In April, the production and sales of passenger cars reached 1,834,000 and 1,779,000 units respectively, down 14.4% and 13.5% than that of last month, but up 4.5% and 6.5% year on year, keeping growth on yearly basis.
This month, the sales of passenger cars with engine capacity of 1.6L and below reached 1,280,000 units, up 12.1% year on year, 5.4 percentage points higher than the overall growth of the passenger cars. The sales accounted for 71.9% of the total sales of passenger cars.
For the first four months, the production and sales of passenger cars were 7,537,000 and 7,448,000 units respectively, up 6.6% and 6.7% year on year. Their growth rates decreased 0.7 percentage points and 0.1 percentage points comparing with the first three months.
As for the passenger cars by type, comparing with the same period of last year, SUV continued a high-speed growth, of which the production and sales were up 46.8% and 46.3%. MPV also enjoyed a growth, with an increase of 8.5% and 13.3% in production and sales respectively. As for cars, the production and sales witnessed decline, down 7.3% and 7.8% respectively. Moreover, the situation of crossed passenger cars was even worse, of which such figures decreased by 31.8% and 30.2%.