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The Russian new light vehicle market is up 7.4% year-on-year in 2001 to hit a new all-time record at 1.165.161 registrations. Russian carmakers are starting to lose grip slightly, up only 5% to 91.3% or a two percentage point decline over 2000. Imported brands on the other hand soar 51% to 6.8% vs. 4.8% a year ago – 1.8% of the market is unidentified. Brand leader Lada (+17%) tightens its grip over its home market even further to an out-of-this-world 68.7% share thanks to a double-digit year-on-year gain. GAZ (-27%) and UAZ (-17%) remains on the other two steps of the podium but both fall heavily. IZH (+44%) on the other hand continues to post stellar performances but only holds a 3.4% share.
Daewoo (-27%) is once again the most popular foreign brand – imported from Uzbekistan – but is now below 1% share and threatened by Skoda (+169%) as well as Volkswagen (+113%). Nissan (+103%), Mitsubishi (+89%) and Renault (+57%) also make great advances in the remainder of the Top 10 while below, Citroen (+475%), Hyundai (+281%), Ford (+200%), Volvo (+192%), Peugeot (+181%), Opel (+170%), Chevrolet (+129%), Kia (+107%) and Audi (+104%) all take off.
The models podium is unchanged on 2000 and remains 100% Lada with the Lada Riva (+21%) rallying back up to 26.9% share ahead of the Lada Samara (+4%) up to 17.5% and Lada 2110 (+29%) up to 15%. The GAZ Gazelle (+1%) and Lada Niva (+25%) overtake the GAZ Volga 3110 (-44%) to land at #4 and #5 respectively, with the IZH Oda (+71%) breaking into the Top 10 at #9. The Daewoo Nexia (-24%) is up one spot on last year despite a harsh fall, with the Skoda Octavia (+76%), Fabia (+1367%), VW Passat (+147%), Renault Clio (+564%) and Mitsubishi Carisma (+141%) in tow.
Full Year 2001 Top 40 All-brands and Top 225 All-models below.