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Russia November 2018: Lada Granta (+78%) rallies back to #1 thanks to facelift, teases Vesta YTD

Its facelift has been well received: the Lada Granta is #1 in Russia in November.

After growing in the single-dgits in September (+6.2%) and October (+8.2%), new car sales in Russia return to double-digit growth in November and for the 17th time in the past 19 months at +10.1% to 167.494 units, resulting in a year-to-date volume up 13.7% to 1.625.351. Like last month, brand leaders Lada (+15%) and Kia (+30%) frankly outpace the market whereas followers Hyundai (+4%) and Renault (+1%) both underperform. Skoda (+43%) posts the largest gain in the Top 20, with Mitsubishi (+38%), Mazda (+19%), BMW (+17%), Toyota (+16%), Volkswagen (+13%) and Audi (+12%) also solid. Further down, Jeep (+121%), Volvo (+64%), Genesis (+54%), Land Rover (+44%), Mini (+37%), Jaguar (+31%), Porsche (+29%), Suzuki (+22%) and Subaru (+20%) also stand out, but once again it’s the Chinese recent entries that are the most dynamic: Zotye (+333%), FAW (+193%), Geely (+133%) and Haval (+125%) all surge ahead but don’t account for more than 0.3% of the Russian market this month.

Model-wise, just as a first annual win seemed certain for the Lada Vesta (+23%), the Lada Granta (+78%) rallies from behind thanks to its facelift, posting its largest volume since June 2015 at 13.324 scoring its 2nd win in the past 3 months with a wide 3.418-unit advantage over the Vesta. This earns the Granta the #2 spot YTD above the Kia Rio at 93.779 units, that’s less than 3.000 sales below the Vesta. In other words, if the Granta repeats this month’s win with the same margin in December, it would snatch the 2018 pole position away from the Vesta at the last minute… At #4, the Hyundai Creta (+18%) enjoys a 28th consecutive month as Russia’s #1 SUV, snapping the #4 spot YTD off the Hyundai Solaris (+2%). The Toyota Camry (+81%), Kia Cee’d (+56%), Kia Sportage (+50%), Mitsubishi Outlander (+42%), Skoda Rapid (+37%), Mazda CX-5 (+34%) and VW Tiguan (+27%) are the most dynamic in the remainder of the Top 25, while the Skoda Kodiaq posts its 4th month ever in the Top 25 at #24.

Previous month: Russia October 2018: Lada Vesta leads, VW Tiguan breaks into Top 10

One year ago: Russia November 2017: Lada Vesta 42 units off first pole position

Full November 2018 Top 55 All-brands and Top 25 models below.

Russia November 2018 – brands:

PosBrandNov-18%/17Oct2018%/17PosFY17
1Lada33,66320.1%15%1324,79720.0%16%11
2Kia21,01112.5%30%2209,50312.9%24%22
3Hyundai15,8829.5%4%3163,19410.0%14%33
4Renault13,5178.1%1%4128,9657.9%6%44
5Volkswagen10,1796.1%13%594,8775.8%20%66
6Toyota9,9866.0%16%696,2265.9%15%55
7Skoda8,1884.9%43%773,2754.5%30%78
8Nissan7,5484.5%-2%872,5884.5%8%87
9GAZ5,0623.0%-13%952,2233.2%1%99
10Ford4,8782.9%-1%1047,4882.9%6%1010
11UAZ4,5222.7%3%1235,6102.2%-5%1211
12Mitsubishi4,4182.6%38%1139,8592.5%93%1117
13BMW3,2501.9%17%1432,5122.0%19%1414
14Mercedes3,1361.9%-2%1334,4262.1%2%1312
15Mazda3,0561.8%19%1628,0431.7%23%1515
16Chevrolet2,4311.5%-12%1526,4041.6%-8%1613
17Datsun2,2201.3%-3%1718,0561.1%-17%1816
18Lexus2,1011.3%5%1821,8311.3%4%1718
19Audi1,5700.9%12%1914,4950.9%-6%1920
20Lifan1,1000.7%-37%2013,7770.8%-7%2019
21Land Rover1,0440.6%44%218,8010.5%8%2122
22Volvo9080.5%64%226,8540.4%16%2323
23Subaru7940.5%20%247,0260.4%33%2226
24Volkswagen Vans7400.4%11%236,8050.4%10%2424
25Suzuki6310.4%22%265,3030.3%26%2628
26Porsche6050.4%29%274,5430.3%14%3031
27Honda5010.3%4%294,5260.3%138%3133
28Haval4600.3%125%342,6560.2%57%3637
29Mercedes Vans4590.3%-32%255,7700.4%1%2525
30Peugeot4090.2%-14%305,0880.3%17%2830
31Geely3930.2%133%322,7130.2%33%3535
32Zotye3810.2%333%332,7940.2%211%3442
33Infiniti3570.2%14%314,3470.3%-5%3229
34Chery3030.2%-50%284,9870.3%-6%2927
35Citroen3030.2%-1%353,3460.2%-15%3332
36Jaguar2230.1%31%362,2440.1%11%3736
37Mini2050.1%37%372,1300.1%48%3838
38Genesis1790.1%54%381,6260.1%76%3943
39Jeep1720.1%121%401,5430.1%31%4041
40Dongfeng1300.1%-14%411,2800.1%79%4345
41FAW1170.1%193%431,3080.1%157%4247
42Cadillac1010.1%0%429980.1%-20%4440
43Isuzu760.0%31%446760.0%7%4646
44Fiat690.0%-69%459820.1%-52%4534
45Iveco440.0%76%474760.0%13%4849
46Hyundai LCV440.0%n/a522470.0%258%5054
47Changan300.0%-74%391,4970.1%17%4139
48Foton250.0%-68%463250.0%-28%4948
49SsangYong200.0%54%491210.0%4%5251
50Smart180.0%-84%486630.0%-22%4744
51Brilliance150.0%-59%511530.0%-21%5150
52HTM (Hawtai)150.0%275%501210.0%33%5352
53Chrysler50.0%n/a53690.0%763%5455
54Ravon00.0%-100% –5,1840.3%-60%2721
55BAW00.0%n/a –00.0%-100%5553

Russia November 2018 – models:

PosModelNov-18%/17Oct2018%/17Pos
1Lada Granta13,3248.0%78%293,7795.8%12%2
2Lada Vesta9,9065.9%23%196,7636.0%40%1
3Kia Rio8,5365.1%5%391,5065.6%1%3
4Hyundai Creta6,8004.1%18%462,3393.8%26%4
5Hyundai Solaris5,4133.2%2%561,1293.8%-4%5
6VW Polo5,3073.2%8%653,4543.3%24%6
7Skoda Rapid3,7322.2%37%1132,7842.0%23%9
8Lada Largus3,6802.2%-14%839,7892.4%32%7
9Renault Duster3,6182.2%-16%739,1382.4%0%8
10Renault Sandero3,5422.1%16%1829,8021.8%9%14
11VW Tiguan3,4872.1%27%929,9281.8%23%12
12Toyota Camry3,4342.1%81%1029,6811.8%17%15
13Renault Logan3,2631.9%9%1728,0801.7%3%17
14Kia Sportage3,1001.9%50%2329,9121.8%33%13
15Lada 4×43,0951.8%11%1230,1351.9%16%11
16Renault Kaptur2,8141.7%-3%1328,4451.8%3%16
17Lada XRAY2,6961.6%7%1531,7022.0%7%10
18Mitsubishi Outlander2,4511.5%42%2021,9951.4%48%20
19Mazda CX-52,4311.5%34%n/a19,9381.2%19%25
20Chevrolet Niva2,3651.4%-12%1425,7231.6%-7%19
21Nissan Qashqai2,2991.4%11%2220,5371.3%15%22
22Toyota RAV42,2911.4%-19%n/a27,5391.7%-7%18
23Skoda Octavia2,2811.4%19%n/a21,9481.4%7%21
24Skoda Kodiaq2,0131.2%645%21n/an/an/an/a
25Kia Cee’d1,9671.2%56%25n/an/an/an/a
n/aNissan X-Trail1,8711.1%2%2420,4991.3%13%23
n/aHyundai Tucson1,8201.1%21%1920,1471.2%94%24

Source: AEB

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