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New car sales in Belarus are up 3% year-on-year to 11.391 registrations, however note this batch of data doesn’t include manufacturers that do not subscribe to the Belarus Automobile Association such as Geely, UAZ, UZ-Daewoo, Citroen, Suzuki, BMW, Mercedes, Zotye and Honda. In 2014 these manufacturers accounted for 17% of the total Belorussian market. In this context, Renault strengthens its stranglehold on the market, selling double the amount of any other carmaker with sales up an impressive 60% year-on-year to 3.230 units for a 28.4% share. Nissan is up a whopping 255% to edge past Volkswagen in 2nd place with 1.632 sales vs. 1.631 (-5%) for the German manufacturer.
Lada frankly outpaces the market at +27% in 4th place, followed by Skoda (+6%) and Toyota (-7%) while Hyundai (+11%) is up 4 spots on its FY2014 ranking to #7. Directly below, GAZ (-27%), Peugeot (-28%), Kia (-80%), Audi (-16%), Ford (-52%), Chevrolet (-44%) and Mazda (-37%) all implode. Subaru (+16%), Chery (+30%) and Great Wall (+81%) impress.
Fittingly, Renault places 3 models in the Top 4, however the VW Polo remains the best-seller in Belarus for now at 1.244 deliveries, even if the Renault Logan – #2 at 1.070 – is the runaway best-seller in June with 268 sales (#2: Lada Largus at 208, #3: Renault Sandero at 166 and #4: VW Polo at 159). The Renault Sandero rounds up the podium with 44% of its sales coming from the Stepway variant, and the Renault Duster is the best-selling SUV in Belarus at #4 overall.
Finally, notice the Nissan Almera at #5, Lada Largus at #6, Nissan Qashqai at #9, Toyota RAV4 at #10, GAZ Gazelle at #13, Nissan Sentra at #14 (vs. #120 in 2014), Nissan Terrano at #16 (vs. #42), Peugeot 301 at #19 (vs. #127) and Renault Lodgy at #20 (vs. #44).
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