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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.

Previous post: Belarus Full Year 2015: VW Polo resists Renault assault

Full Q1 2016 Top 25 brands and models below.

Belarus Q1 2016 – brands:

PosBrandQ1 2016%/15FY15
1Renault1,65031.2%10%1
2Volkswagen77314.6%-13%2
3Lada57810.9%74%4
4Nissan54210.2%-57%3
5Skoda3807.2%157%5
6Toyota3246.1%5%6
7GAZ2314.4%72%7
8Kia1673.2%-11%9
9Hyundai1112.1%-46%8
10Mitsubishi731.4%564%14
11Audi621.2%-6%11
12Peugeot551.0%0%10
13Ford531.0%-54%12
14Land Rover410.8%11%16
15Mercedes400.8%8%17
16Chery400.8%11%18
17Volvo400.8%300%23
18Chevrolet380.7%-49%13
19Citroen280.5%211%20
20Subaru240.5%-73%19
21Mazda180.3%-81%21
22BMW130.2%-63%15
23Great Wall50.1%-77%22
24Jaguar40.1%100%26
25Porsche30.1%-57%25
26Opel10.0%-90%24
27Mini10.0%n/a27

Belarus Q1 2016 – models:

PosModelQ1 2016%2015%FY15
1Renault Sandero69813.2%2,5429.7%2
2VW Polo58411.0%2,90011.1%1
3Renault Duster56410.7%2,1998.4%4
4Renault Logan2985.6%2,2908.7%3
5Skoda Rapid2484.7%1,1574.4%6
6Toyota RAV41843.5%4691.8%15
7Lada Largus1763.3%1,0494.0%7
8Lada Granta1402.6%3111.2%17
9Nissan Almera1352.5%1,3395.1%5
10Kia Rio1102.1%4861.9%14
11Skoda Octavia1072.0%5252.0%12
12GAZ Next1062.0%2791.1%19
13GAZ Gazelle1052.0%6832.6%10
14Lada Vesta1031.9%00.0%
15Hyundai Accent1011.9%7502.9%8
16Lada Niva1011.9%7362.8%9
17Nissan Tiida941.8%610.2%58
18Nissan Qashqai921.7%5142.0%13
19VW Jetta781.5%3041.2%18
20Nissan Terrano651.2%2320.9%22
21Renault Master641.2%1620.6%28
22Nissan X-Trail571.1%3241.2%16
23Nissan Sentra511.0%2621.0%20
24Kia Sportage480.9%1330.5%35
25VW Tiguan450.8%1810.7%26
26Toyota Camry420.8%2450.9%21
27Mitsubishi Outlander410.8%1340.5%34

Source: BAA

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