Chinese Car Brands
The Chinese automotive industry is the largest in the world as far as unit production is concerned. The country exceeds the European, Japan and the United States combined. There are many car brands in China, and some of the most prominent ones include:
Beijing Automotive Group
Beijing Automotive Group is state-owned and the holding company of many Chinese car manufacturers.
Brands under the Beijing Automotive Group include:
- BAIC Motor, which produces:
- Beijing Auto E-series
- Beijing Auto C70G
- BAW, which produces mostly commercial vehicles
The company also has joint ventures with other prominent automakers, such as Mercedes-Benz.
The Chang’an Automobile Group is based in Chongqing. The company produces passenger cars, small trucks and microvans.
Their current model range includes:
BYD Auto is a subsidiary of BYD Company and is headquartered in Shenzhen. Founded in 2003, the company manufactures passenger cars and buses.
The company’s current models are:
Chery was founded in 1997 and is based in Wuhu. The car maker’s primary products are minivans, cars and SUVs.
Chery’s model lineup includes:
- A3/A3 HB
- Fulwin2/FL/HB/FL HB
- New QQ
Fengshen was founded in 2009 and is a part of the Dongfeng Motor group, which is one of China’s “Big 4” automakers.
The company’s lineup includes:
- H30/H30 Cross
Haima is a car manufacturer based in Hainan, China and is owned by the FAW Group. It’s currently the 28th best-selling car brand in China.
The Haima lineup includes the following models:
- Fstar minivan
- Haima 2
- Haima 3
- Haima M5/M8
- Haima Family
- Haima Freema
Geely was established in 1986 in Taizhou, China. Its current headquarters is in Binjiang District, Hangzhou. The company specializes in the production of passenger cars, motorcycles and automotive parts.
The brand’s current lineup of passenger cars includes:
- Geely marque
- Shanghai Maple
Great Wall Motor
Named after the Great Wall of China, the Great Wall Motor Group was founded in 1984. The company is China’s largest SUV manufacturer, and the company also has plans for electric models in the near future.
Great Wall Motor’s current vehicle lineup includes the following models:
- Haval H6
- Wingle 5
- Haval H3
- Haval H5
Hawtai is a Beijing-based car maker that was founded in 2000. The company offers a small lineup of passenger vehicles, which include:
- Santa Fe
The Brilliance Auto Group is a Chinese car maker based in Shenyang. The company produces passenger cars, car parts and microvans.
The company’s marque products include:
- FRV Cross/FRV Jungle
JAC is based in Hefei and is a state-owned car maker. Founded in 1964, the company produces both passenger vehicles and electric cars.
The brand’s current lineup includes:
- J3/RS Hatchback/Sedan
Lifan is a Chinese car maker that’s privately owned and based in Chongqing. The company was founded in 1992, but only began manufacturing vehicles in 2005. Their lineup includes passenger cars, microvans, mini-vehicles and commercial trucks.
Lifan’s products include:
Qoros was founded in 2007 and is based in Changshu, China. The company was the first Chinese company to ever achieve a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.
At present, the company has one model:
- Qoros 3 Sedan
SAIC Motor is one of the Big Four Chinese car makers, and is state-owned. It was founded in 2011 and has produced more than 4.5 million vehicles.
SAIC’s brands include:
Zhongxing, or ZX Auto, is a Chinese manufacturer of pick-up trucks and SUVs. The car maker is a smaller company and was founded in 1999 in Baoding, China. It currently produces approximately 110,000 vehicles per year.
ZX Auto’s lineup includes:
- Grand Tiger
- C3 Urban Ark
Established in 2005, Zoyte is a Chinese car maker based in Zhejiang. It’s currently owned by the Zotye Holding Group.
The car brand’s lineup includes:
- JN Auto