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USSR/Russia: 1970-2017 Historical Info available

1972 Lada 2103

The direct links to 21 USSR/Russia Historical posts are below.

Thanks to Rusel and Alex there is now detailed data for the best-selling imports in Russia from 1996 to 2001. At that time the Daewoo Nexia, imported from Uzbekistan, was by far most popular foreign model, peaking at 12,500 sales in 2000. The only vehicles to come close were the Skoda Felicia, Fabia and Octavia and the Daewoo Espero.

Lada 111

You will also find Historical Info for the USSR/Russia starting in 1970. However before 2003 there is no official data for Russian models so please get in touch if you have any information for that period. There is a Top 40 models ranking for 2003, Top 100 for 2004, Top 50 for 2005, Top 150 for 2006, Top 200 for 2007, Top 10 for 2008, Top 15 for 2009 and from September 2010 onwards you can check out a monthly Top 25 for Russia.

Renault Logan

Witness the behaviour of immensely popular Lada 2101, Lada 2105, Lada Samara, Lada 110, Lada Priora and Lada Kalina, the success of the Ford Focus and Renault Logan, and watch the market ebb and flow, peaking at at 2.7 million units in 2008 before the GFC then crashing down. Witness also the first foreign model to top overall Russian sales charts: the Hyundai Solaris in 2016, followed by the Kia Rio in 2017.

Lada 2102

USSR/Russia Historical Info:

USSR 1970-1979: Lada 2101-3 conquers the Soviet roads

USSR 1980-1986: Lada 2106 and Moskvich 2140 likely leaders

USSR 1987: Lada 2106 and Moskvich 2140 fight it off

USSR 1988: Lada 2106 leads, Samara on podium

USSR 1989-1991: VAZ (Lada) and Izh most popular brands

Russia 1992-1995: Lada 2104-7 and Samara should dominate

Russia 1996-2002: Lada 110, Samara and 2104-7 on top (now with 1996-2001 imports info)

Russia 2003: Lada 110 tops sales, Samara #2

Russia 2004: Lada Samara leader, 110 and 2104/5/7 follow

Russia 2005: Lada Samara holds onto pole position

Russia 2006: Lada 2104-7 back on top, Ford Focus #4

Russia 2007: Lada 2104-7 ahead of Samara

Russia 2008: Lada 2104-7 keeps the lead, Priora on podium

Russia 2009: Lada Priora takes the lead, but not in Moscow!

Russia 2010: 30 year-old Lada 2105/7 claims #1 spot

Russia 2011: Lada Kalina leads for the first time

Russia 2012: Lada Priora #1, Granta 4,800 sales below

Russia 2013: Lada Granta celebrates first year at #1

Russia 2014: Lada Granta survives foreign push

Russia 2015: Hyundai Solaris teases Lada Granta in market down 36%

Russia 2016: Hyundai Solaris ends 45 years of Lada domination

Russia 2017: Kia Rio 2nd foreign model #1 in 47 years, market up 11.9%

Russia 2017: Now with Top 365 All-models