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Russia June 2011: Lada Priora and Hyundai Solaris shine

Hyundai Solaris

Car sales in Russia continue on their scrappage scheme-fuelled run, up 40% in June at 246,429 registrations and 56% over the first half of 2011 at 1,235,442 units. The Lada Priora leads the way again at 13,704 units and 5.6%, only the 2nd time in 12 months it holds the pole position, the 7th time in 18 months.

The Lada Kalina stays solid in 2nd place with 13,327 sales, still #1 year-to-date, up 81% at 72,576 units. The Lada Samara climbs onto the podium for the first time in over a year at #3 and 11,584 units, ahead of the Lada 2104-2107, at its lowest since February 2010.

The Hyundai Solaris is the best-selling foreign model for the third month in a row, improving again to a best-ever 10,833 sales and 4.4% share, only 305 units below the 4th Lada. Boosted by the new generation, the Ford Focus is up to #6 and 3.7% ahead of the Renault Logan.

VW Polo

The VW Polo is up 6 spots over May to a shining 11th place with 4,711 sales and 1.9% share. It would also appear that June saw the first 2 units of the new Lada Granta registered in the country. The next few months will be fascinating to follow, to see whether the model actually has the potential to replace both the Samara and the Kalina at the same time…

Previous month: see the May 2011 Russian Top 25 here.

Full June 2011 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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