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Belarus Q1 2016: Renault Sandero takes charge

Renault Sandero Belarus March 2016. Picture courtesy autokatalog.byThe Renault Sandero outsells the VW Polo for the first time in Belarus. 

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New light vehicle sales in Belarus are down 7% year-on-year over the first Quarter of 2016 to 5.295 registrations. French carmaker Renault however goes against the grain with volumes up 10% to reach an outstanding 31.2% market share, more than double any other manufacturer present in the country. In 2nd place, Volkswagen drops 13% to 14.6% share while Lada is up 74% to step up to #3, knocking Nissan (-57%) down to #4. Other impressive brands include Skoda (+157%), GAZ (+72%), Mitsubishi (+564%), Volvo (+300%) and Citroen (+211%).

Nissan Tiida Belarus March 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.byThe new model pushes the Nissan Tiida into the Belorussian Top 20.

Model-wise, after three consecutive years of VW Polo domination the Renault Sandero takes charges so far in 2016 thanks to a whopping 698 sales and 13.2% market share – the Stepway variant accounting for 70.2% of the nameplate’s sales – vs. 584 and 11% for the Polo. The Renault Duster also cracks the 10% market share barrier at 564 units (10.7%) while the Logan is in freefall at #4 and 5.6% vs. 8.7% over the Full Year 2015. The Toyota RAV4 and Lada Granta both gain 9 spots vs. FY15 to land in 6th and 8th places respectively, the GAZ Next is up 7 to #12 and the Nissan Tiida up 41 to #17. Finally, we welcome the Lada Vesta at #14 with 103 sales, up to #9 in March.

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