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Russia July 2018: Skoda shines, Lada Vesta leads and teases Kia Rio YTD

The Lada Vesta is now only 733 sales off the YTD pole position.

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

Still somewhat adversely affected by the World Cup, new car sales in Russia gain 10.6% year-on-year in July to 143.452 units, the lowest uplift since April 2017 (+6.9%) but still marking a very impressive 15 consecutive months of double-digit gains and 17 months of gains outright. The year-to-date volume is now up 17% to 992.673, the highest score at this stage of the year since 2014 (1.410.606). Homegrown brand leader Lada (+11%) matches the market to remain above 20% share at 20.5%, while Kia (+14%) and Hyundai (+20%) both outpace the overall growth. Renault (-4%) is along with Ford (-6%) the only Top 10 manufacturer in negative.

Zotye (+384%) and Haval (+85%) are starting to gain traction in Russia.

Skoda (+25%), Toyota (+22%) and Volkswagen (+19%) also progress faster than the market. Below, Honda (+316%), Genesis (+208%), Mitsubishi (+132%), Suzuki (+48%), Peugeot (+46%), Mini (+40%) and Jaguar (+38%) are among the most dynamic, but it’s once again the Chinese, albeit still discreet, that score the most impressive gains: Zotye (+384%), HTM (+250%), Dongfeng (+164%), FAW (+160%), Changan (+94%) and Haval (+85%) all shine even though Chery (-17%) remains the most popular in Russia at #30 overall above Zotye (#32) and Haval (#34).

The Kia Soul scores its very first Top 20 finish in Russia…

Over in the models ranking, the Lada Vesta (+39%) snaps its third ever monthly win at home after last January and last month even though this time it doesn’t break any volume or share records. This way, the Vesta increases the pressure on the Kia Rio (-8%) for the 2018 title of best-selling vehicle in Russia, now only 733 sales away. If the Vesta manages to overtake the Kia Rio before 2018 comes to an end, it would be the first Lada #1 at home since the Granta was the best-seller in 2015.

…just as the Skoda Kodiaq breaks into the Top 25.

The VW Polo (+40%) steps up two spots on June and its YTD ranking to reach its highest spot since November 2015 at #4, toppling the Hyundai Solaris (+23%) while the Hyundai Creta (+66%) celebrates 24 consecutive months as Russia’s #1 SUV, with the Lada XRAY (+33%) soars 11 spots to #9 and the #2 SUV spot for the month. Other great performers near the top of the ranking this month include the Hyundai Tucson (+269%), the Kia Soul (+70%) cracking the Top 25 and the Top 20 for the first time at #18, the Skoda Kodiaq scoring its very first Top 25 finish at #24, as well as the Mitsubishi Outlander (+67%), Kia Cee’d (+32%), Sportage (+31%) and Nissan X-Trail (+28%).

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Previous month: Russia June 2018: Lada Vesta breaks volume record to snap 2nd ever win

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

Full July 2018 Top 54 All-brands and Top 25 models below.

Russia July 2018 – brands:

PosBrandJul-18%/17Jun2018%/17PosFY17
1Lada29,38920.5%11%1199,27320.1%20%11
2Kia18,50812.9%14%2129,72213.1%28%22
3Hyundai14,36410.0%20%3101,39910.2%23%33
4Renault10,5187.3%-4%481,3628.2%13%44
5Toyota9,7376.8%22%556,8315.7%10%55
6Volkswagen8,6116.0%19%656,7695.7%21%66
7Skoda6,6164.6%25%842,9554.3%26%88
8Nissan5,9614.2%4%742,9984.3%5%77
9GAZ5,0683.5%6%932,1633.2%8%99
10Ford3,8682.7%-6%1029,5333.0%14%1010
11Mitsubishi3,5392.5%132%1223,6422.4%131%1117
12Mercedes3,1112.2%2%1121,6152.2%4%1212
13BMW2,9072.0%24%1319,8962.0%18%1414
14UAZ2,7261.9%-3%1420,2612.0%-4%1311
15Mazda2,5671.8%20%1516,8291.7%28%1515
16Chevrolet2,0041.4%-19%1616,5311.7%-5%1613
17Lexus1,9661.4%1%1713,4731.4%8%1718
18Datsun1,4271.0%-27%209,9991.0%-22%1816
19Lifan1,3150.9%1%188,6670.9%3%1919
20Audi1,2720.9%-2%198,6460.9%-11%2020
21Land Rover6710.5%-7%225,1080.5%-3%2222
22Peugeot5940.4%46%263,5490.4%35%2730
23Volkswagen Vans5700.4%1%234,1200.4%10%2424
24Subaru5630.4%27%244,2000.4%41%2326
25Suzuki5210.4%48%282,8900.3%21%2928
26Volvo4960.3%2%213,6280.4%0%2623
27Mercedes Vans4740.3%13%253,7370.4%18%2525
28Honda4330.3%316%312,6200.3%349%3033
29Porsche4090.3%6%292,5530.3%9%3131
30Chery4040.3%-17%273,3290.3%7%2827
31Infiniti3510.2%-12%322,4960.3%-18%3229
32Zotye2810.2%384%331,4910.2%183%3442
33Citroen2780.2%-33%302,4230.2%0%3332
34Haval2590.2%85%391,4140.1%40%3537
35Geely2170.2%-4%341,2680.1%-3%3835
36Mini2080.1%40%351,3100.1%55%3738
37Jaguar2040.1%38%361,3270.1%-2%3636
38Changan1840.1%94%418870.1%7%3939
39Genesis1480.1%208%378260.1%47%4143
40Jeep1350.1%32%428200.1%-3%4241
41FAW1250.1%160%408510.1%206%4047
42Dongfeng1190.1%164%437490.1%142%4445
43Iveco850.1%37%473310.0%39%4849
44Cadillac620.0%-5%445920.1%-25%4540
45Fiat480.0%-70%457890.1%-33%4334
46Isuzu420.0%-48%463860.0%-3%4746
47Smart380.0%-61%385640.1%30%4644
48HTM (Hawtai)210.0%250%51620.0%-19%5352
49Hyundai LCV180.0%100%491740.0%181%5054
50Brilliance140.0%17%50970.0%-9%5150
51SsangYong40.0%-33%53800.0%5%5251
52Chrysler20.0%100%52390.0%550%5455
53Ravon00.0%-100% –5,1840.5%-17%2121
54Foton00.0%-100%482150.0%24%4948

Russia July 2018 – models:

PosModelJul-18%/17Jun2018%/17PosFY17
1Lada Vesta8,9916.3%39%158,6265.9%43%23
2Kia Rio7,8015.4%-8%359,3596.0%9%11
3Lada Granta7,5995.3%-7%253,2715.4%6%32
4VW Polo5,6183.9%40%632,5843.3%27%66
5Hyundai Solaris5,3513.7%-23%439,2083.9%-1%44
6Hyundai Creta5,3093.7%66%538,5333.9%41%55
7Lada Largus3,6172.5%20%824,6062.5%47%78
8Toyota Camry3,3642.3%13%1017,2481.7%2%1717
9Lada XRAY3,3122.3%33%2019,7002.0%10%109
10Renault Duster3,0362.1%-4%724,3262.5%6%87
11Toyota RAV42,9882.1%12%1716,4111.7%-12%1810
12Renault Sandero2,8772.0%13%1318,6581.9%16%1214
13Kia Sportage2,7911.9%31%1219,4512.0%30%1119
14Skoda Rapid2,7791.9%11%1119,7432.0%20%915
15Lada 4×42,4531.7%0%1417,8241.8%15%1416
16Renault Logan2,3921.7%-10%918,5111.9%16%1313
17VW Tiguan2,2421.6%5%1617,8211.8%26%1518
18Kia Soul2,0441.4%70%n/a9,4130.9%79%3238
19Hyundai Tucson1,9711.4%269%1812,1891.2%117%2336
20Chevrolet Niva1,9431.4%-20%2116,1461.6%-4%1911
21Mitsubishi Outlander1,8891.3%67%2513,2181.3%56%2126
22Renault Kaptur1,8711.3%-21%1517,4601.8%6%1612
23Skoda Octavia1,8321.3%-6%1913,7701.4%8%2020
24Skoda Kodiaq1,7651.2%newn/a5,2530.5%newn/a98
25Mazda CX-51,7301.2%4%n/a11,9491.2%23%2525
n/aKia Cee’d1,6821.2%32%2412,3631.2%35%2229
n/aNissan X-Trail1,3580.9%28%2311,9791.2%4%2421

Source: AEB

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