Estonia Full Year 2010: Renault Megane best-seller UPDATED

Renault Megane

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Car sales in Estonia are up 3% in 2010 to 10,295 units. Like in 2009, the best-selling car in the country is the Renault Megane with 568 units sold (-20%), followed by the Skoda Octavia with 494 sales (+24%) and the Toyota Avensis at 402 units (+27%).

The Nissan Qashqai is up 156% to #4, the Ford Focus up 86% to #5, the Subaru Legacy/Outback at #6, the Honda CR-V up 62% to #7 and the Dacia Logan up 328% (!) to #11.

Full Year 2010 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Estonia March 2010: Renault Megane and Scenic on top

Renault Scenic

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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.

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Estonia 2009: Renault Megane takes the lead

Renault Megane

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Estonian car sales crumble to the ground this year at -60% and 9,946 registrations. But the market leader absolutely ignored this trend: the Renault Megane, significantly helped by the new generation now on sale, gained 182% on 2008 at 710 sales and saw its market share multiplied by 7 to 7.1%. In 2nd place, the Skoda Octavia lost 46% but gained 3 spots and one percentage point of market share to 398 units and 4%.

Last year’s leader, the Mazda6, is down to #3 at 335 units, down 69%, and is followed by the Toyota Avensis (-63%) and the Renault Scenic landing directly in 5th place with 276 sales and 2.8% for its first year in Estonia. The Toyota Corolla is up 4 ranks to #6 and the Hyundai i30 is the other newcomer in the Top 10 at #7.

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Estonia 2008: Mazda6 in command

Mazda6

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The Estonian car market drops by 20% this year at 24,591 registrations. Bucking the trend thanks to the new generation now on sale, the Mazda6 takes the lead of the models ranking with 1,082 sales and 4.4% share, up 10% year-on-year.

The Honda Civic stays 2nd and behaves exactly like the market at -20% and 854 units, it is followed closely by the Toyota Avensis at 851 units, down just 10%. The Honda CR-V, down 47%, completes a 100% Japanese Top 4. The Skoda Octavia is up 3 spots to #5, the Citroen Berlingo stays #6 while the Nissan Qashqai and Kia Cee’d make their very first appearance in the annual Estonian Top 10.

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Estonia 2007: Honda CR-V and Civic new best-sellers

Honda CR-V

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Complete reshuffle of the models ranking this year in Estonia with Honda having the time of its life! The Honda CR-V is the new best-selling model in the country thanks to 1,479 sales, up 175% on 2007, Estonia possibly being the only country in the world where the CR-V is #1 overall. It is followed by the Honda Civic at 1,069 units, up 31%.

The Toyota Corolla, #1 the two previous years, falls to #3 with sales down 22% at 1,024 units. The Mazda6 is #4 and up 23%, ahead of the Toyota Avensis (+15%), Citroen Berlingo (+60%) and Ford Focus (-4%).

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Estonia 2005-2006: Toyota Corolla in control

Toyota Corolla

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One car stands out from the crowd in the Estonian models ranking over the period: the Toyota Corolla. It sells 1,026 units in 2005 and 1,307 in 2006, way above the competition, in the form of the Mazda6 in 2005 at 590 sales and the Skoda Octavia in 2006 at 904 units.

The Toyota Avensis rounds up the podium in 2005 with 579 sales, passing the relay to the Ford Focus in 2006 at 838 units. Other popular models over the period are the Honda CR-V at #6 in 2005, the Honda Civic at #5 in 2006, the Mazda3 at #7 both years the Citroen Berlingo at #8 in 2006.

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USSR 1989-1991: VAZ (Lada) and Izh most popular brands

Lada 2105

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The last years of existence of the Soviet Union see new car sales stagnate in the region: down 6% to 710,525 registrations in 1989 and up 0.1% in 1990 to 711,454. Sales to state organisations, intelligence services and the army are more on a rollercoaster: down 15% to 141,700 in 1989 and back up a massive 59% in 1990 to 225,446.

Izh 2125 Kombi

As expected VAZ (Lada) is the most popular brand in the country with 381,594 sales and 53.7% share in 1989, then 373,579 and 52.5% in 1990. It is followed by Izh at 133,750 then 127,503 and ZAZ at 92,768 then 86,732. The Moskvich 2141 Aleko is counted as a model given it now forms the entirety of the Moskvich range and sales are up 318% to 62,675 and 8.8% in 1989 for its first full year in market, then down 18% to 51,429 in 1990.

Note that in 1989, Soviet citizens were allowed to purchase the UAZ 3151 Patriot again, it was previously only delivered to the army and police. Car imports kick started in the USSR on March 16, 1988 but no data is available until 1990 when a significant 37,400 units were sold, this figure going up 51% in 1991 to 56,300…

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USSR 1988: Lada 2106 leads, Samara on podium

Lada Samara

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In 1988, the private new car market is down 8% year-on-year to 754,600 registrations, with the sales to state organisations, intelligence services and the army down 14% to 165,950 units. The VAZ 2106 keeps the pole position with sales up 1% to 216,890 and 28.7% share, while its archenemy the Moskvich 2140, at the end of its life, loses 28% on 1987 but stays #2 at 150,804 units. The Lada Samara climbs onto the podium at #3 with 95,028 sales (+7%).

Lada Niva 4×4

The IZH 2125 Kombi incredibly gains 3% to 47,500 units at #5 and the Lada Niva 4×4 is up a fantastic 32% at #6 with 40,243 sales, followed by the Lada 2107 and 2105.

GAZ 21-40 “Volga”

Moskvich 2141 “Aleko”

ZAZ 1102 “Tavria”

The GAZ 21-40 “Volga” is up one spot to #9 at 21,164 units. There are two new entrants in the 1987 models ranking: the Moskvich 2141 “Aleko” lands directly at #10 with 15,000 sales and the ZAZ 1102 “Tavria” ranks #13 with 2.100 units. Note imports started being allowed into the USSR on March 16, 1988.

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USSR 1987: Lada 2106 and Moskvich 2140 fight it off

VAZ 2106 (aka Lada 1600)

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Thanks to Alex we are going back in time 25 years today because I can finally share with you for the first time on BSCB official models data for the USSR in the eighties! This is extremely rare data, detailing the private sales of all models in the country for 1987 and 1988 which you can check out in another post. I hope you enjoy it! In 1987, 819,960 new vehicles were sold to private buyers, to which you have to add 197,250 to state organizations, intelligence services and the army. However detailed models data for the latter is unknown.

Moskvich 2140

And the first surprise in the 1987 models ranking is to see that the VAZ 2106 (aka Lada 1600) is actually threatened by the Moskvich 2140 with 215,800 sales and 26.3% vs. 208,200 and 25.4%. Given this was the Moskvich’s last full year of sales it is reasonable to assume that it has led the USSR models ranking for at least a few years during the eighties and possibly seventies…

ZAZ 968M

Another forgotten model manages to hold itself within the USSR podium in 1987: the ZAZ 968M, also called Zaporozhets, with an impressive 116,500 units sold for a 14.2% market share. The Lada Samara is the fourth and last model to hold at least 10% of the Soviet market at #4 with 88,800 sales and 10.8%.

IZH 2125 Kombi

In 5th place, notice the IZH 2125 Kombi, and please raise your hand if you don’t live in Russia right now and knew about this model… I didn’t. Originally launched in 1973, the 2125 enjoyed a slight facelift in 1982 and would continue its career in Russia all the way through to 1997…

LUAZ 969M

Further down, notice all the iterations of the Lada “Zhigouli” ranking from #7 (2107) to #12 (2104) and the memerising LUAZ 969M 4×4 in 11th place with 11,200 sales.

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USSR 1980-1986: Lada 2106 and Moskvich 2140 likely leaders

Lada 2106

Lada launches the 2105 in 1979, basically a restyled 2101. 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. However the 2106, launched in 1975, should still be the brand’s best-seller in the country over the period…

Moskvich 2140

…potentially overtaken in the overall ranking by the Moskvich 2140, facelifted in 1981, during some years. If you have access to official models data for the period please make sure you get in touch by commenting on here or filling up the ‘Contact’ form.

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