Volkswagen, the largest car brand in China, bucked the market downturn for a third straight month with November deliveries rising 4 percent to 316,700.
The China tally accounted for 54 percent of its global sales last month, VW said.
While sales through November slid 0.4 percent to 2,808,900, VW expects final 2019 sales to remain “largely” at the same level as last year’s volume, the German brand said.
In 2018, the VW brand delivered 3.11 million light vehicles in China, a dip of 2.1 percent from 2017.
The VW brand is benefitting from an expanded electrified vehicle lineup in a market for green models dominated by Chinese brands.
The brand has launched five electrified products in China – battery-powered versions of the Lavida, Golf and Bora sedans, and plug-in hybrid variants of the Passat sedan and Tiguan crossover.
Before the end of 2020, VW brand plans to roll out another five electrified models adapted from gasoline products.
The brand also is set to begin local production of the ID3 battery electric crossover, its first ID-series EV model for China, at the end of 2020.
VW brand expects to boost annual deliveries of EVs and plug-in hybrids in China to 300,000 in 2020, according to a plan VW Group disclosed at the Guangzhou auto show last month.