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Russian car sales continue to be boosted by scrappage schemes, up a massive 27% in October at 240,865 registrations and at +43% over the first 10 months of the year at 2,162,504 units.
For the first time in 5 years, the Lada Samara leads the Russian car market with a very robust 13,948 sales and 5.8% share, up 49% year-on-year. It however stays #4 year-to-date at 99,604 units and 4.6%, up 15%. The Lada Kalina ranks 2nd with 11,615 sales and 4.8%, keeping the 2011 lead at 121,400 units and 5.6%, ahead of the Lada Priora at 11,563 sales and 119,522 year-to-date (5.5%).
Like in September, the Hyundai Solaris delivers an outstanding 4th position with 10,271 sales and 4.3%, its third time above 10,000 monthly units so far this year… Very strong month for the Ford Focus, up one spot to #5 and 8,541 units (3.5%). The Renault Logan is up 2 spots to #6, the Lada 4×4 is stable at #7 and the Lada 2104-2107 is down to a paltry 8th place, its lowest ever!
Thanks to the new generation now in dealerships, the Kia Rio is up to #9 with 5,735 sales and 2.4% share, already the nameplate’s best score this year. Other good performers this month include the Renault Sandero up to #13 with 1.9% and the Nissan Qashqai up to #16 and 1.6%.
Full October 2011 Top 20 Ranking Table below.