Serbia September 2015: Now with Top 250 All-models (BSCB exclusive)

Fiat 500L Serbia September 2015The Fiat 500L holds 13.5% of the Serbian market in September.

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Based on data shared by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Serbian new car market is up 29% year-on-year in September to 1.877 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 16% to 16.505 units. Separate data from the Serbian car importers association does not include Mercedes, Smart nor commercial vehicles, and therefore show smaller figures. All-in-all though, for the first time on BSCB we can share with you complete brand and models data for Serbia. Fiat leads the way this month with 380 sales and 20.2% share vs. 15.5% year-to-date, single-handedly lifted by an extremely strong performance by the locally assembled Fiat 500L holding a mammoth 13.5% share in September. Traditional leader Skoda is knocked down to 2nd place at 15.1% share vs. 16.8% year-to-date, however rumours have 33% of Skoda sales being re-exported to other nations in the European Union… Volkswagen, Dacia and Renault round up the Top 5, while over in the models ranking the Skoda Fabia, Octavia, Lada Niva and Fiat Ducato are the next best-sellers below the Fiat 500L.

Previous month: Serbia August 2015: Fiat 500L strong, Dacia Duster up to #4

One year ago: Serbia September 2014: Locally-produced Fiat 500L back up to #2

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Kazakhstan September 2015: GAZ Gazelle triumphs

GAZ Gazelle Kazakhstan Septmber 2015. Picture courtesy zr.ruGAZ Gazelle

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The Kazakh new car market is still freefalling at -42% year-on-year in September to just 8.417 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 37% to 77.498 deliveries. Once again, Russian manufacturer Lada is particularly weak at 15.9% market share vs. 27.4% year-to-date while Renault at 10.3% vs. 7.6% and GAZ at 10% vs. 5% are particularly strong, knocking Koreans Hyundai (8.5%) and Kia (8.4%) to 4th and 5th place respectively. Volkswagen posts a fantastic 7.9% market share, almost double its year-to-date level of 4%, Chevrolet does even better at 7.8% vs. 3.4% and UZ-Daewoo is at 6.2% vs. 3.3% while Skoda is at 4.6% vs. 2.4%. Reversely, Toyota only holds 3.9% of the Kazakh market this month vs. 7.4% year-to-date. A brands ranking turned upside down indeed.

Hyundai Accent Kazakhstan September 2015. Picture courtesy kolesa.kzCould the Hyundai Accent edge past the Lada Granta to end 2015 at #1?

Over in the models ranking, the reshuffle is also very visible, with the GAZ Gazelle taking the lead for the first time since BSCB started following the Kazakh market monthly a couple of years ago. It sells 785 units for an outstanding 9.3% market share – exactly double its year-to-date level, distancing the Lada Priora suddenly back up to 2nd place at 7.7%, the Hyundai Accent at 6.2% and the VW Polo at 6.1%. The Year-to-date leader, the Lada Granta, is down to a hellish 12th place and now seriously threatened for the FY2015 throne by the Hyundai Accent at 6.560 deliveries so far vs. 6.329. The Chevrolet Cobalt perks up at #14 vs. #33 year-to-date, as do the Peugeot 301 at #19 vs. #52 and the Chevrolet Aveo at #21 vs. #50.

Previous month: Kazakhstan August 2015: Hyundai Accent, GAZ Gazelle and Kia Rio above all Ladas

One year ago: Kazakhstan September 2014: Chevrolet Cobalt in progress

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Russia September 2015: Momentous shift to Korean models taking root

Hyundai Solaris Russia September 2015. Picture courtesy carscope.ruThe Hyundai Solaris is victorious in Russia for the 4th time in the past 5 months.

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As predicted last month in the wake of another drop in the value of the Ruble, the Russian new car market returns to abysmal decline rates in September at -29% to 140.867 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 33% to 1.192.723 vs. 1.779.961 over the same period a year ago. Homegrown carmaker Lada falls much faster than the market once again at -41% to 21.658 sales and 15.4%, just four percentage points above shining star Kia, up a mesmerising 11% to an all-time record 11.4% market share, up from 7.4% a year ago. This means Kia is now also #2 year-to-date with a round 10% market share, edging past stablemate Hyundai, also impressive in September at -2% to 10.7% share. Within the Top 10, Volkswagen (-23%), GAZ (-15%) and most impressively Ford (-9%) gain market share year-on-year, the latter ranking at an excellent 9th place with 3.4% share vs. #14 and 2.2% so far in 2015.

Porsche Cayenne Macan Russia March 2015Russian Porsche sales are up an astounding 119% year-on-year in September.

As improbable at it may seem in such a dark context, a handful of brands manage to improve their volume year-on-year: UAZ benefits from an all-SUV lineup and is up 13%, Audi is up 2%, Geely up 30% – cementing its newfound status of #1 Chinese manufacturer in Russia, Mercedes Vans is up 54% and Porsche more than doubles its sales vs. a year ago thanks to the addition of the Macan at +119%. Datsun (#17) is off-limits as it celebrates one year of presence in the market. On the other end of the performance scale, Mitsubishi (-52%), Suzuki (-54%), Chery (-58%), Citroen (-59%), Honda, Peugeot (-62%), Subaru (-64%), Opel (-72%), Jeep (-80%), Great Wall (-83%) and Ssangyong (-91%) all implode.

Kia Rio Russia September 2015The Kia Rio is up 70% on September 2014.

In the models ranking, it’s time to draw a line in the sand and declare the implacable domination of Lada on the Russian sales charts is well and truly over after starting 45 years ago in 1970 with the Lada 2101, the carmaker’s first model. In September and for the 4th time in the past 5 months, the Hyundai Solaris is the best-selling nameplate in Russia thanks to sales up 10% year-on-year to 11.006 and 7.8% vs. 5.1% a year ago. The Kia Rio is up one spot on August to rank #2 with deliveries up an incrediuble 70% on a year ago to 10.822 and a record 7.7% share vs. just 3.2% in September last year. Both models easily outsell the Lada Granta, down a devastating 49% to 8.597 sales and 6.1% share. The Granta only owes its 2015 year-to-date pole position to scrappage scheme-boosted scores in March and June. At the current rate, the Granta should keep the lead in the Full Year, but just. 2016 will be another ballgame altogether.

Lada Granta Russia September 2015End of an era: the Lada Granta has only led Russian sales twice in the past 6 months.

This ‘Korean revolution’ was the subject of a full-blown article in Russia’s #1 car magazine/website Za Rulem, quoting BestSellingCarsBlog analysis, and it all happened in less than a year: only last November the Kia Rio was the first foreign model to rank #1 in Russia. If you are a long-term BSCB reader, the astonishing progression of the Hyundai Solaris and Kia Rio over the past five years isn’t a surprise, and definitely not a freak event. My 2013 Trans-Siberian coverage brought to light the exceptional regularity of both the Solaris and the Rio in every corner of the country, from Tatarstan to far-East Siberia and Lake Baïkal. This success was built on word-of-mouth from rural regions to the bigger towns, and is the result of meticulous dealer network expansion across the largest country in the world by both Korean manufacturers.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Russia September 2015First Russian Top 20 ranking for the Toyota Prado.

In other model news, the VW Polo takes advantage of a solid month (-5%) to overtake the Renault Logan year-to-date and rank at a best-ever 4th place, while the Lada Largus is in a similar situation (-6%), passing its stablemate the Lada Kalina to rank #7 YTD. The Chevrolet Niva impresses at +2% and #10, the Hyundai ix35 jumps back up 27 ranks to #14 (no sign of the new Tucson yet in Russia), the UAZ Patriot shoots up 22% to a splendid 16th place, the Mazda CX-5 is up 1% to #19 and the Toyota Prado brilliantly breaks into the Russian Top 20 for the very first time thanks to deliveries up 20% to 1.797.

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Serbia August 2015: Fiat 500L strong, Dacia Duster up to #4

Fiat 500L Serbia August 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Fiat 500L cements its Serbian market leadership.

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Based on data shared by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Serbian new car market is up a shiny 15% year-on-year in August to 1.669 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 14.628 units, up 3% on 2014. The Fiat 500L, assembled locally, continues to dominate the sales charts with a strong 8.9% share, superior to the 6.7% it commends year-to-date. The Skoda Fabia (5.9%) and Octavia (4.7%) hold onto their year-to-date oder while the Dacia Duster brilliantly reappears inside the Top 10 in 4th position with 4.3% share, as do the Renault Clio (#5) and Lada Niva (#6).

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Previous month: Serbia July 2015: Fiat 500L hits 10% market share

One year ago: Serbia August 2014: Dacia Duster up to 2nd place

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Photo Report: The cars of the South of France

1. Citroen 2CV Renault Captur France 2015Citroen 2CV and Renault Captur in Cannes, France.

Today I can share with you a Photo Report on the car landscape of the South of France, covering the French Riviera from Cannes to Monaco via Nice but also the hinterland with towns such as Grasse, Gourdon, Cipières, Gréolières, Coursegoules, Escragnolles and Mons. For those of you readers familiar with the area, these names will evoke sounds of cicadas and scents of lavender. For those of you who aren’t, welcome, and this is part of the reason why I’m publishing this Photo Report! I had the privilege to return to this area often over the past few years, and one of the most striking elements as soon as you leave the Riviera and reach the hinterlands is the outstanding performance of low-cost brand Dacia. This year, as it has been the case for many years now, Dacia is extremely well represented in the area as you will see in the photos.

2. Renault Clio France 2015Renault Clio in Coursegoules, France.

But first things first and to the biggest difference in the car landscape in 2015 compared to 2014: the very high frequency of Renault Captur. The blockbuster crossover from Renault has managed to snap the French #2 spot away from the Peugeot 208 a couple of times already, and observing the car landscape in the South of France it makes total sense. An account of cars zooming past on the highway between Cannes, Nice and Monaco gives the following figures for the current Top 5 best-sellers nationally in France (note some models such as the Renault Mégane appeared more often so this is not an actual ranking):

Frequency of Top 5 best-sellers Cannes-Nice:

Model Total Launch Months Adjusted
Renault Clio IV 91 Sep-12 36 253
Renault Captur 51 Mar-13 30 170
Peugeot 208 62 Mar-12 42 148
Peugeot 308 II 31 Aug-13 25 124
Peugeot 2008 13 May-13 28 46

The total number of cars surveyed was 248 belonging to the Top 5 best-sellers (5.000 cars total) over a period of one month in August 2015. The adjusted frequency is calculated based on the launch date by dividing the gross total of cars by the number of months since launch x 100. At this little game the Renault Captur overtakes the Peugeot 208 to rank 2nd overall, a reflection of my observations here. A couple of explanations: the Captur is particularly popular with private buyers in the region, but also short-term rental companies, as evidenced by cars in circulation here but registered in the 01 and 60 departments which are located at the opposite end of the country but offer more advantageous taxation.

3. Dacia Sandero Renault Twingo France 2015Dacia Sandero Stepway and Renault Twingo in Gréolières, France.

Notice also the particularly low score of the Peugeot 2008, obliterated by the Captur in the South of France, traditionally a Renault-buying region more so than Peugeot, as evidenced by the numerous older Renaults spotted in the hinterlands such as the Renault 4 and 19 pictured below. Other rental successes include the Hyundai i20 – very frequent but 100% rental – the newly launched Renault Kadjar and Espace and the Fiat 500X. Particularly successful with private buyers are the Dacia Duster and, interestingly, Opel Mokka.

4. Renault Kadjar France 2015Renault Kadjar in Gourdon, France.

5. Bentley Continental France 2015Bentley Continental in Monaco.

6. Renault Kangoo France 2015Renault Kangoo and Mini in Gréolières, France.

A trip to the hinterlands is a trip back in time doubled with a demonstration of force of the entire Dacia range including the lesser sellers Logan and Dokker. Numerous small 4wd sprawl the tiny winding roads, such as the Suzuki Jimny, 1980s Toyota Land Cruiser and Lada Niva and many Land Rover Defender.

7. Toyota Hilux France 2015Toyota Hilux in Escragnolles, France.

An element I hadn’t noticed in my previous visits is the high prevalence of one tonne-pickups, a category otherwise doing rather poorly in the French sales charts. I spotted more than a few Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi L200 and Toyota Hilux of various generations. An observation that has to be linked to the potential success in these regions of…

8. Renault Alaskan France 2015

the Renault Alaskan

9. Dacia Duster Oroch France 2015

or even more aptly a Dacia variant of the Renault Duster Oroch for now dedicated to South America. Given the stunning popularity of the Duster in the French Riviera hinterlands, a pickup variant could only be met with tremendous success.

10.Renault 4 France 2015Renault 4 in Escragnolles, France.

11. Renault 19 France 2015Renault 19 in Escragnolles, France.

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Russia August 2015: Now with Top 315 All-models (BSCB exclusive)

Lexus NX Russia August 2015. Picture courtesy zr.ruThe Lexus NX is now among Russia’s Top 30 best-selling nameplates.

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We can now share with you a Top 315 All-models ranking for Russia in August. As is the tradition LCVs are added to the list as AEB excludes them from their monthly Top 25. We therefore see the GAZ Gazelle surgiung from #7 in July to #4 this month with only the three high-sellers in the Russian market outpacing it: the Hyundai Solaris, Lada Granta and Kia Rio. The Gazelle sells 4.076 units for a 2.9% market share. Reversely, the UAZ Bukhanka is down 15 ranks to #27.

GAZ Gazelle Russia August 2015. Picture courtesy all-cars.byThe GAZ Gazelle is up to #4 overall in Russia this month.

The Lexus NX gains a further 5 ranks to brilliantly break into the Russian Top 30 at #30, the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 is up 7 to #34, the Ford Fiesta continues its fast ascension up the sales charts, up 12 spots on July to #35, the Subaru Forester is up 9 to #43 and the Ford Mondeo improves further to #47 vs. #73 year-to-date. We welcome the all-new Suzuki Vitara in the Russian Top 100 in August at #74.

Ford Fiesta Russia August 2015. Picture courtesy zr.ruThe Ford Fiesta continues to climb the Russian sales charts.

In the China aisle, the Lifan X60 stays in charge but drops three spots to #46, the Geely Emgrand EC (#55 vs. #82) and Emgrand X7 (#57 vs. #90) remain way above their YTD levels, while the Lifan X50 continues its fast progress at #67. The Lifan Solano at #100 is the 5th and last Chinese model in the Russian August Top 100. The Full ranking is below.

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Kazakhstan August 2015: Hyundai Accent, GAZ Gazelle & Kia Rio above all Ladas

GAZ Gazelle Kazakhstan August 2015. Picture courtesy all-cars.byThe GAZ Gazelle ranks #2 overall in Kazakhstan in August.

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No end of the tunnel in sight for new vehicle sales in Kazakhstan: August sees the market tumble down 54% year-on-year to just 6.755 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 36% on 2014 to 69.081 units. Lada stays on top but skids to just 18.3% share vs. 28.8% year-to-date. Hyundai on the other hand holds 14.4% of the Kazakh market vs. 13% so far in 2015. Kia at 9.5% is threatened by Renault at 9.4%, GAZ is three percentage points above its YTD level at 7.4% share and Volkswagen also shines at #7 and 5.1%. Historically, Chinese manufacturer Geely breaks into the Kazakh Top 10 brands for the very first time thanks to 202 sales and 3% share.

Geely Emgrand X7 Kazakhstan August 2015. Picture courtesy ekabu.ruThanks to the Emgrand X7, Geely breaks into the Kazakh Top 10 for the first time. 

The models ranking is steering further away from Ladas, with none on the podium for the first time since BSCB started covering Kazakhstan sales monthly two years ago. The Hyundai Accent is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the third straight month, breaking the symbolic 10% market share barrier for the first time at 10.4%. The GAZ Gazelle gains 3 spots on July to land at an outstanding second place with 460 sales and 6.8% just above the Kia Rio at 6.6%. The Lada Granta is knocked down to #4 at 5.5% ahead of the Largus (5.4%) and Priora (5.4%). Notice also the Renault Logan ip to #8 and 3.7% vs. #13 and 2% YTD, the Renault Sandero up to #11 and 2.3% and the Geely Emgrand X7 up 14 spots to #16.

Previous month: Hyundai Accent at 10% share in market down 46%

One year ago: Kazakhstan September 2014: Chevrolet Cobalt in progress

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Russia August 2015: Hyundai Solaris outsells Lada Granta again

Hyundai Solaris Russia August 2015. Picture courtesy zr.ruThe Hyundai Solaris is #1 in Russia for the third time in the past 4 months.

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The Russian market decline slows down is August at -19% to 138.670 registrations, with the year-to-date total now standing at 1.051.851 deliveries, down 33% from 1.582.727 at the same time last year. The end of recession is however not in sight, with the latest drop in the value of the Ruble meaning car prices are bound to increase further later on during the year. Joerg Schreiber, Chairman of the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee commented: “get ready for another ride on the Russian roller coaster!” Not exactly what could be qualified as reassuring words.

Kia Rio Russia August 2015Kia Rio sales are up a spectacular 50% year-on-year in August.

Home-grown Lada drops faster than the market at -24% to 20.174 units, resulting in a its lowest market share this year at 14.5% vs. 17.3% year-to-date and 15.4% a year ago. Only last November (13.3%) and December (13%) has Lada ever dropped lower at home. Reversely, Kia (+3%) and Hyundai (-6%) show insolent health at #2 and #3 respectively. Other carmakers improving their market share year-on-year include Chevrolet (-16%), Ford back inside the Top 10 at #9 thanks to sales up 18%, UAZ (+4%), Lexus (+58%), BMW (stable), Geely (+17%) now best-selling Chinese brand in Russia above Lifan (-25%) and Porsche (+63%).

Mitsubishi Outlander Russia August 2015. Picture courtesy turboanimals.ruThe new model boosts Mitsubishi Outlander sales up 82% in Russia this month.

The Russian models ranking is going through a once-in-a-lifetime turnaround: the Hyundai Solaris manages once again to outsell all Ladas including the Granta to snap the pole position, posting an against-the-grain 16% year-on-year increase to 10.581 sales and 7.6% vs. 5.3% a year ago. The Solaris has now been the best-seller in Russia during 3 of the past 4 months. The Granta only owes its #2 ranking to a mere 81 units at 9.070 sales vs. 8.989 for the Kia Rio, up an even more impressive 50% to see its market share shoot up from 3.5% in August 2014 to 6.5% this month. This ‘Korean revolution’ was the subject of a full-blown article in Russia’s #1 car magazine/website Za Rulem, quoting BestSellingCarsBlog analysis.

Toyota Prado Russia August 2015. Picture courtesy of themotorreport.com.auThe Toyota Prado hits an all-time high #23 this month in Russia.

Renault is the only carmaker to place two models inside the Russian Top 5 this month: the Logan at #4 (-17%) and the Duster at #5 (-20%) while the Sandero makes it three in the Top 10. The Lada Largus is back up 6 spots on July to #6 and drops only 4% year-on-year, the Chevrolet Niva surprises at +19% and #8, the Nissan Almera is up 22 to #9 but down 22% on a year ago, the Mitsubishi Outlander is up a fantastic 82% to #15 thanks to the new model, the Mazda CX-5 is up 20% to #16, the Chevrolet Cruze remains inside the Top 20 at #19 and 1.4% vs. 0.5% year-to-date and the Toyota Prado post a 2nd consecutive month (and ever) within the Top 25 at #23 (+32%).

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Kazakhstan July 2015: Hyundai Accent at 10% share in market at -46%

Hyundai Accent Kazakhstan July 2015. Picture courtesy kolesa.kzThe Hyundai Accent is the best-selling car in Kazakhstan for the 2nd month in a row.

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Extremely fragile situation for the Kazakh new car market, seriously affected by the Russian crisis and the grey-import of new cars from Russia. Sales tumble down a very harsh 46% year-on-year to 8.667 registrations in July, pulling the year-to-date total down 33% to 62.302 units. Lada is the main victim of the current situation, freefalling to just 21% market share vs. 29.9% so far in 2015. Hyundai is now right behind at 16% share vs. 12.9% year-to-date with Kia in third place at 12.4% vs. 11.1%. Toyota (8%), Renault (7.7%) and GAZ (4.7%) follow like YTD, while Nissan is back up a spectacular 12 spots on June to #7 and 4% share, Geely is up one further rank to #11 and Skoda is down 6 to #14.

GAZ Gazelle Next Kazakhstan July 2015Ranking 5th this month in Kazakhstan is the GAZ Gazelle.

The models ranking is also tweaked by Russian grey imports of new cars. For the second month in a row, the Hyundai Accent is the best-selling model in Kazakhstan thanks to 846 sales for a record market share of just under 10%. This means that for the third consecutive time, it’s not a Lada at #1 in Kazakhstan as the Kia Rio was #1 in May. However, unlike in Russia where a similar models evolution towards Hyundai and Kia is the result of a consumer shift and years of consolidation from the Korean manufacturers, here in Kazakhstan the figures are tweaked by the fact a large part of new cars imported on the grey market from Russia are Ladas, they therefore don’t appear in these official figures, penalising the Granta, usually #1 here. The GAZ Gazelle (#5), Nissan X-Trail (#16), Nissan Qashqai (#23) and Geely Emgrand EC7 (#34) also shine this month.

Previous month: Kazakhstan June 2015: Hyundai Accent best-seller above Lada Granta

One year ago: Kazakhstan July 2014: Kia Rio and Daewoo Gentra break records

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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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