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Russia June 2012: Chevrolet Cruze up, Lada Granta down

Chevrolet Cruze

* Now updated with Renault Duster sales figures - many thanks to Maximus *

* See the Top 25 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

Russian car sales keep staying unaffected by the European gloom, up a shiny 10% year-on-year in June to 272,125 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total after 6 months to 1,413,769 units, up 14% on 2011. The Lada Kalina has now fully established its leadership over the Russian models ranking, holding the top spot for the 4th month in a row in spite of sales down 5% year-on-year to 12,616 units and 4.6% share. It is the 8th time the Kalina ever is in pole position in Russia, the 5th in the last 6 months.

Kia Rio

The Lada Priora reclaims the 2nd spot at 3.9% share, followed by the Hyundai Solaris at 3.5%, down year-on-year for the first time at -12%. The big surprise is the 4th place of the Ford Focus with the Lada Granta down to a feeble #5 with 8,597 units and 3.2% share, and now also down to #5 year-to-date at 45,131 sales. Slow production start or sales peak? The next 6 months will hold the answer. All in all, with the slow death of the Samara (-48%) and 2105/2107 (-75%), Lada is down 18% in June with its market share dropping from 22.3% to 16.5% year-on-year...

Renault Duster

The good news come from Chevrolet and Renault. The Chevrolet Cruze beats its Russian ranking, volume and share market records for the third consecutive month, up 2 spots on May and 82% year-on-year to #7 with 6,868 units and 2.5%. It is now #11 year-to-date compared to #19 a year ago. For its part the Renault Duster is up 6 spots on May to a brilliant 14th place with 4,913 sales and 1.8% share, having now sold over 10,000 units in Russia. Other great performers this month include the Kia Rio up 59% at #6, VW Polo up 45% to #8 and Nissan Qashqai up 52% to #17.

Previous month: Russia May 2012: Lada Granta stuck at #4, Chevrolet Cruze up to #9

One year ago: Russia June 2011: Lada Priora and Hyundai Solaris shine

Full June 2012 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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  1. September 6th, 2012 at 19:15 | #1

    Why buy anerican cars they are junk

  2. Paul
    July 11th, 2012 at 14:09 | #2

    Renault/Dacia have a major hit on their hands with the Duster. Wonder if they are bringing it to us in Australia?

  3. Rodo
    July 11th, 2012 at 10:27 | #3

    And why the duster is not included in this list???

    • matgasnier
      July 11th, 2012 at 10:50 | #4

      Hi Rodo, simple explanation: Russian sales figures published only feature monthly sales for the Top 25 models in the year-to-date ranking. The Duster launched in March and therefore had not accumulated high enough sales to feature in the year-to-date Top 25.
      However thanks to Maximus who provided us with May and June sales figures for the Duster this has now been corrected, please see the updated table in the article.
      cheers
      Matt

  4. maximus
    • matgasnier
      July 11th, 2012 at 10:47 | #6

      Thank you very much for this link Maximus! My Russian ranking has now updated, with the Duster appearing at #14.
      Thanks again
      Matt

  5. barbidoll
    July 11th, 2012 at 00:38 | #7

    Ce n’est pas le top 25 de juin mais le classement en juin du top 25 6 mois.
    Sinon, le Duster serait dans le top 25 !

    • matgasnier
      July 11th, 2012 at 00:44 | #8

      C’est bien possible barbidoll, tu as les chiffres du Duster en Russie pour Juin?
      Merci
      Matt

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