* See the Top 320 All-models ranking table by clicking on the title *
As is the tradition on BSCB, twice a year we have access to a complete models ranking for Russia, a fascinating exercise. Firstly light commercials have been added to the ranking (they are not included in the official monthly AEB reports) but this time that means only one change in the Top 25: the GAZ Gazelle up 8% but down one spot to #7, as the UAZ Bukhanka sinks 31% and 14 ranks to #38. Interestingly, the Hyundai Tucson (+101%) misses out on a no LCV Top 25 by only one sale at 10.218 units vs. 10.218 (+27%) for the Mazda CX-5… Just below, notice the Kia Optima (+86%), Kia Soul (+82%), Kia Sorento (+75%), Toyota Prado (+56%), Nissan Terrano (+34%) and Ford Kuga (+33%) all posting spectacular gains in the Top 40. The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (+375%) and Skoda Kodiaq (+897%) shine in the remainder of the Top 50.
The Toyota Fortuner is the best-selling recent launch (<12 months) over the period, landing directly at #53 with over 3.000 units sold in Russia. It distances the UAZ Profi (#72), Lifan Myway (#84) and Renault Dokker (#92). The Lifan X70 for its part is the most successful 2018 launch so far at #106 with 1.132 sales, ahead of the Kia Stinger (#125), Geely Atlas aka Boyue (#133), Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (#137), VW Teramont (#158), Jaguar E-Pace (#168), BMW X2 (#182), Toyota C-HR (#205), Peugeot 5008 (#206), Citroen C3 Aircross (#208) and Mercedes X-Class (#229).
The Chinese remain very active in Russia but see their best-sellers completely reshuffled. The new best-seller is the Chery Tiggo 3 at #78 (+100%), followed by the Lifan Myway at #84 (new), the Lifan X50 at #87 (-22%), Lifan Solano at #102 (-29%), Lifan X60 at #103 (-65%), Lifan X70 at #106 (new), Haval H6 at #115 (+28%), Chery Tiggo 5 at #119 (+4%), Changan CS35 at #129 (-15%) and Geely Atlas at #133 (new). Notable improvers include the FAW Besturn X80 up 407% to #135, the Haval H9 up 149% to #195 and Foton Sauvana up 202% to #199. Finally, notice the arrival of the Hawtai Laville at #263: under this French-sounding name hides in fact the Shengdafei.
Full H1 2018 Top 320 All-models ranking vs. Full H1 2017 figures below.