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 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.
|Headquarters||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Key people||Zhu Yanfeng (Chairman)|
|Number of cars sold||3.5 m|
|Popular models||Dongfeng Peugeot 408, Dongfeng Citroen C5 etc|
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.
|Key People||Xuliuping (Chairman)|
|Number of cars sold||3.0 million|
|Popular Car Models||Changan Ford
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.
|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|
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.
|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
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.
|Headquarters||Baoding, Hebei, China|
|Key people||Wei Jianjun|
|Number of cars sold||2.0 million|
|Popular Car Models||Great Wall C 50, Great Wall H6, Wingle 5|
Byd Auto Co. Ltd
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.
|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|
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.
|Headquarters||Shenyang, Liaoning, China|
|Key people||Qi Yumin (President and Chief Executive Officer)|
|Number of units sold||0.6 m|
|Popular Models||Brilliance FRV, Brilliance V3, Brilliance M2|
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.
|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 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.
|Founded in||1992 (Chongqing)|
|Key people||Yǐn Míngshàn (Chairman)
Móu Gāng (President)
Dirt bike engines
Passenger cars etc
|Number of units sold||0.3 m|
|Popular models||Lifan 520i, Lifan 520, Lifan 620,Lifan 720|
Green Field Motors
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.
|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|