Hungary Full Year 2016: Suzuki resumes domination after 8 year-lull

Suzuki Vitara Hungary 2016. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auThe Vitara is the first Suzuki to lead the Hungarian charts since 2008. 

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The Hungarian new car market continues to recover from the now-distant financial crisis of 2009-2010, with sales up another 25% in 2016 to 96.555 units (excluding commercial vehicles) after gaining 14% in 2015 and 23% in 2014. Strikingly, despite six consecutive years of growth since the low of 2010 (54.165 units), Hungarian sales are still a far cry from its all-time high of 234.000 units established back in 2004… Considered a local due to its factory in Esztergom in the north of the cpuontry at the border with Slovakia, Japanese carmaker Suzuki used to obliterate the Hungarian market before the crisis – it held a mammoth 23.5% market share in 1999 – but had faltered so far this decade. 2016 marks the first year since 2009 that Suzuki returns to the pole position in Hungary, both in the brands and the models ranking with the Vitara.

lada-4x4-hungary-2016Lada returns to Hungary and ranks 21st in 2016.

Suzuki doubles the market growth this year at +50% to hit 11.7% share vs. 9.7% a year ago, going from #4 in 2015 to #1 this year and the only carmaker above 10% share. Ford (+26%) gains one spot to #2 but Opel (+6%) drops from the top spot to #3 and sees its share thaw from 10.4% to 9.7%. Skoda (+12%) also drops two to #4. Inside the Top 10, Toyota (+42%), Dacia (+40%) and Renault (+41%) all beat the market while outside, Jaguar (+203%), Land Rover (+105%), Jeep (+98%), Hyundai (+76%), Lexus (+67%), Alfa Romeo (+64%) Honda (+59%) and Mercedes (+35%) are the most impressive. An interesting return is Russian carmaker Lada after a few years of absence in the country. With a lineup composed of the antediluvian 4×4 (aka Niva), the Granta and the Kalina, Lada sells 1.155 units and ranks #21 in between Mitsubishi and Seat: a reasonable score indeed.

Opel Astra Hungary 2016Opel Astra sales are up 46% in Hungary in 2016. 

Thanks to sales up 75% to 6.538 for its first full year of sales, the new Vitara becomes the first Suzuki to lead the Hungarian sales charts since the Swift did so in 2008. It has a safe 1.250 sales margin over last year’s Nb. 1, the Skoda Octavia up just 11% to 5.5% share. Thanks to the new generation, cumulative sales of the Opel Astra shoot up 46% to hit 4.3% share but the nameplate remains in third place above the Ford Focus (+15%), Dacia Duster (+56%) and VW Passat (+31%). The Renault Clio breaks into the Top 10 at #9 – it didn’t rank in the 2015 Top 20, the Hyundai Tucson lands at #13 for its first full year in market, the Toyota Yaris is up 62% to #14 and the Ford Kuga up 50% to #15. The Suzuki Baleno, a 2016 launch, points its bonnet in 48th position.

Previous post: Hungary November 2016: Renault doubles sales in market up 43%

Previous year: Hungary Full Year 2015: Suzuki Vitara lands at #2 in market up 14%

One year ago:Hungary Full Year 2014: Skoda Octavia #1, Opel Mokka at world best

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Russia November 2016: Lada outpaces market up for 1st time in 2 years

lada-vesta-russia-november-2016The Lada Vesta sells a record 5.661 units in Russia in November. 

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Finally! The Russian new car market manages a slight year-on-year gain in November (+0.6%) after 22 consecutive months of decline – the last gain was seen in December 2014. It’s too early to tell whether the market has bottomed out indeed though and this is confirmed by Joerg Schreiber, Chairman of the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee: “It is good to be able to say such a thing after all, but it is far too early to read a trend turnaround into this. For now, all eyes are on December which has the potential to demonstrate that the market continues to move in the right direction”. Lest we forget the year-to-date tally is down 12% to 1.279.987 and that November 2016 is only the third month of year-on-year gains in the past 46.

jaguar-f-pace-russia-november-2016-picture-courtesy-zr-ruThe F-Pace boosts Russian Jaguar sales up 265% this month. Pictures zr.ru 

The Top 5 best-selling carmakers all outperform the market: homegrown behemoth Lada is in excellent shape this month with a 18% surge to 19.3% share, fast outpacing its immediate followers Hyundai (11.9%) and Kia (11.1%) both up 4%. Renault soars 13% to #4, distancing Toyota (+7%), Volkswagen (-8%) and Nissan, in great difficulty again at -18%. Chery (+10%), GAZ (+18%), Lexus (+22%), Porsche (+29%), Mini (+32%), Jeep (+38%), Subaru (+45%), Volkswagen Vans (+61%), Jaguar (+265%) and Smart (+352%) post the most spectacular sales improvements in November, while at the other end of the performance ladder Datsun (-16%), Suzuki (-20%), Land Rover (-23%), Mitsubishi (-30%), Audi (-32%), Peugeot (-34%), Volvo (-37%), Fiat (-41%), Dongfeng (-64%) and Geely (-80%) all fall sharply.

hyundai-creta-russia-november-2016-picture-courtesy-zr-ruPerfect scoresheet for the Hyundai Creta in Russia: 4 months out of 4 as #1 SUV. 

In the space of two years, the Russian models ranking has made a sharp U-turn: a Lada leading it is now a rarity, something that used to be utterly unthinkable. In November, the Lada Granta reclaims the title of best-selling nameplate in the country for the first time since last May, but its meagre advantage over its rivals the Kia Rio (108 sales) and Hyundai Solaris (257) do nothing to change anything in the YTD ladder. After 11 months, the Solaris has a comfortable lead at 82.338 sales (-23%) vs. 79.633 for the Kia Rio (-10%) and 78.953 for the Granta (-27%). In other words, we are headed towards the first annual win for a foreign nameplate in Russia since the Lada marque was launched in 1970! This even though the Solaris hatchback was discontinued to give way to the Creta on the Hyundai St Petersburg factory… The culprit for the Granta’s dive: the Vesta, up 11% on October to post a new record monthly volume at 5.661.

nissan-qashqai-russia-november-2016-picture-courtesy-zr-ruThe Qashqai is up 44% but doesn’t prevent Nissan from freefalling 18% in November.

Four months on sale in Russia and four months as the best-selling SUV in the country: it’s a full strike for the Hyundai Creta ranking 5th overall with 4.814 deliveries and distancing the Renault Duster at 3.569 (-17%), the Chevrolet Niva at 2.664 (-11%) and the Renault Kaptur at 2.327, the other instant blockbuster in the country and the segment. With the Logan at #9 (-11%) and the Sandero at #10 (+17%), Renault even places four nameplates inside the November Top 12 vs. just three for Lada. Other great performing SUVs include the Lada XRAY at its best since last May at #16, the Nissan Qashqai up 44% to #18 and the Toyota Prado up 22% to #22.

Previous month: Russia October 2016: Kia Rio dominates again in market down just 3%

One year ago (1): Russia November 2015: Hyundai Solaris #1, Lada Vesta lands in Top 20

One year ago (2): Russia November 2015: Now with Top 306 All-models (BSCB Exclusive)

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Kazakhstan November 2016: Toyota up 106%, cements domination

Toyota Camry Kazakhstan November 2016The Toyota Camry surges 168% in November to confirm its leadership in Kazakhstan. 

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Thanks to our partnership with autoconsulting.kz, we can share with you today November data for Kazakhstan. After a 47% drop in October, new vehicle sales freefall another 29% this month to 4.459 units, pulling the year-to-date tally down 55% to 41.060. Toyota continues to be oblivious to the situation, improving its score by an incredible 105% year-on-year to hit 24.2% market share and 1.078 sales. This cements its YTD leadership at 7.821 sales (+18%) over 7.301 (-69%) for Lada. Kia is stable year-on-year and shoots up to 8.1% share in third position love Hyundai (-34%), GAZ (-33%), Renault (-66%) and UAZ (-35%). Lexus is up 8-fold to 9th place and 3.4% share, Nissan is up 55% to $#11 and newcomer Ravon (replacing the discontinued UZ-Daewoo brand) sells 103 units for a 2.3% share in 13th place. JAC (+725%), BMW (+246%) and Land Rover (+33%) also impress. Model-wise, the Toyota Camry surges 168% on November 2015 to confirm the #1 spot it also holds year-to-date, distancing the GAZ Gazelle (-2%), Lada Granta (+32%) and Lada 4×4 aka Niva (-15%). Toyota confirms its domination by also placing the Corolla (+324%), Land Cruiser 200 (+217%) and Prado (+55%) inside the Top 7.

Previous month: Kazakhstan October 2016: Toyota now #1 YTD, UAZ Bukhanka up to #4

One year ago: Kazakhstan November 2015: Hyundai Accent now #1 year-to-date

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Serbia October 2016: Fiat Doblo leaps onto podium

fiat-doblo-serbia-october-2016Fiat Doblo 

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Thanks to our partnership with Central European market data specialists CE Auto, Serbian sales figures are now available for October, with a market up 5% year-on-year to 2.155 registrations leading to a year-to-date tally up 20% to 22.239 units. If the locally-produced Fiat 500L (6.6% share) and the Skoda Octavia (6.3%) retain their dominant positions in the Serbian sales charts, the surprise of the month goes to the Fiat Doblo, surging directly to third position in what is the nameplate’s first appearance inside the Serbian Top 10 since last November. The Fiat Ducato (#8), Lada Niva (#9) and Ford Focus (#10) also shine.

Previous month: Serbia September 2016: Fiat places Punto and 500L on top

One year ago: Serbia October 2015: Locally-assembled Fiat 500L ultra-dominant

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Bulgaria August-October 2016: Nissan Qashqai impresses

Nissan Qashqai Bulgaria October 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Nissan Qashqai is #1 in Bulgaria in August, September and October. 

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After a couple of months hiatus, Bulgaria is back with a vengeance on BSCB. In August, an estimated 2.507 new cars found a buyer, a 26% year-on-year uplift, bringing the year-to-date total after 8 months to 20.752, up 8% on 2015. Dacia remains the most popular carmaker at 11% share but drops 11% whereas next-in-line Renault gains 157%, Toyota is up 79% and Skoda up 20%. Notice also Nissan up 51%, Ford up 29%, Peugeot up 70% and Land Rover up 120%. Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai takes the lead in August with 6.5% share above the Skoda Octavia (4.3%) and Dacia Dokker (3.8%) with the Renault Captur (+14 spots on July), Toyota Corolla (+10) and Renault Clio IV (+5) in tow.

Only September/October combined data is available and over the two months the Bulgarian market is up 11% to 5.362 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 9% to 26.114. Renault takes the lead of the brands ranking thanks to deliveries up 49% to 12.2% share, distancing Dacia (-10%), Skoda (+4%) and Volkswagen (+18%). Ford (+21%), Kia (+36%), Lada (+255%), Land Rover (+88%), Suzuki (+59%) and Honda (+41%) also shine. The Nissan Qashqai is one again in the lead with a mammoth 11.6% share, ahead of the Dacia Dokker, Renault Captur and Skoda Octavia. This is however not enough to snap the YTD leadership away from the Dokker at 1.391 units vs. 1.191 for the Qashqai. Other great performers include the Renault Mégane up 30 spots on August to #9 and the Kia Rio up 18 to #12.

A caveat to these results is the fact that Bulgaria sales figures are skewed by re-exports to other European Union countries, with a large portion of new car sales in the country never making it to local roads – as much as 30% – thanks to Bulgaria displaying some of the lowest car prices in the EU. See here for more on this phenomenon.

Previous month: Bulgaria July 2016: Dacia outpaces market up 6%

One year ago (1): Bulgaria August 2015: Dacia Dokker and Sandero on top

One year ago (2): Bulgaria September 2015: Dacia Dokker leads, Toyota Corolla up to #4

One year ago (3): Bulgaria October 2015: Nissan Qashqai distances Dacia Dokker & Sandero

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Kazakhstan October 2016: Toyota now #1 YTD, UAZ Bukhanka up to #4

UAZ 452 Kazakhstan October 2016. Picture courtesy carrental.mnUAZ Bukhanka 

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Thanks to our partnership with autoconsulting.kz, we can share with you today October data for Kazakhstan, down another steep 47% year-on-year to 3.996 registrations while September 2015 was already down 60% over 2014. The year-to-date tally now stands at 36.601, a 57% retraction on the same period in 2015 which was down 37% on 2014. Standing out from the crowd once again is Toyota with a stunning 138% increase – even more so in the currently depressed context – to an imposing 21% share, this score enabling the Japanese manufacturer to take the YTD brands lead at 18.4% share (+10%) vs. 18% (-71%) for perennial leader Lada. Among the rare carmakers in positive, Lexus is up 13-fold to #8 and newcomers Ravon (#12), Lifan (#16) and JAC (#17) climb up the charts. The Toyota Camry holds onto the top spot in the models ranking with 8.1% share ahead of the GAZ Gazelle (7.4%) and Lada Granta (5.8%) while the UAZ Bukhanka jumps 9 spots on September to #4 overall. Notice also the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 up to #7 vs. #12 YTD and #27 in 2015, the Lexus LX up to #14 and the Ravon Nexia R3 up 11 ranks on last month to #16.

Previous month: Kazakhstan September 2016: Toyota Camry takes YTD lead

One year ago: Kazakhstan October 2015: GAZ Gazelle and Renault Duster on top

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Russia October 2016: Kia Rio dominates again in market down just 3%

kia-rio-russia-october-2016-picture-courtesy-zr-ruThe Kia Rio now ranks #2 year-to-date above the Lada Granta.

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It would appear scrappage schemes are finally triggering a bottoming out of the Russian new car market, at least this month with a thin 3% year-on-year decline to 126.658 registrations. The year-to-date tally remains in double-digit negative territory at -13% to 1.147.670 units. Once again the brands ranking shows a clear consolidation of sales around the best-selling brands, with 9 in the Top 10 posting year-on-year gains even though the market as a whole is in negative. Homegrown Lada posts a stunning performance with sales up 13% to 23.307, distancing Kia (+4%), Hyundai (+0.3%), Renault (+2%), Toyota surging up 16%, Volkswagen (+1%), GAZ (+15%), UAZ (+1%) and Skoda (+0.1%). Only Nissan (-17%) struggles. Outside the Top 10, the clear winner is Lexus shooting up 85% to #14 and 2.221 sales vs. #20 in FY2015. Notice also Jaguar up 156%, Mini up 28%, Isuzu up 79% and Smart up 67%. Reversely, Chery (-29%), Chevrolet (-30%), Audi (-31%), Volvo (-32%), Suzuki (-51%), Mitsubishi (-59%) and Fiat (-64%) and Geely (-84%) implode.

renault-kaptur-hyundai-creta-russia-october-2016-picture-courtesy-zr-ruThe Renault Kaptur and Hyundai Creta are instant blockbusters in Russia.

Model-wise, the Kia Rio manages a third consecutive month in pole position, beating the market at -1% to 8.047 sales and overtaking the Lada Granta (-27% this month) for the 2nd place YTD. The Hyundai Solaris remains the best-seller YTD with 74.079 sales (-22%), despite dropping 21% in October due to the discontinuation of the hatchback variant to give way to the Creta on the St Petersburg factory. Talking of which, the Hyundai Creta is the best-selling SUV in the country for the third month running – in fact it has not yet ranked below that since it launched – thanks to 4.576 sales and 3.6%, this time outsold by the Lada Vesta (5.074) for 4th place. The Toyota RAV4 surges 146% to #11, the Renault Kaptur is stable at an outstanding 13th place, the Lada XRAY is up 3 spots on September to #19 and the VW Tiguan is up 54% to reappear inside the Top 25 for the first time since September 2015 at #23.

Lexus LX Russia October 2016. Picture courtesy zr.ruThe Lexus LX is up 17-fold year-on-year in October in Russia. 

Adding LCVs to the original ranking brings the GAZ Gazelle at #4 overall with sales soaring 18% year-on-year and the antediluvian UAZ Bukhanka lands at #15 (+7%). Further down the ranking, notice the Kia Soul up 78% to #35, the Lexus RX up 643% to #44, Lexus LX up 1609% to #50 and the Lifan Solano up 88% to #64 and third best-selling Chinese nameplate in Russia below the Lifan X60 (#41) and X50 (#48). We welcome the Ravon Nexia R3 – the rebadge of the now-defunct Daewoo Nexia – at #125, the Infiniti QX30 at #195, the Genesis EQ900 at #201 and the Cadillac XT5 at #242.

Previous month: Russia September 2016: Hyundai Creta (#4) and Renault Kaptur (#13) stun

One year ago: Russia October 2015: Hyundai Solaris holds onto lead, market down 39%

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Ukraine 9 months 2016: Kia Sportage takes the lead

Kia Sportage Ukraine September 2016. Picture courtesy zavodi.uaThe Kia Sportage is now the best-selling vehicle in Ukraine so far in 2016. 

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The Ukrainian new car market has now bottomed out: July sals are up 4% year-on-year to 5.548, August up 63% to 5.629 and September up 32% to 5.771, a level equivalent to September 2014 (5.788). Year-to-date, new car sales in Ukraine now add up to 44.145 units, a 45% gain on the same period in 2015 but still down 42% on 2014 and 73% on 2013. The Top 5 best-selling carmakers all beat the market in 2016: Toyota (+55%) and Renault (+53%) lead the way above Volkswagen (+145%), Kia (+96%) and Skoda (+85%). Notice also BMW (+108%), Mercedes (+145%), Lada (+119%), Lexus (+151%), Volvo (+130%), Opel (+132%) and Jaguar (+256%) all more than doubling their sales year-on-year, whereas local brand ZAZ is down 2% to 10th overall.

First 9 months comparison – Ukraine 2013/2016:

UKR Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2013 11,989 13,591 22,565 26,115 15,091 14,887 17,984 22,195 20,333
2014 11,875 15,215 10,964 7,754 5,675 6,209 6,818 6,402 5,788
2015 2,597 2,924 2,259 3,057 2,994 3,372 5,344 3,464 4,376
2016 3,183 4,201 4,902 5,697 4,447 4,781 5,548 5,629 5,771

vw-jetta-ukraine-september-2016The VW Jetta was the best-seller in Ukraine in July and now ranks #2 year-to-date. 

Model-wise, the Kia Sportage snaps the year-to-date pole position off the Renault Logan with 1.762 sales and 4% while the VW Jetta soars to 2nd place thanks to a mammoth July score (609 units), knocking the Logan down to #3. The Toyota RAV4 and Corolla round up the Top 5, with the Renault Duster, Lada 4×4 (aka Niva), BMW X5 and Suzuki Vitara the other SUVs in the Top 15. The Hyundai Tucson (#16), Mercedes GLE (#17), Audi Q7 (#24), Lexus RX (#38) and Mercedes GLS (#49) also shine.

Previous post: Ukraine H1 2016: Logan and Sportage top recovering market

One year ago: Ukraine July 2015: Renault Logan tops market down 21%

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Kazakhstan September 2016: Toyota Camry takes YTD lead

Toyota Camry Kazakhstan September 2016The Toyota Camry is now #1 year-to-date in Kazakhstan. 

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Thanks to autoconsulting.kz, we can share with you September data for Kazakhstan, a market that continues to freefall with deliveries down to just 3.357 units, a 60% drop over September 2015 which was itself down 42% on September 2014. The year-to-date tally amounts to a meagre 32.582 units, down 58% on the same period in 2015. Toyota cements its newfound leadership of the market with a stunning 857 sales and 25.5% share, up a whopping 161% year-on-year. It now threatens Lada year-to-date at 5.902 units (+3%) vs. 6.087 (-71%) for the Russian manufacturer, also down an abysmal 71% in September to just 393 sales and 11.7% share. Hyundai (-55%), Kia (-65%), Renault (-76%) and GAZ (-78%) follow in the same order as August. Lexus defies the laws of gravity in Kazakhstan with a 11-fold year-on-year increase to 137 sales and 4.1% share in 8th place over.., Ford gains 132%, BMW is up 35% and Mercedes is up 11-fold also. New brand Ravon, replacing UZ-Daewoo, shoots up 13 spots on last month to #14 with 1.4% share thanks to the arrival of the R3 (aka Nexia) directly at #27 in the models ranking.

ravon-nexia-r3-kazakhstan-september-2016Ravon Nexia R3

A models ranking witnessing a historical shift this month: thanks to a third consecutive stint in pole position with a gargantuan 10.7% market share, the Toyota Camry takes the year-to-date lead at 2.258 units (+42%) vs 2.237 (-55%) for the Lada Priora down to a paltry 35th place this month. The Lada Granta has become the brand’s best-seller in Kazakhstan in recent months, ranking #2 in September while the Vesta (1 sale) hasn’t taken off (yet?). Other great performers include the GAZ Gazelle at #3, Toyota Land Cruiser 200 at #4, Lexus RX at #16, Ford Transit at #18 and Nissan Terrano at #22.

Previous month: Kazakhstan August 2016: Toyota above Lada, Camry leads

One year ago: Kazakhstan September 2015: GAZ Gazelle triumphs

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Russia September 2016: Creta (#4) and Kaptur (#13) stun

hyundai-creta-russia-september-2016-picture-courtesy-zr-ruThe Hyundai Creta climbs up to 4th place overall for its 2nd month on sale in Russia. 

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Russian new car sales post a 21st consecutive month of year-on-year decline in September at -10.9% to 125.568 units, pulling the year-to-date tally down 14.4% to 1.020.932. Despite the doom-and-gloom overall market results, 10 of the Top 15 brands actually post year-on-year gains, with lower-volume brands suffering the most. Market leader Lada is up 5% to 22.837 sales and 18.2%, followed by Hyundai (-6%) and Kia (-17%). Renault (+1%), Toyota (+18%) and Volkswagen (+3%) are in positive as are GAZ (+2%), Skoda (+5%) and UAZ (+2%) in the Top 10. Below, Mercedes (+1%), BMW (+6%) but most impressively Lifan (+12%) and Lexus (+51%) shine. Subaru (+37%) and Jaguar (+107%) also impress further down the ranking. At the other end of the stick Ford (-27%), Audi (-39%), Datsun (-41%), Peugeot (-41%), Mitsubishi (-52%), Citroen (-54%), Chevrolet (-56%), Suzuki (-63%), Honda (-74%) and Geely (-85%) all implode.

renault-kaptur-russia-september-2016-picture-courtesy-zr-ruThe Renault Kaptur hits a record #13 spot in September.

In the models ranking, the Kia Rio posts a second consecutive month in pole position (and the third ever after November 2014) despite sales tumbling down 26% to 8.014 vs. -9% for the Granta in 2nd place at 7.815 units. The Hyundai Solaris, still #1 year-to-date, dives down 41%, partly because of the discontinuation of the hatchback variant – which accounted for roughly 20% of the nameplate’s sales in Russia – to give way in the Hyundai St Petersburg plant to the hero of the past two months: the Creta. Landing directly at #6 and #1 SUV last month, the Creta gains a further 45% and two spots to step up to #4 with 5.058 sales and 4% share. Based on BSCB calculations, this is the highest market share ever reached by a single SUV in Russia (previous best: 3.9% by the Renault Duster in May 2016) and the highest monthly volume so far this year (previous best: 5.298 by the Renault Duster in December 2015).

Nissan X-Trail Russia September 2016. Picture courtesy zr.ruThe Nissan X-Trail soars 223% year-on-year in September. 

It’s a double-edged sword for Hyundai as this tremendous success could prevent the Solaris from finishing 2016 in the top spot. For now it leads with 66.602 sales (-22%) vs. 63.622 (-30%) for the Lada Granta and 62.278 (-13%) for the Kia Rio. While the VW Polo goes from strength to strength at +21% in 5th place, the Lada Vesta may already have reached its full potential: it drops two spots to #6 and 3.5% share, its lowest since last May after hitting 4.8% in July. Below, the Renault Duster (-2%) and Lada 4×4 (-8%) are unaffected by the Creta and gain market share by sliding down slower than the market.

infiniti-q30-russia-september-2016The Infiniti Q30 lands at #199 in Russia this month. 

The Toyota Camry (+36%) and RAV4 (+221%) round up the Top 10 with spectacular results and the second hero of the month is the Renault Kaptur back up 13 spots on August to a record-breaking 13th position with 2.218 sales. The Nissan X-Trail (+223%) and Qashqai (+73%) also impress. Further down, the Lifan X60 (#38) leads Chinese models ahead of the Lifan X50 (#48), Lifan Solano (#82) and Chery Tiggo (#90). Among recent launches (<12 months), the Hyundai Tucson (#47), Mercedes GLC (#58), Mercedes GLS (#59) and Jaguar F-Pace (#100) all fit within the Top 100 while we welcome the Infiniti Q30 into the Russian sales charts this month at #199.

Previous month: Russia August 2016: Kia Rio leads, Hyundai Creta instant #1 SUV

One year ago (1): Russia September 2015: Momentous shift to Korean models taking root

One year ago (2): Russia September 2015: Now with Top 318 All-models (BSCB exclusive)

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