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Serbia October 2014: Lada Niva inside Top 5 best-sellers

December 2nd, 2014 No comments

Lada Niva Serbia October 2014Lada Niva

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According to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, 1,524 new cars found a buyer in Serbia in October, bringing the year-to-date total to 17,129 deliveries. The Skoda Fabia is toppled off its throne by its larger stablemate the Octavia, leader in Serbia this month with 5.3% share but still #3 YTD. The Fiat 500L, produced locally, remains #2 both in October and YTD while the Fabia is down to #3 but holds onto the YTD crown, the only nameplate selling over 1,000 units so far this year in the country. Below the Fiat Ducato still strong at #4, the Lada Niva tells everyone it’s not dead yet by ranking at an impressive #5 with 3.1% share, making Serbia one of the last countries in the world along with Russia where the 37-year old design is still enjoying relative success…

Previous month: Serbia September 2014: Locally-produced Fiat 500L back up to #2

Previous year: Serbia Full Year 2013: Locally produced Fiat 500L grabs top spot

Full October 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Kazakhstan October 2014: Grey Russian imports trigger 13% loss

December 1st, 2014 No comments

Chevrolet Cobalt Kazakhstan October 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruChevrolet Cobalt

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It is now official: the Kazakh new car market has gone from being one of the fastest-growing in the world in 2013 to full-on crisis now at -13% year-on-year in October to 14,825 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 133,888 deliveries, up just 0.5% on 2013. The reason? Russia. The depreciation of the Russian Ruble and an open borders policy in place since July this year have made grey Russian imports very profitable, resulting in a total of 190,000 new cars imported from Russia into Kazakhstan so far this year. Add to this 50,000 imports from other countries and a local production of 30,000 and you obtain 270,000 deliveries, double the official figures. Therefore local organisation AKAB estimates half of the Kazakh new car market is now ‘grey’, saying “Authorised dealers have lost the battle with the grey market”.

8 Daewoo NexiaRussian Daewoo Nexia

Brand-wise, Lada remains on top by far with 27.9% of the official market in October, above Kia (10.2%), Toyota (9%), Hyundai (8.9%) and UZ-Daewoo (8.7%) while Chevrolet loses ground at 6.2% vs. 7.4% YTD. Notice Chinese manufacturers FAW (#16), Geely (#17) and MG (#30) making a discreet appearance in the ranking. The Lada Priora is the most popular nameplate in the country once again with a particularly strong 12.3% market share this month, followed by the Lada Granta, Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio. The Daewoo Nexia is down 41% YOY but back inside the Kazakh Top 5 for the first time since November 2013. The Toyota Camry is up 53% to #8, the Skoda Rapid up 57% to #11, the Chevrolet Cobalt is up a further two spots on September to a best-ever #12 and the Nissan Almera Classic ranks #14.

Previous month: Kazakhstan September 2014: Chevrolet Cobalt in progress

One year ago: Kazakhstan October 2013: Renault Duster in Top 10

Full October 2014 Top 25 models and Top 40 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Russia October 2014: Datsun on-DO above Opel Astra & Ford Focus

November 13th, 2014 No comments

Datsun on-DO Russia October 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Datsun on-GO is off to a great start in Russia.

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After dropping 26% in August and 20% in September, the Russian new car market is down ‘only’ 10% in October to 211,365 deliveries, thanks to the combined effect of a new scrappage incentive supporting the sales of domestic models and the sharp decline of the Ruble raising the short-term demand for imported models as consumers fear prices will get steeper and are ‘rushing’ to buy. The year-to-date total is now down 13% to 1,991,312 registrations. Full analysis will follow shortly. There are two main events this month in Russia. Firstly, local manufacturer Lada, now owned by Renault-Nissan, posts its first year-on-year gain in 18 months (since February 2013) with sales up 1% to 37,788 units and 17.9% share compared to 16% in October 2013 and 16.1% YTD. The main culprits are the best-selling vehicle in the country, the Lada Granta, up a fantastic 26% to 16,807 sales and 8% share vs. 5.7% a year ago, the Lada Largus (a rebadged previous gen Dacia Logan MCV) up 14% to a best-ever 4th place, also hit last May and June, and the veteran Lada 4×4 solid at #7 and 2.4% share and back up from #14 to #11 YTD.

Lada Granta Russia October 2014The Lada Granta is up 26% year-on-year at home.

Secondly, Nissan’s low-cost brand Datsun which landed in Russia last month at #38 with 520 sales, takes off to #22 with 1,779 units sold and 0.8% share, instantly becoming and by far the most successful new manufacturer to launch in 2014 with 2,299 sales ahead of Changan (902), Acura (656) and Brilliance (517). Most significantly, in October Datsun already passes such established brands as Land Rover (1,728), Lexus (1,678), Suzuki (1,521), Honda (1,460), Subaru (1,430) or even Peugeot (1,388) or Citroen (1,311)! Also interesting is the fact that Datsun already outsells all Chinese brands present in Russia bar Lifan (2,067) which it should have no trouble passing next month at this rate. Russia is the 4th (and last) country where Datsun was reintroduced as a low-cost brand this year after India, South Africa and Indonesia, with only one model for now: the on-DO sedan, none other than a rebadged Lada Granta produced in the same AvtoVAZ Togliatti plant. 1,779 on-DO sales are only 255 units off a Top 25 October ranking and above both the Opel Astra (1,609) and Ford Focus (1,574), granted in particularly bad shape, but still an astounding performance.

UAZ Patriot Russia October 2014The UAZ Patriot shoots up to #13 in October, benefiting from scrappage schemes.

In other news, the Renault Logan gains 50% on October 2013 thanks to the new model, the Nissan Almera confirms its success with sales up 106% year-on-year at #8, the UAZ Patriot is boosted by the scrappage scheme and shoots up 112% on October 2014 to #13 with 3,428 sales vs. #31 in 2013, the Kia Sportage is up a nice 23% to #14, helping the Korean brand snatch the #2 overall manufacturer spot off Renault, the Mitsubishi Outlander is up 9% to #15, the Skoda Rapid impresses again at #18, the Toyota Camry is up 48% YOY, the Skoda Octavia up 35% and the VW Tiguan makes a comeback inside the Russian Top 25 at #23. Brand-wise, if UAZ (+75%), Lexus (+25%), SsangYong (+6%), Skoda (+5%), Mazda (+4%), Mercedes (+2%), Lada, Mitsubishi (+1%) and Toyota (+0.4%) all manage to gain ground in the Top 30, Volkswagen (-26%), Ford (-34%), BMW (-39%), Chevrolet (-37%), Citroen (-45%), Geely (-46%), Peugeot (-49%) and Daewoo (-69%) all fall dramatically.

Previous month: Russia September 2014: Lada Granta hits best share, Datsun lands

One year ago: Russia October 2013: Renault Duster & Lada Largus break records, Corolla in Top20

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

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Kazakhstan September 2014: Chevrolet Cobalt in progress

October 27th, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet Cobalt Kazakhstan September 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruChevrolet Cobalt (Russian model pictured)

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After a one month-hiatus, Kazakh data is back on BSCB. New car sales in Kazakhstan take a hit in September: down 9% to 14,580 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 122,063 units, now up a shy 5% on 2013. The market is definitely pausing after gaining 74% over the Full Year 2014: sales are down 4% over the third quarter of 2014 to 45,462 units, potentially impacted by the Russian economic difficulties linked to the Ukrainian crisis. Model sales data is available for Q3 2014 but only a ranking for September. Over Q3, the Lada Priora is still the best-seller but in free fall at -28%. It is followed by the Hyundai Accent (+43%), Lada Granta (+17%), Kia Rio (+226%) and Lada Largus (+65%).

UZ Daewoo Gentra Kazakhstan September 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruUZ-Daewoo Gentra

The UZ-Daewoo Gentra lands directly in 6th place thanks to 2.036 sales and 4.5% share, while the UZ-Daewoo Nexia is down 56% year-on-year but back up to #7 and 3.4% share during Q3 vs. #11 and 2.1% year-to-date. The Lada Kalina confirms its new generation has transformed the nameplate from a non-seller to a Top 10 blockbuster in Kazakhstan (#8), the Skoda Rapid breaks into the Kazakh Top 10 at #9 vs. #12 year-to-date, the Toyota Camry is up to #12 vs. #17 YTD and the Nissan Almera Classic is up to #15 vs. #25. Finally we have a new strong seller breaking onto the Kazakh scene over the period: the Chevrolet Cobalt ranks #25 over Q3 with 467 sales and 1% share but is already #14 in September.

Previous post: Kazakhstan July 2014: Kia Rio and Daewoo Gentra break records

One year ago: Kazakhstan September 2013: Lada Largus and UAZ Bukhanka strong

Full Q3 2014 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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Russia September 2014: Lada Granta hits best share, Datsun lands

October 9th, 2014 1 comment

Lada Granta Russia September 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruLada Granta Liftback

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Still suffering from the consequences of the economic embargo agains the country as a result of the Ukraine situation, Russian new car sales somewhat slow down their fall in September at -20% to 197,233 registrations (compared to -26% in August), bringing the year-to-date total to 1,779,947 units, down 13% on 2013. The big event this month in the models ranking is the Lada Granta shooting up to 8.6% share thanks to sales actually up year-on-year (by 15%) at 16,924, smashing its previous best of 7% reached in June 2013. There are a few explanations for this sudden surge: the liftback variant, which kicked off production last May, is getting into cruise mode and starting to spread onto Russian roads, and purchase habits may slowly turn a little more nationalistic in the current context: there are 5 Ladas in the Top 10 for the first time since August 2013, lifting the brand to 18.5% share this month vs. 15.9% year-to-date. Also, the Lada Kalina is up two spots on August to #4, the Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) is up 5 to #7 and the Priora is surprisingly up 12% year-on-year at #10.

Opel Mokka Russia September 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Opel Mokka hits a record 23rd place this month in Russia.

For Renault, the new generations continue to help the Logan (+36% at #6) and Sandero (back up 7 spots to #11) while the Duster is down 17% but still ranks at an outstanding 5th position. Excellent performance of the Mitsubishi Outlander, jumping from outside the Top 25 in August straight into 12th place with 2,822 sales, up 23% on September 2013 and now #25 year-to-date. The Skoda Rapid is up a further two ranks to #17, the Nissan X-Trail is up to #21 but down 23% year-on-year while the Opel Mokka is up a massive 134% to reach its best-ever monthly ranking in Russia at #23 and 2,219 units. More data and complete analysis will follow shortly.

Datsun on-DO Russia September 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruFirst appearance of Datsun in the Russian ranking this month with the on-DO

The main event in the brands ranking is the arrival of Nissan’s new low-cost brand Datsun in 38th position with 520 sales and 0.3% share. Russia is the 4th (and last) country where Datsun (re)launched this year after India, South Africa (with the Go) and Indonesia (with the Go+), and the first one to see the on-DO sedan hit the road. The on-DO is a rebadged Lada Granta produced in the AvtoVAZ Togliatti plant since 14 July 2014. It’s a good start for the brand: after just one month of sales it already positions itself as the third best-selling new manufacturer to launch in 2014 in Russia below Changan (785 units in 7 months) and Acura (551 sales in 6 months) and above Brilliance, JAC and Alfa Romeo. Its September score places Datsun just below such established brands as Jeep, Fiat (both at 678 sales) and the premium arm of the Nissan stable, Infiniti (639).

Previous month: Russia August 2014: Renault Logan up to #4 in market down 26%

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

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

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Russia August 2014: Renault Logan up to #4 in market down 26%

September 9th, 2014 No comments

Renault Logan Russia August 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruNever before had the Renault Logan ranked that high in Russia.

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As economic sanctions against the country as a result of the Ukraine crisis remain in place, the Russian new car market accentuates its decline further in August to a dismal 26% year-on-year drop at 172,015 registrations. Brand-wise, below Lada down a harsh 32% and Kia down 20%, Hyundai (-6%) and Toyota (-8%) both gain one spot on July to rank #3 and #4 respectively, overtaking Renault (-18%) which however remains #2 year-to-date. In the Top 25, only Mercedes (+3%), UAZ (+1%), Mazda (stable), Lexus (+13%) and Great Wall (+5%) don’t lose ground.

Nissan Almera Russia August 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Nissan Almera is back to its best-ever ranking in Russia.

In the models ranking, the Lada Granta behaves better than the market at -21% to 6.9% market share vs. 6% year-to-date, ahead of an ever-impressive Hyundai Solaris actually up 6% on August 2013 to see its market share go from 3.7% one year ago to 5.3%  this month. Below the Kia Rio down 16% in third place, the Renault Logan gains one further spot on July to land in 4th position, simply the nameplate’s best-ever ranking since BSCB started following Russian sales monthly in March 2010. The Logan overtakes the Duster (#5) to become the brand’s best-seller in Russia this month.

UAZ Patriot Russia August 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruUAZ Patriot (along with a Great Wall Hover and Chevrolet Niva)

Notice also the Nissan Almera back up 13 spots on July to #8 with 3,822 sales and 2.2%, an all-time high ranking in Russia for the model, also reached last February and April. The Toyota Camry maintains itself at a high level at #11 thanks to sales down just 1% as does the Skoda Rapid at #19 with 2,430 units and 1.4%. Finally, we witness this month a rare appearance of the UAZ Patriot inside Russia’s Top 25 best-sellers at #24 with 1,963 sales and 1.1%. The Patriot finished 2013 at #31.

Previous month: Russia July 2014: Renault Logan up to #5, Opel Mokka in Top 25

One year ago: Russia August 2013: Lada 4×4 and Chevrolet Cruze outstanding

Full August 2014 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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Kazakhstan July 2014: Kia Rio and Daewoo Gentra break records

September 8th, 2014 No comments

Kia Rio Kazakhstan July 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Kia Rio ranks 2nd overall in Kazakhstan for the first time this month.

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With a little bit of delay I can share with you today July data for Kazakhstan which is no longer the world’s fastest growing automotive market: down 1% year-on-year to 15,916 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 92,517 units, still up 9% on 2013 and a new all-time record for the country. The Lada Priora keeps the lead of the models ranking in spite of sales down 32% on July 2013 1,352 units for a 8.5% share. It is followed this month by the Kia Rio up 2 spots on June to hit a record-breaking 2nd place thanks to sales up 144% to 1,206 units and 7.6%. It overtakes the Lada Granta (+46%) and Hyundai Accent (-2%) while the Daewoo Gentra continues its unstoppable march, breaking volume, share and ranking records in July to #5 with 842 sales and 5.3%. Other great year-on-year gainers include the Lada Largus up 151% to #6, the Skoda Rapid up 227% to an all-time high #8 spot, the Kia Sportage up 135% to #12, Nissan Juke up 77% to #17, Kia Sorento up 88% to #22, Renault Logan up 475% to #24 and Skoda Octavia up 358% to #26.

Previous month: Kazakhstan June 2014: Nissan Almera Classic lands at #12

One year ago: Kazakhstan July 2013: Daewoo Nexia and Lada Largus shine

Full July 2014 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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Categories: Kazakhstan

Russia July 2014: Renault Logan up to #5, Opel Mokka in Top25

August 9th, 2014 1 comment

Renault Logan Russia July 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruRenault Logan

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In a context burdened by strengthened economic sanctions in the wake of the Ukraine crisis, the Russia new car market continues its free fall: now down 23% year-on-year in July to just 180,767 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 1,410,606 units, down 10% on 2013. Even though it still leads the models ranking thanks to 11,819 sales and 6.5%, the Lada Granta is down 19% on July 2013 and being caught up by the older Hyundai Solaris, astonishingly up 3% to 9,778 units and 5.4% in 2nd place, to be compared with 4% share one year ago! The Kia Rio holds onto the third spot while the Renault Duster is back up to the #4 ranking it also holds year-to-date.

Toyota Camry Russia July 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruFirst Top 10 ranking for the Toyota Camry…

For the first time in 3.5 years (since February 2011 exactly), the Renault Logan is back among the 5 most popular vehicles in Russia thanks to the new generation now frankly gearing up: +31% year-on-year to 5,630 sales and 3.1%. A telling sign that the Russian car market is undertaking a fast and drastic transformation: if in 2011 a 5th place meant the Logan was the best-seller foreign car in the country, now it only means it is 4th, with only one Lada in the Top 5 (the Granta) vs. 4 in 2011… To the Russian manufacturer’s credit, this month’s results are better than usual this year: the Largus gains one percentage point of market share yoy at #6  and 3.1%, the Kalina is up 17% to #7 and the Priora back up 5 spots on June to reclaim a spot in the Top 10 at #9.

Opel Mokka Russia July 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ru… and first Top 25 ranking for the Opel Mokka, becoming the brand’s best-seller in Russia.

The Toyota Camry breaks into the Top 10 for the first time in spite of sales down 26% to 3,122 units, the Kia Cee’d is up 5 ranks on last month but down 3% yoy to #11, the Toyota Corolla is up 42% to #15, the Skoda Rapid up 10% and 4 spots on June to #16 and 2,578 sales for its third month in market and the Opel Mokka breaks into the monthly Top 25 for the very first time at #25 thanks to sales up 296% to 1,938 for a 1.1% market share. Brand-wise, Lada drops 25% to 15.5% share, ahead of Kia (-11%), Renault (-16%), Hyundai (-2%) and Toyota (-9%). Skoda (+4%), Mercedes and Mazda (both at +13%) are the only manufacturers gaining ground yoy. Notice also Lexus up 21%, Jeep up 57% and Porsche up 29%.

Previous month: Russia June 2014: Skoda Rapid lands in deteriorating market

One year ago: Russia July 2013: VW Polo and Chevrolet Cruze break records

Full July 2014 Top 25 models and Top 57 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Categories: Russia

Kazakhstan June 2014: Nissan Almera Classic lands at #12

July 30th, 2014 No comments

Nissan Almera Classic Kazakhstan June 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruNissan Almera Classic

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After shockingly falling into negative last month, new car sales in Kazakhstan are back up year-on-year in June, just: up 2% to 14,655 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 76,515 units, up 11% on 2013. The Top 4 best-selling models are back to their year-to-date selves: the Lada Priora dominates once again ahead of the Lada Granta, Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio. The Lada Largus is down two spots on May to #5 but still up 194% year-on-year, the UZ-Daewoo Gentra continues to progress: up to 6th place with 668 sales and a best-ever 4.6% share, the Skoda Rapid is back up to #11, the Toyota Corolla up to #22 and the Nissan X-Trail up 208% to #25 thanks to the new model. Finally we welcome the Nissan Almera in the Top 30 directly at #12 with 293 sales and 2% share.

Previous month: Kazakhstan May 2014: Lada Priora, Granta and Largus on podium

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

Full June 2014 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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Categories: Kazakhstan

Moldova June 2014: BMW X5 up to 4th place

July 29th, 2014 No comments

BMW X5 Moldova June 2014BMW X5

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According to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, 352 new light vehicles changed hands in Moldova in June, bringing the half-year total to 2,300 units, up a whopping 42% year-on-year. As it has been the case ever since BSCB started reporting sales for this country (2011), the Dacia Logan is by far the most popular model here with 45 sales and 12.8% this month and 323 and 14% year-to-date. The June ranking is unique once again, the benefit of dealing with a very small market: the Hyundai Santa Fe shoots up to 2nd place with 6.5% share ahead of the Lada Niva at 5.4% and the BMW X5 very impressive in 4th position at 4.3% of the market. Then again only 15 sales were needed to reach that level. Even though it is down to #6 in June, the Skoda Superb remains #2 so far in 2014 above the Santa Fe and Octavia.

Previous month: Moldova May 2014: Skoda Superb back up to 2nd place

One year ago: Moldova 6 months 2013: Dacia Logan #1, Porsche Cayenne in Top 10!

Full June 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Categories: Moldova