Honda Motor Co. maintained sales growth in China in 2019 but Mazda Motor Corp.’s deliveries fell for the second consecutive year.
Honda delivered 1.55 million vehicles last year, an increase of 4.1 percent from 2018.
Four cars -- the Civic, Accord, Crider and Fit, along with three crossovers -- the CR-V, XR-V and Vezel, each generated volume of more than 100,000 vehicles, Honda’s China office said, without disclosing additional details.
Mazda’s China sales slipped 16 percent to 227,750 in 2019. The tally was well short of the 270,000 target the Japanese carmaker set at the beginning of last year.
The Mazda3 Axela was Mazda’s top-selling China model in 2019 with sales of 98,218.
It was followed by the Mazda CX-4, Mazda6 Atenza and Mazda CX-5, which generated sales of 49,419, 41,950 and 35,620, according to Mazda’s China office.
The Japanese automaker didn’t divulge sales of other models sold in China.
Two other major Japanese carmakers, Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co., haven’t released annual China sales for 2019.
In the first 11 months of last year, Nissan’s China deliveries edged down 0.7 percent to roughly 1.38 million.
Toyota does not disclose monthly sales for China. But according to China Passenger Car Association, a Shanghai-based consultancy, Toyota’s local sales through November rose 7.4 percent to nearly 1.29 million.