Shanghai (Gasgoo)- In January, Toyota Motor delivered 127,500 vehicles in China, rising 24.5 percent from a year earlier, ranking second among the top three Japanese automakers. Nissan Motor sold 135,037 vehicles in January in China, growing 13.1 percent year on year while Honda Motor China sales increased 10.9 percent to 126,174 units last month.
Toyota has set new annual sales record in China for five consecutive years. Last year, Toyota China sales reached 1.29 million units, growing 6 percent compared with the previous year. With further investment in new models built on TNGA platform, such as C-HR, IZOA, the Japanese automaker expects to hand over 1.4 million vehicles in China in 2018.
With a total sales volume of 135,037 units, Nissan claimed the sales championship among the three Japanese automakers. Its monthly sales increased 13.1 percent from a year earlier. Nissan announced that along with its joint venture in China, it aims to sell 1.6 million vehicles in China this year, up 5.3 percent from the 1.52 million they sold last year but much slower than the growth rate of 12.2 percent of 2017.
Even though Honda’s annual delivery exceeded that of Toyota in 2017, its January sales in China were about 1,300 units less than that of Honda. The respective monthly sales of its joint ventures, GAC Honda and Dongfeng Honda, were 70,811 units and 55,363 units. The CR-V January sales decreased 14.43 percent from a year ago to 13,763 units.
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