In August, the production and sales of passenger cars reached 1,705,000 and 1,790,000 units respectively, down 1.2% in production but up 12.6% in sales than that of last month, and down 4.7% and 4.6% year on year. The yearly decrease had been two successive months.
For the first eight months, the production and sales of passenger cars were 15,319,000 and 15,193,000 units respectively, up 1.9% and 2.6% year on year. As for the passenger cars by type, comparing with the same period last year, the production and sales of cars were up 1.8% and 3.7% respectively. SUV also enjoyed growth. Such figures were up 7.2% and 6.2%. For MPV, the production and sales were down 16.7% and 13.8%. The situation of crossed passenger cars was even worse, of which such figures decreased by 16.9% and 19.3%.