Feb. 14, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Chery Automobile Co Ltd, the largest private automaker in China, exported 11,823 vehicles in January, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 21.2% or a sequential increase of 25.1%.
The auto manufacturer, based in Anhui
Province, saw the Chery Tiggo SUV become the firm's best selling model overseas with a total of 5,185 units sold last month, accounting for 43.9% of the firm's total exports.
The Chery Tiggo model ranked fourth with 8,070 units sold in the SUV market last month, while the Volkswagen Tiguan ranked first with 20,408 units sold, followed by the Great Wall Hover with 11,720 units and the Nissan Qashqai with 10,599 units.
Chery was the top auto exporter in China last year with 160,200 vehicles sold in the international market, said a person familiar with the matter.
Statistics from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers or CAAM showed that the country's vehicle exports totaled 56,300 units in January, up 8.32% from a year earlier or up 0.49% month on month.