Most Successful Car Manufacturers in China [Top 10]

Car Manufacturers in China
Car Manufacturers in China

As on date, China is the leading car manufacturing hub in the world. The number of cars manufactured and sold in this country is mind baffling. The automotive industry in China is leagues apart from the rest of the world and we have presented a list of Top 10 successful Car Manufacturers in China.

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Dongfeng Motors

Rating: 3.74/5 (15 votes)

Dongfeng  Motor Corporation was founded in the year 1969 and it is one of the largest car manufacturing company in the PRC. Its headquarter is in Wuhan—in Hubei Province in Central China, also famously known as “the thoroughfare to nine provinces”, with its major production facilities distributed across various places such as Shiyan, Xiangyang, Wuhan, and Guangzhou.

Type State owned
Industry Automotive
Founded in 1969
Headquarters Wuhan, Hubei, China
Key people                   Zhu Yanfeng (Chairman)
Products Automotive parts
Commercial vehicles
Passenger cars
Number of cars sold     3.5 m
Popular models              Dongfeng Peugeot 408Dongfeng Citroen C5 etc


Changan Automobile

Rating: 3.80/5 (10 votes)

China’s major car manufacturing company and they have nearly produced nearly 5 million units and it is the oldest car manufacturing company in China. In Chinese language, the name “Changan” means “Lasting Safety” which the manufacturers believe and provide consistently; remarkably time and again.

Type    State-owned
Industry    Automotive
Founded     1862 (Chongqing)
Headquarters  Chongqing, China
Key People Xuliuping (Chairman)
Products Motor vehicles
Number of cars sold 3.0 million
Popular Car Models   Changan Ford
Changan Mazda

Changan PSA
Changan Suzuki


Faw Group

Rating: 3.75/5 (4 votes)

This Car Company is ranked one among the Big four automakers in China. FAW group has sold more than 2.7 million cars in the previous financial year. This is one among the state-owned car making company in China which attracts good patronage.

Type State owned
Industry Automotive
Founded in                  1953
Headquarters Changchun, Jilin, China
Key people                   Xu Ping (Chairman), Xu Xianping (President)
Products  Automotive components, Trucks, Buses, and Automobiles
Number of cars sold     2.7 m
Popular Car Models     FAW V2 VCT-I, FAW X-PV Dual AC, ‎FAW Sirius S80 Grand 1.5



Rating: 3.33/5 (6 votes)

SAIC-Wuling Automobile-GM is a joint collaboration between SAIC Motor, Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co Ltd and General Motors. Based in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Region, located in southwest China. Known to produce consumer as well as commercial vehicles under Baojun and Wuling brands respectively.

Type Private
Industry     Automotive
Founded in                   2002 
Headquarters   Liuzhou, Guangxi, China
Key people                  Raymond Bierzynski,  Shen Yang 
Products Passenger cars, Microvans, Mini-trucks
Number of cars sold    2.2 million   
Popular Car Models     Po Chun 560, Wuling Hongguang


Great Wall Motors

Rating: 5.00/5 (1 votes)

The Great Wall Motors Company Limited was founded in the year 1984, initially producing only trucks. It is regarded as one of the top manufacturers of pickup trucks and SUV’s in China. This company has now ventured into electric vehicle production with Great Wall C30EV.

Type Public
Industry  Automotive
Founded in                  1984
Headquarters Baoding, Hebei, China
Key people Wei Jianjun
Products Automobiles
Number of cars sold    2.0 million  
Popular Car Models     Great Wall C 50, Great Wall H6, Wingle 5


Byd Auto Co. Ltd

Rating: 2.25/5 (4 votes)

BYD Auto co. Ltd., is the sixth top car manufacturer in China. It is perceived that BYD will overtake Tesla in electric car segment with expected sales of more than 3 million cars in the near future. The name BYD stands for Build Your Dreams, a name to reckon in the automobile industry.  A reliable top manufacturing company favored by good quality domestic and foreign consumers, this car company is leading the way in terms of car manufacturing.

Type Subsidiary
Industry Automotive
Founded in                  2003
Headquarters  Xi’an, Shaanxi, China
Key people  Wang Chuanfu (Chairman)
Products  Buses and Automobiles
Number of cars sold  1.5 m
Popular Car Models  Byd F6, Byd F3, Byd G3, Byd F0


Brilliance Auto

Rating: 4.00/5 (5 votes)

Started by Yang Rong, Brilliance Auto Group has its headquarters in Shenyang, China. The main function of the company is to sell, manufacture, develop and design under the company’s brand name “Brilliance”. At present, the company is primarily into the sale of automotive spare parts and mini busses.

Type Public
Industry     Automotive
Founded in                  1992
Headquarters Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Key people Qi Yumin (President  and Chief Executive Officer)
Products Automobiles
Number of units sold 0.6 m
Popular Models           Brilliance FRV, Brilliance V3, Brilliance M2



Rating: 3.50/5 (4 votes)

Chery Automobile Company Ltd., is a state owned car manufacturing company founded in the year 1997. They are the eighth largest producer of automotives in China.

Type State-owned 
Industry   Automotive
Founded in 1997
Headquarters   Wuhu, Anhui, China
Key People                      Peter Bailey (Chairman)
Products Engines and Automobiles
Number of units sold               0.5 m
Popular Car Models        Chery A11, Chery A15, Chery Tigo DR5


Lifan Group

Rating: 3.67/5 (3 votes)

Lifan Group cars are among the best privately owned car manufacturers in China and they stand ninth in terms of production. Starting with power system manufacturing, Lifan Group has grown leaps and bounds focusing on auto, motor, and general machinery.

Type     Private company
Industry Automotive
Founded in 1992 (Chongqing)
Headquarters Chongqing, China
Key people Yǐn Míngshàn (Chairman)

Móu Gāng  (President)

Products Motorcycles
Dirt bike engines
Micro vans
Passenger cars etc
Number of units sold 0.3 m
Popular models Lifan 520i, Lifan 520, Lifan 620,Lifan 720 


Green Field Motors

Rating: 3.67/5 (3 votes)

The newly opened Car Manufacturing Company in China has secured the tenth rank in this list. The main feature of this company is to produce good quality cars at affordable prices and their aim is to cater to a large audience.

Type   Private
Industry   Automotive
Founded in 2010
Headquarters Hangzhou Bay, Zhejiang, China
Key people                   Changhua Yuan (Sales)
Products Painting parts, Automobiles components
Number of units sold   0.25 m
Popular Models             Zhejian Green Field Motor, Green field B090 SUV

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