There are contradicting figures for the Estonian market, totaling 11,665 sales (+5%) according to Autotyrimai or 10,295 (+3%) according to JATO. In any case, the best-selling car in the country is the Renault Megane with 568 units sold, followed by the Skoda Octavia (494) and the Toyota Avensis (402). Please get in touch if you have any additional information.
Models ranking source: Autotyrimai
It is pretty rare to access models data for Estonia, so please get in touch if you have any more recent numbers.
The Estonian car market is slower by 19% over the first trimester 2010 (2,185 sales), and by 3% in March (864 sales). This is a very small market so the ranking by model is constantly changing. In March, Renault delivers a 1-2 with the Megane 1st at 7.1% and the Scenic 2nd at 5.7%. The Skoda Octavia is 3rd, ahead of the Toyota Avensis. All other models are under 4% market share. Note the 12th place of the Chrysler Sebring.
Full Top 20 ranking table below.
A second very popular Lada model appeared on the Soviet Union’s roads in 1984: the Lada Sputnik, better known worldwide as Samara. The 3-door hatchback was launched in 1984, followed by the 5-door hatchback in 1987 and the sedan in 1990.
In all likeliness, the Samara should feature along the Lada 2104/5/7 on top of the car sales ranking of the USSR from 1986 to 1991, Russia from 1992 to 1995. I couldn’t find any official figures for this period so if you have any please do get in touch! More info on the Lada Samara here.
Lada launches the 2105 in 1979, basically a restyled 2101. Despite the absence of official sales figures it is easy to imagine that the more modern 2105 would lead car sales in the Soviet Union during the first half of the eighties.
The traditional Deluxe version, named 2107, is added in 1982 and the Station Wagon, 2104, appears in 1984. More info on the Lada 2105 series here.
The brand VAZ (Volzhsky Avtomobilny Zavod), better known worldwide as Lada, was established in the late 1960’s in collaboration with Fiat and started producing the 2101, a localised version of the Fiat 124, in 1979.
Even though there are no official figures available, the Lada 2101 in all likeliness dominated car sales in the USSR throughout the seventies. In 1972 the 2102, a Station Wagon, and the 2103, a Deluxe version, are added, reinforcing the domination of the model on the Soviet roads. More info on the Lada 2101 series here.
Please get in touch if you have any data relating to this period!