Sales at Nissan, Honda, and Volvo continued to plunge in December amid the global auto industry’s persistent microchip shortage.
Local deliveries at Nissan fell 21 percent to 133,803, and 19 percent to 168,663 at Honda, according to figures disclosed by the two major Japanese brands’ China offices.
Volvo’s China sales also shrank 21 percent to 14,642 last month. The tally includes 1,416 plug-in hybrids and 194 full EVs, according to the Swedish brand.
Of the three brands, only Volvo posted a slight increase in China sales last year on the back of a strong rebound in the first quarter from the coronavirus-battered year-earlier period.
Volvo’s 2021 China deliveries totaled 171,676, a rise of 3 percent from a year earlier.
Annual sales at Nissan declined 5.2 percent to 1.38 million vehicles. Honda sales slipped 4 percent to 1.56 million vehicles.