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Russia September 2011: Hyundai Solaris up to #4 for the first time

Hyundai Solaris

* See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *

Russian car sales are up another 26% in September with 235,552 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,921,282 units, up a massive 45% over the same period in 2010, or nearly 600,000 additional sales! The Lada Priora is #1 for the 4th time in the last 5 months with 13,669 sales and 5.8%, however it has still not managed to topple the Lada Kalina from its 2011 lead.

The Kalina, #2 this month at 12,129 sales and 5.1%, totals 109,785 units so far in 2011 vs. 107,959 for the Priora. The Lada Samara is #3 like last month at 10,901 sales 4.6%. Up one spot over August, the Hyundai Solaris reaches its best position so far at #4 with 9,479 registrations and 4% share, passing the Lada 2104-2107 for the very first time. This is a very rare event: only a handful of foreign models (Renault Logan, Ford Focus) have managed to enter the Top 4 best-selling cars in Russia over the last decade!

Kia Sportage

The Ford Focus is back in shape at #6 with 3.1% thanks to the new generation, the Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) stays solid at #7, the VW Polo enjoys its third consecutive month in the Top 10 and the Kia Sportage is back in the Top 20 at #18 after a year-long absence.

Previous month: see the Russian August 2011 Top 25 best-selling models here.

Full September 2011 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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