China's Ten Worst-Selling Cars

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams

The Chinese auto market is booming. Thirty-four new models entered the PRC fray in the first half of this year. Unfortunately, "booming market" doesn't necessarily equate to high sales. makes the point with their list of the ten worst-selling cars in China. There are a few familiar names on there: Acura TL, Mitsubishi Galant, Kia Rio, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Prius. The list also includes the car that Buick fanboys have lusted after, the Holden-based Park Avenue. It'll be interesting to see how long they keep these models on the market in China, or if they'll try to export them to maintain production in the face of low sales.

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  • Kazoomaloo Kazoomaloo on Jul 28, 2007

    There are Buick fanboys? Fanfogeys, maybe...

  • Stephan Wilkinson Stephan Wilkinson on Jul 28, 2007

    "China's 10 Worst-Selling Cars" is a bit like saying, "The U.S.'s 10 Worst-Selling Meals Made From Dogmeat."

  • Tony-e30 Tony-e30 on Jul 29, 2007

    Toyota Accord? Interesting article...

  • Areitu Areitu on Jul 30, 2007

    My dad, who is an expat in China, was car shopping. he pointed out that cars with obvious japanese names generally don't sell well there. Buicks, VW and Audis were by far the most common. However, the most amusing part is paying for cars, which happens in hard currency. The largest denomination of RMB is a 100, which is around US$13.