my country's automobile production and sales will exceed 25 million in 2020

Auto market recovery and consumption upgrade (new data and new highlights)

  Our reporter Wang Zheng

  "People's Daily" (Version 01 on January 14, 2021)

  On January 13, statistics released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers showed that in 2020, my country's automobile production and sales will be 25.225 million and 25.311 million, down 2.0% and 1.9% year-on-year, respectively, and the rate of decline narrowed by 5.5 and 6.3 respectively from the previous year. The annual production and sales volume has been ranked first in the world for 12 consecutive years.

"This fully reflects the strong resilience of my country's auto industry and the strong resilience of China's economy." said Chen Shihua, deputy secretary general of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

  —— The annual production and sales exceeded 25 million vehicles, reflecting that the recovery of the automobile market exceeded expectations. With the steady recovery of the national economy, consumer demand accelerated recovery.

  It is sunny in the Nansha District of Guangzhou City in winter. The fourth production line of GAC Toyota, which will be put into operation this year, is undergoing intense equipment installation and commissioning work.

"The three major factories of GAC Toyota have a designed capacity of 600,000 vehicles. They have been in overload production since April 2020. The annual sales volume was 765,000 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 12%, and the capacity utilization rate was as high as 127.5%. The fourth production line was put into operation. Later, it will further alleviate the problem of insufficient production capacity." said Huang Yongqiang, deputy general manager of GAC Toyota.

  Statistics show that starting from April 2020, my country's automobile production and sales have been growing for nine consecutive months, and sales growth has remained above 10% for seven consecutive months.

Among them, the production and sales of commercial vehicles broke the historical record of the month for 9 consecutive months.

The production and sales of new energy vehicles began to grow positively in July 2020, and hit a record high in December. The annual production and sales of 1.366 million and 1.367 million were completed, an increase of 7.5% and 10.9% year-on-year.

"In 2020, the Chinese auto market will become one of the few bright spots in the global auto market, and its annual sales will increase to 33% of the world's total auto sales." Chen Shihua said.

  Xu Haidong, deputy chief engineer of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, said that car sales are expected to exceed 26 million in 2021, a year-on-year increase of 4%.

  ——The annual production and sales are over 25 million vehicles, thanks to the policy "red envelopes" launched by the government departments and a series of policy measures to expand effective investment.

  “After purchasing a pure electric vehicle, you can still enjoy the preferential policies introduced by the city.” Mr. Zhang, who works in Shenzhen, is very happy because he learned that Shenzhen’s “red envelopes” for car purchase subsidies and parking incentives introduced in 2020 will be postponed to End of June 2021.

  “A series of policies to promote automobile consumption issued by government departments have effectively released market demand.” Xu Haidong said, including increasing passenger car quotas and car trade-in subsidies, plus a variety of promotional activities, which strongly promoted the passenger car market to pick up.

  The stimulus of infrastructure investment, coupled with the demand dividend brought by the elimination of National III vehicles, has promoted the continued strong growth of commercial vehicles.

In 2020, my country's commercial vehicle production and sales will be 5.231 million and 5.133 million, an increase of 20.0% and 18.7% respectively.

  ——The annual production and sales are more than 25 million vehicles, which is also based on enterprises seizing the opportunities of electrification, intelligence and networking.

  “I only heard that smart electric vehicles can be upgraded online, but I didn’t expect that my petrol vehicle can also be.” On December 1, 2020, Wang Yu, who is engaged in real estate appraisal work in Beijing, became the first online remote for SAIC-GM. Upgraded experiencer.

  "While new energy vehicles have become the main direction for the transformation and upgrading of the global automotive industry and consumption, intelligence is becoming the main driving force for the transformation and growth of automobiles." The in-vehicle interconnection system of the brand's 17 car series has been upgraded online, and the update frequency will be maintained multiple times a year in the future.

  According to statistics, in 2020, the proportion of new cars equipped with intelligent networked systems in my country has reached 48.8%, which is 3.8% higher than the global average.

At the same time, the domestic sales of new passenger vehicles equipped with conditional autonomous driving functions reached 2.6 million, accounting for about 15% of the national new passenger vehicle sales in the same period.