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The Geely Binyue crossover arrived on the Chinese market in October.
Geely, Great Wall, BYD sales climb in March
Automotive News China | 2019/4/12

Sales at Geely Automobile Holdings rebounded in March while deliveries at two other major private Chinese automakers -- Great Wall Motor Co. and BYD Co. -- continued to increase despite the domestic auto market¡¯s ongoing downturn.

Last month, deliveries at Geely, the largest domestic Chinese carmaker, rose 3 percent from a year earlier to 124,643 vehicles after slumping 24 percent in February.

Geely¡¯s sales recovery was led by the Binrui compact sedan and Binyue compact crossover -- two models the company launched under the Geely brand in the second half of last year.

Binrui sales totaled 8,017 and Binyue deliveries reached 12,693 in March.

Sales also rose for Lynk & CO, the premium brand Geely unveiled in 2017. Deliveries of the marque¡¯s 01 and 02 compact crossovers and 03 compact sedan increased 7 percent to 9,065 last month.

For the first quarter, Geely¡¯s sales totaled 366,588, a drop of 5 percent from the same period last year.

In March, sales at Great Wall Motor Co., China¡¯s largest light-truck manufacturer, advanced 17 percent to 103,090 on demand for its new crossover and electric vehicle models. 

The F7, a compact crossover that arrived in the domestic market in November, generated sales of 14,512.

Deliveries of the first two models Great Wall launched under its Ora EV brand in the second half of 2018 -- ¨C the R1 compact sedan and the iQ subcompact car -- totaled 7,031.

For the first three months, Great Wall¡¯s sales rose 11 percent to 283,842.

Sales at BYD, China¡¯s largest electrified vehicle maker, increased 8.5 percent in March to 46,825.

While its gasoline-powered car deliveries plunged 43 percent to 16,750, BYD¡¯s sales of EVs and plug-in hybrids soared 116 percent to 30,075. 

It was the ninth consecutive month that BYD sold more electrified vehicles than gasoline-powered cars.

Through March, BYD¡¯s vehicle sales gained 5.2 percent year on year to 117,578.

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