Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Great Wall Motor (GWM) said its vehicle sales vigorously grew 17.79% from a year earlier to 117,812 units last month. As of September, the Chinese biggest SUV and pickup manufacturer had achieved YoY sales growth for fifth month in a row.
For the first nine months, the automaker sold 680,690 new vehicles in total, posting a 6% year-on-year decrease.
Four major brands—Haval, ORA, Great Wall Pickup and WEY—all achieved YoY and MoM growth in Sept. sales.
Last month, the sales of Haval SUV brand climbed 5.14% over a year ago to 79,120 units, the best-ever monthly figure achieved so far this year.
(The third-generation Haval H6, photo source: GWM)
With 40,475 units sold in September, the Haval H6 had a 28% leap compared to the same period a year ago. Notably, the sales of the third-generation Haval H6 surpassed 10,000 units after the new model going into market on August 30. In addition, the sales of the Haval F7 and the Haval M6 reached 12,601 units and 14,801 units, jumping 22% and 29% from the previous month.
In September, GWM's pickup sales zoomed up 67.29% year over year to 22,885 units, exceeding 20,000 units for five straight months. In the Jan.-Sept. period, GWM sold 160,351 pickups, a remarkable year-on-year surge of 63.17%. The sales of the P Series Pickup reached 11,200 units, topping 10,000 units for five consecutive months.
(GWM POER EV, photo source: GWM)
At the Auto China 2020, the GWM POER EV model was launched to demonstrate the automaker's insight of future pickup industry. This EV model has been equipped with leading tech, including ternary lithium battery, the global first co-axial integrated electronic drive bridge. GWM said the POER EV features a maximum range of 405km, the longest range among pickup trucks sold in China.
(ORA Black Cat, photo source: GWM)
ORA, GWM's BEV-focused model, saw its Sept. sales skyrocket 252.64% over a year ago to 6,619 units, including 5,141 “Black Cat” cars (+201% YoY). The cumulative sales of the ORA “White Cat”, ORA's third mass-produced model, added up to 2,227 units since it hit the market in mid-July.
(WEY VV6, photo source: WEY)
With 9,037 vehicles sold, WEY recorded a 3.86% year-on-year growth last month. The sales of the models under the high-end SUV brand all represented YoY and MoM increase. As the biggest sales contributor, the VV6 had a sales volume of 5,206 units, a year-on-year growth of 2% and a month-on-month jump of 17%.
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