Sales at two large light-vehicle makers, Geely Automobile Holdings and Great Wall Motor Co., continue to rise at a double-digit pace after resuming growth in April.
In August, Geely sales rose 12 percent to 113,443, the private and largest domestic Chinese passenger vehicle manufacturer said.
As in the past several months, volume was driven by Lynk & CO, the premium upstart brand jointly owned by Geely and Volvo Car Corp.
August deliveries at Lynk & CO, whose products – one compact sedan and four compact crossovers – share a platform with the Volvo XC40, surged 56 percent to 17,098.
Great Wall, the largest pickup maker in China, said August sales jumped 27 percent to 89,442 on demand for trucks.
With the Chinese government prodding more provinces to remove restrictions on pickup use in urban areas, the company’s pickup sales soared 80 percent to 20,951 last month.
Because of sharp declines caused by the coronavirus outbreak in the first quarter, deliveries at Geely dropped 11 percent to 749,107 in the first eight months. At Great Wall, deliveries dropped 9.8 percent to 562,878 in that period.