Jan. 11, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China's sales of passenger cars, including minibuses, amounted to 13.70 million units in 2011, up 2.8% from 13.32 million units in 2010, according to statistics released by the National Passenger Car Market Information Joint Committee.
In the month of December, China saw its passenger car sales total 1.42 million units, reflecting an increase of 14.2% month on month but a decrease of 3.3% year on year.
Last year, the sales of SUVs experienced the highest growth of 21.2%, reaching 1.49 million units. The sales of MPVs grew 8.7% year on year to 504,710 units, and the sales of sedans climbed 3.6% year on year to 9.57 million units in 2011.
The top four passenger car sellers in China last year were Shanghai
General Motors Co Ltd, SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile, Shanghai
Volkswagen Automotive Co Ltd and FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co, whose sales were 1.23 million units, 1.22 million units, 1.17 million units and 1.03 million units, respectively.
The country' passenger cars output for last year rose to 14.42 million units from 13.83 million units in 2010.