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Russia January 2017: Lada hits highest market share in over 5 years

The Kia Rio is the best-selling vehicle in Russia in January.

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Just as local manufacturers association AEB had predicted a recovery in 2017, January sales in Russia are down a further 5% year-on-year on an already very low base to just 77.916 registrations. This is the weakest month in seven years and only the fourth time in the past decade Russian registrations fall to five-digit figures with January 2010 (74.086 units), January 2016 (81.849) and February 2010 (91.922). Homegrown market leader Lada goes against the grain and posts a 5% year-on-year gain to hit 21% share, to be compared with 18.7% over the FY2016. After a slump to a lowest-ever 13% in December 2014, this is Lada’s highest market share at home since September 2011 (21.6%) and only its third time above 20% in over five years (20.3% in April 2016 and 20.2% in February 2014).

First podium ranking at home for the Lada Vesta. 

In second place, Kia soars 14% to 13.2% share while sister brand Hyundai drops 16% to 8.6%, distancing Renault (+4%), Volkswagen (+4%), Nissan (-6%) and Toyota (-37%). Skoda is up two spots on December to #8, Mercedes up five to #9 and GAZ up 25% year-on-year to #10. Further down, Ford (+0.5%), Audi (+3%), Mazda (+7%), Datsun (+11%), Peugeot (+16%), Citroen (+20%), Jeep (+21%), Infiniti (+27%), Cadillac (+63%), Chevrolet (+44%), Changan (+174%) and Jaguar (+294%) brave the adverse conditions and are some of the brands posting year-on-year gains in Russia in January.

The Skoda Rapid hits a record 7th place this month in Russia.

Model-wise, the Kia Rio surges 60% to take the lead for the 5th time ever (after November 2014, August, September and October 2016), dislodging the Lada Granta (-37%) while the 2016 leader, the Hyundai Solaris, freefalls 49% to #4. This means the Lada Vesta (+149%) leaps onto the monthly podium at home for the very first time. The Hyundai Creta is back up one spot to #5, holding onto the title of #1 SUV in Russia that has been its property ever since its launch last August. The Skoda Rapid lurches up 10 spots on last month to hit a record 7th place (previous best: #9 in May 2016), the Chevrolet Niva is up 41% to #9, the Lada 4×4 up 1% to #10 and the Lada XRAY up two spots on December to a best-ever #11. Notice also the Kia Sportage up 14 ranks to #12, the VW Tiguan up 12 to #16, Nissan X-Trail up 11 to #18, Lada Priora up 11 to #20 and Mitsubishi Outlander up 10 to #25.

The Lada XRAY ends January just 49 sales off a first Top 10 ranking at home.

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Full January 2017 Top 50 All-brands and Top 25 models below.

Russia January 2017 – brands:

PosBrandJan-17%/16DecFY16
1Lada16,33421.0%5%11
2Kia10,30613.2%14%42
3Hyundai6,6948.6%-16%23
4Renault5,2086.7%4%34
5Volkswagen4,5815.9%4%66
6Nissan4,2305.4%-6%87
7Toyota3,8314.9%-37%55
8Skoda3,5714.6%0%109
9Mercedes2,4713.2%-23%1412
10GAZ2,3073.0%25%78
11Ford2,2532.9%0%1111
12BMW1,7582.3%-8%1614
13UAZ1,7352.2%-10%910
14Chevrolet1,7342.2%44%1213
15Mazda1,5131.9%7%1716
16Datsun1,1071.4%11%1318
17Mitsubishi1,0761.4%-19%2020
18Lexus1,0001.3%-8%1515
19Audi9351.2%3%1917
20Lifan9291.2%-25%1819
21Ravon4450.6%new2736
22Land Rover4010.5%-20%2321
23Infiniti3790.5%27%2830
24Volkswagen Vans3050.4%-6%2223
25Subaru3030.4%-28%2625
26Suzuki2650.3%-54%3029
27Citroen2650.3%20%3332
28Mercedes Vans2460.3%-5%2124
29Peugeot2270.3%16%2933
30Chery2050.3%-12%3228
31Porsche1510.2%-51%2427
32Jaguar1340.2%294%3435
33Honda1230.2%-35%3137
34Fiat1220.2%-26%3634
35Geely1200.2%-78%3531
36Changan930.1%174%4547
37Jeep920.1%21%3940
38Cadillac780.1%63%3739
39Volvo720.1%350%2526
40Mini700.1%-8%4038
41Dongfeng540.1%-41%4241
42Isuzu410.1%-28%4146
43Iveco350.0%-26%4448
44FAW330.0%-6%4344
45Zotye280.0%new4649
46Smart200.0%67%3845
47Brilliance130.0%-89%4843
48BAW100.0%-23%5050
49Genesis60.0%new5156
50Hyundai LCV40.0%new4755
51Foton30.0%n/a4954
52SsangYong00.0%-100%5242
53Chrysler00.0%-100%5357
54Alfa Romeo00.0%-100%53
55Daewoo00.0%-100%22
56Acura00.0%-100%51
57Haima00.0%-100%52

Russia January 2017 – models:

PosModelJan-17%/16DecFY16
1Kia Rio5,6937.3%60%33
2Lada Granta4,6245.9%-37%12
3Lada Vesta4,0885.2%149%44
4Hyundai Solaris2,8863.7%-49%21
5Hyundai Creta2,5653.3%new615
6VW Polo2,5503.3%-4%55
7Skoda Rapid1,9812.5%27%1714
8Renault Duster1,8482.4%-22%76
9Chevrolet Niva1,6702.1%41%98
10Lada 4×41,6272.1%1%1413
11Lada XRAY1,5782.0%new1318
12Kia Sportage1,5652.0%-35%2620
13Lada Largus1,5622.0%-24%1210
14Renault Kaptur1,5191.9%new829
15Toyota Camry1,3271.7%16%1512
16VW Tiguan1,2881.7%184%2835
17Skoda Octavia1,2481.6%-9%2116
18Nissan X-Trail1,2061.5%74%2922
19Toyota RAV41,1501.5%-59%207
20Lada Priora1,1431.5%-18%3123
21Mazda CX-51,1151.4%14%2424
22Lada Kalina1,0251.3%-10%2517
23Datsun on-DO1,0141.3%38%1628
24Nissan Qashqai1,0101.3%-6%2321
25Mitsubishi Outlander9431.2%26%3533

Source: AEB

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  1. On the bright side: First 2 weeks Jan. were really bad – 2nd half sales picked up. Like a Russian bear waking up from hibernation …. Voices tell the end o/t tunnel is near.

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