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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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Russia June 2014: Skoda Rapid lands in deteriorating market

July 10th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Rapid Russia June 2014The Skoda Rapid makes its first appearance inside the Russian Top 20 this month.

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The new car market situation is fast deteriorating in Russia with June sales down a horrid 17% year-on-year to 199,398 units which brings the year-to-date total to 1,229,839, down 8% on 2013. AEB doesn’t see the market rebounding any soon with H2 sales predicted to be down another 16% with the Full Year 2014 projection now standing at 2.45 million units, down 12% on 2013. In the models ranking, the Lada Granta leads again but is down a surprising 24% on June 2013 while the Hyundai Solaris, launched almost one year prior, is stable year-on-year in 2nd place and therefore gains significant market share vs. June 2013.

Nissan Qashqai Russia June 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe new model pushes the Nissan Qashqai up 73% in Russia this month.

The Kia Rio rounds up the podium with a strong 4.4% share (+8%), the Lada Largus confirms the all-time high 4th spot it reached last month, the Renault Logan continues to improve thanks to the new generation up 18% to #7 as does the Nissan Qashqai up 73% to #8. Other great performers include the Toyota Camry up 6 spots on May to #11, the Kia Cee’d back inside the Top 25 at #16, the Mazda CX-5 up to #23 vs. #37 over the Full Year 2013 and the VW Jetta up to #24 vs. #35. Finally, we welcome the Skoda Rapid inside the Russian Top 20 at #20 with 2,341 sales and 1.2% share for its 2nd month in market.

JAC S5 Russia June 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruJAC S5

Brand-wise, Lada performs a little worse than the market at -19% to 15.1% share, however the 4 next manufacturers outperform the market: Kia at #2 (-3%) followed by Hyundai (-1%), Renault (-13%) and Toyota (-11%). Nissan is up a spectacular 33% in 6th place, Mitsubishi is up 5% to #11, Mercedes up 11% to #12, Lexus up 24% to #25 and Jeep up 57% to #34. Reversely, Chevrolet (-47%), Ford (-53%) and SsangYong (-50%) crash and burn. Among recent newcomers, ChangAn remains at #46, JAC is up 5 spots on May to #48 and Luxgen up 3 to #54.

Previous month: Russia May 2014: Lada Largus smashes record, new Renault Logan and Nissan Qashqai in Top 10

One year ago: Russia June 2013: Lada Granta beats volume and share records

Full June 2014 Top 25 models and Top 60 brands Ranking Tables below.

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

June 20th, 2014 No comments

Lada Largus Kazakhstan May 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruFirst podium ranking for the Lada Largus in Kazakhstan and the world.

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Shock, horror: until recently the world’s fastest growing car market, Kazakhstan new car sales are down year-on-year for the first time in years in May at -2% to 12,968 units! For now though, the year-to-date total still evolves at record levels at 61,860 registrations, up 14% on 2013. The striking element in the Kazakh sales charts is the domination of Lada, doing better here than in Russia! Whereas at home in Russia there is only 3 Ladas in the Top 10, for the first time since last November the Kazakh models podium is 100% Lada in May: the Priora keeps the lead at 1,302 units and a round 10% share in spite of sales down 13% year-on-year, ahead of the Granta at 1,076 sales and 8.3%, up 20% on May 2013.

Renault Duster Kazakhstan May 2014. Picture courtesy of Ilva Davidovich idphoto.kz copyThe Renault Duster ranks at a best-ever #6 this month in Kazakhstan.

The big event this month in Kazakhstan is the third place of the Lada Largus: after breaking into the Top 5 for the first time in any country in the world last month at #5, it now breaks onto the podium at #3 with 697 units and 5.4%, making Kazakhstan the first country to welcome the Largus among its Top 3 best-sellers… This coincides with its record-breaking performance this month in Russia where it ranks #4 with 3.7% share. Other great performers this month include the Kia Rio up 47% to #5, Renault Duster up 110% to a best-ever #6, UZ-Daewoo Gentra strong again at #7, VW Polo up 299% to #13 and the Kia Sorento up 76% to #23.

Previous month: Kazakhstan April 2014: UZ-Daewoo Gentra lands in 6th place

One year ago: Kazakhstan May 2013: Lada Priora, Samara and Granta on top

Full May 2014 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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Russia May 2014: Lada Largus smashes records, new Renault Logan and Nissan Qashqai in Top10

June 10th, 2014 1 comment

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

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New car sales in Russia accentuate their fall in May at -12% year-on-year to 201,487 registrations, now bringing the year-to-date total to 1,030,533 units, down 6% on 2013. The Lada Granta stays atop the models ranking and behaves like the market at -11% to 12,947 sales and 6.4% share. Only issue is the entire Top 10 bar one car (the VW Polo at -12%) does better… The Hyundai Solaris continues to lodge very robust scores month after month at 9,791 units and 4.9% (-7%) while the Kia Rio keeps on improving in third position with 8,513 sales and 4.2% (+7%). Quantum leap for the Lada Largus up to a best-ever 4th place with a record 7,448 sales and 3.7%, up 41% on May 2013 and smashing its previous bests of #6 (October 2013), 5,889 units and 2.6% share (both in April 2014).

Lada Largus Russia May 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruLada Largus

The Renault Duster rounds up the Top 5 once again, passing the Lada Kalina (-1%), and remains #4 year-to-date. Boosted by the new generation finally spreading in Renault dealerships across the country, the Logan is up 4 spots on April to #8 with 5,130 sales, its best ranking in Russia since January 2013, the Nissan Almera lodges another very impressive month at #9 and 4,456 units and the Nissan Qashqai reappears inside the Russian Top 10 for only the third time ever after November and December 2013, potentially due to the previous generation in runout mode and the new gen landing.

Nissan Qashqai Russia May 2014Nissan Qashqai

Brand-wise, for once Lada loses less ground than the market at -10%, improving its market share to 16.9% vs. 15.8% year-to-date. Kia remains in second place with 8.4% of the Russian market (-2%) ahead of Renault (-12%), Hyundai (-3%) and Toyota (-4%). Nissan is up 22% to #6, Mercedes up 16% to #13, Mazda up 20% to #15, Lexus up 33% to #23, Volvo up 10% to #25 and Jeep up 67% to #34. Reversely, Ford is at -56%, Geely at -42%, Honda at -41%, Citroen at -40%, Peugeot at -37%, Suzuki at -36%, Ssangyong at -33%, Chevrolet at -31%, Lifan at -30% and Opel at -29%.

Previous post: Russia: Market could drop by 20% in 2014

Previous month: Russia April 2014: Nissan Almera breaks records again

One year ago:  Russia May 2013: Lada Largus into Top 10 in market down 12%

Full May 2014 Top 25 models and Top 60 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Categories: Russia

Bulgaria: 1980-2013 Historical info now available!

June 10th, 2014 No comments

Lada 2101 Bulgaria 1980Lada 2101

Historical Data covering the past 9 years is now available for Bulgaria on BestSellingCarsBlog. If you have any official data before 2005 for this country and for 2006 and 2009 please make sure you get in touch!

In addition to this, thanks to Alek I can also share with you information on the most popular models in the country in the eighties. The predominant cars there in the early eighties were clearly Ladas, with the 2101 most popular followed by the 2102, -03, -04, -05 and -06. At the time Ladas were considered a luxury while locally produced Moskvitches were lower end. A notch below were the Skoda 105 and 120 L and only just a few West European cars like the BMW 2000, Opel Rekord, Fiat 131 and a Ford Taunus. After 1989 everything changed as the market was deregulated and allowed many more imports.

You can find the links to all the Bulgarian annual articles below.

Bulgaria 2005: Skoda Fabia edges out Clio & 307

Bulgaria 2007: Dacia Logan ahead

Bulgaria 2008: Dacia Logan strong leader

Bulgaria 2010/2011: Ford Fiesta best-seller

Bulgaria 2012: Last year at #1 for the Dacia Logan MCV?

Bulgaria 2013: Dacia Dokker surprise leader

Bulgaria 2013: Now onto real sales data… (EXCLUSIVE)

Categories: Bulgaria

Ukraine: 1970-2013 Historical Info now available

June 1st, 2014 No comments

1966 ZAZ 966

Historical info spanning the past five decades is now available for Ukraine on BSCB! For the 1970-1991 period, the data is for USSR which Lithuania belonged to then, and Lada models reigned supreme. Between 1992 and 2005 I do not have any models information at all about the Ukrainian new car market so if you do, please ensure you get in touch! From 2006 onwards, data starts to trickle down to become full-blown all-models data from 2011 on. In the past 8 years, local carmaker ZAZ which now assembles Daewoos and Cherys in the country has monopolised the Top spot 7 times: the Lanos was #1 for 6 consecutive years from 2006 to 2011 and the Sens (a Lanos twin) took the highest honours in 2013. The Skoda Octavia is the only import to have managed to top the sales charts: in 2012.

USSR 1970-1979: Lada 2101-3 conquers the Soviet roads

USSR 1980-1986: Lada 2106 and Moskvich 2140 likely leaders

USSR 1987: Lada 2106 and Moskvich 2140 fight it off

USSR 1988: Lada 2106 leads, Samara on podium

USSR 1989-1991: VAZ (Lada) and Izh most popular brands

Ukraine 2002: Lada holds 47% share in market up 50%

Ukraine 2006-2007: ZAZ Lanos new leader

Ukraine 2008: ZAZ Lanos and Chevrolet Aveo best-sellers

Ukraine 2009: ZAZ Lanos in the lead

Ukraine 2010: ZAZ Lanos best-seller

Ukraine 2011: ZAZ Lanos leader, two Ladas on podium

Ukraine 2012: Skoda Octavia and Kia Rio shine

Ukraine 2013: ZAZ Sens new leader, Geely CK up to #3

Categories: Ukraine

Russia: Market could drop by 20% in 2014

May 26th, 2014 No comments

1 Lada GrantaLada Granta in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia – September 2013

After reaching record levels in 2012, the Russian car market dropped by 5% in 2013. It seemed to have stopped its fall over the first Quarter of 2014 but April sales showed an 8% decline, potentially handicapped by the economic sanctions imposed on the country as a result of the Crimean crisis. However things could get much worse for Russian new car sales this year, with a 20% drop over the Full Year 2014 now mentioned by two separate entities. This would actually mean a 27% drop over the rest of the year…

First to cite the -20% figure, LMC Automotive is now joined by AvtoVAZ (aka Lada) CEO Bo Andersson. According to Automotive News, Andersson said in an interview at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum that the next two years will be “tough” for the Russian market. Interestingly, Andersson said he expects AvtoVAZ’s sales to fall less than the industry, by 10 to 15%, allowing the carmaker, which is controlled by Renault-Nissan, to increase market share to 20% in 2016 from 17% now. For now though, AvtoVAZ is down 15% in a market down 4% year-to-date…

But most interestingly of all, Andersson gives ‘slower economic growth’ as the reason for the 20% decline, saying the sanctions imposed on companies, officials and businessmen close to President Vladimir Putin by the United States and the European Union after Russia’s annexation of Crimea haven’t contributed to the downturn so far…

Categories: Russia

Kazakhstan April 2014: UZ-Daewoo Gentra lands in 6th place

May 21st, 2014 No comments

Daewoo Gentra Kazakhstan April 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruUZ-Daewoo Gentra

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The Kazakh new car market is used to year-on-year gains a lot more aggressive than the 4% delivered in April at 13,961 registrations. Is this the end of explosive growth for this market? Too early to tell, especially given the year-to-date total is still up a brilliant 19% on 2013 at 48,833 units. The Lada Priora continues to reign supreme thanks to 1,340 sales and 9.6% share, followed like in the year-to-date ranking by the Lada Granta at 7.3% and the Hyundai Accent at 6.1%. The Kia Rio is up 119% to remain in 4th place and should soon pass the GAZ Gazelle (-12% this month) to also claim the #4 spot in 2014, and the Lada Largus breaks into the Kazakh Top 5 for the very first time thanks to sales up 227% on April 2013.

Lada Largus Kazakhstan April 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruFirst Top 5 ranking for the Lada Largus in Kazakhstan and worldwide.

But the big event this month is the thunderous arrival of the UZ-Daewoo Gentra at a formidable 6th place with 520 sales and 3.7% share. The Uzbekistan subsidiary of General Motors had been placing the Nexia on the Kazakh podium for years up until 2013 but it only ranks #17 so far in 2014, so it seems the Gentra is destined to replace the Nexia atop the Kazakh sales charts. The UZ-Daewoo Gentra is in fact a 2007 Chevrolet Optra Advance, itself a slightly disguised 2003 Optra. As such, UZ-Daewoo can offer it for a very competitive price, so much so that the Gentra is one of the cheapest new cars on sale in neighbouring Russia: cheaper than a Citroen C1 or Kia Picanto and competing with Chinese entries FAW V5, V2 and Lifan Solano…

Previous month: Kazakhstan March 2014: Kia Rio and Nissan Qashqai in Top 5

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

Full April 2014 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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Categories: Kazakhstan

Russia April 2014: Nissan Almera breaks records again

May 14th, 2014 1 comment

Nissan Almera Russia April 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruNissan Almera

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After seeming to plateau in March at just -0.4%, Russian new car sales are back in hell in April, potentially handicapped by the economic sanctions imposed on the country: down 8% year-on-year to 226,526 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 829,046 units, down 4% on 2013. The Top 7 best-selling models are unchanged on last month, led by the Lada Granta (-13%), Hyundai Solaris (-7%) and Kia Rio (+7%), but the best performer in April is the recently-launched Nissan Almera: up to #8 with 5,798 sales and 2.6% share which are its best-ever ranking (also reached last February), monthly volume and market share. Notice also the Toyota RAV4 up 7 spots on March to #11 and the Nissan Juke up 71% year-on-year to #19, earning it a spot in the 2014 Top 25 at #23.

Acura MDX Russia April 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruAcura MDX

In the brands ranking, at #1 Lada is down 16% but with 16.3% share it is almost one percentage point above its year-to-date level (15.5%) and in any case still sells more than double any other brand on the market. Kia is down 3% to #2, Renault down 9% at #3, Hyundai stable at #4, Toyota down 1% to #5, Chevrolet down a harsh 17% to #6 and Nissan up 43% to #7. Notice also Mazda up 91%, Lexus up 22%, Infiniti up 82% and Jeep up 84%.

Brilliance V5 Chery Tiggo Russia April 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruBrilliance launches in Russia this month with the V5 SUV…

JAC S5 Russia April 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ru…while JAC arrives with the J5 sedan and S5 SUV (above).

A very rare feat, after ChangAn and Alfa Romeo in March, there are 3 additional new carmakers in the Russian ranking this month: Acura lands at #45 with 112 sales, Brilliance ranks #47 at 75 units and JAC is #49 with 58 sales, the latter two bringing to 11 the number of Chinese brands on sale in Russia. They are led this month by Lifan (#20), Chery (#28), Geely (#30), Great Wall (#31) and FAW (#39). Interestingly, all new Chinese entrants are rightfully launching a new small SUV in Russia: the ChangAn CS35, Brilliance V5 and JAC S5.

Previous month: Russia March 2014: Mitsubishi Outlander breaks into Top 10

One year ago: Russia April 2013: Toyota RAV4 in Top 10

Full April 2014 Top 25 models and Top 58 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Categories: Russia

Kazakhstan March 2014: Kia Rio and Nissan Qashqai in Top 5

April 28th, 2014 3 comments

Kia Rio Kazakhstan March 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruKia Rio

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The Kazakh new car market is back to explosive growth in March at +34% year-on-year to 12,647 registrations, bringing the First Quarter total to a record 34,474 units, up 25% on 2013. The models ranking is back to a little bit of normalcy with the Lada Priora reclaiming the top spot it also holds year-to-date thanks to 1,215 sales and 9.6% share adding up to 3,305 units so far in 2014. However the Hyundai Accent is catching up at a mammoth +149% to rank #2 at 985 units and 7.8% vs. 6.4% year-to-date… Korean carmakers are in great shape this month: the Kia Rio up to a fantastic #4 spot with sales up 277% and the Kia Sportage up a huge 577% to stop just short off a Top 10 spot at #11. In runout mode before the arrival of the new generation, the Nissan Qashqai is up 202% to #5 whereas the Lada Largus gains one further spot to a best-ever #6.

Geely SC7 Kazakhstan March 2014The Geely (Shanghai Englon) SC7 in neighbouring Urumqi – China

Finally from this month onwards Kazakh stats include Chinese carmaker Geely, met with a lot of interest here: the SC7 is the first Chinese model to break into the local Top 25 at #21 this month with 144 sales and 1.1% share. This is actually rather logical given the success of the SC7 in Xinjiang, the Chinese province bordering Kazakhstan, and particularly in Urumqi where I was a couple of days ago.

Previous month: Kazakhstan February 2014: Complete change of guard atop the ranking!

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

Full March 2014 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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Categories: Kazakhstan