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USSR 1988: Lada 2106 leads, Samara on podium

Lada Samara

* See the Top 15 all-models ranking by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Alex *

In 1988, the private new car market is down 8% year-on-year to 754,600 registrations, with the sales to state organisations, intelligence services and the army down 14% to 165,950 units. The VAZ 2106 keeps the pole position with sales up 1% to 216,890 and 28.7% share, while its archenemy the Moskvich 2140, at the end of its life, loses 28% on 1987 but stays #2 at 150,804 units. The Lada Samara climbs onto the podium at #3 with 95,028 sales (+7%).

Lada Niva 4×4

The IZH 2125 Kombi incredibly gains 3% to 47,500 units at #5 and the Lada Niva 4×4 is up a fantastic 32% at #6 with 40,243 sales, followed by the Lada 2107 and 2105.

GAZ 21-40 “Volga”

Moskvich 2141 “Aleko”

ZAZ 1102 “Tavria”

The GAZ 21-40 “Volga” is up one spot to #9 at 21,164 units. There are two new entrants in the 1987 models ranking: the Moskvich 2141 “Aleko” lands directly at #10 with 15,000 sales and the ZAZ 1102 “Tavria” ranks #13 with 2.100 units. Note imports started being allowed into the USSR on March 16, 1988.

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Full Year 1988 Top 15 all-models Ranking Table below.

USSR 1988:

PosModel1988%/871987%Pos
1VAZ 2106 (Lada 1600)216,89028.7%1%215,80026.3%1
2Moskvich 2140/Izh 412150,80420.0%-28%208,20025.4%2
3VAZ 2108/2109 (Lada Samara)95,02812.6%7%88,80010.8%4
4ZAZ 968M (Zaporozhets)86,18711.4%-26%116,50014.2%3
5Izh 2125 Kombi47,5006.3%3%46,0005.6%5
6VAZ 2121 (Lada Niva 4×4)40,2435.3%32%30,5003.7%6
7VAZ 2107 (Lada Riva 1500)28,4573.8%-6%30,3003.7%7
8VAZ 2105 (Lada Nova)24,7753.3%14%21,7002.6%9
9GAZ 24-10 “Volga”21,1642.8%1%21,0002.6%10
10Moskvich 2141 (Aleko)15,0002.0%new00.0% –
11LUAZ 969M (4×4)12,0651.6%8%11,2001.4%11
12VAZ 2104 (Lada Nova Break)11,8071.6%69%7,0000.9%12
13ZAZ 1102 (Tavria)2,1000.3%new00.0% –
14VAZ 2101 (Lada 1200)1,5000.2%-93%22,3002.7%8
15GAZ 2412 (Volga break)1,0860.1%579%1600.0%14

Source: http://www.zr.ru/archive/zr

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