General Motors and Volkswagen produced seven of China's ten best-selling passenger vehicles last year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
General Motors Co.'s Buick Excelle ranked first with sales of 254,000 units. The Chevrolet Cruze placed third and the Chevrolet New Sail ranked seventh.
Volkswagen's Lavida, Jetta, Bora and Santana ranked second, fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
China FAW Group's Xiali, the Hyundai Elantra Yuedong and the Ford Focus ranked eighth, ninth and tenth.
The ten passenger models, all compact cars, generated sales of 2.1 million units in 2011.
In China, the overall top sellers are commercial microvans. The Wuling Sunshine, produced by SAIC-GM-Wuling, generated sales of 731,700 units, according to LMC Automotive. Three other commercial microvans also outsold the Excelle.