In the first nine months of this year, Great Wall sold a record 555,000 vehicles, 28% ahead of the same period of last year. 

The total included 299,000 SUVs (up 57% year on year), 159,000 cars (+10%) and 98,000 Wingle pickups (flat on last year).

In the month of September, Great Wall sold 66,000 units, a 17% gain on last year.

Great Wall said that Great Wall SUV performed strongly in September with sales of 38,000 units, retaining its monthly sales title among SUV models. Great Wall H6 managed sales of  21,000 units, up 40% on last year; Great Wall M4 sales were 12,000 units, up 60% on last year.

In terms of cars, Great Wall C30 was 'steady' with sales of nearly 10,000 units in September. Great Wall C50 was up 45% to 6,000 units.

Great Wall said that with the 'advent of the peak season' and the gradual climb in output, sales of Great Wall C50 are expected to further rise in the fourth quarter. Great Wall said that with rising output of the C50 and the planned launch of new models, the company “is likely to maintain steady growth in the fourth quarter”.

The head of Ford's Asia region, David Schoch, recently said, according to Bloomberg, that, among the Chinese OEMs with global ambitions, Great Wall is 'probably the one to watch' based on its designs, quality and export performance.

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