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

February 11th, 2014 1 comment

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

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

Nissan X-Trail Russia January 2014Nissan X-Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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Ukraine (brands) Full Year 2013: Hyundai #1, Geely up 36% to #3

February 11th, 2014 2 comments

Geely CK Ukraine 2013Geely CK. Geely is now the third most popular brand in Ukraine…

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New car sales in Ukraine are down 10% year-on-year in 2013 to 213,322 registrations, and for now I can only share with you a Top 30 ranking by brands, hopefully models will follow shortly. If the best-selling carmaker in the country, Hyundai, remains unchanged compared to 2012 in spite of sales down a harsh 21% to 18,001 and 8.4% share, the rest of the ranking is completely reshuffled in 2013, with two very big surprises. Firstly, neighbour Lada completely crumbles down, losing more than half its sales year-on-year (-54%) and going from #2 and 8.3% share in 2012 to #11 and 4.3% in 2013…

Hyundai Accent Ukraine 2013Hyundai remains the most popular brand in Ukraine in 2013.

Secondly, Chinese manufacturer Geely shoots up 7 spots to land at a world-best third place thanks to sales up 36% to 16,436 and 7.7% share, even ranked #1 brand a few times in 2013! An exceptional performance indeed for the only Chinese brand in the Top 20, the next two being Chery (#25) and BYD (#27). In other news, thanks to sales declining less than the market (-3%), local carmaker ZAZ is up one spot to #2 and 8.3% share, Toyota is down 2% but up two ranks to #4, while Kia (-18%), Volkswagen (-19%), Skoda (-12%), Nissan (-10%) and Renault (-17%) all lose significant ground. Finally, notice Peugeot (+28%), Citroen (+29%), Bogdan (+86%) and Mazda (+54%) in great shape.

Previous post: Ukraine November 2013: Renault Logan up to #2

Previous year: Ukraine Full Year 2012: Skoda Octavia and Kia Rio shine

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Kazakhstan Full Year 2013: Lada Priora tops world’s fastest growing market

January 29th, 2014 No comments

Lada Priora Kazakhstan 2013Lada Priora

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In 2013, Kazakhstan is officially the fastest-growing new car market in the world, gaining 74% on 2012 to an all-time record 165,710 registrations. The Top 3 best-sellers are unchanged vs. 2012: the Lada Priora holds onto its throne thanks to sales up 70% to 20,358 and 12.3% share, the Lada Samara is less lucky: up ‘just’ 20% to 13,830 units and 8.3% while the Uz-Daewoo Nexia performs better than the market in spite of its old age, up 79% to 10,665 sales and 6.5%. The Lada Granta follows just below, up 89% to 9,880 units while the Lada 4×4 is down one spot to #5 in spite of sales up 67%, making it 4 Ladas in the Kazakh Top 5!

Lada Largus Kazakhstan 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Lada Largus lands directly at #9 in Kazakhstan for its first year in market.

The Hyundai Accent almost doubles its 2012 score to 8,108 sales (+92%), the Kia Rio is up a splendid 10 spots and 224% to #8, the Lada Largus lands directly inside the Kazakh Top 10 for its very first year in market thanks to 3,489 units sold for a 2.1% market share, the Chevrolet Cruze is up 86% to also break into the Top 10 for the first time at #10, the Renault Duster is up 9-fold from one year to another, going from 307 sales and #47 to 2,754 and #13, the Nissan Qashqai is up 150% to #14, VW Polo up 265% to #19, the new generation Kia Cerato lands at #21, the Kia Sportage is up 231% to #24 and the Skoda Rapid makes its very first appearance in the annual Kazakh ranking at #26, even breaking into the monthly Top 10 in November.

Previous post: Kazakhstan December 2013: Hyundai Accent and Toyota Prado shine

Previous year:Kazakhstan Full Year 2012: Lada Priora and Samara on top

Full Year 2013 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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Kazakhstan December 2013: Hyundai Accent & Toyota Prado shine

January 29th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Land Criuser Prado Kazakhstan December 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is up to #8 this month in Kazakhstan.

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* The Full Year 2013 Report is here! *

New car sales in Kazakhstan are up a whopping 73% year-on-year in December to 15,649 registrations, and the Top 3 best-selling models in the country this month are 100% Ladas like in November: the Priora leads the way with 1,845 sales and 11.8% share, ahead of the Samara at 6.9% and the Granta at 5.9%. Outstanding month for the Hyundai Accent, up no less than 177% year-on-year to #4 with 895 units and 5.7%, kicking the Uz-Daewoo Nexia down to #5. Other great performers this month in Kazakhstan include the Toyota Prado up 193% to #8, Renault Duster up 834% to #10, the Skoda Rapid at #11, Lada Kalina up a huge 1074% to #12 thanks to the new model and the Toyota Highlander up 800% to #20.

Previous month: Kazakhstan November 2013: Skoda Rapid in Top 10

Previous year: Kazakhstan Full Year 2012: Lada Priora and Samara on top

Full December 2013 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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

January 16th, 2014 No comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 16th, 2014 1 comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full December 2013 Top 20 models and Top 55 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Kazakhstan November 2013: Skoda Rapid in Top 10

December 23rd, 2013 No comments

Skoda Rapid Kazakhstan November 2013First time inside the Kazakh Top 10 for the Skoda Rapid

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New car sales in Kazakhstan have clearly not exhausted their growth potential yet, up another 58% year-on-year in November to 16,898 registrations. This brings the year-to-date total to a record 150,064 units, up 74% from the 86,153 achieved at the same time last year which was already an all-time record! Bumper times in Kazakhstan indeed. This month Lada manages what it cannot do anymore at home in Russia: monopolising the podium. It places the Priora in the lead with 2,099 sales and 12.4% share, ahead of the Samara at 1,420 and 8.4% and the Granta at 1,016 and 6%. The Uz-Daewoo Nexia is down one spot to #4 while the Hyundai Accent remains #5 and the Lada Largus is up one rank to #7.

Toyota Highlander Kazakhstan November 2013The Toyota Highlander is among the Top 30 best-sellers this month.

But the biggest event in the Kazakh models ranking this month is potentially the landing of the Skoda Rapid inside the Top 10 most popular cars for the first time at #10 with 413 sales and 2.4% just below the Renault Duster which achieves a second month in a row in the Top 10 at #9. Other great performers in November include the Chevrolet Niva up 7 ranks to #13, the Kia Sportage up 8 to #16, the Lada Kalina back into the Top 30 at #22 thanks to the new generation of the model, the Iveco Daily V at #26, Chevrolet Aveo at #27 and Toyota Highlander at #28.

Previous month: Kazakhstan October 2013: Renault Duster in Top 10

Previous year: Kazakhstan Full Year 2012: Lada Priora and Samara on top

Full November 2013 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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

December 9th, 2013 8 comments

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

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

Lada Kalina Russia November 2013Lada Kalina

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

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

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

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

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

Full November 2013 Top 20 models and Top 55 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Czech Republic November 2013: Skoda Rapid back up to 2nd place

December 5th, 2013 6 comments

Skoda Rapid Czech Republic November 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Rapid

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New car sales in the Czech Republic are up an encouraging 3% year-on-year in November to 14,697 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 150,197 units, down 7% on 2012. Below the Skoda Octavia evolving in the upper-stratosphere at 2,003 sales and 13.6% this month vs. 11.1% year-to-date, the Skoda Rapid reclaims the 2nd spot it held last July and August thanks to 794 sales and 5.4%. Meanwhile, the Skoda Fabia drops to a new low of 737 units and 5%, the nameplate’s lowest ever monthly market share at home. The VW Golf is in great shape at #4 and #1 foreigner with 562 sales and 3.8%, while the Ford Fiesta is up a fantastic 8 spots on October to land at #5 with 421 units and 2.9%.

Audi A6 Czech Republic November 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frPosh tastes: the Audi A6 is up to #19 this month!

Further down, let’s salute the Peugeot 308 lodging a second consecutive month inside the Czech Top 10 at #9, the Audi A6 up an unbelievable 46 ranks on last month to #19 and 1% share, the Fiat 500L up 16 spots to #26, Dacia Logan up 10 to #29, Dacia Dokker up 17 to #36, BMW X5 up 73 to #48, the Renault Captur holding up inside the Top 50 – just – down 2 to #50 and the Peugeot 2008 up 32 to #70. Finally, let’s notice the Lada Granta commencing its westward expansion and selling its very first Czech unit this month…

Previous month: Czech Republic October 2013: VW Golf back to #1 foreigner

One year ago: Czech Republic November 2012: Ford B-Max and Peugeot 301 up

Full November 2013 Top 150 models and Top 42 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Kazakhstan October 2013: Renault Duster in Top 10

November 22nd, 2013 5 comments

Renault Duster Kazakhstan October 2013. Picture courtesy of Ilva Davidovich idphoto.kz copyRenault Duster sales are up 793% year-on-year in Kazakhstan in October…

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Thanks to Irina from www.akab.kz, I can share with you October sales data for Kazakhstan, one of the (if not the) most dynamic car markets in the world this year. This month the Kazakh new car market is up a mammoth 73% year-on-year to 17,056 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 133,150 units, up an equally out-of-this-world 76% on 2012. To put things in perspective, let’s remind ourselves that the previous 2 best-ever Full Years for new car sales in Kazakhstan were 2012 at 95,313 registrations and 2007 at 60,513!

SsangYong Kyron Kazakhstan October 2013The SsangYong Kyron is the #15 best-seller in Kazakhstan this month.

The top of the models ranking is stable with the Lada Priora (+26%), Samara (+45%), UZ-Daewoo Nexia (+67%) and Lada Granta (+72%) leading the way like in the year-to-date ranking, while the Hyundai Accent is up one spot on September to #5, passing the Lada 4×4 down 2 to #6, and the GAZ Gazelle and Lada Largus exchange positions to #7 and #8 respectively. The best performance this month is delivered by the Renault Duster breaking into the Kazakh Top 10 for the first time since BSCB has been following Kazakh sales monthly last May, up a huge 793% year-on-year to #9 with 395 sales and 2.3% share.

Mitsubishi ASX Kazakhstan October 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Mitsubishi ASX makes its first appearance in the Kazakh Top 30 this month.

Notice also the VW Polo up one further rank on September to #11 vs. #22 year-to-date, the SsangYong Kyron up 200% year-on-year to #15, Toyota Corolla up 209% to #16, Skoda Rapid up 4 spots to #18, Kia Sportage up 190% to #24, Hyundai Tucson up 783% to #27 and the Mitsubishi ASX making its first appearance inside the Kazakh Top 30 at #28 with 158 sales and 0.9% share.

Previous month: Kazakhstan September 2013: Lada Largus and UAZ Bukhanka strong

Previous year: Kazakhstan Full Year 2012: Lada Priora and Samara on top

Full October 2013 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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