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Kazakhstan August 2015: Hyundai Accent, GAZ Gazelle & Kia Rio above all Ladas

GAZ Gazelle Kazakhstan August 2015. Picture courtesy all-cars.byThe GAZ Gazelle ranks #2 overall in Kazakhstan in August.

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No end of the tunnel in sight for new vehicle sales in Kazakhstan: August sees the market tumble down 54% year-on-year to just 6.755 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 36% on 2014 to 69.081 units. Lada stays on top but skids to just 18.3% share vs. 28.8% year-to-date. Hyundai on the other hand holds 14.4% of the Kazakh market vs. 13% so far in 2015. Kia at 9.5% is threatened by Renault at 9.4%, GAZ is three percentage points above its YTD level at 7.4% share and Volkswagen also shines at #7 and 5.1%. Historically, Chinese manufacturer Geely breaks into the Kazakh Top 10 brands for the very first time thanks to 202 sales and 3% share.

Geely Emgrand X7 Kazakhstan August 2015. Picture courtesy ekabu.ruThanks to the Emgrand X7, Geely breaks into the Kazakh Top 10 for the first time. 

The models ranking is steering further away from Ladas, with none on the podium for the first time since BSCB started covering Kazakhstan sales monthly two years ago. The Hyundai Accent is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the third straight month, breaking the symbolic 10% market share barrier for the first time at 10.4%. The GAZ Gazelle gains 3 spots on July to land at an outstanding second place with 460 sales and 6.8% just above the Kia Rio at 6.6%. The Lada Granta is knocked down to #4 at 5.5% ahead of the Largus (5.4%) and Priora (5.4%). Notice also the Renault Logan ip to #8 and 3.7% vs. #13 and 2% YTD, the Renault Sandero up to #11 and 2.3% and the Geely Emgrand X7 up 14 spots to #16.

Previous month: Hyundai Accent at 10% share in market down 46%

One year ago: Kazakhstan September 2014: Chevrolet Cobalt in progress

Full August 2015 Top 40 All-brands and Top 183 All-models below.

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