Their joint venture with Dongfeng saw the company sell 46,134 units resulting in a 31% increase while the Chinese market registered growth of 12.4%. Sales volume equates to market share of 4%. In the period January to May 2013, sales increased 32% to 232,960 units where it was seen that the Citroen C4L was in greater demand. Over 15,000 Citroen C4L units were booked in this 5 month period while it was found that Peugeot 3008 was also a major seller with 21,000 units booked.
DPCA is keen to launch two new models during the second half of 2013. These will be the Citroen C-Elysée and Peugeot 301 which are expected to enter production at the company’s third and upcoming Wuhan plant to be inaugurated this summer. They have eyes on a 5% market share in 2015. The CAPSA JV with Changan will see Citroën DS5 local production begin in the 2nd half of 2013.