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Belarus First Half 2016: VW Polo back in charge in positive market

VW Polo Belarus June 2016. Picture courtesy abw.byThe VW Polo is back to #1 car in Belarus so far in 2016. 

* See the Top 25 All-brands and Top 25 models by clicking on the title *

The Belorussian new light vehicle market is back into positive territory over the First Half of 2016, gaining 6% year-on-year to hit 12.069 units. Renault maintains its stranglehold on the market with just under 30% share (+11%) while Volkswagen gallops up 25% to 17.1%, Lada is up 16% to 9.1% and Skoda up 42% to 8%. Reversely, Nissan crumbles down 44% to 7.6% share in 5th place. GAZ (+44%), Kia (+47%), Ford (+38%), Mercedes (+74%), Mitsubishi (+407%), Volvo (+283%) and Citroen (+190%) also shine. At the other end of the scale, Peugeot (-34%), Hyundai (-35%), Chevrolet (-44%), Subaru (-61%), Great Wall (-87%) and Opel (-94%) implode.

Audi Q7 Belarus June 2016. Picture courtesy abw.byThe Audi Q7 breaks into the Belorussian Top 25. 

Model-wise, the VW Polo reclaims the pole position that was its own from 2013 to 2015 after the Renault Sandero roared ahead over Q1. The Polo sells 1.620 units vs. 1.400 for the Sandero, 75.3% being the Stepway variant. The Renault Duster is solid in third place and 10% share ahead of the Renault Logan, Skoda Rapid and Lada Largus. The GAZ Gazelle climbs back up to #7, the Hyundai Accent is up to #8, the Lada Vesta plateaus already at #15 and we welcome the Audi Q7 (#25) and Chery Tiggo (#27) among the Belorussian best-sellers.

Previous post: Belarus Q1 2016: Renault Sandero takes charge

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

Full H1 2016 Top 25 All-brands and Top 25 models below.

Belarus H1 2016 – brands:

PosBrandH1 2016%/15Q1FY15
1Renault3,57129.6%11%11
2Volkswagen2,06317.1%25%22
3Lada1,0939.1%16%34
4Skoda9688.0%42%55
5Nissan9217.6%-44%43
6Toyota6275.2%-3%66
7GAZ5334.4%44%77
8Kia3683.0%47%89
9Hyundai3102.6%-35%98
10Audi2672.2%18%1111
11Ford2201.8%38%1312
12Peugeot1701.4%-34%1210
13Mercedes1431.2%74%1517
14Mitsubishi1371.1%407%1014
15Land Rover970.8%18%1416
16Mazda950.8%-15%2121
17Volvo920.8%283%1723
18Citroen900.7%190%1920
19Chery850.7%15%1618
20Chevrolet790.7%-44%1813
21BMW590.5%-42%2215
22Subaru420.3%-61%2019
23Porsche160.1%-11%2525
24Jaguar120.1%33%2426
25Great Wall60.0%-87%2322
26Mini30.0%0%2727
27Opel20.0%-94%2624

Belarus H1 2016 – models:

PosModelH1 2016%Q1FY15
1VW Polo1,62013.4%21
2Renault Sandero1,40011.6%12
3Renault Duster1,20510.0%34
4Renault Logan8306.9%43
5Skoda Rapid6625.5%56
6Lada Largus3332.8%77
7GAZ Gazelle3322.8%1310
8Toyota RAV43202.7%615
9Hyundai Accent2832.3%158
10Skoda Octavia2662.2%1112
11Kia Rio2261.9%1014
12Lada Granta2251.9%817
13Nissan Almera2191.8%95
14Lada Niva2071.7%169
15Lada Vesta2061.7%14
16Nissan Qashqai1811.5%1813
17GAZ Next1651.4%1219
18Nissan Tiida1311.1%1758
19Kia Sportage1311.1%2435
20VW Tiguan1291.1%2526
21Nissan X-Trail1211.0%2216
22Toyota Camry1161.0%2621
23Renault Master1100.9%2128
24Nissan Terrano1090.9%2022
25Audi Q71070.9%n/a77
26Mitsubishi Outlander850.7%2734
27Chery Tiggo850.7%n/a30

Source: www.auto-baa.by

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