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Russia March 2014: Mitsubishi Outlander breaks into Top 10

April 9th, 2014 No comments

Mitsubishi Outlander Russia March 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Mitsubishi Outlander is now among Russia’s Top 10 most popular vehicles.

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Has the Russian new car market finally reached a plateau? In March, after losing ground for 11 of the last 12 months, new car sales are down just 0.4% year-on-year to 243,335 registrations. This brings the First Quarter total to 602,523 units, down 2% on 2013. In the models ranking, the Lada Granta remains the most popular by far but continues to evolve a notch lower than last year at -10% and 12,958 sales. The Hyundai Solaris is up 2% but for the first time threatened by the Kia Rio which smashes its volume and market share records this month at 9,728 sales and 4% share (previous bests: 8,632 and 3.5% last September).

Kia Rio Russia March 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Kia Rio breaks its volume and share records in Russia this month.

The Lada Kalina continues to creep back up now that the new generation is established, up 21% this month at #4 and passing the Renault Duster. But the hero of the month is without a doubt the Mitsubishi Outlander: it breaks into the Russian Top 10 for the first time in the nameplate’s history, shooting up to 9th place thanks to 4,584 sales and 1.9%, up 78% year-on-year and now #20 year-to-date (+42%). Not far below is the new generation Skoda Octavia, up 8 spots on February to a best-ever 11th place at a record 3,951 units. Finally, notice the Nissan Almera down 6 ranks to #14 and the Toyota Corolla up 44% on March 2013.

Previous month: Russia February 2014: Renault Duster and Nissan Almera impress

One year ago: Russia March 2013: Market down for the first time in 3 years

Full March 2014 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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Russia February 2014: Renault Duster & Nissan Almera impress

March 14th, 2014 9 comments

Nissan Almera Russia February 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Nissan Almera is up to a best-ever 8th place in February.

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New car sales in Russia slow down their fall once again in February to -2% at 206,476 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 359,138 units, down 4% on 2013. If the Lada Granta keeps the lead of the models ranking, it is down year-on-year again (-8%) to 11,280 sales whereas the Hyundai Solaris manages to gain 3% on February 2013 to 8,660 units. The Renault Duster lodges an all-time high 3.7% market share thanks to 7,541 sales and remains at an astounding third position, its highest ranking so far and reached for the third time after last November and January. The Lada Kalina is up one spot on last month but still down 13% year-on-year at #4.

Kia Sportage Russia February 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Kia Sportage is up 53% year-on-year in Russia this month.

After making its first appearance among the 10 most popular cars in Russia last month, the Nissan Almera gains a further two ranks to reach a record 8th place with 4,481 units and 2.2%. Other great performers this month include the Kia Sportage up 53% on February 2013 to #15, the Nissan X-Trail up 45% to #16, Toyota Corolla up 62% to #24 and the Toyota RAV4 up a huge 146% to #25. Notice also the Skoda new Octavia at #19 and the Daewoo Gentra at #25.

FAW V5 Russia February 2014. Picture courtesy of Za RulemFAW V5. Chinese FAW is up 95% so far in 2014 in Russia.

Brand-wise, the Japanese are the most impressive this month: Nissan is up 31%, Toyota up 43% and Honda up 54%. The Chinese, normally masters at this game, are a little shy if still in progression: Chery and Geely at +12%, Lifan at +6% and FAW at +13% but +95% year-to-date Reversely Great Wall is at -10%/ Finally let’s salute the performance of the new Avtovaz-Renault-Nissan Group, monopolising the brands podium this month: Lada #1 at 20.2% share followed by Nissan at 11.2% and Renault at 11%.

Previous month: Russia January 2014: Duster on podium, Nissan Almera #10

One year ago: Russia February 2013: Hyundai Solaris and Kia Rio impress

Full February 2014 Top 25 models and Top 55 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Russia January 2014: Duster on podium, Nissan Almera #10

February 11th, 2014 1 comment

Nissan Almera Russia January 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Nissan Almera breaks into the Russian Top 10 for the first time this month.

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Third (and last!) Russian update today, with January figures now available. And it’s an average start of 2014 for new car sales in Russia, down 6% year-on-year to 152,662 registrations. The Lada Granta keeps the lead but is down a dangerous 22% on January 2013 to 8,255 sales and 5.4% share, to be compared with -6% and 4.6% for the Hyundai Solaris once again extremely solid. The Renault Duster manages to climb onto the monthly Russian podium for only the 2nd time ever after last November thanks to 5,590 sales, ahead of the Kia Rio (+12%) and the Lada Kalina, down 29% year-on-year and still struggling to impose the new generation onto Russian consumers.

Nissan X-Trail Russia January 2014Nissan X-Trail

Further down, the Lada Largus is back up 4 spots on December to #7 and 2.5% share, its best ranking since last October and its strongest market share so far in Russia, the Renault Logan is also back up the sales charts at #9 but down 18% year-on-year. The big event this month is the 10th position of the Nissan Almera. We just discovered today that it ranked #25 in December and #43 over the FY2013, so this is a massive achievement for the ‘low-cost’ previous gen Almera. Nissan has a killer month, with the X-Trail also hitting its best-ever ranking in Russia, up 9 spots on December and 36% year-on-year to #13 with 2,687 sales and 1.8% vs. 1% in 2013.

Daewoo Gentra Russia January 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruDaewoo Gentra

But wait there’s more: the new generation Skoda Octavia progresses one further rank on last month to break into the Top 15 at #15 thanks to 2,439 units and 1.6%, while the Hyundai ix35 is back up 17 spots to #16 and the Daewoo Gentra lodges its very first Top 20 ranking at #20 with 2,199 sales and 1.4% vs. #72 in 2013. An eventful month in the models sales charts indeed! Brand-wise, Lada continues its decline at -21% year-on-year to 15.5% share, followed by Renault (8.4%), Kia (7.3%), Nissan and Hyundai both at 7.2%. Mitsubishi is up 25% to #9, Mazda up 38% to #15, Mercedes up 42% to #16, BMW up 17% to #17 and Honda up 60% to #19.

Previous post: Russia Full Year 2013: Discover the Top 390 All-models ranking!

Previous month: Russia December 2013: Discover the Top 350 All-models ranking!

One year ago: Russia January 2013: Renault Duster up to 4th place!

Full January 2014 Top 25 models and Top 55 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Russia Full Year 2013: Discover the Top 390 All-models ranking!

February 11th, 2014 No comments

Chery Tiggo FL Russia 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Chery Tiggo FL is the best-selling all-new Chinese model in Russia this year.

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After December 2013 figures, I can now share with you for the first time on BSCB an All-models ranking including LCVs for the Full Year 2013 in Russia. Let’s go straight beyond the Top 25 (All-brands and Top 25 are analysed here) to discover the Mitsubishi Outlander up 24% to #29 and the ASX up 23% to #30, making it two Mitsubishis inside the Russian Top 30 this year vs. none in 2012. The SsangYong Actyon is up 26% to #36, the Mazda CX-5 up 51% to #37 and the Honda CR-V up 46% to #40.

Mitsubishi Outlander Russia 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Mitsubishi Outlander breaks into the Russian Top 30 in 2013.

Thanks to sales up 37% to 18,022, the Great Wall Hover becomes the best-selling Chinese model in Russia in 2013, passing the Lifan Solano down 38% to #67. However the Lifan X60 (Chinese leader in December) is catching up fast: up a huge 1013% on 2012 to land at #42 with 15,808 units for its first full year in market. Notice also the Geely Emgrand up 232% to #46 and 14,500 sales, making it 3 Chinese models in the Russian Top 50 this year vs. only one in 2012. Further down we find the Geely MK/MK Cross (#54), Chery Tiggo (#93), Chery Tiggo FL landing directly at #128, the Chery Indis (#141) and FAW V5 (#162).

Nissan Almera Russia 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe previous generation Nissan Almera is all-new for Russia in 2013…

A testament to the very healthy dynamism of the Russian new car market, no less than 40 all-new models make their first appearance in the sales charts in 2013, led by the Chevrolet Cobalt at #39 with 18,519 sales, the Nissan Almera at #43 and 15,704 units and the new generation Skoda Octavia at #48 and 13,663 sales. We also have the Daewoo Gentra at #72, new generation Kia Cerato at #73, Citroen C4 Sedan at #77 and Toyota Venza at #122.

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Previous Full Year 2013 post: Russia Full Year 2013: Lada Granta celebrates first year at #1

One year ago: Russia Full Year 2012: Lada Priora #1, Granta 4,800 sales below

Full Year 2013 Top 390 All-models Ranking Table here.

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Russia December 2013: Discover the Top 350 All-models ranking!

February 11th, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet Cobalt Russia December 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Chevrolet Cobalt ranks #26 in Russia in December.

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Very exciting times today! For the very first time on BSCB I can share with you a monthly all-models ranking for Russia. This is particularly fascinating given we only currently have access to the Top 25 models year-to-date for this country, which means the more we get into the year, the more the ranking is inaccurate as new models launch and perform better than their year-to-date ranking. You will notice a lot of models I have picked up during my 2013 Trans-Siberian Railway Series… My first note on this ranking is the presence of LCVs which are not included in AEB’s model updates, and logically the GAZ Gazelle ranks 6th with 6,941 sales, way above the Ford Transit at #49 and the UAZ 3909 ‘Bukhanka’ at #60.

Skoda Octavia Russia December 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe new generation Skoda Octavia is already #16 this month.

The first ‘newcomer’ in the ranking (as in which didn’t appear in my year-to-date-led updates) is the new generation Skoda Octavia, up to a fantastic 16th place for its 7th month in market thanks to 4,033 sales and 1.5% share, effectively replacing the previous generation in the sales charts. The Mitsubishi ASX delivers its best monthly volume of the year at #20 with 3,451 units, as do the Nissan X-Trail at #22 and 3,240 sales and the all-new Nissan Almera at #24 with 3,028 units. Confirming my very frequent local sightings (especially in Kazan, Tatarstan), the Chevrolet Cobalt, launched in January, is up to #26 with 2,997 sales in December, its 4th consecutive month above 2,000 monthly units and the nameplate’s best-ever month so far.

Lifan X60 Russia December 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Lifan X60 delivers its best monthly volume so far in Russia in December.

Just below we find the Mitsubishi Outlander (particularly successful in Yekaterinburg) with 2,950 sales and 1.1%, while the Daewoo Gentra, launched last September so post my visit in the country but none other than a facelifted Lacetti, shoots up to #29 with a best-ever 2,717 units in December. The Skoda Fabia is up to #30, the UAZ Patriot to #31 and the Lifan X60 spectacularly takes the lead of all Chinese models sold in Russia, ranking 35th this month with a record 2,405 sales. Notice also the Mazda CX-5 (popular in Irkutsk) at #38, the Toyota Prado (preferred in Krasnoyarsk) at #41, the Geely Emgrand at #42 and the Ford Kuga at #43.

Kia Cerato Russia December 2013. Picture courtesy of drivenn.ruThe Kia Cerato is particularly appreciated in Moscow.

Further down, the all-new Citroen C4 Sedan is up to #55 (helped by its success in St Petersburg), the Peugeot 408 ranks #58, the Chery Tiggo FL is up to #62 with an all-time high 1,103 sales for its 6th month in market, the new generation Kia Cerato is #68 (thanks to strong sales in Moscow) Jeep Grand Cherokee is up to #82 vs. #133 over the FY2013, the Toyota Venza is up to #90 vs. #122, the FAW V5 (sighted in Irkutsk and on Lake Baikal) ranks #118 with 425 sales, and the Citroen C-Elysee (#140) and Peugeot 301 (#145) are a little shy for now.

Previous post: Russia Full Year 2013: Lada Granta celebrates first year at #1

Previous month: Russia December 2013: Lada Kalina #3 in market back in positive

One year ago: Russia December 2012: Renault Duster breaks into Top 5

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Russia Full Year 2013: Lada Granta celebrates first year at #1

January 16th, 2014 No comments

Lada Granta FAW V5 Russia 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Lada Granta is #1, but the Chinese are coming… (here the FAW V5)

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After 3 consecutive years of growth, Russian car sales are down 5% year-on-year in 2013 to 2,777,447 registrations, still the 2nd-best ever annual result in history below the record 2,935,111 units of 2012. For the first time in a full year, the Lada Granta logically dominates the models ranking thanks to sales up 38% to 166,947 units and 6% share. With the Largus up 296% to #9 for its first full year in market, that’s pretty much the only piece of good news for local manufacturer Lada, down 15% overall this year to just 16.4% share vs. 18.4% in 2012. In fact, while the 2012 models podium was 100% Lada (Priora-Granta-Kalina), this year the Granta is the only Lada in the Top 6!

Renault Duster Russia 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruRenault Duster

French manufacturer Renault, Lada’s new owner, is faring much better: up 11% to become the #2 carmaker in the country and pass the 200,000 annual sales milestone for the first time in Russia at 210,099 and 7.6% share. This is in large part due to the smashing success of the Duster, up 77% and 13 spots year-on-year to land at a splendid 4th place with 83,702 sales and 3% share, peaking at #3 in November, while the Logan and Sandero are down 13 and 10% respectively – still waiting for the new generation to arrive. Kia and Hyundai both step up one notch while Chevrolet is down 3 to #5.

Lifan X60 Russia 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruLifan X60

Other great performers in the brands ranking include Mercedes (+19%), BMW (+12%), Audi (+8%), SsangYong (+9%), Honda (+20%) and Subaru (+18%) but the biggest gains are delivered by 3 Chinese carmakers: Geely (+55%), Great Wall (+39%) and Lifan (+34%). Back to the models ranking where the Hyundai Solaris, up a further 3% on 2012 to stay at #2 and deliver the highest ever annual total for a ‘foreign’ model (even though it is produced locally) at 113,911 units and 4.1% share. This shouldn’t be surprising if you followed my Trans-Siberian Photo Report last year where the Solaris was very consistently successful in all cities I visited.

Toyota RAV4 Russia April 2013Toyota RAV4 sales are up 47% in 2013 in Russia.

Other great achievers in the Russian models ranking in 2013 include the VW Polo inside the annual Top 6 for the very first time at #6 with 72,565 sales, the Nissan Qashqai up 11% to #17 and peaking at #8 in December, Toyota RAV4 up 9 spots and 47% to #19 and 39,885 sales, Kia Cee’d up 50% and 11 ranks to #20 and 34,981 units and the Hyundai ix35 up 13% to #24 and 31,706 sales.

Previous post: Russia December 2013: Lada Kalina #3 in market back in positive

One year ago: Russia Full Year 2012: Lada Priora #1, Granta 4,800 sales below

Two years ago: Russia Full Year 2011: Lada Kalina leads for the first time

Full Year 2013 Top 390 All-models and Top 57 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Russia December 2013: Lada Kalina #3 in market back in positive

January 16th, 2014 1 comment

Lada Kalina Russia December 2013. Picture courtesy of avtovolgograda.ruLada Kalina

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In December the Russian car market is back in positive territory for the first time since last February, up 4% year-on-year to 264,257 registrations, which brings the final 2013 total to 2,777,447 units, down 5% on 2012. If the Lada Granta and Hyundai Solaris hold onto their #1 and #2 respective spots, we have a newcomer on the podium, at least for the first time since last April: the Lada Kalina is at last feeling the effect of the new generation kicking in, up 4 spots on November and 41% year-on-year to #3 with 8,590 sales and 3.3% share.

Nissan Qashqai Russia December 2013. Pictiure courtesy of www.zr.ruNissan Qashqai

The Renault Duster is solid once again at #4 and 3%, the Ford Focus is up 4 ranks to #5 but down 23% on December 2012, and the Nissan Qashqai suddenly reaches new heights in the country, breaking its ranking, volume and share records for the 2nd consecutive month at #8 with 6,435 sales and 2.4%. Notice also the Chevrolet Niva up 3 spots to #9, the Opel Astra up 6 ranks to #12 and the Toyota Corolla up 41% year-on-year to #18. In the brands ranking, the biggest gainers in the Top 30 this month are Lifan up 74% to #20, Geely and Nissan both up 50% to #22 and #4 respectively, Mazda up 48% to #16 and Honda up 47% to #21.

Previous month: Russia November 2013: Renault Duster on podium for the first time

One year ago: Russia December 2012: Renault Duster breaks into Top 5

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Russia November 2013: Renault Duster on podium for first time!

December 9th, 2013 8 comments

Renault Duster Russia November 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Renault Duster is now the third best-seller in all of Russia.

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The Russian new car market goes through its 9th consecutive month of year-on-year decline in November at -4% to 231,982 registrations, reducing the year-to-date fall to -6% at 2,513,163 units. Below the Lada Granta down 5% to 12,190 sales and the Hyundai Solaris up 4% to 9,672 units, the big event this month is the Renault Duster breaking into the Russian sales charts podium for the very first time thanks to 7,563 sales and 3.3% after breaking its monthly volume record last month. This is an exceptional achievement for Renault-Dacia and testimony that the value for money the SUV brings has resonated with Russian customers across the country. Year-to-date, the Duster is up 86% on 2012 to #4 with 75726 units and 3% share.

Lada Kalina Russia November 2013Lada Kalina

The 3 remaining Ladas in the Top 10 all perform very differently: the 4×4 (aka Niva) is once again amazingly up 47% year-on-year to rank #6 with 5,979 sales and 2.6% share. The Kalina is taking time to return to the levels the first generation was familiar with, but is drastically reducing its year-on-year fall this month: from -66% in August to -58% in October and -13% in November at #7 and 5,838 units. Finally the Largus, a rebadged first generation Logan MCV, is down two spots on October but up 110% year-on-year to #8 with 5,194 sales.

Nissan Qashqai Russia November 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Nissan Qashqai breaks into the Russian Top 10 for the first time this month.

Further down the ranking, the Nissan Qashqai breaks into the Russian Top 10 for the very first time, up 8 ranks on last month and 58% year-on-year to #10 with 4,397 sales and 1.9% which are also volume and market share records for the model in Russia, with its previous best achieved last February (#13). Other great performers this month include the Kia Cee’d up 76% on November 2012 to #14, the Kia Sportage up 4 spots on October to #17 and the Toyota Corolla up 60% year-on-year to #20.

Previous month: Russia October 2013: Renault Duster and Lada Largus break records, Toyota Corolla in Top 20

One year ago: Russia November 2012: Lada Granta reigns, Samara’s last breath?

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Russia October 2013: Renault Duster & Lada Largus break records, Toyota Corolla in Top 20

November 11th, 2013 7 comments

Toyota Corolla Russia October 2013b. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe new generation pushes the Toyota Corolla to #17 this month.

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And it’s now been 8 months in a row of year-on-year decline for Russian new car sales, down 8% in October to 234,481 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 2,281,181 units, down 7% on 2012. For the first time since the start of its career in December 2011, the Lada Granta experiences a slight year-on-year drop at -6% to 13,357 units while the Hyundai Solaris and Kia Rio are virtually stable at -1% and 2% respectively. Now that production is starting to catch up with demand, the Renault Duster is back up to #4 and 3.3% share, scores it already reached in the past, but breaks its monthly volume record at 7,737 units. 2014 could see the Duster climb on the Russian podium…

Renault Duster Russia October 2013. Picture courtesy of Za RulemThe Renault Duster delivers its best-ever monthly volume in October.

The other model breaking records this month is the Lada Largus, at its ranking, volume and share best in 6th place with 5,765 sales and 2.5%, up 116% year-on-year. After two months in heaven, the Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) is slowly falling back to earth, down 1% to #7 and 2.3% in October, still above its year-to-date levels of #11 and 1.9%. The Lada Kalina is struggling to return to its previous glory in spite of the new generation now well established: it is down 58% on October 2012 to #9. The Renault Logan is up 23% to #10 even though the new generation is not on sale yet, but the big move in the ranking this month is the arrival of the Toyota Corolla at #17 with 3,535 sales and 1.5%, its first time in the Top 20 since August 2012, confirming my numerous sightings of the new generation across the country when I was there in September.

Range Rover Moscow September 2013The new Range Rover pushes Land Rover sales up 40% this month in Russia.

Brand-wise, 3 of the 4 biggest year-on-year gains in the Top 30 this month are delivered by… surprise, surprise… Chinese manufacturers: Land Rover leads at +40% to #26, followed by Lifan up 36% to #22, Geely up 35% to #23 and Great Wall up 27% to #28. Lada loses a lot of ground at -25% and now accounts for exactly double the sales of (new owner) Renault, back to #2 at 7.9%. Kia is solid at 7.5% in third position, ahead of Hyundai at 6.7% (+8%), Chevrolet at 6.2% (-22%) and Toyota at 5.5% (+9%).

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Previous month: Russia September 2013: Lada 4×4 and Largus continue to progress

One year ago: Russia October 2012: Lada Granta #1, Renault Duster up to #7!

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Russia September 2013: Lada 4×4 and Largus continue to progress

October 9th, 2013 11 comments

Lada Largus Russia September 2013Lada Largus in Yekaterinburg, Russia September 2013

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The Russian new car market is down for the 7th month in a row in September, but the fall is reduced to 5% this time at 246,895 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 2,046,700 units, down 7% on 2012. Now. This is my first sales report “post-Russia visit” so hopefully I’ll be able to give a more precise analysis from now on, with the benefit of having actually seen the market with my own eyes. The Lada Granta seems to have stabilised around 6% market share, now up only 5% year-on-year but still up 59% year-to-date. Granta sales are mainly fuelled by its success outside of Russia’s main two cities, Moscow and St Petersburg.

Hyundai Solaris Russia September 2013Hyundai Solaris in Tomsk, Russia – September 2013

If you have read my Trans-Siberian photo reports, you will know that the Hyundai Solaris has been the most consistently successful model in the 10 Russian cities I visited in September, way more consistent than the Lada Granta for example. This translates into an impressive 17% year-on-year growth in September to 10,676 sales and 4.3% share, which is interestingly the Solaris’ 2nd highest ever monthly volume in Russia below the 10,979 units it sold back in April 2012.

Lada 4x4 Russia September 2013The Lada 4×4 is up to #4 in September…

The second model to shine in Russia this month is, astoundingly, the 36 year-old Lada 4×4 (aka Niva), up one further spot on August to a fantastic 4th place with 6,895 sales and 2.8%, up 36% year-on-year and staying 80 units above the Renault Duster back up 2 ranks to #5… I have asked my contacts in the Russian car industry to tell me more about this evolution which leaves me speechless I have to admit… The Lada Largus also continues its progression, up to a best-ever 7th spot at 5,319 units and 2.2%, and it should go even higher in the coming months given the 6 month-waiting list that has built up for the model.

Lada Kalina Russia September 2013Lada Kalina in Yekaterinburg, Russia – September 2013

Now starting to see the effects of the arrival of the new generation, the Lada Kalina is up 12 ranks on August to #8 but still down 43% year-on-year to 5,305 sales and 2.1% share. Other great performers this month in Russia include the Renault Logan up 33% year-on-year to #12 (runout time), the Nissan Qashqai up 30% to #14, Renault Sandero up 28% to #16 and the Hyundai ix35 up 34% to #17.

Previous month: Russia August 2013: Lada 4×4 and Chevrolet Cruze outstanding

One year ago: Russia September 2012: Lada Granta takes the lead

Full September 2013 Top 30 models and Top 54 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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