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Honda sales surge, Nissan deliveries dip in April
Automotive News China | 2019/5/10

Honda Motor Co.'s China sales jumped 24 percent year on year to 125,407 in April while Nissan Motor Co.'s local deliveries dropped 2.9 percent to 121,554.

Honda¡¯s robust sales came as a result of sustained strong demand for the Accord, Civic, Crider and Fit cars and CR-V and XR-V crossovers. The six nameplates each generated sales of more than 10,000 last month, Honda¡¯s China office said.

Dragging down Nissan deliveries in April was its car joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group., which builds sedans and crossovers for the Nissan brand and its proprietary Venucia marque. 

Last month, sales of Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Co. decreased 5.9 percent to 97,056, according to Honda¡¯s China office. 

Through April, Honda¡¯s China sales rose 4.6 percent to 460,541 while Nissan¡¯s local deliveries edged up 0.9 percent to 465,302. 

Last month, Honda opened an assembly plant in the central China city of Wuhan to ease a production bottleneck as the automaker has steadily gained market share in China this year. The 3 billion yuan ($443 million) factory is Honda¡¯s seventh in China.

The move has put Honda on track to beat Nissan in China sales for this year. 

Toyota Motor Corp., the second-largest Japanese carmaker in China last year, does not disclose monthly sales. 

In 2018, Nissan¡¯s China deliveries increased 2.9 percent from a year earlier to 1.56 million while Toyota sales advanced 14 percent to 1.47 million. Honda delivered 1.43 million vehicles, unchanged from 2017. 

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