Here is the CPCA's ranking of the top performers and models for December and the full year 2022.

The China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) announced December passenger car sales in China on January 10, and on January 11, it released the rankings of the top-performing automakers and models.

CnEVPost has translated the full ranking tables released by the CPCA, with details below, to reflect the positions of new energy vehicle companies and popular models in the overall market.

As background, China's retail sales of all passenger vehicles in December were 2.17 million units, up 3 percent year-on-year and up 31.4 percent compared to November.

Retail sales of new energy passenger vehicles reached a record 640,000 units in December, up 35.1 percent year-on-year and up 6.5 percent from November.

Battery electric vehicle (BEV) retail sales in December were 455,000 units, accounting for 71.1 percent of all NEV sales, while plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) retail sales in December were 185,000 units, accounting for 28.9 percent of all new energy vehicle (NEV) sales.

In terms of wholesale, China's new energy passenger vehicle sales were a record 750,000 units in December, up 48.9 percent year-on-year and up 2.5 percent from November.

Automakers' wholesale sales ranking in China in Dec 2022
RankingAutomakerDec-22Dec-21YoYShare
1BYD234,598 98,505 138.2%10.6%
2Changan171,824 76,810 123.7%7.7%
3FAW-Volkswagen154,302 199,381 -22.6%6.9%
4146,017 158,765 -8.0%6.6%
5SAIC-GM-Wuling143,438 142,105 0.9%6.5%
6SAIC-Volkswagen121,501 136,583 -11.0%5.5%
7Chery98,749 104,951 -5.9%4.4%
8SAIC-GM94,201 160,628 -41.4%4.2%
9SAIC Passenger Cars85,387 105,317 -18.9%3.8%
10GAC Toyota74,192 98,523 -24.7%3.3%
11GAC Trumpchi 67,989 48,280 40.8%3.1%
12Dongfeng Nissan65,769 102,357 -35.7%3.0%
13Great Wall Motor63,655 137,336 -53.7%2.9%
14Dongfeng Honda60,963 74,883 -18.6%2.7%
15FAW Toyota 60,421 88,702 -31.9%2.7%
Automakers' wholesale sales ranking in China in 2022
RankingAutomaker20222021YoYShare
1BYD1,862,603 734,876 153.5%8.0%
2FAW-Volkswagen1,801,645 1,800,777 0.0%7.8%
3Geely1,432,988 1,328,029 7.9%6.2%
4Changan1,378,926 1,193,302 15.6%6.0%
5SAIC-Volkswagen1,320,833 1,242,022 6.3%5.7%
6SAIC-GM1,170,107 1,331,567 -12.1%5.1%
7Chery1,148,429 865,352 32.7%5.0%
8SAIC-GM-Wuling1,098,380 1,039,938 5.6%4.7%
9GAC Toyota1,005,000 828,000 21.4%4.3%
10Dongfeng Nissan920,880 1,081,318 -14.8%4.0%
11Great Wall Motor880,808 1,047,987 -16.0%3.8%
12FAW Toyota834,617 831,948 0.3%3.6%
13SAIC Passenger Cars827,037 822,601 0.5%3.6%
14GAC Honda741,600 780,395 -5.0%3.2%
15 China710,865 484,130 46.8%3.1%
Automakers' retail sales ranking in China in Dec 2022
RankingAutomakerDec-22Dec-21YoYShare
1BYD223,678 97,843 128.6%10.3%
2FAW-Volkswagen180,385 156,192 15.5%8.3%
3Changan167,722 71,558 134.4%7.7%
4SAIC-Volkswagen143,868 140,507 2.4%6.6%
5Geely126,479 141,640 -10.7%5.8%
6SAIC-GM111,004 103,036 7.7%5.1%
7FAW Toyota102,454 106,115 -3.5%4.7%
8GAC Toyota100,245 100,059 0.2%4.6%
9Chery82,360 68,984 19.4%3.8%
10SAIC-GM-Wuling77,356 110,519 -30.0%3.6%
11GAC Honda70,394 81,466 -13.6%3.2%
12Dongfeng Honda68,142 87,669 -22.3%3.1%
13Dongfeng Nissan66,656 114,093 -41.6%3.1%
14GAC Trumpchi 65,707 44,597 47.3%3.0%
15BMW Brilliance59,501 38,829 53.2%2.7%
Automakers' retail sales ranking in China in 2022
RankingAutomaker20222021YoYShare
1BYD1,804,624 723,697 149.4%8.8%
2FAW-Volkswagen1,779,077 1,7 78,3890.0%8.7%
3Changan1,274,208 1,116,033 14.2%6.2%
4SAIC-Volkswagen1,243,460 1 ,457,111-14.7%6.1%
5Geely1,234,746 1,213,021 1.8%6.0%
6SAIC-GM1,036,851 1,277,261 -18.8%5.0%
7GAC Toyota971,462 840,396 15.6%4.7%
8Dongfeng Nissan897,924 1,1 34,889-20.9%4.4%
9FAW Toyota799,305 846,299 -5.6%3.9%
10SAIC-GM-Wuling786,267 966,932 -18.7%3.8%
11Great Wall Motor758,691 948,793 -20.0%3.7%
12GAC Honda722,362 770,406 -6.2%3.5%
13Chery717,688 599,236 19.8%3.5%
14BMW Brilliance653,976 651,236 0.4%3.2%
15Dongfeng Honda652,406 793,272 -17.8%3.2%
Top-selling sedans at retail in China in Dec 2022
RankingModelDec-22Dec-21YoY
1Volkswagen Lavida41,501 42,919 -3.3%
2Wuling Hongguang Mini34,523 50,561 -31.7%
3Toyota Corolla33,916 39,565 -14.3%
4Volkswagen Sagitar32,185 23,718 35.7%
5Nissan Sylphy31,971 50,492 -36.7%
6BYD Han29,827 13,701 117.7%
7Honda Accord26,714 25,203 6.0%
8Toyota Camry26,510 28,152 -5.8%
9BYD Qin26,206 25,940 1.0%
10BYD Dolphin26,048 10,016 160.1%
11Volkswagen Passat22,206 19,143 16.0%
12Volkswagen Magotan18,925 14,700 28.7%
13BMW 3 Series18,533 9,083 104.0%
14Honda Civic18,298 24,118 -24.1%
15Volkswagen Bora18,195 15,532 17.1%
Top-selling sedans at retail in China in 2022
RankingModel20222021YoY
1Nissan Sylphy420,665 513,207 -18.0%
2Wuling Hongguang Mini404,823 395,451 2.4%
3Volkswagen Lavida351,130 432,035 -18.7%
4BYD Qin341,943 188,921 81.0%
5BYD Han272,418 117,323 132.2%
6Toyota Corolla252,790 330,280 -23.5%
7Toyota Camry242,225 217,724 11.3%
8Volkswagen Sagitar227,556 234,219 -2.8%
9Honda Accord220,771 197,742 11.6%
10Volkswagen Bora212,732 250,762 -15.2%
11BYD Dolphin204,226 27,846 633.4%
12Toyota Levin192,517 229,859 -16.2%
13Volkswagen Passat176,621 146,193 20.8%
14BMW 5 Series171,142 171,852 -0.4%
15Changan Eado168,478 162,896 3.4%
Top-selling MPVs at retail in China in Dec 2022
RankingModelDec-22Dec-21YoY
1Wuling Hongguang14,653 25,882 -43.4%
2Buick GL89,414 14,022 -32.9%
3GAC Trumpchi M88,839 1,380 540.5%
4Wuling Jiachen6,355 NANA
5Toyota Sienna6,070 932 551.3%
6Denza D96,002 NANA
7FAW Bestune NAT4,933 5,837 -15.5%
8Honda Elysion4,215 3,752 12.3%
9GAC Trumpchi M64,072 6,820 -40.3%
10Honda Odyssey3,144 1,493 110.6%
11Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi2,995 2,765 8.3%
12Volkswagen Viloran2,114 1,497 41.2%
13Wuling Kaijie1,766 4,286 -58.8%
14Livan Maple 80V1,644 NANA
15Chevrolet Orlando1,639 264 520.8%
Top-selling MPVs at retail in China in 2022
RankingModel20222021YoY
1Wuling Hongguang160,944 252,214 -36.2%
2Buick GL8126,838 161,308 -21.4%
3Toyota Sienna73,537 932 7790.2%
4GAC Trumpchi M865,160 66,153 -1.5%
5Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi41,896 49,303 -15.0%
6Honda Odyssey41,282 45,155 -8.6%
7GAC Trumpchi M637,413 47,791 -21.7%
8Honda Elysion35,150 52,214 -32.7%
9Wuling Jiachen34,670 NANA
10Wuling Kaijie20,960 62,616 -66.5%
11Livan Maple 80V19,823 5,308 273.5%
12FAW Bestune NAT18,880 7,372 156.1%
13SAIC Maxus G5018,296 23,767 -23.0%
14Volkswagen Viloran18,152 17,351 4.6%
15Mercedes-Benz V-Class17,086 20,186 -15.4%
Top-selling SUVs at retail in China in Dec 2022
RankingModelDec-22Dec-21YoY
1BYD Song70,269 22,340 214.5%
2Changan CS7530,456 14,466 110.5%
3Tesla Model Y29,387 40,500 -27.4%
4Honda CR-V23,547 20,424 15.3%
5Toyota RAV422,493 20,385 10.3%
6BYD Yuan Plus20,862 NANA
7BYD Tang20,007 8,700 130.0%
8Changan CS5518,479 14,226 29.9%
9Volkswagen Tiguan18,472 18,582 -0.6%
10Chery Tiggo 816,046 10,787 48.8%
11Haval H615,963 41 ,456-61.5%
12Buick Envision15,351 10,231 50.0%
13Toyota Wildlander15,229 18,720 -18.6%
14Honda Breeze14,833 14,380 3.2%
15Aion Y14,311 6,688 114.0%
Top-selling SUVs at retail in China in 2022
RankingModel20222021YoY
1BYD Song478,811 201,682 137.4%
2Tesla Model Y315,314 169,853 85.6%
3Haval H6250,120 352,857 -29.1%
4Changan CS75228,889 274,742 -16.7%
5Honda CR-V222,829 222,325 0.2%
6Toyota RAV4167,965 203,410 -17.4%
7BYD Yuan Plus167,220 NANA
8Changan CS55151,876 136,985 10.9%
9Nissan Qashqai150,621 161,152 -6.5%
10Volkswagen Tiguan149,466 185,914 -19.6%
11Mercedes-Benz GLC148,797 135,884 9.5%
12BYD Tang148,585 51,558 188.2%
13Audi Q5145,778 139,909 4.2%
14BMW X3140,991 149,742 -5.8%
15Toyota Wildlander139,045 130,880 6.2%
Top-selling premium sedans at retail in China in Dec 2022
RankingModelDec-22Dec-21YoY
1BMW 3 Series18,533 9,083 104.0%
2Mercedes-Benz C-Class16,596 9,530 74.1%
3Audi A613,157 10,123 30.0%
4Mercedes-Benz E-Class11,612 13,904 -16.5%
5BMW 5 Series11,321 9,341 21.2%
6Audi A410,804 8,184 32.0%
7 ET57,594 NANA
8Volvo S903,664 2,881 27.2%
9Hongqi H91,393 3,891 -64.2%
10NIO ET71,379 NANA
Premium models refer to those with a starting price above RMB 300,000.
Top-selling premium sedans at retail in China in 2022
RankingModel20222021YoY
1BMW 5 Series171,142 171,852 -0. 4%
2BMW 3 Series163,681 170,249 -3.9%
3Mercedes-Benz E-Class145,804 141,218 3.2%
4Mercedes-Benz C-Class144,399 130,442 10.7%
5Audi A4143,412 121,767 17.8%
6Audi A6120,357 156,304 -23.0%
7Volvo S9033,037 37,875 -12.8%
8NIO ET723,046 NANA
9Hongqi H922,576 34,091 -33.8%
10NIO ET511,813 NANA
Note: Premium models refer to those with a starting price above RMB 300,000.
Top-selling premium SUVs at retail in China in Dec 2022
RankingModelDec-22Dec-21YoY
1Tesla Model Y29,387 40,500 -27.4%
2Audi Q511,854 10,994 7.8%
3Mercedes-Benz GLC11,232 13,072 -14.1%
4BMW X311,200 10,414 7.5%
5 Li L910,582 NANA
6Li Auto Li L810,189 NANA
7BMW X57,324 NANA
8Mercedes-Benz GLB7,250 3,735 94.1%
9Volvo XC606,853 5,625 21.8%
10Volkswagen Teramont6,309 6,368 -0.9%
Note: Premium models refer to those with a starting price above RMB 300,000.
Top-selling premium SUVs at retail in China in 2022
RankingModel20222021YoY
1Tesla Model Y315,314 169,853 85.6%
2Mercedes-Benz GLC148,797 135,884 9.5%
3Audi Q5145,778 139,909 4.2%
4BMW X3140,991 149,742 -5.8%
5Li Auto Li ONE78,791 90,491 -12.9%
6Volvo XC6064,137 65,036 -1.4%
7Mercedes-Benz GLB59,035 56,630 4.2%
8BMW X550,220 NANA
9Volkswagen Teramont49,965 67,950 -26.5%
10Cadillac XT546,196 51,606 -10.5%
Note: Premium models refer to those with a starting price above RMB 300,000.
Automakers with highest retail sales of NEVs in China in Dec
RankingAutomakerDec-22Dec-21YoYShare
1BYD223,678 92,775 141.1%34.9%
2Tesla41,926 70,602 -40.6%6.6%
3Geely39,032 16,194 141.0%6.1%
4SAIC-GM-Wuling38,860 54,632 -28.9%6.1%
5Changan34,358 10,404 230.2%5.4%
630,007 16,675 80.0%4.7%
7Li Auto21,233 14,087 50.7%3.3%
8NIO15,815 10,489 50.8%2.5%
9Chery12,410 20,355 -39.0%1.9%
10SAIC Passenger Cars11,939 7,680 55.5%1.9%
1111,292 16,000 -29.4%1.8%
12SAIC-Volkswagen10,892 7,437 46.5%1.7%
13FAW-Volkswagen10,775 11,105 -3.0%1.7%
14Seres10,180 2,474 311.5%1.6%
15BMW Brilliance10,005 5,954 68.0%1.6%
Automakers with highest retail sales of NEVs in China in 2022
RankingAutomaker20222021YoYShare
1BYD1,799,947 584,020 208.2%31.7%
2SAIC-GM-Wuling442,118 431,130 2.5%7.8%
3Tesla439,770 320,743 37.1%7.8%
4Geely304,911 80,694 277.9%5.4%
5GAC Aion273,757 126,962 115.6%4.8%
6Chery221,157 97,625 126.5%3.9%
7Changan212,277 76,466 177.6%3.7%
8148,661 69,674 113.4%2.6%
9Li Auto133,246 90,491 47.2%2.3%
10Great Wall Motor123,920 133,997 -7.5%2.2%
11NIO122,486 91,429 34.0%2.2%
12XPeng120,757 98,155 23.0%2.1%
13111,168 44,906 147.6%2.0%
14FAW-Volkswagen99,760 70,383 41.7%1.8%
15SAIC-Volkswagen91,761 61,064 50.3%1.6%
Top-selling new energy sedans at retail in China in Dec 2022
RankingModelDec-22Dec-21YoY
1Hongguang Mini EV34,523 50,561 -31.7%
2BYD Han29,827 13,701 117.7%
3BYD Qin26,206 25,940 1.0%
4BYD Dolphin26,048 10,016 160.1%
5BYD Seal15,378 NANA
6Aion S13,832 7,807 77.2%
7Changan Lumin13,757 NANA
8Tesla Model 312,539 30,102 -58.3%
9Shenlan SL039,094 NANA
10Dongfeng Aeolus E709,075 3,762 141.2%
11BAIC EU Series8,840 2,990 195.7%
12Roewe Clever7,854 2,244 250.0%
13NIO ET57,594 NANA
14Changan Benben EV6,349 10,404 -39.0%
15BMW i36,140 NANA
Top-selling new energy sedans at retail in China in 2022
RankingModel20222021YoY
1Hongguang Mini EV404,823 395,451 2.4%
2BYD Qin341,943 187,227 82.6%
3BYD Han272,418 117,323 132.2%
4BYD Dolphin204,226 27,846 633. 4%
5Tesla Model 3124,456 150,890 -17.5%
6Aion S116,332 73,853 57.5%
7Chery QQ Ice Cream96,529 12,679 661.3%
8Chery eQ94,330 76,987 22.5%
9Changan Benben EV92,053 76,381 20.5%
10Dongfeng Aeolus E7073,447 29,596 148.2%
11BYD Destroyer 0561,949 NANA
12Leapmotor T0361,919 40,245 53.9%
13 Good Cat61,094 49,900 22. 4%
14Changan Lumin59,679 NANA
15XPeng P759,066 60,569 -2.5%
Top-selling new energy SUVs at retail in China in Dec 2022
RankingModelDec-22Dec-21YoY
1BYD Song70,269 19,142 267.1%
2Tesla Model Y29,387 40,500 -27.4%
3BYD Yuan Plus20,862 NANA
4BYD Tang20,007 8,700 130.0%
5Aion Y14,311 6,688 114.0%
6 00111,337 3,796 198.7%
7Li Auto Li L910,582 NANA
8Li Auto Li L810,189 NANA
9AITO M56,223 352 1667.9%
10Dongfeng EX1 (Nano BOX)5,380 3,159 70.3%
11ID.4 CROZZ4,832 6,166 -21.6%
12Smart #14,606 NANA
13Geometry E4,357 NANA
14NIO ES74,154 NANA
15XPeng G94,020 NANA
Top-selling new energy SUVs at retail in China in 2022
RankingModel20222021YoY
1BYD Song475,306 104,244 356.0%
2Tesla Model Y315,314 169,853 85.6%
3BYD Yuan Plus167,220 NANA
4BYD Tang148,585 50,116 196.5%
5Aion Y120,585 33,522 259.7%
6Neta V95,529 49,646 92. 4%
7Li Auto Li ONE78,791 90,491 -12.9%
8Zeekr 00171,941 6,007 1097.6%
9AITO M556,855 352 16052.0%
10Neta U50,927 20,028 154.3%
11Volkswagen ID.4 CROZZ46,261 26,141 77. 0%
12Leapmotor C1144,371 4,021 1003.5%
13NIO ES642,012 41,474 1. 3%
14Li Auto Li L938,973 NANA
15Volkswagen ID.4X35,201 21,004 67. 6%