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Russia April 2011: Lada Kalina #1, Hyundai Solaris best foreigner

Hyundai Solaris

The Russian car market continues on its cash-for-clunkers-boosted run, up 42% in April at 235,711 registrations and 64% over the first 4 months of the year at 754,081 units. For the third time in the last 6 months, the Lada Kalina takes the lead of Russian sales with 15,157 units and 6.4% share. It is however still #2 in 2011 with 46,329 sales and 6.1%, up 109%.

Lada Kalina

The Lada Priora is up one spot at #2 with 13,373 sales and 5.7%, it is #3 in 2011 at 41,565 units, up only 18%. The Lada 2104-2017 drops 2 places to #3 at 12,458 units, but it keeps the 2011 lead with 47,490 sales and 6.3%, up a massive 110% on 2010.

The best performance this month is again delivered by the new Hyundai Solaris, flamboyantly taking the lead of ‘foreign’ models – even though it is produced locally. Its 9,296 sales are in all likeliness a new monthly volume record for any Hyundai model in Russia and put it in 5th place, just below the Lada Samara at 9,789 units.

Full Top 25 Ranking Table below.

The Renault Logan follow at 7,850 sales whereas the Kia Rio is back in the Top 10 at #9 and 5,060 units. The VW Polo is up 5 spots at #16 and the Chevrolet Cruze is up 4 spots at #19.

Russia April 2011:

1Lada Kalina15,1586.4%246,3296.1%109%23
2Lada Priora13,3735.7%341,5655.5%18%32
3Lada 2104-210712,4585.3%147,4906.3%110%11
4Lada Samara9,7894.2%431,7204.2%2%44
5Hyundai Solaris9,2963.9%719,4642.6%new7
6Renault Logan7,8503.3%625,8043.4%37%56
7Ford Focus6,8362.9%522,1792.9%28%65
8Lada 4×45,3952.3%817,7852.4%32%87
9Kia Rio5,0602.1%1114,1171.9%115%1113
10Daewoo Nexia4,9012.1%915,7032.1%61%98
11Chevrolet Niva4,4561.9%1014,6151.9%38%109
12Opel Astra4,1471.8%1212,7971.7%129%1212
13Renault Sandero3,9481.7%1411,9401.6%301%1319
14Daewoo Matiz3,8501.6%1511,2001.5%47%1611
15Chevrolet Lacetti3,7371.6%1311,6501.5%31%1410
16VW Polo3,4801.5%2111,5071.5%new15
17Chevrolet Aveo3,4321.5%179,4501.3%73%2116
18Skoda Octavia3,3831.4%1811,1021.5%128%1721
19Chevrolet Cruze3,2811.4%238,2941.1%75%2320
20Kia Cee’d2,8241.2%199,9201.3%57%1914
21Toyota RAV42,4531.0%169,4721.3%221%2023
22Toyota Corolla2,4391.0%208,8151.2%153%2225
23Nissan Qashqai2,3241.0%2210,3461.4%145%1817
24Mitsubishi ASX1,9670.8%247,1791.0%new24

Source: AEB

Note: Lada 2104-2107 figures include the 2104 models now produced by IZH.

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