GAC Toyota sees 2019 sales rise 18% YoY
Shanghai (Gasgoo)- GAC Toyota announced a year-on-year sales growth of 18% to 682,008 units in China through 2019.
The annual sales of the eighth-generation Camry hit a new high of 185,245 units, up by 14% over the year-ago period. Among them, sales of high-end models above 200,000 yuan ($28,678) accounted for more than 60%, and those of 2.5L and hybrid electric vehicles comprised over 55%.
The sales of the Levin jumped 15% from a year earlier to 221,629 units, 20% of which were twin-engine models. Since its launch in July, 20,000 units of the new-generation Levin were sold on an average monthly basis.
The C-HR’s 2019 sales skyrocketed 162% year on year to 59,461 units, with average monthly sales reaching 5,000 units. The 2020 version of the first TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture)-based SUV hit the market in November, 2019.
The joint venture sold 115,124 YARiS Ls, which increased by 20% from the year-ago period, marking the annual sales surpassed 100,000 units for the first time after it came to the market. The YARiS L X, the family’s new member introduced in October 2019, contributes 54% of the series’ sales.
The Highlander saw 2019 sales total 98,506 units and ten-year sales amount to 930,000 units from 2009 to 2019. The model ranked first among the China-built midsize SUVs by hedge ratio in five years. In addition, the Wildlander, an all-new SUV, will be available for pre-sale on January 9. The new car is expected to offer full automatic transmission, two TNGA-based powertrain options, three all-wheel-drive system options and four variants.
The twin-engine PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) versions of the Camry and the Levin witnessed their 2019 combined sales growth of 8% year on year to 72,267 units in total.
Last year, GAC Toyota offered the Levin E+, a dual-engine PHEV, and the iA5, the JV’s first mass-produced all-electric car. Their combined sales stood at 2,000 units in December (photo source: GAC Toyota's WeChat account).
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