大咪导航：Toyota, Nissan, Mazda sustain growth in China deliveries: May 2020 update
Toyota's China sales jump 20.1%
Toyota saw its new car sales in China jump 20.1% year on year to over 166,300 units, for the second month in a row posting growth.
The vigorous growth stemmed for the sales rise achieved by two joint ventures. According to FAW Toyota, its May sales were up by 2% from a year earlier to 72,000 vehicles, which made the year-to-date volume reach roughly 269,000 units.
Last month, the sales of the Corolla, the RAV4 and the Avalon amounted to 31,490 units, 17,898 units and 11,190 units respectively, all getting back to their normal levels.
To spur car sales, FAW Toyota has to-day held over 2,400 live-streaming activities and cloud-enabled auto shows.
GAC Toyota announced its retail sales in May surged 32.1% from the previous year to 68,518 units. There were 48,532 consumers taking delivery of the TNGA-based models, representing a significant growth of 122% from the prior-year period, which included 15,513 Camry cars, 20,629 Levin cars (+81%) and 7,588 Wildlander SUVs, the sibling of the Toyota RAV4 that just hit the market in late February.
Honda's China business records 1.7% decrease in May sales
Honda announced that its automobile deliveries in China edged down 1.7% from a year ago to 134,230 units in May, while jumped 18.3% compared to April.
The slight decrease resulted from the downturn in Dongfeng Honda's retail sales. The joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Corporation handed over 65,534 vehicles to consumers, a year-over-year decline of 3.4%. The other joint venture GAC Honda saw its May deliveries climb 0.1% to 68,696 units.
(Breeze Sport Turbo, photo source: GAC Honda)
The Japanese automaker aims to sell 1.55 million new vehicles in the world's biggest largest auto market this year. With 469,644 units delivered in total, 30.3% annual target has been fulfilled as of May. Due to the coronavirus spread, Honda's China auto branch also faced a 21.3% year-on-year slide in Jan.-May deliveries.
The respective year-to-date volumes for GAC Honda and Dongfeng Honda amounted to 243,445 units and 226,199 units, tumbling 22.8% and 19.7% over the year-ago period.
There were six models in total whose respective deliveries in May all surpassed 10,000 units, namely, the Accord, the Breeze, the Vezel, the Civic, the CR-V, and the XR-V, said the company. It is worth mentioning that more than 20,000 consumers took delivery of the Civic cars.
Nissan say China deliveries climb 6.7%
Nissan's China business units delivered 130,016 vehicles (including imported vehicles) in May, representing an apparent year-over-year growth of 6.7%.
Retail sales of its PV (passenger vehicle) and LCV (light commercial vehicle) arms grew 4.8% and 21.4% respectively to 105,362 units and 22,225 units last month.
Within the PV unit, Dongfeng Nissan handed over 97,651 vehicles with a 6.8% growth. The core sales contributors were the Sylphy, the seven-generation ALTIMA and its SUV series.
Besides, 7,711 consumers took delivery of Dongfeng Venucia's vehicles in May, a month-on-month surge of 54%.
Retailing 459,413 units in China, Nissan posted a 21.8% year-on-year decrease for the first five months, 7.4 percentage points lower than the drop in Jan.-Apr. sales.
Mazda sees China deliveries surge 31.6%
Mazda said 22,886 consumers in China took delivery of its new vehicles in May, a remarkable year-on-year growth of 31.6%, according to the sales report offered by Mazda Motor (China) Co., Ltd.
The sales hike resulted from the double-digit growth in two joint venture's performances. FAW-Mazda saw its May deliveries surge 66.9% over a year ago to 10,280 units, and Changan Mazda handed over 12,606 vehicles, an upward movement of 12.3%.
(Mazda CX-4, photo source: FAW-Mazda)
The best-seller in May was still the Mazda3 Axela whose deliveries amounted to 8,545 units, 2,286 units more than that of the runner-up Mazda CX-4. In addition, there were 4,021 Mazda 6 Atenza cars and 3,682 Mazda CX-5 crossovers handed over to consumers.
With 76,328 vehicles delivered in total, the Japanese automaker posted a 12% decrease in year-to-date sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, versus the 23% decline in Jan.-Apr. volume. To be specific, retail sales of FAW Mazda and Changan Mazda reached 31,457 units (-2.4%) and 44,871 units (-17.7%) respectively.