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Russia March 2011: Lada 2104-7 back to #1, Hyundai Solaris up

April 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Hyundai Solaris

Russian car sales are up an impressive 77% both in March at 223,429 units and year-to-date at 517,304. The Lada 2104-7 is back in pole position with 14,284 sales and 6.4% share, including 4,061 units of the 2104 built by IZH. It is in the lead year-to-date at 35,032 sales and 6.8%, up a massive 191% year-on-year.

Lada 2105

The Lada Kalina drops to #2 at 13,084 sales but improves its market share to 5.9%. It is ahead of the Lada Priora at 11,541 units (5.2%) and the Lada Samara at 8,315 (3.7%).

The Ford Focus reclaims the title of best selling foreign model at #5 with 7,934 sales ahead of the Renault Logan at #6 with 7,115 sales. The Hyundai Solaris takes the 3rd foreign spot at #7 and 6,762 units (3%) for only its 2nd month of sales in the country.

Full Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Russia February 2011: Kalina #1, Hyundai Solaris in Top 10

March 10, 2011 4 comments

Hyundai Solaris

Scrappage schemes continue to boost the Russian market, up 80% in February at 165,518 registrations. For the 2nd time in four months, the Lada Kalina is the best selling car in the country, even though its share is down from January at 5.8%.

The Lada Priora takes the 2nd spot at 5.4% and the Lada 2105/7 is #3 at 5.2% but still #1 Year-to-date at 18,410 units and 6.3%. The Lada Samara is 4th at 3.9%, with the Renault Logan getting closer in 5th at 3.6% – the 1st foreign model.

The best performer this month is the Hyundai Solaris, a Russian-built version of the new Hyundai Accent: it enters directly in 9th position for its first month with 3,406 sales! Also impressive, the Mitsubishi ASX breaks into the Top 20 at #19 with 2,405 units sold.

Full Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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USSR/Russia: 1970-2009 Historical Info now available

March 9, 2011 1 comment

1972 Lada 2103

I have now uploaded historical data for the USSR/Russia starting in 1970 and up to 2009. Witness the behaviour of immensely popular Lada 2101, Lada 2105, Lada Samara, Lada 110 and Lada Priora, the success of the Ford Focus and Renault Logan, and watch the market grow year after year to peak at 2.7 million units in 2008 before the GFC.

Click on ‘Read more’ below for the direct links to these 11 new posts.

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Russia January 2011: Lada 2105/2107 back to #1, Polo in Top 10

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

VW Polo Sedan

Another exceptional month for the Russian car market, up 72% at 127,564 registrations! The Lada 2105/2107 claims the #1 spot back with 9,812 sales and 7.7% share, comfortably ahead of the Lada Kalina at 8,414 sales and 6.6%. The Lada Priora (6%) and Samara (4.8%) follow.

The Renault Logan leads the foreign models anew – although produced locally – with close to 5,000 sales and a strong 3.8% share. Good showing for the 34 year-old Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) in 6th at a solid 2.7%. This month’s best performance goes to the VW Polo, breaking into the Russian Top 10 for the very first time at #8 with 2,554 sales (2%), benefiting from the fondness of Russian consumers for sedans.

Full Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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Russia 2010: 30-year-old Lada 2105/2107 claims #1 spot

January 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Lada 2107

In 2010, the Russian car market was up 30% at 1,910,573 registrations, boosted by scrappage schemes that benefitted cheaper (and older) models.

The Lada 2105/2107, originally launched in 1979, doubled its sales this year at 136,006 (7.1% share) to reclaim the title of best selling car in Russia it held last in 2008. The Lada Priora drops 1 spot to #2 at 125,235 sales (+26%), followed by the Kalina (+1 spot and 79%) and Samara (- 2 spots, +13%).

First foreign model albeit produced locally, the Ford Focus is up 29% in 5th, passing the Renault Logan, up 17% in 6th. The Lada 4×4, launched in 1977, gained 2 spots in 7th with sales up 67%. The Opel Astra, #9 in December, is now established in the Top 10 (#12 in 2010, +61%). The biggest progressions go to the Kia Rio (#12 at +187%) and Chevrolet Cruze (#20 at +863%), and the best new model is the Renault Sandero at #19 in 2010 (19,232 sales), it is #12 in December.

Full Year 2010 and December Top 25 Ranking Tables: click on ‘Read more’ below.

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Russia November 2010: Lada Kalina #1 for the first time

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Russian November car sales are up 80% year-on-year at 189,902 registrations! For the first time ever, the Lada Kalina is number 1 in Russia, with 12,148 sales and 6.4% of the market.

Only 400 sales below stand the Lada Priora (11,753, 6.2%) and the Lada 2105/2017 (11.737, 6.2%) which keeps its #1 spot in the Year-to-date ranking at 124,200 registrations (7.4%).

The Lada Samara is stable in 4th ahead of the Ford Focus and Renault Logan. Strong month for the 33 year-old Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) at #7 with 2.7%, and for the Opel Astra at #8 (2.3%).

Full Top 10 Ranking table below.

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Russia October 2010

November 15, 2010 Leave a comment

The Russian market continues its great run with +65% in October at 188,478 registrations. The Lada 2105/2107 is still on top with 7.1% (vs. 7.6% in Sept), ahead of the Lada Priora which jumps one spot in 2nd at 6.3%, followed by the Kalina at 6.2% and the Samara at 4.8%.

Ford Focus (3.6%) and Renault Logan (3.2%) still lead the foreign models. The Opel Astra gains two spots in 8th, its best place in Russia yet. The Nissan Qashqai breaks into the Top 10 for the very first time, and the Renault Sandero achieves a best-ever 11th place at 2,912 sales and 1.5%.

Full Top 15 ranking table below.

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