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Belarus Q3 2017: VW Polo holds lead, Hyundai up 151%

The VW Polo remains the best-selling nameplate in Belarus. 

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New car sales are up a whopping 32% year-on-year over the third quarter of 2017 to 8.835 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 20% to 22.426 registrations. The Top 5 brands are in the same order as YTD, with Renault by far in the lead but trailing market growth at +24%, ahead of Volkswagen (+36%), Lada (+94%), Skoda (+14%) and Nissan (+43%). Hyundai surges 151% to #6, GAZ is up 59% but down to #8, while Mitsubishi (+50%), Mazda (+54%), Ford (+55%), BMW (+148%) and Chery (+165%) outpace the market inside the Top 20. Geely falls back to #20 but at #14 YTD remains the most popular Chinese brand in the country. Dongfeng, Changan and Haval all have sold less than 10 units this year so far.

The Renault Sandero holds 10% of the Belarusian market this year. Picture

In the models ranking, the VW Polo stays in the lead, improving its market share to an imposing 12.2%, while the Renault Sandero is up to 10.9% over the period (91% Stepway) and a round 10% YTD. Once again, Renault places no less than four nameplates in the Top 5 but in a different order this time: the Logan jumps up to #3 with 8.3% share vs. 6.6% YTD, ahead of the Kaptur already plateauing at 4.9% vs. 5.9% so far this year and the Duster freefalling to 4.8% vs. 8% YTD. The GAZ Next overtakes its sibling the Gazelle to #10, the Nissan Almera is up to #11 vs. #18 YTD, the Lada Granta is up to #14 and the Skoda Octavia up to #19.

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