The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced the top-selling SUVs, sedans, MPVs, and new energy vehicle rankings in the National Auto Industry Report for February 2022.
In February 2022, the total vehicle production was 1.813 million vehicles, a month-on-month decrease of 25.2% and a year-on-year increase of 20.6%, with passenger vehicles accounting for 1.534 million units, down 26.1% month-on-month and up 32% year-on-year.
Furthermore, the total sales volume was 1.737 million vehicles, a month-on-month decrease of 31.4% and a year-on-year increase of 18.7%, with passenger vehicles accounting for 1.487 million units, down 32% month-on-month and up 27.8% year-on-year.
Top 1: Wuling Hongguang Mini EV
The Hongguang Mini EV is a 4-seater battery-electric mini-vehicle manufactured by SAIC-GM-Wuling since 2020. In 2021, 395,451 Hongguang MINI EVs were sold in China, up 250.7% from 2020. Its February 2022 total sales volume was 26,100 units. Its January 2022 total sales volume was 26,700 units.
The vehicle comes in two battery/range options: 120 km range with 9.3 kWh battery and 170 km range with 13.9 kWh battery. It has a top speed of 100 km/h or 62 mph.
Top 2: BYD Song Plus
The Song Plus is a crossover SUV manufactured by BYD. Initially, only an internal combustion engine version was offered, then an all-electric variant was developed equipped with BYD’s lithium iron phosphate-based Blade battery.
22,800 units were sold in February 2022.
Top 3: BYD Qin Plus
The BYD Qin Plus was first unveiled at the 2020 Guangzhou Auto Show on November 20, 2020. It is equipped with a Snap Cloud-plug-in hybrid 1.5L high-efficiency engine with a maximum power of 81 kWh, peak torque of 135 N·m, a top compression ratio of 15.5:1, and maximum thermal efficiency of 43%.
22,500 units were sold in February 2022, and 25,500 units were sold in January 2022.
Top 4: Tesla Model Y
The Model Y is a mid-size SUV manufactured by Tesla. It was first unveiled in March 2019 and delivered to customers on March 13, 2020. The all-wheel-drive Long Range offers 330 miles of range.
18,600 units were sold in February 2022.
Top 5: BYD Tang
The Tang is a plug-in hybrid crossover utility vehicle manufactured by BYD. It is equipped with BYD’s 86.4kWh Blade battery and can achieve acceleration from 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds.
10,000 units were sold in February 2022.
Top 6: BYD Han
The Han is a luxury sedan with three pure electric models and one hybrid model. The Han long-range pure electric version has a single-charge range of 605km. It can accelerate 0 to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, making it China’s fastest electric vehicle in production. The Han plug-in hybrid model can accelerate 0 to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds, making it China’s fastest hybrid sedan.
9,300 units were sold in February 2022.
Top 7: BYD Dolphin
The Dolphin is developed based on BYD’s e-Platform 3.0, supporting RWD and AWD electric drivetrain layouts. The platform supports short charging times, greater battery isolation from winter weather conditions, and long-range. Power comes from a single electric motor with 95 hp, good for a 160 km/h top speed. The range hasn’t been officially confirmed yet but bets on about 400 kilometers NEDC.
BYD calls the design language “Marine Aesthetics”, and it will be used on a series of new semi-premium electric cars, of which the Dolphin is the first. Size: 4070/1770/1570, with a 2700 wheelbase.
The BYD Dolphin will hit the Chinese market in September 2021. It will also be sold in various other markets around the world, including in the European Union.
8,600 units were sold in February 2022.
Top 8: Li Auto ONE
The Li ONE is a luxury mid-size PHEV crossover SUV manufactured by Li Auto. The Li ONE is equipped with a 140kW rear-drive electric motor powered by a 40.5 kWh battery pack and an 11.9 gallon (54 liters) fuel tank for its 1.2-liter turbocharged internal combustion engine. The combustion engine also generates electricity to charge the car battery. The official price starts at 338,000 RMB (52,762 USD).
8,400 units were sold in February 2022.
Top 9: Chery QQ Ice Cream
The QQ Ice Cream is a micro hatchback manufactured by Chery. It was first released in 2021. It is equipped with a 27 horsepower electric motor. Its official price range is 29,900 to 43,900 RMB (4,700-6,900 USD).
6,400 units were sold in February 2022.
Top 10: Changan BenBen E-Star
The BenBen E-Star is a 5-door hatchback manufactured by Changan with an official price range of 49,800-74,800 RMB (7,800-11,700 USD). The BenBen E-Star is an updated version of the original BenBen EV, first released in 2020. Its battery capacity is 32.2kWh with a 300km range.
5,600 units were sold in February 2022.
CAAM is a non-profit organization founded in Beijing in May 1987 formed based on the principle of equality and voluntariness, consisting of enterprises and institutions as well as organizations engaged in production and management of automobiles, auto parts, and vehicle-related industries founded within the boundaries of the People’s Republic of China. It aims to promote the rapid development of the automotive industry in China through policy research, information service, self-discipline in trade, international communication, and exhibition service. CAAM is a permanent and vice president member of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers.