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Thanks to our partnership with autoconsulting.kz, official data for the Kazakh new car market is now available for March. No good news this month: sales are down a further 21.5% year-on-year to just 2.805 units, pulling the year-to-date tally down 23% to 8.114. Evolving completely against the grain, Toyota gains 48% to reclaim the brands lead both in March with 23.1% share and year-to-date at 18.6% despite a 16% drop. Lada (-39%) comes second both in March at 17.1% share and year-to-date at 18% (-21%). New brand Ravon – the replacement for Uz-Daewoo – climbs two spots on February to brilliantly land on the third step of the podium with 6.9% share. Despite the overall gloom, there are a few additional brands in positive territory this month, including Chevrolet (+50%), Lexus (+80%), Lifan (+644%), BMW (+900%), JAC (+155%), Ford (+73%) and Mercedes (+167%) all fitting within the Top 20.
Model-wise, the Toyota Camry is back in the lead with just under 10% market share, but over the First Quarter the Lada 4×4 still reigns at 7.4% share vs. 7% for the Camry. The Ravon Nexia R3 (a rebadged Chevrolet Aveo) is up three spots on last month to rank #2 above the Toyota RAV4, Lada 4×4 and GAZ Gazelle. Further down, notice the Hyundai Tucson up 23 ranks on February to #8, the Toyota Corolla up 19 to #11 and the Lada Vesta up 97 to #16.
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Full March 2017 Top 40 All-brands and Top 150 All-models below.