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BYD F3 leads China Q1 sedan sales at 92,900 units

By George Gao  From Gasgoo.comApril 15, 2010

Shanghai, April 15 (Gasgoo.com) China's passenger car sales in the first quarter rose 76% from a year earlier to 3,522,900 units, and the BYD F3 was the top-selling sedan model during the period at 92,900 units, media reported.

According to the latest data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, the top 10 best-selling sedan models in the January to March period are as follows:

1. BYD F3 – 92,900 units
2. Hyundai Yue Dong – 58,600
3. VW Lavida Langyi – 58,300, the
4. VW Jetta - 54,700
5. Buick Excelle - 54,200
6. VW Santana - 52,200
7. FAW Xiali - 51,700
8. Honda Accord - 47,100
9. Chevrolet Cruze - 46,800
10. Hyundai Elantra - 46,100.

Boosted by its hot-selling F3 model, BYD sold 68,129 cars in March, a monthly record high, becoming China's No. 3 carmaker in the month's sales and bringing its first-quarter sales to 163,500, up 110% from a year earlier.

BYD, backed by U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett, plans to export up to 10% of the 800,000 vehicles it expects to sell this year, a sharp increase from last year when it exported about 2.2% of its 450,000 vehicles sold.


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