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Belarus Q3 2018: Lada teases Renault, Geely up to #4 thanks to Atlas

The Geely Atlas is best-seller in its segment, helping lift the Chinese brand to #4 overall.

* See the Top 30 All-brands and Top 30 models by clicking on the title *

The Belorussian new car market is one of the most dynamic in the entire world, with Q3 sales up 58.3% year-on-year to 14.286 units, leading to a year-to-date volume up 67.1% to 37.482 registrations. Renault (+14%) vastly under-performs and as a result is now seriously threatened by Lada (+201%) up 3-fold year-on-year to 20.8% share vs. 21.5% for the French manufacturer that retains a 1.700 unit-advantage year-to-date. Volkswagen (+18%) also disappoints at 13% share but it’s Geely, up 20-fold on the same period in 2017, that creates the event in Belarus, reaching 6.4% of the market over the 3rd Quarter in 4th place overall and now #8 YTD vs. #12 in FY2017. Ford (+93%), GAZ (+76%), Nissan (+64%) and Kia (+60%) also outpace the market in the remainder of the Top 10 while Skoda (+55%) and Hyundai (+42%) are slightly below but still post sizeable gains. Porsche (+278%), Mercedes (+270%), Suzuki (+141%) and Mitsubishi (+100%) are among the most dynamic further down.

Over in the models ranking, the Lada Vesta, up 10-fold on the same period in 2017, has now managed to reach the same level as the best-seller of the past 5 years, the VW Polo: the two nameplates, both above 10% share, are separated by only two minuscule sales in Q3, to the (temporary?) advantage of the Polo. The fight for the 2018 top spot will be intense over the last quarter of the year while the Renault Sandero is stable but stuck in third place. The best performer in the Top 10 is undoubtedly the Geely Atlas, up from #10 in H1 to #4 in Q3 with 5.6% share, now #1 in its segment above the Renault Duster (+65%) but also overtaking the Renault Logan (+8%) and Lada Largus (+103%). The Atlas now ranks 6th year-to-date. Notice also the Kia Rio up 788% to #10, the Lada XRAY up 331% to #11, Nissan Almera up 78% to #13, Lada Granta up 80% to #14 and the Nissan Qashqai up 113% to #16.

Previous post: Belarus First Half 2018: Lada up 213% to #2 in market up 70.5%

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

Full Q3 2018 Top 30 All-brands and Top 25 models below.

Belarus Q3 2018 – brands:

PosBrandQ3 2018%/172018%/17PosFY17
1Renault3,06521.5%14%8,91023.8%24%11
2Lada2,97520.8%201%7,18119.2%208%23
3Volkswagen1,85113.0%18%5,09913.6%37%32
4Geely9136.4%1929%1,7234.6%612%812
5Nissan8516.0%64%2,3166.2%82%44
6Skoda8145.7%55%1,9965.3%53%55
7Kia6294.4%60%1,8514.9%76%67
8GAZ6244.4%76%1,6434.4%80%96
9Hyundai6054.2%42%1,7414.6%71%78
10Ford3302.3%93%7732.1%84%1010
11Toyota3172.2%37%6671.8%17%119
12Mercedes1701.2%270%4491.2%138%1213
13Mazda1481.0%16%4221.1%53%1314
14Mitsubishi1260.9%100%3040.8%158%1521
15Audi1190.8%16%3200.9%16%1415
16Lifan890.6%new2900.8%new1616
17Peugeot810.6%29%1890.5%-20%2017
18BMW800.6%-50%2840.8%-26%1711
19Chery650.5%-21%2160.6%62%1819
20Citroen630.4%26%2030.5%55%1920
21Land Rover560.4%30%1620.4%13%2122
22Volvo540.4%74%1540.4%64%2223
23Chevrolet470.3%-38%1290.3%-29%2318
24Suzuki410.3%141%940.3%96%2424
25Zotye390.3%new420.1%new29 –
26Porsche340.2%278%610.2%69%2727
27Subaru300.2%43%720.2%29%2625
28Haval280.2%1300%760.2%375%2529
29Jaguar160.1%129%380.1%36%3026
30Changan140.1%250%510.1%920%2830
31Mini120.1%500%210.1%110%3131

Belarus Q3 2018 – models:

Note this ranking features the Top 25 models YTD based on their Q3 2018 sales and may therefore not be 100% accurate.

PosModelQ3 2018%/172018%/17PosFY17
1VW Polo1,46510.3%36%3,6599.8%39%11
2Lada Vesta1,46310.2%875%3,4349.2%857%214
3Renault Sandero9646.7%0%2,6127.0%17%32
4Geely Atlas7955.6%n/a1,5414.1%n/a6n/a
5Renault Logan7925.5%8%2,3636.3%60%43
6Renault Duster6944.9%65%1,9355.2%7%54
7Lada Largus5694.0%103%1,4984.0%149%77
8Skoda Rapid4673.3%22%1,2723.4%39%96
9Renault Kaptur4513.2%5%1,4693.9%11%85
10Kia Rio4263.0%788%1,1763.1%351%1016
11Lada XRAY4052.8%331%8832.4%263%1224
12Hyundai Creta3402.4%48%9452.5%72%119
13Nissan Almera3042.1%78%7502.0%119%1417
14Lada Granta2792.0%80%7291.9%105%1518
15GAZ Next2691.9%54%8152.2%99%1310
16Nissan Qashqai2321.6%113%5491.5%55%1919
17Hyundai Accent2171.5%29%6071.6%45%1813
18Kia Sportage2021.4%-35%6511.7%-14%168
19VW Tiguan1871.3%23%6091.6%72%1715
20Skoda Octavia1801.3%59%4451.2%54%2221
21Nissan X-Trail1701.2%57%5141.4%75%2020
22GAZ Gazelle1381.0%-14%4491.2%2%2111
23Nissan Terrano970.7%17%3290.9%76%2426
24Mazda CX-5820.6%n/a2420.6%n/a2628
25VW Jetta600.4%-47%2630.7%-18%2522
26Lada Niva570.4%-55%3571.0%-4%2312

Source: auto-baa.by

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