March 2002


Car production in the People's Republic of China, ranking of makes:

Brand/marque/Marke Production
1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Passenger cars/VP/PKW:
1 Shanghai-VW 65,000 100,001   160,070 200,222 230,443 235,000 230,946 221,524
2 FAW (VW/Audi/Hongqi)       43,903 44,825 46,405     125,372
 of which:
 FAW-VW 8,062 12,117       46,405 60,085 81,464 94,147
 FAW-Audi-Hongqi 15,127 17,807   19,350     9,011 15,731 15,860
 FAW-Hongqi             6,015   15,365
3 Tianjin Xiali (Daihatsu) 30,150 47,850   65,258 88,232 95,155 100,021 101,828 81,951
4 Chang'an (Suzuki) 5,565 10,463   17,770 16,420 35,160 36,239 44,583 48,235
5 Shenlong (Citroën) 801 5,062   3,797 9,228 30,035 36,240 40,200 53,900
6 Guangzhou-Honda             2,246 10,008 32,228
7 Beijing (Jeep) 20,001 13,809   25,127 26,051 19,377 8,344 9,294 4,867
8 Guizhou Yunque (Subaru)       7,105 798 1,000     859
9 Yangcheng (KIA)                  
10 Zhonghua                  
11 Guangzhou-Peugeot 20,404 16,763   6,698 2,416 1,557 - - -
12 Others                31,312  35,743
Light Commercial Vehicles/VU Légers/Leichtnutzfahrzeuge: (2-6 Tons GVW)
1 FAW              80,600  95,750  
2 SAW              48,050  54,650  
Trucks/Véhicules utilitaires/Nutzfahrzeuge (> 6T GVW):
1 SAW Dongfeng     130,150 142,500 94,500 92,000  105,410  110,350  
2 FAW     82,400 86,400 100,800 92,500  101,500  108,800  
3 Jinan     2,900 5,250 12,200 10,600  8,270  8,820  
4 Yanan                  
5 Beifan (Mercedes-Benz)                  
Buses/autobus/Busse:
1 FAW              1,170  12,900  
2 SAW         8,350 5,650  4,840  4,450  
3 Beifan (Neoplan)                  



Compiled from various sources, such as:
Auto Katalog No. 45 (2001/2002), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 2001.
Auto Katalog No. 44 (2000/2001), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 2000.
Auto Katalog No. 43 (1999/2000), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1999.
Auto Katalog No. 42 (1998/99), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1998.
Auto Katalog No. 41 (1997/98), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1997.
Auto Katalog No. 38 (1994/95), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1994.
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog 2001, No. 30, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 2000;
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog '99, No. 28, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1998;
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog '97, No. 26, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1996;


Chinese automotive www links:

Beijing-Jeep
FAW-Volkswagen
Guangzhou-Honda
Shanghai-GM (Buick)
Shanghai-Volkswagen
Tianjin Xiali
Yangcheng Yueda KIA Motors


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