China’s largest SUV maker sees strong month-on-month sales growth

SHIJIAZHUANG (Xinhua) – Great Wall Motors, China’s largest sport utility vehicle (SUV) and pickup manufacturer, saw vehicle sales rise 35 per cent month on month to 80,828 units last April.

Haval, the carmaker’s leading brand, drove the overall sales growth of Great Wall Motors with 57,098 units sold in April, up 42 per cent month on month.

Sales of the Haval H6 model exceeded 24,000, remaining the best-selling SUV in China for 83 months, the company said.

Great Wall pickups continued to lead the domestic market with sales of new vehicles hitting 15,729, up 20 per cent year on year.

The company said it is fully utilising the Internet, auto e-commerce platforms and its massive dealer system to launch a new model of auto sales.

The Haval brand has set up 10 online sales platforms, securing orders for more than 20,000 units.

Headquartered in the city of Baoding, north China’s Hebei Province, Great Wall Motors owns several SUV and car brands including Haval, Great Wall, WEY and ORA.

Workers at a Great Wall Motors factory in Yongchuan District of Chongqing, southwest China. PHOTO: XINHUA