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The Kazakh new car market is still freefalling at -42% year-on-year in September to just 8.417 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 37% to 77.498 deliveries. Once again, Russian manufacturer Lada is particularly weak at 15.9% market share vs. 27.4% year-to-date while Renault at 10.3% vs. 7.6% and GAZ at 10% vs. 5% are particularly strong, knocking Koreans Hyundai (8.5%) and Kia (8.4%) to 4th and 5th place respectively. Volkswagen posts a fantastic 7.9% market share, almost double its year-to-date level of 4%, Chevrolet does even better at 7.8% vs. 3.4% and UZ-Daewoo is at 6.2% vs. 3.3% while Skoda is at 4.6% vs. 2.4%. Reversely, Toyota only holds 3.9% of the Kazakh market this month vs. 7.4% year-to-date. A brands ranking turned upside down indeed.
Over in the models ranking, the reshuffle is also very visible, with the GAZ Gazelle taking the lead for the first time since BSCB started following the Kazakh market monthly a couple of years ago. It sells 785 units for an outstanding 9.3% market share – exactly double its year-to-date level, distancing the Lada Priora suddenly back up to 2nd place at 7.7%, the Hyundai Accent at 6.2% and the VW Polo at 6.1%. The Year-to-date leader, the Lada Granta, is down to a hellish 12th place and now seriously threatened for the FY2015 throne by the Hyundai Accent at 6.560 deliveries so far vs. 6.329. The Chevrolet Cobalt perks up at #14 vs. #33 year-to-date, as do the Peugeot 301 at #19 vs. #52 and the Chevrolet Aveo at #21 vs. #50.
One year ago: Kazakhstan September 2014: Chevrolet Cobalt in progress
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