Shanghai (Gasgoo)- According to the data released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), China's PV (passenger vehicle) retail sales reached 1,802,853 units, up by 3.9% year on year, while edging down 0.4% compared with the previous month. Meanwhile, the PV wholesale volume nationwide was 1,850,982 units, rising 8.9% from a year ago, but slightly dropping 1.1% over a month ago (the “PV” mentioned here refers to car, SUV and MPV).
As to the wholesale volume of each segment, the sedan (excluding minivan) sales in May maintained an upward momentum with a year-on-year jump of 12.6% to 948,518 units. MPV monthly sales reached 134,378 units, declining 5.8% year on year, while slightly climbing 1.8% month on month. In addition, the SUV May sales were 768,086 units with a year-on-year increase of 7.4%, which was unusually lower than sedan in sales growth.
With regard to the top 10 PV automakers in May by wholesale volume, SAIC Volkswagen, SAIC-GM and FAW-Volkswagen still occupied the first three places compared with the previous month. Outperforming SAIC-GM, SAIC Volkswagen took the championship this time with a wholesale volume of 170,560 units. The fourth to sixth places were still Geely Auto, Dongfeng Nissan and SAIC-GM-Wuling, the same as a month ago. Besides, FAW-Toyota, which was not among the top 10 automakers in April, moved up to the seventh place last month, followed by Beijing Hyundai. Great Wall Motor and SAIC Motor PV ranked ninth and tenth as same as the previous month.
It is noteworthy that Changan Auto was not included on the top 10 sales list in May. Actually, the Chongqing-based automaker has been seeing month-by-month ranking drop since February this year.
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