Russia July 2015: Now with Top 320 All-models (BSCB exclusive)

Ford Fiesta Russia July 2015. Picture courtesy zr.ruFord has just relaunched the Fiesta in Russia, aiming at the Hyundai Solaris and VW Polo.

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Today we can share with you exclusively on BSCB rare detailed monthly data for Russia for July. The familiar Top 25 now includes the two best-selling Light Commercial Vehicles in the country, and they are pumped up this month: the GAZ Gazelle ranks 7th with 2.7% share and the UAZ Bukhanka ranks 12th vs. #26 in H1. Outside, the Chevrolet Aveo (#50 in H1) and Ford Kuga (#67) surge and miss out on a historical Top 25 Russian breakthrough (ex-LCVs) for less than a hundred units. The Mercedes Sprinter enjoys the benefits of its facelift at #40 vs. #61 in H1, and the Chinese are back in a slightly better shape: the Lifan X60 ranks #43 (#49 in H1), the Geely Emgrand 7 is at #53 (#98) and the Geely Emgrand  X7 is at #60 (#108).

UAZ 452 Russia July 2015. Picture courtesy carrental.mnThe UAZ Bukhanka surges up to #12 in Russia this month. 

Lifan X50 Russia July 2015. Picture courtesy Lifan X50 is already among Russia’s 100 most popular nameplates.

Two new launches get themselves noticed this month in Russia The Ford Fiesta was relaunched here as an affordable sedan by the American manufacturer at the same time General Motors is disengaging Chevrolet and Opel from the country. It competes with blockbusters Hyundai Solaris, Kia Rio and VW Polo, all inside the Top 4 this month. The Fiesta breaks into the Russian Top 50 in July at #47 with 547 sales whereas it only sold 159 units (#224) over the First Half of 2015. The Lifan X50 is also climbing the Russian ladder fast: from #262 and 74 units in H1 directly to #75 and 319 sales in July, positioning itself as the 4th best-selling Chinese models in Russia below the 3 aforementioned.

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Mexico July 2015: Kia launches in record market up 16%

Kia Forte Mexico July 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comKia has now officially launched in Mexico.

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New car sales in Mexico continue to freewheel its way through 2015. July sales are the best in history for this month, as it has been the case for each and every month so far this year! At 111.714 units, the market breaks the 100.000 mark for July for the first time in history, up 16% on July 2014 which was the previous record. Year-to-date deliveries are booming 21% to a record 721.539 units. Nissan has gotten into the habit of out-performing a euphoric market each month and July falls within this category: the Japanese manufacturer is up 22% to 28.557 sales and 25.6% share above General Motors (+2%), Volkswagen (+13%) and FCA Mexico (+24%). Notice also Mazda (+24%), Hyundai (+95%), Peugeot (+28%), Mini (+40%), Isuzu (+100%) and Volvo (+88%) delivering ecstatic results.

Kia Sorento Mexico July 2015. Picture courtesy Sorento is part of Kia’s initial lineup in Mexico.

But the big news in Mexico in July is the official launch of the Kia brand. Just over a year after introducing the Hyundai brand in the Mexican market in May 2014, the success of the operation is undeniable: Hyundai now featuring among the 10 most popular car brands in the country. The Korean manufacturer has therefore decided to introduce its sister brand in the country, Kia, from July 1 through 21 dealerships in 10 major cities across Mexico, increasing this figure to 47 dealerships by January 2016 and 65 by January 2017. Three models compose the initial Kia Mexican lineup: the Forte, Sportage and Sorento, with the Optima joining the crew in November. Initial results are very good: Kia lands directly at #12 this month thanks to 1.499 sales and 1.3%. For comparison, Hyundai sold 708 units for a 0.8% share and 15th place for its first month in market back in May 2014.

Nissan NP300 Frontier MexicoThe Nissan NP300 Frontier is now the 4th best-selling pickup in Mexico in 2015.

Over in the models ranking, the Chevrolet Aveo keeps the lead despite sales down 10% to 6.389 units, followed like in the year-to-date order by the Nissan Versa (+1%) with the VW Vento rounding up the podium thanks to sales up a fantastic 44% to 4.544. The VW Nuevo Jetta is down two spots on June but up 57% to 4th place, the Nissan March is up 40% to #6 but the Chevrolet Spark is down 44% to #9. Notice also the Nissan X-Trail holding its place inside the Mexican Top 10 at #10 and 2.445 sales, the Chevrolet Trax not far off at 2.054 deliveries and the Nissan Frontier, Pickup Doble Cabina (+44%) and Ford Ranger (+119%) all taking off.

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Mexico 1st Half 2015: Nissan surfs on record wave, Hyundai in Top 10

Nissan X-Trail Mexico June 2015. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comThe all-new X-Trail helps push Nissan up 26% so far this year in Mexico.

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It’s an extraordinary year for the Mexican new car market so far: up a stunning 22% or 109.000 units on 2014 over the First Half to an all-time record of 609.825 registrations. The previous H1 record dated from 2006 at 533.596 units, a full 14% below this year’s score… Uncontested leader Nissan has been regularly outpacing the market with sales up a gargantuan 26% year-on-year over the period to 160.579 and 26.3% share, nearly one percentage point above its level a year ago. Chevrolet is also strong at +23% to 116.251 units, above Volkswagen (+10%), Ford (+13%) and Toyota (+22%). Below, Honda (+34%), Mazda (+51%), Ram (+59%) and Mitsubishi (+54%) all frankly outperform the market while Hyundai manages to rank inside the Top 10 for only its 2nd full half-year thanks to a cool 11.004 units and 1.8% share, already above such established manufacturers as Renault, Audi, Suzuki and BMW.

VW Vento Mexico June 2015. Picture courtesy Vento Mexican sales are up 70% so far in 2015.

The Chevrolet Aveo keeps the lead of the models sales charts but under-performs at +19%, resulting in a slightly lower 5.8% market share, same story for the Nissan Versa at #2 (+22%). Reversely, the VW Vento – aka VW Polo Sedan – advances 70% to land on the podium in third position with 27.500 deliveries, marking the death of the VW Clasico, #5 last year and now #26. Even the Nissan Tsuru manages to gain ground year-on-year at #4 (+11%), but is now threatened by the Nissan March (+58%) and Chevrolet Spark (+36%).

Dodge Attitude Mexico April 2015The Dodge Attitude ranks inside the Mexican Top 30 so far this year.

The Mazda3 more than doubles its sales now that it is assembled locally and breaks into the Top 10, the Chevrolet Matiz is up 84% to #11, the Nissan X-Trail shoots up to #13 with almost 12.000 sales thanks to the new model and the Chevrolet Trax is also getting closer to a historical Top 10 ranking at #14 and +35%. Further down, the Ram Pickup enters the Mexican Top 20 thanks to sale up 69%, the Hyundai Grand i10 leaps up to #25, the Honda City is up 109% to #28 and the Dodge Attitude – aka Mitsubishi Attrage – lands directly at #29. Notice also the Honda HR-V at #43, the VW Golf at #45, Mitsubishi Mirage at #59 and Renault Logan at #66.

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Mexico June 2015: Now with Top 225 models (BSCB exclusive)

Nissan NP300 Frontier Mexico June 2015Thanks to the new model, Nissan NP300 Frontier sales are up 143% in June in Mexico.

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Today we have access to complete brands and models rankings for Mexico in June, apart from BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover and Mercedes models which are the best-kept secret in the country’s industry. Nissan manages to place seven nameplates inside the Top 12, cementing their legendary domination in Mexico, that is also unique in the world. The Chevrolet Sonic makes a surprise appearance inside the Top 10 in 7th place thanks to 3.509 sales, the Chevrolet Trax doubles its sales year-on-year but remains far off the Top 10 at #15, the Nissan NP300 Frontier surges 143% thanks to the arrival of the new generation surprisingly not on sale yet in the neighbouring U.S.

Hyundai Grand i10 Mexico June 2015The Hyundai Grand i10 ranks 20th in Mexico this month.

As it has been the case in every single market it has launched so far, the Honda HR-V is a smashing success in Mexico: already up to #19 in June with 1.655 sales but it has had a negative impact on its larger brother the CR-V down 20% to #22. Launched just over a year ago, the Hyundai Grand i10 leads the Korean charge and breaks into the Mexican Top 20 in June at #20, the Ram Pickup is up 66% to #21, the Dodge Attitude lands at #23, the Ford Ikon is up 99% to #27 and the Ford Ranger up 105% to #31.

Renault Logan Mexico June 2015. Picture courtesy Renault Logan lands at #50 in Mexico in June.

Further down, notice the Toyota Avanza up 114% to #38, the VW Golf arriving at #43, the Mitsubishi Mirage at #48 and the Renault Logan at #50 after a failed attempt at selling the previous generation of the model as the Nissan Aprio locally. The Mazda2 is up 129% to #53, the Fiat Uno up 152% to #75 and the Ford Mustang smashes into the Mexican Top 100 at #94 and 176 sales, up 12-fold on June 2014.

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Canada July 2015: Jeep Cherokee and Honda HR-V surge up

Jeep Cherokee Canada July 2015. Picture courtesy of motor trend.comThe Jeep Cherokee continues to climb the Canadian ladder 2 years after launch.

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The Canadian new light vehicle market builds on a record First Half in 2015 with July sales up 0.5% year-on-year to 177.844 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to an all-time high 1.111.283 deliveries. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) keeps the lead of the groups ranking with 16.1% share above Ford Motor at 15.3% and General Motors at 12.8% but Hyundai-Kia (11.3%) is back above Toyota (10.3%) and now trails the Japanese group year-to-date but just 9 units. Honda, Nissan (both at +10%), Subaru (+13%), Daimler (+14%) and Volvo (+54%) all deliver double-digit gains. In the brands ranking, the podium is unchanged with Ford (-6%) above Toyota (-1%) and Honda (+8%) while Hyundai (+2%) overtakes Chevrolet (-5%) and Ram (+17%), Jeep (+21%), Porsche (+28%), Lexus (+30%), Mercedes (+34%) and Acura (+39%) deliver some of the most impressive gains.

Ford Explorer Canada July 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe Ford Explorer leaps to #21 in July.

Over in the models ranking, we have been following the sales gap between the decade-old leader the Ford F-Series and the Ram Pickup getting slimmer month after month this year. From 737 units in June, it grows back to 1.681 in July however the year-on-year evolutions remain in frank negative for the F-Series (-11%) and in frank positive for the Ram (+16%). The Honda Civic remains #3 despite sales down 8% while the Hyundai Elantra balances out a particularly weak June score (#13) by a 4th spot this month. Thanks to deliveries up 31% on July 2014, the Nissan Rogue manages a second consecutive (and ever) month inside the Canadian Top 10 at #10, with the Hyundai Santa Fe (+34%) missing out by one spot.

Honda HR-V Canada July 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comFirst full month of sales and first Top 30 ranking for the Honda HR-V in Canada.

Two full years after being unveiled to the press, the Jeep Cherokee’s polarising design continues to warm on Canadian carbuyers: its deliveries are up a whopping 78% year-on-year in July to 3.426, earning the nameplate to shoot up to #12, an all-time high for this generation being its previous best of #15 hit last May. Cherokee year-to-date sales are now up a very satisfying 38% on the same period in 2014. Five additional SUVs make themselves noticed this month: the freshly facelifted Ford Explorer jumps 65% to #21, by far its best ranking since BSCB started following Canada monthly in 2012, the Honda HR-V surges 41 spots to land at a very impressive 27th place for its first full month of sales with 1.936 units, the Mazda CX-3 breaks into the Top 50 for the first time at #44 (+14), the Jeep Renegade is up 48 ranks to #111 and the Fiat 500X is up 108 to #129.

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Uruguay July 2015: Suzuki holds strong in pole position

Suzuki Celerio Uruguay 2014Suzuki is the new king of the Uruguayan market.

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No improvement in sight for the new car sales in Uruguay, down 14% year-on-year in July to 3.816 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 29.033 units, down 5% on 2014. Suzuki remains the most popular choice in Uruguay with 584 sales and 15.3% above Volkswagen at 542 units and 14.2% while Chevrolet slips down further in third place at just 401 deliveries and 10.5%. Fiat stays at #4 with a market share two percentage points above its year-to-date level at 8.2%, Chery is back up 7 spots to #8 and 4.7%, leading the Chinese charge above BYD (#12), FAW (#15), Lifan (#16), Great Wall (#17) and Dongfeng (#18). Overall, Chinese manufacturers hold 15% of the Uruguayan market in July vs. 17.6% year-to-date.

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Thailand 1st Half 2015: Hilux transitions, Honda HR-V makes a splash

Honda HR-V Thailand June 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe Honda HR-V is an instant blockbuster in Thailand, becoming the brand’s best-seller in June.

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Nightmares and headaches: this is the daily routine of dealerships in Thailand as the market shows no sign of improvement over the First Half of 2015, down another 16% to 369.109 registrations, on top of a 41% fall at the same time last year. All-in-all, the Thai market has retracted by 50% in the past two years. Toyota is hit harder than the market at -25% to return to exactly 1 in every 3 sales in the country above Isuzu (-17%) while Honda bucks the trend and gains 16% to overtake Nissan (-16%) and Mitsubishi (-25%) and climb on the third step of the podium at 54.800 sales and just under 15% sales. Mazda (-2%) passes Ford (-29%) to rank 6th while Suzuki (-6%) outsells Chevrolet (-45%) to #8. A rare newcomer inside Thailand’s Top 20 most popular brands is Chinese manufacturer MG landing directly at #16 with 700 sales so far in 2015.

Toyota Hilux Revo Thailand May 2015. Picture courtesy autodeft.comThe transition to the new generation cost the Hilux the #2 YTD spot for two months.

In the models ranking, the two traditional leaders, the pickups Toyota Hilux (-18%) and Isuzu D-Max (-14%) hold onto their position with 16.1% and 15.4% share respectively, however the transition to the new generation Hilux Revo cost it the YTD top spot in April and May. The Toyota Vios takes advantage of the freefalling of the Toyota Yaris (-41%) and Honda City (-28%) to claim the #3 spot overall, but the success story of the year is without contest the Honda HR-V. The baby SUV, launched in late 2014, lands directly ay #7 with 12.300 sales and even shot up to #4 in June, becoming the brand’s best-seller in the country and threatening the Toyota Vios for the title of Thailand’s best-selling passenger car.

Mercedes E Class Thailand June 2015. Picture courtesy headlightmag.comThe Mercedes E-Class ranks #32 so far in Thailand this year.

Further down, the Honda Jazz at #10 (+134%), Nissan Navara at #11 (+73%), Mazda2 at #12 (+110%) and Nissan X-Trail at #25 are all boosted by their new generations. Thanks to new complete data we can now reveal official sales splits by model for premium manufacturers, with the Mercedes C-Class at a beautiful 29th spot, the Mercedes E-Class at #32, BMW 3 Series at #36 and BMW 5 Series at #44. As far as newcomers are concerned, additionally to the Honda HR-V at #7, the Honda Mobilio lands at #26 and the MG 3 at #52 with the Mercedes V-Class closing the ranks at #84.

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China July 2015: Baojun 560 lands with a splash in market down again

Baojun 560 China July 2015As expected, the Baojun 560 is an instant blockbuster.

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According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, after dropping for the first time in 6 years in June, sales of new light vehicles in China decline for the second straight month in July at -7% to just 1.27 million registrations, the lowest monthly score since February 2014. Thanks to a good start of the year, sales are still up 3% so far in 2015 to 11.36 million. Medium/heavy commercial vehicle sales are unavailable for now. The SUV segment is the only one showing gains with sales up a stunning 41% on July 2014 to 403.091 deliveries. Reversely, sedans freefall 19% to 694.069 units, MPVs are down 8% to 107.807 and microvans down 16% to 74.300. The imploding of the sedan market is unheard of in China as we enter unchartered territory where an affordable SUV offering are becoming vital for a brand’s sales performance in the #1 market in the world.

VW Golf China July 2015. Picture courtesy we seeing the end of Volkswagen’s blanket domination of the Chinese market?

The brands ranking is turned upside down with manufacturers displaying completely opposite behaviours. The “big bang” of the month is perennial leader Volkswagen tumbling down 31% to 152,300 sales (imports excluded), pulling its year-to-date total down 10% to 1.52 million units. Heavily reliant on sedans which account for 87% of its total sales in China this month, the German manufacturer pays the price for its weakness in the booming SUV segment, with even its Tiguan down 9% year-on-year. All its star models are falling sharply in July: the Lavida (-16%), Sagitar (-36%), Jetta (-43%), Santana (-42% despite the inclusion of the Gran Santana hatch), Golf (-11%), Bora (-40%), Polo (-50%), Magotan (-44%) and Passat (-49%). In terms of year-on-year sales evolution, Volkswagen has never been in such a fragile position in China, a market it entered 30 years ago.

Honda XR-V China July 2015. Picture courtesy of sales are up 50% year-on-year in China.

Toyota snaps up the 2nd place in the July brands ranking with sales up a splendid 18% to 96.400 units (imports excluded), taking a strong option on retaining the #1 worldwide spot above Volkswagen, while Honda takes off in third place: +86% (without imports) or +50% (incl. imports) thanks to its XR-V and Vezel twin crossovers adding up to 20.289 sales. Nissan is up 3% but down 14% when including imports, Hyundai slips down 32%, Ford is down 19% (-6% incl. imports & Lincoln) and General Motors is down 4% with locally-assembled Chevrolet sales imploding at -44% and Buick at -7%. Notice Peugeot (-27%), Skoda (-27%) and Citroen (-42%) also paying the price for their weakening SUV offerings.

Mercedes GLA China Julyl 2015. Picture courtesy wolfexp.netMercedes bucks the trend and improves its Chinese sales by 42% in July.

Chinese carmakers see varied fortunes: Changan is up 8% to lead the pack at #8 overall, Haval is up 27% to 38.851 units but with its namesake brand down 66%, overall Great Wall sales are down 2%. With the arrival of the 730 MPV and 560 SUV (see further down), Baojun sales are up 11-fold year-on-year (+975%!) to 33.325 whereas Wuling is down 41% to 32.185 not including microvans. Beijing Auto (+125%), JAC (+174%), GAC Trumpchi (+143%) and Brilliance (+39%) are reaping the benefits of model ranges now completely dominated by SUVs. The luxury game is also changing (all figures include imports unlike the raking below the jump): Audi is down 13% to 42.267 deliveries, BMW down 7% to 32.226 but Mercedes surges 42% to 29.540 units thanks partly to the success of the GLA crossover shooting up to #69 and 6.160 sales. This score earns Mercedes the premium pole position worldwide with 149.753 deliveries (+15%), edging past BMW at 147.513 (+6%) with Audi in third place at 146.100 (+1%).

Toyota Corolla China July 2015. Picture courtesy of auto.ifeng.comLike in June, the Toyota Corolla is the third best-selling nameplate in China.

In the models ranking, the Wuling Hongguang (-42%) and VW Lavida (-16%) stay on top but drop sharply, while the Toyota Corolla (+53%) rounds up the podium for the 2nd consecutive month. The Haval H6 is up one spot but down 13%, the Baojun 730 up two to #5, the Toyota Vios up 48% to #14, the BMW 5 Series slices its June ranking in two to jump to a spectacular 15th place overall (#9 among sedans!) and the GAC Trumpchi GS4 leaps 28 spots on June to land at #16 with 12.138 deliveries, meaning it is already the #3 SUV in the country behind just the Haval H6 (23.088) and VW Tiguan (17.466). The JAC Refine S3 is up 9 spots to #18, the Geely EC7 up 107% and 12 ranks to #23, the ChangAn CS75 up 111% to #24, Beijing Auto Huansu S3 up 17 to #26 and the Haval H2 up 12 to #36.

GAC Trumpchi GS4 China July 2015Taking the Chinese market by storm: the GAC Trumpchi GS4

As expected, the Baojun 560 SUV is an instant hit with Chinese customers, landing directly inside the Top 50 for its first month of sales at #42 with 9.158 deliveries in July. Among recent launches, apart from the GAC Trumpchi GS4 already a blockbuster, the Brilliance V3 is up 14 spots on June to #64 with 6.751 sales, already accounting for 53% of the brand’s domestic sales this month, the Changfeng Leopaard CS10 is up 44 ranks to break into the Top 100 for the first time at #91, the BYD Qin is up a further 15 spots to do the same at #85 and a record 4.030 sales, the Geely GC9 is up 31 ranks to #113 and 3.200 units, the Buick Verano up 43 to #122 and the BYD Tang up 41 to #231.

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Colombia July 2015: Renault catches up on Chevy in stabilising market

Renault Clio Colombia July 2015Renault sales are up 12% year-on-year in Colombia despite an ageing range.

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After two consecutive months in hell at -16% (April and May), Colombian new car sales seem to be stabilising: -3% in June, and now -4% in July to 26.608 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 162.309 units, down 5.5% on 2014. Chevrolet takes a beating at -16% but stays on top of the brands ranking with 23.1% share, while Renault, despite still selling previous generations Clio, Sandero and Logan, is up 12% to 18.1% share. Kia (+1%), Nissan (+23%) and Ford (-13%) follow while Mazda (+96%), Suzuki (+67%) and Mercedes (+23%) lodge the largest year-on-year gains. All Chinese carmakers in the Top 30 take a plunge: Chery (-27%), JAC (-34%), Dongfeng (-22%), Foton (-43%) and Great Wall (-11%).

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Belarus 1st Half 2015: Renault places 3 models in Top 4

Renault Logan Belarus June 2015. Picture courtesy ruh.byThe Renault Logan could outpace the VW Polo for the #1 Belorussian spot in 2015.

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New car sales in Belarus are up 3% year-on-year to 11.391 registrations, however note this batch of data doesn’t include manufacturers that do not subscribe to the Belarus Automobile Association such as Geely, UAZ, UZ-Daewoo, Citroen, Suzuki, BMW, Mercedes, Zotye and Honda. In 2014 these manufacturers accounted for 17% of the total Belorussian market. In this context, Renault strengthens its stranglehold on the market, selling double the amount of any other carmaker with sales up an impressive 60% year-on-year to 3.230 units for a 28.4% share. Nissan is up a whopping 255% to edge past Volkswagen in 2nd place with 1.632 sales vs. 1.631 (-5%) for the German manufacturer.

VW Polo Belarus June 2015. Picture courtesy tyt.byThe VW Polo remains the most popular vehicle in Belarus for now.

Lada frankly outpaces the market at +27% in 4th place, followed by Skoda (+6%) and Toyota (-7%) while Hyundai (+11%) is up 4 spots on its FY2014 ranking to #7. Directly below, GAZ (-27%), Peugeot (-28%), Kia (-80%), Audi (-16%), Ford (-52%), Chevrolet (-44%) and Mazda (-37%) all implode. Subaru (+16%), Chery (+30%) and Great Wall (+81%) impress.

Renault Sandero Belarus June 2015. Picture courtesy auto.onliner.byThe Stepway accounts for 44% of Renault Sandero sales in Belarus.

Fittingly, Renault places 3 models in the Top 4, however the VW Polo remains the best-seller in Belarus for now at 1.244 deliveries, even if the Renault Logan – #2 at 1.070 – is the runaway best-seller in June with 268 sales (#2: Lada Largus at 208, #3: Renault Sandero at 166 and #4: VW Polo at 159). The Renault Sandero rounds up the podium with 44% of its sales coming from the Stepway variant, and the Renault Duster is the best-selling SUV in Belarus at #4 overall.

Renault Duster Belarus June 2015. Picture courtesy ruh.byThe Duster is the third Renault in the Belorussian Top 4 over H1 2015.

Finally, notice the Nissan Almera at #5, Lada Largus at #6, Nissan Qashqai at #9, Toyota RAV4 at #10, GAZ Gazelle at #13, Nissan Sentra at #14 (vs. #120 in 2014), Nissan Terrano at #16 (vs. #42), Peugeot 301 at #19 (vs. #127) and Renault Lodgy at #20 (vs. #44).

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