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The Belorussian new car market edges up 1.2% year-on-year in 2016 to 26.511 registrations. Renault cements its ultra-dominant position in the country with deliveries up 4% resulting in an improved 31.8% market share, distancing Volkswagen up 17% to 16.8%. Lada is down 8% but gains one spot to land on the third step of the podium at 8.2% ahead of Skoda up 2% to 7%, both carmakers overstepping Nissan freefalling 42% to just 6.6% share vs. 11.5% in 2015. Kia surges 36% to #8, Audi is up 45% to #10, Ford Up 76% to #11, Mercedes up 46% to #14, Mazda up 117% to #14, BMW up 23% to #16, Citroen up 38% to #19 and Volvo up 185% to #20. Porsche (+69%) and Jaguar (+76%) also take off.
Launched in H2, the Renault Kaptur lands directly inside the Belorussian Top 10 in 2016.
Model-wise, the VW Polo confirms is the favourite choice in Belarus, leading the sales charts for the 4th consecutive year with sales up 19% to 13% share, distancing three Renaults like in 2015: the Renault Sandero up 16%, the Duster up 30% to #4 and the Logan down 235 and one spot to #4. The Skoda Rapid (+13%) remains in 5th place, the GAZ Gazelle (+5%) gains three spots to #7, the Toyota RAV4 (+22%) is up 7 to #8 and the Renault Kaptur already storms into the annual Belorussian Top 10 despite launching in the 2nd half of the year. The Kia Sportage is up 4-fold on its 2015 score to #11, the VW Jetta up 37% to #16, the Lada Granta up 22% to #18 and the GAZ Next up 18% to #19. The Lada Vesta (#21) and Hyundai Creta (+26) are the other all-new nameplate making their first appearance near the top of Belorussian sales charts.
Previous year: Belarus Full Year 2015: VW Polo resists Renault assault
Two years ago: Belarus Full Year 2014: VW Polo and Renault Sandero on top
Full Year 2016 Top 30 All-brands and Top 25 models vs. Full Year 2015 figures below.