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The Belarus car market bucks all trends this year and grows by 26% on 2010 to reach 16,275 registrations including Light Commercial Vehicles. A significant event in 2011: the best-selling model in the country is not coming from Russia but from France: the Renault Logan is up 6 spots and a massive 98% on 2010 to land in pole position with 630 sales and 3.9% share. Belarus is third country in the world with Romania and Moldova where the Logan is #1 in 2011.
In second position we find 2010’s best-seller, the GAZ Gazelle down 62% to 475 units and 2.9%, followed by the Lada Priora up 20% to 426 sales and 2.6%. Renault lodges another fantastic performance in 4th place: the Sandero is up 38 ranks and 405% year-on-year to reach 409 units sold and 2.5%. A second Lada climbs in the Top 5: the 34 year-old 4×4 (aka Niva) with 382 sales, up 22% on 2010, an impressive feat given its age.
Other great performers in the Top 10 include the VW Polo sedan landing directly at #6, the Ford Focus up 311% to #9 and the Mitsubishi Outlander up 78% to #10. Below, the Hyundai Accent ranks directly #11, the VW Touareg has a brilliant year, up no less than 50 spots and 468% on 2010 to #13 with 284 sales, the VW Passat is up 157% to #16, the Kia Sportage up 213% to #17, the VW Golf up 177% to #18 and the Audi A4 up 194% to #19.
There are a few more newcomers in the Top 50, including the Nissan Pathfinder at #23, VW Tiguan at #24, Mitsubishi Pajero at #25, Volvo XC90 at #30, Nissan Qashqai at #40, Kia Venga at #43 and Kia Sorento at #45. As far as Chinese models are concerned, it’s a weak showing this year with the Great Wall Hover still leading the pack but down 16% to #102 with 32 sales, followed by the Chery Tiggo at #136 and 17 units. The Chery QQ sells 11 units and the Great Wall Florid 6.
Full Year 2011 Top 140 Ranking Table below.