Australia started to accept Chinese cars in 2016

Sales of Chinese built vehicles in Australia climbed last year…




Australia started to accept Chinese cars in 2016

There may be a long way to go, however 2016 might have just been the start of a much bigger presence in the Australian car market for Chinese vehicle brands.

VFACTS data shows 2,927 Chinese built vehicles were delivered to Australian customers in 2016, that number representing a 26.2% increase on the 2015 total.

Interestingly, December was a particularly big month for the Chinese brands with 299 sales – 86.9% up on the same month in the previous year.

2016 Australian Car Sales Data – Chinese Brands:

  • LDV – 1,542 (+101.0%)
  • Foton Light – 839 (-21.2%)
  • HAVAL – 286 (new brand in Australia)
  • Foton Trucks – 131 (-9.7%)
  • Great Wall – 110 (-22.5%)
  • Chery – 19 (-90.5%)

The most-popular Chinese-sourced model in Australia last year was the LDV G10.

The LDV van was delivered to 579 Australian customers (+216.4% on the models 2015 total).




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