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Russia October 2013: Renault Duster & Lada Largus break records, Toyota Corolla in Top 20

Toyota Corolla Russia October 2013b. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe new generation pushes the Toyota Corolla to #17 this month.

* See the Top 25 best-selling models and Top 54 All-brands by clicking on the title! *

And it’s now been 8 months in a row of year-on-year decline for Russian new car sales, down 8% in October to 234,481 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 2,281,181 units, down 7% on 2012. For the first time since the start of its career in December 2011, the Lada Granta experiences a slight year-on-year drop at -6% to 13,357 units while the Hyundai Solaris and Kia Rio are virtually stable at -1% and 2% respectively. Now that production is starting to catch up with demand, the Renault Duster is back up to #4 and 3.3% share, scores it already reached in the past, but breaks its monthly volume record at 7,737 units. 2014 could see the Duster climb on the Russian podium…

Renault Duster Russia October 2013. Picture courtesy of Za RulemThe Renault Duster delivers its best-ever monthly volume in October.

The other model breaking records this month is the Lada Largus, at its ranking, volume and share best in 6th place with 5,765 sales and 2.5%, up 116% year-on-year. After two months in heaven, the Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) is slowly falling back to earth, down 1% to #7 and 2.3% in October, still above its year-to-date levels of #11 and 1.9%. The Lada Kalina is struggling to return to its previous glory in spite of the new generation now well established: it is down 58% on October 2012 to #9. The Renault Logan is up 23% to #10 even though the new generation is not on sale yet, but the big move in the ranking this month is the arrival of the Toyota Corolla at #17 with 3,535 sales and 1.5%, its first time in the Top 20 since August 2012, confirming my numerous sightings of the new generation across the country when I was there in September.

Range Rover Moscow September 2013The new Range Rover pushes Land Rover sales up 40% this month in Russia.

Brand-wise, 3 of the 4 biggest year-on-year gains in the Top 30 this month are delivered by… surprise, surprise… Chinese manufacturers: Land Rover leads at +40% to #26, followed by Lifan up 36% to #22, Geely up 35% to #23 and Great Wall up 27% to #28. Lada loses a lot of ground at -25% and now accounts for exactly double the sales of (new owner) Renault, back to #2 at 7.9%. Kia is solid at 7.5% in third position, ahead of Hyundai at 6.7% (+8%), Chevrolet at 6.2% (-22%) and Toyota at 5.5% (+9%).

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Previous month: Russia September 2013: Lada 4×4 and Largus continue to progress

One year ago: Russia October 2012: Lada Granta #1, Renault Duster up to #7!

Full October 2013 Top 25 models and Top 54 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

Russia October 2013 – models:

PosModelOct%/12Sep2013%/12Pos2012
1Lada Granta13,3575.7%-6%1141,8346.2%49%12
2Hyundai Solaris9,7384.2%-1%295,4954.2%1%24
3Kia Rio8,1553.5%2%375,8333.3%5%36
4Renault Duster7,7373.3%16%568,1633.0%101%417
5VW Polo6,3092.7%2%659,6772.6%2%57
6Lada Largus5,7652.5%116%746,1672.0%376%1045
7Lada 4×45,3302.3%-1%443,4301.9%-5%1113
8Chevrolet Niva4,4901.9%-13%1143,0641.9%-12%1210
9Lada Kalina4,4601.9%-58%853,5322.3%-50%73
10Renault Logan4,3801.9%23%1242,7211.9%-17%1311
11Ford Focus4,3071.8%-36%1054,7132.4%-27%65
12Lada Priora3,8951.7%-64%1848,5012.1%-54%81
13Opel Astra3,8381.6%-2%1333,9951.5%-24%1614
14Chevrolet Cruze3,8081.6%-35%946,4682.0%-11%99
15Lada Samara3,6611.6%-15%1535,1431.5%-36%158
16Renault Sandero3,6161.5%-1%1636,1061.6%-10%1416
17Toyota Corolla3,5351.5%45%n/a24,3551.1%-16%2521
18Nissan Qashqai3,1631.3%34%1429,9071.3%-5%1918
19Kia Cee’d3,1571.3%107%2127,6421.2%310%2131
20Toyota RAV43,1551.3%62%1933,1361.5%47%1728
21Kia Sportage2,6931.1%-5%2227,1571.2%2%2223
22Hyundai ix352,6681.1%24%1726,9221.2%21%2327
23Daewoo Nexia2,1840.9%-54%2325,1941.1%-45%2412
24Toyota Camry1,9350.8%-35%2028,0261.2%-2%2020
25Skoda Octavia1,1150.5%-75%2532,0251.4%-24%1815

Note: This ranking is based on the October sales of the Top 25 models year-to-date and may therefore not be 100% accurate.

Russia October 2013 – brands:

PosBrandOct%/12Sep2013%/12Pos2012
1Lada37,48416.0%-25%1380,85216.7%-15%11
2Renault18,4137.9%9%3173,4947.6%12%23
3Kia17,6097.5%5%2164,5957.2%4%34
4Hyundai15,7346.7%8%4151,3436.6%3%45
5Chevrolet14,5766.2%-22%5142,3186.2%-18%52
6Toyota12,8315.5%9%7127,9775.6%-1%78
7Volkswagen12,6255.4%-11%8129,8475.7%-5%66
8Nissan12,2285.2%-1%6114,1935.0%-13%87
9Ford7,9563.4%-17%985,4303.7%-19%99
10GAZ7,4943.2%-10%1068,3673.0%-6%1111
11Skoda7,0553.0%-15%1171,5533.1%-11%1010
12Mitsubishi7,0293.0%0%1463,2692.8%6%1314
13Opel6,5812.8%0%1266,6262.9%-1%1213
14Daewoo5,9212.5%-17%1349,0142.1%-33%1412
15Mercedes4,1571.8%15%1736,2001.6%20%1619
16BMW4,0521.7%4%1533,7441.5%13%1818
17UAZ3,9211.7%-27%1840,8161.8%-15%1515
18Mazda3,6911.6%22%1635,1531.5%-9%1716
19Audi3,1151.3%6%2030,0971.3%6%1920
20Peugeot2,7181.2%-26%2128,6391.3%-24%2017
21SsangYong2,6681.1%1%1928,4061.2%11%2123
22Lifan2,6221.1%36%2221,9451.0%30%2525
23Geely2,5131.1%35%2522,0741.0%60%2429
24Citroen2,4001.0%-9%2424,1311.1%-14%2221
25Suzuki1,9900.8%-18%2323,7731.0%-15%2322
26Land Rover1,9720.8%40%2716,7460.7%6%2727
27Honda1,9290.8%-6%2620,5390.9%16%2624
28Great Wall1,6770.7%27%2916,6310.7%53%2832
29Chery1,6180.7%-6%2816,4860.7%2%2928
30Subaru1,3600.6%18%3113,7640.6%18%3033
31Lexus1,3470.6%-16%3012,9690.6%0%3131
32Volkswagen Vans1,3100.6%3%3212,8820.6%-4%3230
33Volvo1,2220.5%11%3312,1160.5%-27%3326
34Fiat7060.3%-2%356,3310.3%-9%3536
35Infiniti6240.3%-11%347,0670.3%-8%3435
36FAW5130.2%221%383,7390.2%984%3851
37Mercedes Vans4890.2%23%373,9110.2%24%3740
38Jeep4830.2%3%363,9210.2%0%3639
39Porsche3520.2%3%393,0780.1%2%4041
40ZAZ3390.1%-45%452,7050.1%-70%4134
41Mini2030.1%-25%412,2560.1%0%4243
42Seat1550.1%-2%403,0940.1%61%3944
43Jaguar1530.1%91%421,4000.1%12%4448
44Cadillac1340.1%15%461,2580.1%-29%4646
45Bogdan1270.1%-59%431,9300.1%-71%4337
46BAW800.0%-57%441,3460.1%-15%4547
47Vortex620.0%-89%549900.0%-81%4738
48Haima390.0%680%472670.0%-50%5050
49Isuzu360.0%1100%491670.0%14%5254
50Izh310.0%-89%486780.0%-70%4845
51Smart140.0%180%511600.0%700%5356
52Dodge100.0%-52%521840.0%6%5152
53TagAZ90.0%-94%503480.0%-73%4949
54Chrysler40.0%-80%531450.0%-8%5453

Source: www.aebrus.ru

This Post Has 7 Comments
  1. What a fantastic month for renault duster and lada largus (aka dacia logan mcv). I really hope that renault can keep the momentum.
    @JamiroCars.. as far as i know, kalina receiveid a facelift/new generation, and the sales have just started..

  2. Peugeot down -26% with only 2718 units sold. 🙁 I don’t understand this weak result, they just launch the 301 which is the perfect sedan for the Russian roads…

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