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Russia April 2014: Nissan Almera breaks records again

Nissan Almera Russia April 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruNissan Almera

* See the Top 25 best-selling models and Top 58 All-brands by clicking on the title! *

After seeming to plateau in March at just -0.4%, Russian new car sales are back in hell in April, potentially handicapped by the economic sanctions imposed on the country: down 8% year-on-year to 226,526 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 829,046 units, down 4% on 2013. The Top 7 best-selling models are unchanged on last month, led by the Lada Granta (-13%), Hyundai Solaris (-7%) and Kia Rio (+7%), but the best performer in April is the recently-launched Nissan Almera: up to #8 with 5,798 sales and 2.6% share which are its best-ever ranking (also reached last February), monthly volume and market share. Notice also the Toyota RAV4 up 7 spots on March to #11 and the Nissan Juke up 71% year-on-year to #19, earning it a spot in the 2014 Top 25 at #23.

Acura MDX Russia April 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruAcura MDX

In the brands ranking, at #1 Lada is down 16% but with 16.3% share it is almost one percentage point above its year-to-date level (15.5%) and in any case still sells more than double any other brand on the market. Kia is down 3% to #2, Renault down 9% at #3, Hyundai stable at #4, Toyota down 1% to #5, Chevrolet down a harsh 17% to #6 and Nissan up 43% to #7. Notice also Mazda up 91%, Lexus up 22%, Infiniti up 82% and Jeep up 84%.

Brilliance V5 Chery Tiggo Russia April 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruBrilliance launches in Russia this month with the V5 SUV…

JAC S5 Russia April 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ru…while JAC arrives with the J5 sedan and S5 SUV (above).

A very rare feat, after ChangAn and Alfa Romeo in March, there are 3 additional new carmakers in the Russian ranking this month: Acura lands at #45 with 112 sales, Brilliance ranks #47 at 75 units and JAC is #49 with 58 sales, the latter two bringing to 11 the number of Chinese brands on sale in Russia. They are led this month by Lifan (#20), Chery (#28), Geely (#30), Great Wall (#31) and FAW (#39). Interestingly, all new Chinese entrants are rightfully launching a new small SUV in Russia: the ChangAn CS35, Brilliance V5 and JAC S5.

Previous month: Russia March 2014: Mitsubishi Outlander breaks into Top 10

One year ago: Russia April 2013: Toyota RAV4 in Top 10

Full April 2014 Top 25 models and Top 58 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

Russia April 2014 – models:

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

PosModelApr-14%/13Mar2014%/13PosFY13
1Lada Granta13,0775.8%-16%145,5705.5%-14%11
2Hyundai Solaris9,7744.3%-7%235,2184.2%-2%22
3Kia Rio9,0454.0%7%329,9713.6%6%33
4Lada Kalina7,7313.4%-13%425,8643.1%-9%57
5Renault Duster7,6063.4%0%528,1533.4%9%44
6VW Polo5,9642.6%-10%621,3662.6%-2%66
7Lada Largus5,8892.6%40%720,4912.5%43%710
8Nissan Almera5,7982.6%1100%1416,9502.0%2744%943
9Lada Priora5,2122.3%5%818,1732.2%-15%89
10Chevrolet Niva4,9832.2%-13%1015,5341.9%-12%1012
11Toyota RAV44,3911.9%-12%1812,5011.5%10%1519
12Renault Logan3,7961.7%-22%1214,3421.7%-14%1114
13Renault Sandero3,7961.7%-7%1513,7771.7%-5%1215
14Lada 4×43,7841.7%-1%1312,9311.6%-11%1413
15Skoda new Octavia3,7531.7%new1113,1711.6%new1348
16Hyundai ix353,1191.4%54%1611,7381.4%22%1724
17Chevrolet Cruze3,0141.3%-30%1912,3631.5%-15%1611
18Toyota Camry2,9871.3%6%2010,3381.2%3%2021
19Nissan Juke2,8371.3%71%n/a9,5891.2%24%2333
20Ford Focus2,5491.1%-54%2110,9231.3%-51%188
21Kia Sportage2,5261.1%-12%239,9791.2%-4%2121
22Toyota Corolla2,4501.1%1%1710,4611.3%36%1925
23Opel Astra2,0490.9%-36%229,9011.2%-18%2216
24Mitsubishi Outlander1,5260.7%-38%99,4471.1%18%2427
25Nissan X-Trail1,4360.6%-11%259,1771.1%5%2528

Russia April 2014 – brands:

PosBrandApr-14%/13Mar2014%/13PosFY13
1Lada37,03016.3%-16%1128,63315.5%-15%11
2Kia17,7447.8%-3%260,0337.2%0%33
3Renault17,3957.7%-9%463,6477.7%-5%22
4Hyundai15,9337.0%0%557,2406.9%1%54
5Toyota15,1036.7%-1%650,1606.1%12%67
6Chevrolet13,2795.9%-17%848,5865.9%-7%75
7Nissan11,8355.2%43%357,5796.9%30%48
8Volkswagen11,4975.1%-19%745,8285.5%-7%86
9Skoda7,7243.4%3%1026,6163.2%2%1010
10Opel6,4932.9%-6%1124,4933.0%-8%1112
11GAZ6,2742.8%-13%1320,3182.5%-16%1311
12Mitsubishi6,1012.7%-15%927,9433.4%6%913
13Ford5,3872.4%-38%1222,7602.7%-30%129
14Daewoo4,5112.0%6%1517,3692.1%-14%1414
15Mercedes4,4372.0%24%1614,8211.8%22%1616
16Mazda4,2081.9%91%1415,8181.9%23%1517
17UAZ4,0731.8%-11%1912,5391.5%-21%1715
18Audi3,6601.6%0%1811,9461.4%0%1819
19BMW3,1361.4%-3%1711,7361.4%-3%1918
20Lifan2,1781.0%3%296,7830.8%5%2524
21Lexus2,1000.9%22%275,4750.7%11%3132
22Peugeot2,0150.9%-39%208,7921.1%-24%2021
23SsangYong2,0060.9%-13%217,7390.9%-18%2320
24Suzuki1,9830.9%-32%287,1130.9%-21%2423
25Honda1,9710.9%-28%228,7601.1%14%2126
26Citroen1,9250.8%-28%238,1641.0%-5%2222
27Land Rover1,8660.8%14%246,7690.8%10%2627
28Chery1,8010.8%-15%256,7520.8%8%2729
29Subaru1,7720.8%-6%325,4950.7%-7%3030
30Geely1,7470.8%-24%266,5980.8%0%2825
31Great Wall1,7350.8%-23%315,5950.7%-19%2928
32Volvo1,4670.6%38%304,7090.6%18%3233
33Volkswagen Vans1,2040.5%-17%334,4850.5%-9%3331
34Infiniti7760.3%82%343,1140.4%-4%3434
35Fiat6820.3%6%362,4370.3%29%3635
36Jeep6500.3%84%352,5070.3%109%3536
37Mercedes Vans6040.3%65%372,1140.3%76%3737
38Porsche4810.2%29%381,1910.1%4%3839
39FAW3420.2%-34%391,1290.1%10%3938
40Seat2410.1%-32%445500.1%-55%4140
41Cadillac1540.1%-11%414930.1%-11%4345
42Jaguar1520.1%26%425580.1%26%4044
43Mini1490.1%-39%405490.1%-32%4242
44BAW1180.1%-22%454720.1%-26%4446
45Acura1120.0%new –1120.0%new48 –
46Changan900.0%new432850.0%new46 –
47Brilliance750.0%new –750.0%new52 –
48Haima710.0%2267%471610.0%87%4749
49JAC580.0%new –580.0%new54 –
50ZAZ560.0%-86%463520.0%-74%4541
51Isuzu420.0%367%49980.0%206%5051
52Smart270.0%93%48990.0%161%4952
53Luxgen180.0%new51600.0%new5356
54TagAZ140.0%-53%53520.0%-45%5550
55Chrysler100.0%-33%52460.0%-15%5654
56Dodge60.0%-74%55150.0%-80%5853
57Alfa Romeo60.0%new5690.0%new59 –
58Foton20.0%n/a5790.0%50%6057

Source: AEB

This Post Has One Comment
  1. Remarkable performance by Nissan.
    In a market down since autumn 2012, Nissan bucks the trend.
    And not just April 2014.

    A very positive month for Infiniti & Lexus too.

    About pic #3, Brilliance – ‘brilliant’ copycat design.
    Guess they applied a 3D printer on the BMW X3.

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