TABLE-Geely says Sept vehicle sales up 0.6 pct yr/yr

(Adds BYD figures to table)

HONG KONG/BEIJING, Oct 14 (BestGrowthStock) – Automakers in China
shipped 19.3 percent more passenger cars to dealers in September
from a year earlier, the official China Association of Automobile
Manufacturers (CAAM) said.

A total of 1.21 million sedans, sport utility vehicles and
multi-purpose vehicles were shipped to dealers in September, it
said.

The following table shows Chinese wholesale passenger car and
vehicle sales in September and year-to-date (percent changes are
from a year earlier)
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Sept pct change y-t-d pct
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NATIONAL TOTAL BY CAAM

Cars 1,211,400 19.3 9,897,500 36.7

Vehicles 1,556,700 16.9 13,138,400 36.0
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The following table shows passenger car and vehicle sales in
September and year-to-date by manufacturers (units; percent
changes are from a year earlier) Some auto makers’ figures may
show shipments while others are purely retail sales:
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Sept pct change y-t-d pct
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* BYD 33,085 -25 386,214 NA

Geely 32,259 0.6 274,980 26.5

BMW NA NA 121,826 NP

Volkswagen NA NA 1,476,200 39.0

VW brands NA NA 1,166,000 33.8

Audi brands NA NA 174,900 60.7

Honda Motor 60,913 3.0 475,643 16.2

Guangqi Honda 36,626 -2.6 280,021 7.4

Dongfeng Honda 24,287 12.8 195,622 31.7

Mercedes-Benz 13,940 114.0 101,350 129.0

SAIC Motor 324,831 23.3 2,666,378 36.9

Shanghai VW 95,869 35.9 716,563 39.9

Shanghai GM 100,825 40.8 742,176 54.6

SAIC-GM-Wuling 101,290 0.3 969,693 20.7

Own-brand car 14,254 51.3 120,471 83.2

General Motors 208,353 15.0 1,775,764 37.4

Shanghai GM 100,786 41 NA NA

SAIC-GM-Wuling 100,718 NA NA NA

FAW-GM 6,607 NA NA NA

Ford Motor 50,970 26.0 419,073 40.0

CFM NP NA 286,113 32.0

Jiangling NP NA 132,960 61.0

Toyota Motor 78,000 9.0 582,000 20.0

Dongfeng Motor 180,162 22.3 1,436,046 43.2

Dongfeng Nissan 117,000 24.1 952,278 45.4

Dongfeng PSA 35,740 30.1 261,038 40.2

Dongfeng Honda 24,287 12.9 195,622 31.7

Own-brand car 2,331 -33.9 19,884 143.6

Hyundai Kia 103,129 21.3 NA NA
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* Denotes new entry

– In Asia Pacific and Africa, Ford posted record vehicle
sales in September of 78,700 units, up 27 percent from a year
earlier, with year to date sales up 40 percent to 651,856 units.

– Hyundai Kia’s data do not include imported models.

– Volkswagen’s China sales include number of cars sold in
mainland China and Hong Kong.

– BMW’s first nine months sales has already exceeded its full
year China sales target of 120,000 units.

NOTE: General Motors [GM.UL] operates a 49-51 car
manufacturing venture with top Chinese automaker SAIC Motor Corp
(600104.SS: ) in Shanghai. It also makes mini-vans and pick-up
trucks in a three-way tie-up with SAIC and Liuzhou Wuling
Automobile in southern China. It has another venture with FAW
Group, making light commercial vehicles.

Volkswagen makes cars in tie-ups with SAIC and FAW Group.

Ford Motor makes Fiesta, Focus, Mondeo and other sedan models
in China in a three-way tie-up with Chongqing Changan Automobile
Co (000625.SZ: ) and Japan’s Mazda Motor (7261.T: ). It also holds 30
percent of Jiangling Motors Corp (000550.SZ: ), which makes Ford’s
Transit vans.

Toyota Motor (7203.T: ) operates car ventures with Guangzhou
Automobile Group Co (2238.HK: ) and FAW Group in China.

Dongfeng Motor (0489.HK: ) also makes cars in tie-ups with
Honda Motor (7267.T: ), Nissan Motor (7201.T: ) and PSA
Peugeot-Citroen (PEUP.PA: ).

Honda Motor makes cars in tie-ups with Dongfeng Motor Group
Co (0489.HK: ) and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co (2238.HK: ).

BYD (1211.HK: ) is 10 percent owned by U.S. billionaire
investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N: ).

Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE: ) makes Mercedes-Benz models in China in
partnership with Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Corp.

SAIC operates car ventures with GM and Volkswagen (VOWG.DE: ).
It also makes mini vehicles in south China with GM and its
subsidiary Liuzhou Wuling Automobile.

Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS: ) has a car venture with Beijing
Automotive Industry Holding Co. Kia Motors Corp (000270.KS: ) makes
cars in China in a tieup with Dongfeng Motor Group, Jiangsu Yueda
Investment Co (600805.SS: ).

Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd (0175.HK: ) is a major, homegrown
private car maker. Its parent is the latest owner of the Volvo
car brand.

(Reporting by Fang Yan and Alison Leung; Editing by Ken
Wills)

TABLE-Geely says Sept vehicle sales up 0.6 pct yr/yr