Xinhua. About 3.41 million cars were sold in China between January and November 2006, an increase of 40% year-on-year, according to figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
The top ten models sold 139,300 units, or 37% of the national car sales in November. Jetta was the most popular brand in November, followed by Santana and Excelle.
The country’s top 10 sedan manufacturers in the 11-month period this year are: Shanghai GM, FAW Volkswagen, Shanghai Volkswagen, Chery, Beijing Hyundai, Guangzhou Honda, FAW Toyota, FAW Xiali, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen and Geely.
Only Chery, FAW Xiali and Geely are Chinese companies, the others are joint ventures.
Sales of the 10 auto makers topped 2.34 million cars from January to November, accounting for 69% percent of the country’s total.
China had between 8.4 and 9 million cars on the road at the end of last year.