Changan Auto boasts 44.51% hike in first-half 2021 sales
Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chongqing Changan Automobile Co., Ltd. (Changan Auto) sold 1,200,847 new vehicles in the first half of 2021, representing a 44.51% hike year over year, the company announced on July 9.
The automaker said the Jan.-Jun. sales of its China-owned brands zoomed up 53.5% to over 950,000 units, more than 650,000 of which were passenger vehicles (+68.3% YoY).
UNI-K; photo credit: Changan Auto
As to specific models, the year-to-date sales of the CS75, the CS55, and the EADO series amounted to 174,059 units, 60,415 units, and 99,075 units, zooming up 58.9%, 46%, and 56.4% respectively over the year-ago period. Besides, 63,756 vehicles from UNI series were sold during the first two quarters.
Oshan Auto, Changan Auto's self-owned passenger vehicle brand, sold 126,441 vehicles through the first half of the year, recording a 72% growth.
Mazda3 Axela; photo credit: Changan Mazda
Two joint ventures, Changan Ford and Changan Mazda, saw their semi-annual sales rise 24.16% and 7.65% year on year respectively.
Changan Auto exported 63,673 vehicles in the Jan.-Jun. period, a year-on-year surge of 143%. The company noted its monthly export volume has exceeded 10,000 units for five straight months as of June 2021.
However, Changan Auto's sales in June fell 10.99% from a year earlier, the first-time year-on-year decrease after 17 consecutive months of increase. Among its subsidiaries, only Chongqing Changan achieved growth in June sales.
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