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Kazakhstan February 2014: Complete change of guard atop the ranking!

March 25th, 2014 No comments

GAZ Gazelle Next Kazakhstan February 2014The GAZ Gazelle tops the Kazakh models ranking this month.

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Building on a record year in 2013, the Kazakh new car market is up a further 22% in February to 10,863 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 21,436 units, up 17% on 2013. Traditionally relatively stables, the Kazakh models ranking sees a complete change of guard this month, with the entire podium occupied by models that all ranked outside of it in 2013. The GAZ Gazelle brilliantly takes the lead of the sales charts thanks sales up a huge 161% year-on-year to 1,037 for a 9.5% market share vs. #7 and 3.6% over the Full Year 2013! The Lada Granta is up 48% to #2 with 903 units and 8.3% and the Hyundai Accent rounds up the podium at 892 sales and 8.2%, up 118% year-on-year.

Lada Granta Kazakhstan February 2014The Granta is Lada’s best-seller in Kazakhstan this month.

Leader in 2013, the Lada Priora is down 47% to #4 and 6.8% this month but remains on top year-to-date thanks to a strong month of January. Likewise, the Lada Samara is down 4% to #5 while the Renault Duster is up a mammoth 174% to a shiny 6th position with 331 sales and 3% share. Other great performers in Kazakhstan this month include the Lada Largus up to #7, the Nissan Qashqai up 57% to #9, the Toyota Corolla up a gargantuan 533% to #10 thanks to the new generation, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado up 71% to #14, Chevrolet Aveo up 169% to #15, Lada Kalina up 670% to #18, Mitsubishi Outlander up 112% to #16, Renault Sandero up 167% to #17, the Chevrolet Tracker landing at #18, Renault Logan up 325% to #19 and the Toyota RAV4 up 1275% to #28.

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Kazakhstan Full Year 2013: Lada Priora tops world’s fastest growing market

January 29th, 2014 No comments

Lada Priora Kazakhstan 2013Lada Priora

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In 2013, Kazakhstan is officially the fastest-growing new car market in the world, gaining 74% on 2012 to an all-time record 165,710 registrations. The Top 3 best-sellers are unchanged vs. 2012: the Lada Priora holds onto its throne thanks to sales up 70% to 20,358 and 12.3% share, the Lada Samara is less lucky: up ‘just’ 20% to 13,830 units and 8.3% while the Uz-Daewoo Nexia performs better than the market in spite of its old age, up 79% to 10,665 sales and 6.5%. The Lada Granta follows just below, up 89% to 9,880 units while the Lada 4×4 is down one spot to #5 in spite of sales up 67%, making it 4 Ladas in the Kazakh Top 5!

Lada Largus Kazakhstan 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Lada Largus lands directly at #9 in Kazakhstan for its first year in market.

The Hyundai Accent almost doubles its 2012 score to 8,108 sales (+92%), the Kia Rio is up a splendid 10 spots and 224% to #8, the Lada Largus lands directly inside the Kazakh Top 10 for its very first year in market thanks to 3,489 units sold for a 2.1% market share, the Chevrolet Cruze is up 86% to also break into the Top 10 for the first time at #10, the Renault Duster is up 9-fold from one year to another, going from 307 sales and #47 to 2,754 and #13, the Nissan Qashqai is up 150% to #14, VW Polo up 265% to #19, the new generation Kia Cerato lands at #21, the Kia Sportage is up 231% to #24 and the Skoda Rapid makes its very first appearance in the annual Kazakh ranking at #26, even breaking into the monthly Top 10 in November.

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Kazakhstan December 2013: Hyundai Accent & Toyota Prado shine

January 29th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Land Criuser Prado Kazakhstan December 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is up to #8 this month in Kazakhstan.

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New car sales in Kazakhstan are up a whopping 73% year-on-year in December to 15,649 registrations, and the Top 3 best-selling models in the country this month are 100% Ladas like in November: the Priora leads the way with 1,845 sales and 11.8% share, ahead of the Samara at 6.9% and the Granta at 5.9%. Outstanding month for the Hyundai Accent, up no less than 177% year-on-year to #4 with 895 units and 5.7%, kicking the Uz-Daewoo Nexia down to #5. Other great performers this month in Kazakhstan include the Toyota Prado up 193% to #8, Renault Duster up 834% to #10, the Skoda Rapid at #11, Lada Kalina up a huge 1074% to #12 thanks to the new model and the Toyota Highlander up 800% to #20.

Previous month: Kazakhstan November 2013: Skoda Rapid in Top 10

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Full December 2013 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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Kazakhstan November 2013: Skoda Rapid in Top 10

December 23rd, 2013 No comments

Skoda Rapid Kazakhstan November 2013First time inside the Kazakh Top 10 for the Skoda Rapid

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New car sales in Kazakhstan have clearly not exhausted their growth potential yet, up another 58% year-on-year in November to 16,898 registrations. This brings the year-to-date total to a record 150,064 units, up 74% from the 86,153 achieved at the same time last year which was already an all-time record! Bumper times in Kazakhstan indeed. This month Lada manages what it cannot do anymore at home in Russia: monopolising the podium. It places the Priora in the lead with 2,099 sales and 12.4% share, ahead of the Samara at 1,420 and 8.4% and the Granta at 1,016 and 6%. The Uz-Daewoo Nexia is down one spot to #4 while the Hyundai Accent remains #5 and the Lada Largus is up one rank to #7.

Toyota Highlander Kazakhstan November 2013The Toyota Highlander is among the Top 30 best-sellers this month.

But the biggest event in the Kazakh models ranking this month is potentially the landing of the Skoda Rapid inside the Top 10 most popular cars for the first time at #10 with 413 sales and 2.4% just below the Renault Duster which achieves a second month in a row in the Top 10 at #9. Other great performers in November include the Chevrolet Niva up 7 ranks to #13, the Kia Sportage up 8 to #16, the Lada Kalina back into the Top 30 at #22 thanks to the new generation of the model, the Iveco Daily V at #26, Chevrolet Aveo at #27 and Toyota Highlander at #28.

Previous month: Kazakhstan October 2013: Renault Duster in Top 10

Previous year: Kazakhstan Full Year 2012: Lada Priora and Samara on top

Full November 2013 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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Kazakhstan October 2013: Renault Duster in Top 10

November 22nd, 2013 5 comments

Renault Duster Kazakhstan October 2013. Picture courtesy of Ilva Davidovich idphoto.kz copyRenault Duster sales are up 793% year-on-year in Kazakhstan in October…

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Thanks to Irina from www.akab.kz, I can share with you October sales data for Kazakhstan, one of the (if not the) most dynamic car markets in the world this year. This month the Kazakh new car market is up a mammoth 73% year-on-year to 17,056 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 133,150 units, up an equally out-of-this-world 76% on 2012. To put things in perspective, let’s remind ourselves that the previous 2 best-ever Full Years for new car sales in Kazakhstan were 2012 at 95,313 registrations and 2007 at 60,513!

SsangYong Kyron Kazakhstan October 2013The SsangYong Kyron is the #15 best-seller in Kazakhstan this month.

The top of the models ranking is stable with the Lada Priora (+26%), Samara (+45%), UZ-Daewoo Nexia (+67%) and Lada Granta (+72%) leading the way like in the year-to-date ranking, while the Hyundai Accent is up one spot on September to #5, passing the Lada 4×4 down 2 to #6, and the GAZ Gazelle and Lada Largus exchange positions to #7 and #8 respectively. The best performance this month is delivered by the Renault Duster breaking into the Kazakh Top 10 for the first time since BSCB has been following Kazakh sales monthly last May, up a huge 793% year-on-year to #9 with 395 sales and 2.3% share.

Mitsubishi ASX Kazakhstan October 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Mitsubishi ASX makes its first appearance in the Kazakh Top 30 this month.

Notice also the VW Polo up one further rank on September to #11 vs. #22 year-to-date, the SsangYong Kyron up 200% year-on-year to #15, Toyota Corolla up 209% to #16, Skoda Rapid up 4 spots to #18, Kia Sportage up 190% to #24, Hyundai Tucson up 783% to #27 and the Mitsubishi ASX making its first appearance inside the Kazakh Top 30 at #28 with 158 sales and 0.9% share.

Previous month: Kazakhstan September 2013: Lada Largus and UAZ Bukhanka strong

Previous year: Kazakhstan Full Year 2012: Lada Priora and Samara on top

Full October 2013 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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Kazakhstan September 2013: Lada Largus & UAZ Bukhanka strong

October 29th, 2013 No comments

UAZ Bukhanka Kazakhstan September 2013Virtually unchanged since 1966 and #9 this month: the UAZ Bukhanka

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In September the Kazakh new car market doesn’t disappoint: it is up another huge 90% year-on-year to 16,196 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 116,094 units, up 77% on 2012. The Lada Priora keeps the lead but is up ‘only’ 27% to 1,757 sales and 10.8%, followed like in the year-to-date ranking by the Lada Samara at 1,313 units and 8.1% (+41%) and the Daewoo Nexia with 1,059 sales and 6.5% (+126%). The Lada 4×4 surprisingly remains above the much more recent Lada Granta at 1,039 units vs. 953 and now even threatens it for the 4th spot year-to-date…

Lada Largus Kazakhstan September 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Lada Largus is up to a record #7 in Kazakhstan this month.

After breaking into the Kazakh Top 10 for the first time last month, the Lada Largus gain one further spot to land at #7 with 570 sales and 3.5%, bringing the GAZ Gazelle down to #8. The valiant UAZ Bukhanka that took me through the Gobi desert in Mongolia earlier this month is back up to #9 in Kazakhstan thanks to 341 units sold for a solid 2.1% market share. Notice also the VW Polo up to #12 vs. #24 year-to-date, the Renault Duster up 397% year-on-year to #13, the Toyota Corolla up to #16 vs. #25 year-to-date and the Skoda Rapid up 5 ranks to #22.

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Full September 2013 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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Kazakhstan August 2013: Lada Largus breaks into Top 10

September 21st, 2013 1 comment

Lada Largus Kazakhstan August 2013Lada Largus

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Thanks to Irina from www.akab.kz, I can share with you August sales data for Kazakhstan, a market that defies gravity this year: after gaining 71% year-on-year in June and 87% in July, it is up another 76% in August to 15,062 registrations! This brings the year-to-date total after 8 months to 99,898 units, up 75% on the same point in 2012 and already a new all-time high for Kazakhstan: the previous record was 95,313 units over the Full Year 2012, which was itself a massive improvement on the previous best of 60,513 in 2007… In this unbelievable context, Lada continues to gather a larger market share than in Russia at 34.8% year-to-date, placing 4 models in the Top 5 so far in 2013.

Daewoo Nexia Kazakhstan August 2013Daewoo Nexia

The Lada Priora remains the most popular model in the country with 1,726 sales and 11.5%, reinforcing its year-to-date lead at 12.7% share, the Daewoo Nexia continues to impress, up on further spot on July to #2 at 1,273 units and 8.5% and passing the Lada Samara at 1,223 sales and 8.1%. The Lada 4×4 is very solid once again at 6.3%, even gaining ground year-to-date on the Lada Granta back up to #5. The Lada Largus breaks into the Kazakh Top 10 for the very first time, up 3 ranks to #8 and 2.9% share, the VW Polo is up 381% year-on-year to #14, the new generation Kia Cee’d makes its first appearance in the Top 20 at #15, the Toyota Corolla is potentially already boosted by the new generation at #20 and the Chevrolet Aveo makes itself noticed at #25.

Previous month: Kazakhstan July 2013: Daewoo Nexia and Lada Largus shine

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Full August 2013 Top 30 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Kazakhstan July 2013: Daewoo Nexia and Lada Largus shine

August 20th, 2013 1 comment

Lada Largus Kazakhstan July 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Lada Largus is almost inside the Kazakh Top 10 this month.

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Thanks to Irina from www.akab.kz, I can share with you for the third time on BSCB sales figures for Kazakhstan. After gaining 58% year-on-year in May and 71% in June, new car sales in Kazakhstan continue on their break-neck speed, now up a mammoth 87% in July to 16,086 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 84,836 units, up 75% on 2012! The Lada Priora is once again comfortable in pole position thanks to sales up 124% year-on-year to 1,991 units and 12.4% share, followed by the Lada Samara up 39% to 1,318 sales and 8.2%. The Daewoo Nexia remains #3 with 1,204 sales and 7.5% (+110%) which enables it to climbs to #3 year-to-date also, passing the Lada Granta surprisingly down to #6 this month.

UAZ 3909 Kazakhstan July 2013UAZ 3909

The Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) continues to post unbelievable figures: up 167% on July 2012 to 1,005 sales and 6.2% in 4th place, equal with the Hyundai Accent up 251%. The Kia Rio stays #7 but is up a huge 686% year-on-year, while both the Toyota Camry (#10) and the Lada Largus are up 2 spots, for the latter to a best-ever #11 with 301 sales and 1.9%. The Largus is now #20 year-to-date at 908 units and 1.1%. Notice also the antediluvian UAZ 3909 up 12 ranks on June and 303% year-on-year to an excellent #13 with 242 sales and 1.5%, the Kia Cerato and Nissan Qashqai both up 5 to #14 and #17 respectively and the VW Polo appearing at #18.

Previous month: Kazakhstan June 2013: Lada Priora #1, Daewoo Nexia on podium

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Full July 2013 Top 28 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Kazakhstan June 2013: Lada Priora #1, Daewoo Nexia on podium

July 15th, 2013 No comments

Daewoo Nexia Kazakhstan June 2013Uz-Daewoo Nexia

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For only the second time ever on BestSellingCarsBlog I can share with you a monthly ranking for Kazakhstan, which thanks to Irina from www.akab.kz is now a monthly update on BSCB. We also have 6 months sales result to make the picture more meaningful. If you thought a 58% year-on-year sales increase in May was not sustainable, you were wrong! In June the Kazakh new car market is up 71% to 14,427 registrations, which means the 6 months total now stands at 68,783 units, up 72% on 2012 which was already a record year… Apply the 72% growth rate to the Full Year 2012 result and you come to a shiny 164,000 registrations over the Full Year 2013.

Skoda Rapid Kazakhstan June 2013. Picture courtesy of autokult.plSkoda Rapid

No change atop the models ranking: the Lada Priora is still way ahead of the competition with 1,668 sales and 11.6% share in June (+91%) and an even better 8,938 units and 13% year-to-date, up 113% on 2012. The Lada Samara was the country’s best-seller at the same stage last year, but it has lost its title both in June and year-to-date, ranking #2 with 1,146 sales and 7.9% (+28%) and 5,946 and 8.6% so far in 2013 (+16%). In June we welcome back on the podium the Uz-Daewoo Nexia, #1 in 2010,   up 64% on June 2012 to 1,047 units and 7.3%. The Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) is up one spot on May to #4 while the Lada Granta is surprisingly down 2 to #5 this month but remains #3 year-to-date with 4,396 sales and 6.4%.

Hyundai Elantra Kazakhstan June 2013Hyundai Elantra

Further down, notice the Kia Rio up 565% to #7 at 499 units and 3.5%, the ZAZ Chance up 3 spots on May to #10, the Kia Sportage up 19 ranks on May and 664% on June 2012 to #11, the Skoda Rapid making its very first appearance in the Kazakh monthly Top 20 at #15 with 1.4% share and the Hyundai Elantra up to #20.

Previous post: Kazakhstan May 2013: Lada Priora, Samara and Granta on top

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Kazakhstan May 2013: Lada Priora, Samara & Granta on top

June 19th, 2013 1 comment

Renault Duster Kazakhstan May 2013. Picture courtesy of Illva Davidovich idphoto.kzRenault Duster

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Today I give you extremely rare data coming from Kazakhstan thanks to Irina from www.akab.kz. I hope you enjoy! Kazakhstan confirms it is one of the world’s Top 10 engine of growth: the new car market already took off by an out-of-this world 114% in 2012 to a record 95,313 registrations, blasting its previous best of 60,513 units established in 2007. And after 5 months in 2013, it is up a further 72% to 54,342 sales, which means that at this rate, we are looking at over 160,000 sales for the Full Year, way above the 133,000 and 40% increase worldwide experts had predicted. In May alone, sales are up 59% to 13,290 registrations.

Lada Priora Kazakhstan May 2013. Picture courtesy of vse.kzLada Priora

To illustrate this astonishing progression, only 2 manufacturers present in the country see their sales drop year-on-year in 2013: Mercedes and Man. All 28 others surf on the massive sales wave that is unfolding in Kazakhstan, starting with Lada which holds a very impressive 35.3% market share year-to-date thanks to 19,166 sales (+80%). It is followed by UZ-Daewoo at 8.2% (+109%), Kia at 8% (+137%) and Hyundai at 7.4% (+25%). In May the ranking is slightly different: Toyota is 2nd at 8.7% (+63%) ahead of Kia at 8.3% (+119%) and Hyundai at 7.6% (+20%). Notice Chevrolet up 122% YTD to #6 and Renault up 364% to #9.

Lada Granta Kazakhstan May 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruLada Granta

Now to the much awaited models ranking. And surprise, surprise: Lada is more dominant in Kazakhstan than it is in Russia, placing 3 models on the podium in May! The Priora hasn’t weakened a bit at 1,501 sales and 11.3% share, up a whopping 85% year-on-year and still leader. The Samara does pale: up ‘just’ 20% to 1,034 units and 7.6% while the Granta rounds up the podium with a relatively disappointing 893 sales and 6.3%, up 47%.

Hyundai Accent Kazakhstan May 2013. Picture courtesy of idrive.kzHyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent ranks 4th at 5.5% share, followed by the Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) at 4.8% (+65%!), the UZ-Daewoo Nexia at 4.7% and the Kia Rio up a huge 324%. The GAZ 3302 (aka Gazelle) is the most popular LCV at #8 and 2.8% share while the UZ-Daewoo Matiz impresses at +208% at #9 in spite of its old age.

Lexus LX Kazakhstan May 2013. Picture courtesy of platesmania.comLexus RX

Further down, notice the Renault Duster up 587% to #11, the Chevrolet Niva up 190% to #14, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado up 88% to #16, Kia Cerato landing at #17, Lada Largus at #19, the SsangYong Actyon up 425% to #23, Renault Sandero up 635% to #24 and the Lexus LX at a very impressive 32nd place…

Previous year: Kazakhstan Full Year 2012: Lada Priora and Samara on top

Full May 2013 Top 25 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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