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Russia August 2017: Lada Granta snaps top spot in market up 16.7%

The Lada Granta is #1 at home for only the 2nd time in 2017.  

* See the Top 54 All-brands and Top 25 models by clicking on the title *

The Russian new car market is sending extremely encouraging signals so far this year: up 16.7% year-on-year to 132.742 registrations, August marks the 6th consecutive month of year-on-year gains and the 4th consecutive double-digit uptick. Year-to-date sales are now up 9.6% to 980.921. The road to recovery will however be a long one, as the 2017 YTD tally remains 7% below the 2015 total at the same stage of the year, down 38% on 2014, down 46% on 2013 and down 49% on 2012… Homegrown brands leader Lada frankly beats the market with a 25% surges to 19.7% share as does the #2 Kia up 29% to 11.3%. Hyundai trails the overall growth at +13% to 10.1% share but Renault outpaces it at +22% to 8.4%. Inside the Top 10, Nissan (+21%), Ford (+23%) and GAZ (+32%) also improve their market share year-on-year. Further down, Subaru (+26%), Mitsubishi (+33%), Chery (+51%), Peugeot (+61%), Honda (+67%), Suzuki (+82%), Citroen (+107%), Zotye (+128%), Changan (+1980%) and Foton (+5800%) are among the rare carmakers posting significant gains in a market that seems to be concentrating on the best-sellers.

The Renault Kaptur is up to a best-ever 8th place in Russia this month. 

Model-wise, the valiant Lada Granta uncharacteristically soars 54% year-on-year to snap the pole post for only the 4th time in the past 12 moths (the last one was June), edging past the year-to-date leader, the Kia Rio, by just two units. In third place, the Hyundai Solaris, although trailing the market, is back in positive for the first time since February 2016. It distances the Lada Vesta (+35%) and the Hyundai Creta celebrating 13 consecutive months as Russia’s best-selling SUV. Below the Renault Duster up 1% to #7, the Renault Kaptur soars 127% to a best-ever #8 also hit last December. The Lada XRAY (+66%), Toyota RAV4 (+11%) and Chevrolet Niva (-0.2%) make it 6 SUVs in the August Top 11. The VW Tiguan is up 310% thanks to the new model and the antediluvian Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) manages to gain 12%.

The Lada 4×4 is up 12% year-on-year in August. 

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Previous month: Russia July 2017: Largest year-on-year gain since Feb 2012 at +18.6%

One year ago: Russia August 2016: Kia Rio leads, Hyundai Creta instant #1 SUV

Full August 2017 Top 54 All-brands and Top 25 models below.

Russia August 2017 – brands:

PosBrandAug-17%/16Jul2017%/16PosFY16
1Lada26,21119.7%25%1192,94419.7%16%11
2Kia15,05011.3%29%2116,42611.9%25%22
3Hyundai13,44610.1%13%395,9869.8%10%33
4Renault11,1638.4%22%482,9838.5%18%44
5Toyota7,9046.0%-7%559,7856.1%0%55
6Volkswagen7,1715.4%16%654,0375.5%18%66
7Nissan5,8854.4%21%746,8104.8%2%77
8Skoda5,0483.8%10%839,0564.0%8%89
9GAZ4,9883.8%32%934,8313.6%7%98
10Ford4,2223.2%23%1030,2333.1%10%1011
11UAZ3,5792.7%-14%1224,7912.5%-14%1110
12Mercedes3,0902.3%5%1123,8812.4%-5%1212
13Chevrolet2,8242.1%0%1320,1962.1%0%1313
14BMW2,3581.8%11%1419,2792.0%5%1414
15Mazda2,1701.6%7%1515,3611.6%18%1516
16Datsun2,1671.6%14%1615,0121.5%31%1618
17Lexus2,0171.5%-13%1714,5321.5%-4%1715
18Mitsubishi1,7701.3%33%1812,0081.2%5%1820
19Ravon1,5181.1%2166%217,7390.8%2446%2136
20Lifan1,4011.1%-4%209,8511.0%-5%2019
21Audi1,3051.0%-21%1911,0151.1%-24%1917
22Land Rover6430.5%-4%225,9190.6%-1%2221
23Mercedes Vans6220.5%-3%273,7900.4%1%2524
24Volvo5720.4%9%244,2140.4%22%2426
25Chery5710.4%51%253,6800.4%9%2628
26Volkswagen Vans5200.4%6%234,2800.4%19%2323
27Citroen5190.4%107%282,9380.3%11%3032
28Subaru5050.4%26%263,4810.4%3%2725
29Suzuki4560.3%82%322,8480.3%-16%3129
30Peugeot4030.3%61%293,0260.3%28%2933
31Porsche3880.3%8%312,7300.3%-11%3227
32Infiniti3810.3%21%303,4120.3%17%2830
33Honda2160.2%67%387990.1%-17%4137
34Geely2030.2%-1%331,5140.2%-57%3331
35Fiat1780.1%21%341,3600.1%-10%3534
36Haval1600.1%new371,1690.1%new36 –
37Jaguar1570.1%-9%361,5100.2%36%3435
38Mini1450.1%21%359880.1%14%3738
39Changan1040.1%1980%419360.1%192%3947
40Jeep920.1%-8%399410.1%19%3840
41Zotye890.1%128%456160.1%313%4349
42Cadillac780.1%7%438690.1%9%4039
43FAW740.1%17%483520.0%-45%4744
44Dongfeng650.0%-50%493750.0%-55%4641
45Isuzu630.0%7%424600.0%33%4546
46Foton590.0%5800%462330.0%732%4954
47Smart570.0%-20%404920.1%63%4445
48Genesis540.0%new476170.1%new4256
49Iveco480.0%109%442860.0%-22%4848
50Brilliance190.0%-49%501260.0%-83%5043
51SsangYong130.0%-79%53890.0%-92%5142
52Hyundai LCV10.0%-75%52630.0%950%5355
53BAW00.0%-100%51850.0%-30%5250
54Chrysler00.0%-100%5460.0%-75%5457

Russia August 2017 – models:

PosModelAug-17%/16Jul2017%/16PosFY16
1Lada Granta8,4746.4%54%258,6046.0%5%22
2Kia Rio8,4726.4%18%163,0866.4%16%13
3Hyundai Solaris6,9875.3%11%346,6834.8%-22%41
4Lada Vesta6,6945.0%35%447,7804.9%45%34
5Hyundai Creta4,0003.0%15%631,3453.2%801%515
6VW Polo3,7502.8%-14%529,4823.0%-1%65
7Renault Duster3,5112.6%1%726,4912.7%-11%76
8Renault Kaptur2,8622.2%127%1719,3862.0%883%1129
9Lada XRAY2,8552.2%66%1420,8012.1%80%918
10Toyota RAV42,7772.1%11%1021,4662.2%3%87
11Chevrolet Niva2,7622.1%0%1619,6142.0%-1%108
12Lada Largus2,5541.9%71%819,2622.0%4%1310
13Skoda Rapid2,4311.8%12%1318,8701.9%12%1414
14Toyota Camry2,3741.8%-11%919,3432.0%3%1212
15Renault Logan2,3601.8%9%1118,3381.9%-1%159
16VW Tiguan2,3401.8%310%1916,5221.7%217%1835
17Lada 4×42,2981.7%12%1517,7861.8%4%1713
18Renault Sandero2,2681.7%2%1218,2891.9%3%1611
19Skoda Octavia1,7591.3%-5%2014,4971.5%1%2016
20Nissan Qashqai1,7131.3%6%n/a12,7421.3%5%2321
21Datsun on-DO1,6571.2%11%2311,8921.2%43%2428
22Mazda CX-51,6181.2%1%2411,3071.2%22%2524
23Lada Kalina1,5241.1%-22%2113,1171.3%-9%2117
24UAZ Patriot1,5071.1%-9%n/an/an/an/an/a19
25Nissan X-Trail1,4951.1%0%n/a12,9831.3%13%2222
n/aKia Sportage1,4281.1%16%1816,3661.7%46%1920

Source: AEB

This Post Has 5 Comments
  1. yes, i’ve included all member of the group: infiniti, datsun, mitsubishi, renault, lada, nissan. Also, maybe.. they could launch a lada duster, after the model of lada largus, a very cheap crossover, for the ones that want a no frills, barebone suv..

    1. Ravon is the replacement brand for UZ-Daewoo: rebadged previous generation chevrolets manufactured in Uzbekistan.
      The brand launched at the same time last year, hence the large % growth.

  2. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Group has 35,7% of the Russian Market.. they could make some aditional sales with the new megane, especialy megane sedan.. I hope that renault will bring the new duster as soon as posible, and maybe.. they can launch kwid there, i think that pseudo-suv will have decent numbers.

    1. @Ala – did you include Datsun and Infiniti??

      As to the Meg Sedan, yes, I believe that model would appeal to Russian car buyers. Why? Currently small and medium sedans from Lada, Kia and Hyundai are market leaders. But that’s something Renault will be aware of too.

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