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2018 China Passenger Car Sales Figures By Model (With Rankings)

Sales Figures & Rankings for Passenger Cars Sold in the United States

2018 Best Selling Passenger Cars In China (All Models Ranked)

In 2018, the Chinese passenger car market witnessed several shifts, reflecting both the changing dynamics of the global automotive industry and unique trends within China. For the first time in over two decades, China experienced a decline in overall car sales in 2018. Multiple factors contributed to this, including an economic slowdown, the U.S.-China trade tensions, and stricter emission regulations.

Despite the overall slowdown, SUV sales remained resilient for a significant part of the year, with consumers continuing to prefer these vehicles for their perceived safety, comfort, and status, although their growth rate started slowing down compared to previous years. The Chinese government’s aggressive push for New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) — which include electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) — saw a further increase in sales of these cars. Generous government incentives, subsidies, and favorable policies played a vital role.

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