Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Lada’

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.

* See the Top 25 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

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.

Read more…

Categories: Russia

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.

* See the Top 25 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Thanks Irina *

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.

Read more…

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

* See the Top 25 best-selling models and Top 57 All-brands by clicking on the title! *

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.

Read more…

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

* See the Top 30 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Thanks Irina *

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.

Read more…

Categories: Kazakhstan

Moldova June 2014: BMW X5 up to 4th place

July 29th, 2014 No comments

BMW X5 Moldova June 2014BMW X5

* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

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.

Read more…

Categories: Moldova

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.

* See the Top 25 best-selling models and Top 60 brands by clicking on the title! *

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.

Read more…

Categories: Russia

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.

* See the Top 25 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Irina *

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.

Read more…

Categories: Kazakhstan

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

* See the Top 25 best-selling models and Top 60 brands by clicking on the title! *

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.

Read more…

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