The Geely Atlas lands directly inside the Russian Top 100. Picture zr.ru
It’s time to update the Russian Full Year 2018 dataset with a complete models ranking including 330 nameplates. The Full Year 2018 article article has been updated with this info but we’ll detail our findings on here. As is the tradition Light Commercial Vehicles are added and the #1 in the segment, the GAZ Gazelle (+3.4%) drops one further spot this year to #7 while the #2, the antediluvian UAZ Bukhanka (-15.8%) is starting to feel its age it was launched 53 years ago and has remained mostly unchanged since…
Kia Cerato sales leap up 63.5% in 2018. Picture zr.ru
Just outside the familiar Top 25, we discover Kia on fire with the Cerato (+63.5%), Optima (+62.5%), Soul (+59.8%) Sorento (+52.8%) and Cee’d (+35.8%) all posting outstanding gains within the Top 50. In the remainder of the Top 100, the Renault Dokker (+3517.6%), Skoda Kodiaq (+678.2%), UAZ Profi (+443.7%), Lifan Myway (+346.1%) and Zotye T600 (+178.7%) see their volume shoot up for their first full year in market, while the Mitsubishi ASX (+403.7%), Hyundai Sonata (+330.4%), Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (+103.6%), Mitsubishi L200 (+84.4%), BMW X3 (+77.8%) and Ford Explorer (+50.7%) score the largest gains among the rest.
The Lifan Myway could become the best-selling Chinese nameplate in Russia in 2019. Picture zr.ru
21 new nameplates point their bonnet into the Russian charts this year, the most popular being the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (#90), Geely Atlas (#97) and Lifan X70 (#108), followed by the Kia Stinger (#115), VW Teramont (#124), Toyota C-HR (#137), Volvo XC40 (#160), Jaguar E-Pace (#161), BMW X2 (#164) and Genesis G70 (#172) making it into the Top 200. Looking at the best-selling Chinese nameplates, the Lifan X60 (#73) is still tops despite losing almost half of its 2017 volume but it is now threatened for supremacy by the Lifan Myway (#82) up 74 spots on 2017 for its first full year in Russia. The Chery Tiggo 3 (#87), Zotye T600 (#89), Lifan X50 (#95), Geely Atlas (#97) and Lifan Solano (#100) also make it to the Top 100.
The VW Teramont has landed in Russia. Picture zr.ru
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Full Year 2018 Top 330 All-models vs. Full Year 2017 figures below.