Great Wall Motors (GWM) released its December production and sales report on the 8th of January, according to which the sales in December 2016 reached 150,548 units with a 57.26% growth as compared to November 2016 figures.
Annual sales for the automaker reached 1,074,471 units, increasing 26.01% and easily surpassing its annual target of 950,000 units. GWM becomes the second Chinese auto manufacturer after Changan to sell more than 1 million units in a year. GWM has also set the 2017 annual sales target of 1.25m units.
Compact SUV Haval H6 sells 80,498 units in December, growing 89.16% with the same period of last year. Total annual sales reach a miraculous number of 580,683 units, leveling with Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Monthly sales of small-size SUV Haval H2 increase 76.23% with a total of 35,284 units in December, mainly promoted by the newly launched H2s red-label and blue-label versions.
Medium-size SUV Haval H7 shows a steady growth with total sales of 10,852 units in December, just as expected. It’s predicted that H7 will not perform high growth in recently periods. Monthly sales of medium-and-large-size SUV H8 decrease 22.18% in December with a number of 828 units, while H9 increases 41.94% with sales volume reaching 1,496 units in December.
GWM SUV models all achieve sales growths in December, with total monthly sales increasing 72.84% to 136,522 units, which accounts for 90% of total GWM sales. H6, H2 and H7 perform best among all models.
However passenger cars (sedans 7 hatchbacks) perform badly in December, with C30 sedan decreasing 51.65% to 2,106 units and no obtained sales data for C50. Overall car sales decrease 66.93%, accounting for only 1.4% of total GWM sales data. Steed Pickup sales increase 14.92% in December to a total of 11,920 units, meeting its breakthrough after the launching of 2017 facelift model.
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