consumption is also not high.
The second best-selling vehicle is also a new energy vehicle, the Model Y from Tesla. In the first three quarters, 219,000 units were sold, a year-on-year increase of 135.8%. Judging from this market performance, Chinese consumers really recognize Tesla quite a bit.
About 183,000 Haval H6s were sold, and sales of various pure-fuel vehicles declined significantly
The Haval H6 under the Great Wall has been called a magic car by many media for a long time. Mainly due to its terrifying sales, it once occupied the sales champion of SUVs for a long time. But this year, its market performance has declined significantly. The list shows that Haval H6 sold 183,000 units in the first three quarters, down 27.7% year-on-year.
The reason for the decline in sales is related to the current high oil prices. In order to reduce the cost of car use, many consumers have chosen new energy vehicles with lower cost, such as BYD Song and other models.
The fifth-selling Changan CS75 sold 165,000 units in the first three quarters. Compared with the same period last year, it decreased by 24.5% year-on-year. Analysis of the reasons is also similar to Haval H6.
In addition to Haval H6 and Changan CS75, the sales of a number of pure fuel models also declined significantly. For example, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda Binzhi and other models. It’s not hard to see that sales pressure on traditional automakers will become unprecedented this year.
Three luxury brand models were shortlisted, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC increased by 17.4% year-on-year
As we all know, Chinese consumers are very partial to luxury car brands. Although the overall performance of the auto market in recent years has not been satisfactory, mainstream luxury brands have survived quite well. In the first three quarters of the SUV sales list, a number of luxury brand models were shortlisted.
The top-ranked Mercedes-Benz GLC sold 114,900 units in the first three quarters, a year-on-year increase of 17.4%. Judging from the published data, the performance of Mercedes-Benz GLC is undoubtedly outstanding, achieving double-digit year-on-year growth. It has to be said that consumers have a very high degree of recognition of the Mercedes-Benz brand. Even if the Mercedes-Benz GLC is about to face a replacement, it will still be able to sell well.
Then there is the Audi Q5, which sold 112,000 units in the first three quarters, a year-on-year increase of 4.4%. As the first domestic German luxury mid-size SUV, the Audi Q5 has established a deep impression on Chinese consumers. Although the brand power is slightly inferior to Mercedes-Benz and BMW, combined with its current terminal price, it has been recognized by many users who are more concerned about cost performance.
The third model is BMW’s X3, which sold 104,000 units in the first three quarters, down 11.1% year-on-year. From the perspective of market performance, it is not as good as the same-level models of Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The reason for this is related to its small space. After all, the wheelbases of Mercedes-Benz GLC and Audi Q5 have been lengthened.
Car Review: More and more consumers are choosing new energy SUVs
Judging from the list of SUVs in the first three quarters released by the China Passenger Transport Association, there have been major changes in the models on the list compared to last year. It squeezed into a variety of new energy models, including BYD Song, Tesla’s Model Y, and BYD Yuan PLUS. The most obvious impact on sales is the pure fuel SUV, such as Haval H6, Changan CS75 and other models. It can be seen that consumers are paying more and more attention to electrified models, hoping to choose a low-cost product. What do you think of this list of SUV sales in the first three quarters? Comments are welcome.