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Russia September 2019: Renault (+28.2%) stuns in 7th market decline in past 8 months (-0.2%)

The new Stepway variant boosts Renault Logan sales up 178.9% in Russia.

The Russian new light vehicle market is down for the 7th time in the past 8 months in September but this time the decline is minimal at -0.2% to 157.129 units, leading to a year-to-date volume down -2% to 1.271.392. Both Lada (+1.1%) and Kia (+1.5%) defy the negative trend with small gains atop the brands ranking while Hyundai (-0.3%) is down slightly at #3. Renault (+28.2%) goes completely against the market grain and is the best performer near the top of the charts for the third month in a row, sporting the largest gain in the Top 8 in September thanks to the new Logan Stepway and Arkana. GAZ (+32.6%) and Mercedes (+16%) also shine in the remainder of the Top 10 while Volkswagen (+2.1%) is also up but Toyota (-16.3%), Skoda (-5.6%) and Nissan (-5.4%) are in difficulty. Haval (+451.6%) confirms it is the most popular Chinese brand in Russia at #20 ahead of Geely (+121.8%), Chery (+38.7%) and Changan (+117.6%) also soaring spectacularly as are FAW (+110%) and Brilliance (+216.7%) further down to the opposite of Lifan (-82.1%). Fiat (+190%), Smart (+100%), Peugeot (+44.1%), Suzuki (+30.9%) and Porsche (+19.7%) also impress further down.

Old is new: the 42 year-old Lada 4×4 hits its highest ranking in 3 years.

In the models ranking, the Lada Granta (+12.8%) continues to surf on the success of its facelift and signs a 6th consecutive monthly win, 11th in the past 13 months and 51st in total, by far the most of any nameplate in Russia over the past decade. The Granta distances the Lada Vesta (+4.4%), Kia Rio (-1.8%), Hyundai Creta (+9.1%), Solaris (-14.2%), VW Polo (+6.6%) and Lada Largus (-6.8%), exactly replicating the YTD Top 7. Ignoring its advanced age (42 years), the Lada 4×4 (+0.9%) leaps up 7 spots on August to hit #8 overall, its highest ranking in three years, since September 2016 when it also ranked #8. The Renault Logan (+178.9%) is finally taking advantage of its new Stepway variant to surge spectacularly to #10, with the Nissan Qashqai (+31.3%), Kia Sportage (+24.6%) and Mazda CX-5 (+24.2%) also very strong just as the Toyota Prado (+12.1%), returns to the Russian Top 25 for the first time since April 2018.

Previous month: Russia August 2019: Renault (+12.3%) surfs on Arkana success in market down -1.6%

One year ago: Russia September 2018: Lada Granta leads, Vesta now #1 YTD

Full September 2019 Top 53 All-brands and Top 25 models below.

Russia September 2019 – brands:

PosBrandSep-19%/18Aug2019%/18PosFY18
1Lada31,51620.1%1.1%1265,20020.9%2.3%11
2Kia19,19412.2%1.5%2168,14113.2%0.4%22
3Hyundai16,05010.2%-0.3%3131,98710.4%0.4%33
4Renault13,3268.5%28.2%4102,4798.1%-0.8%44
5Volkswagen9,5606.1%2.1%676,1866.0%1.9%56
6Toyota9,4036.0%-16.3%574,3945.9%-4.4%65
7Nissan7,4174.7%-5.4%848,6743.8%-16.0%88
8Skoda7,3414.7%-5.6%761,4834.8%7.0%77
9GAZ6,0303.8%32.6%942,4223.3%1.7%99
10Mercedes3,7862.4%16.0%1129,6322.3%5.9%1113
11Mitsubishi3,7742.4%-9.1%1328,8402.3%-7.6%1211
12UAZ3,5552.3%3.0%1226,3312.1%-2.6%1312
13BMW3,5462.3%8.9%1030,2362.4%15.6%1014
14Mazda2,9751.9%7.8%1421,8161.7%-2.7%1515
15Lexus2,2751.4%1.2%1515,6101.2%-13.2%1817
16Datsun1,9911.3%-0.5%1616,5141.3%20.5%1618
17Chevrolet1,8581.2%-16.5%1816,2701.3%-23.1%1716
18Ford1,7701.1%-61.9%1725,9692.0%-32.0%1410
19Audi1,4150.9%-4.3%1911,3460.9%-0.9%1919
20Haval1,1750.7%451.6%207,0240.6%282.2%2035
21Volvo9750.6%7.9%275,8960.5%13.0%2323
22Suzuki8130.5%30.9%254,7340.4%16.9%2626
23Geely8030.5%121.8%216,3410.5%227.5%2134
24Land Rover6990.4%-22.4%245,9920.5%-12.9%2221
25Volkswagen Vans6650.4%1.5%235,4070.4%0.6%2424
26Subaru6450.4%-8.6%225,2510.4%-5.5%2522
27Chery6020.4%38.7%294,2440.3%1.6%2727
28Porsche5780.4%19.7%264,2000.3%22.4%2830
29Peugeot4510.3%44.1%283,3510.3%-21.1%3028
30Infiniti3380.2%-45.1%302,7970.2%-21.6%3132
31Changan3090.2%117.6%321,3060.1%2.0%3841
32Citroen2660.2%11.8%312,2650.2%-18.9%3233
33Mini2350.1%11.9%341,8540.1%7.5%3338
34Lifan2340.1%-82.1%333,4720.3%-69.1%2920
35FAW2100.1%110.0%359600.1%-10.5%4243
36Genesis2040.1%-7.3%381,5630.1%24.7%3439
37Mercedes Vans1380.1%-71.5%421,0890.1%-76.7%4125
38Jaguar1370.1%-45.2%401,3110.1%-27.0%3737
39Honda1330.1%-70.6%361,3390.1%-62.1%3631
40Jeep1290.1%-38.3%391,3730.1%15.4%3540
41Fiat1160.1%190.0%378690.1%1.6%4345
42Dongfeng1020.1%-22.7%411,1660.1%16.7%4042
43Cadillac880.1%-8.3%446690.1%-13.3%4444
44Isuzu740.0%12.1%435970.0%20.1%4646
45Zotye670.0%-74.5%461,2130.1%-40.7%3936
46Smart560.0%100.0%476110.0%-1.6%4547
47Brilliance380.0%216.7%481720.0%38.7%4951
48Iveco350.0%20.7%452950.0%-26.3%4748
49Hyundai LCV180.0%260.0%492610.0%36.6%4850
50Foton110.0%-57.7%501600.0%-40.1%5049
51HTM (Hawtai)20.0%-84.6%51400.0%-55.6%5152
52Chrysler10.0%-88.9%52360.0%-34.5%5254
53SsangYong00.0%-100.0% –40.0%-95.1%5353

Russia September 2019 – models:

PosModelSep-19%/18Aug2019%/18PosFY18
1Lada Granta11,2087.1%12.8%196,9747.6%38.2%12
2Lada Vesta9,4526.0%4.4%283,5026.6%9.6%21
3Kia Rio7,7584.9%-1.8%369,3495.5%-7.6%33
4Hyundai Creta6,4084.1%9.1%451,9694.1%4.6%44
5Hyundai Solaris5,4023.4%-14.2%645,2843.6%-10.0%55
6VW Polo5,3853.4%6.6%542,4133.3%-0.9%66
7Lada Largus3,8372.4%-6.8%831,6632.5%-2.4%77
8Lada 4×43,2182.0%0.9%1523,4641.8%-1.5%1413
9VW Tiguan3,1922.0%8.3%925,4412.0%10.0%1112
10Renault Logan3,1772.0%178.9%1325,1812.0%13.6%1217
11Renault Duster3,1372.0%-17.0%1027,6492.2%-12.6%88
12Nissan Qashqai3,1112.0%31.3%2218,1951.4%13.6%2022
13Kia Sportage3,0631.9%24.6%726,0682.1%5.9%914
14Toyota Camry2,9741.9%-8.2%1225,0462.0%9.0%1311
15Skoda Rapid2,9181.9%-9.0%1425,6002.0%-0.8%109
16Renault Sandero2,7421.7%11.4%2022,1021.7%-6.7%1515
17Kia Optima2,6761.7%13.2%1819,4941.5%31.6%1926
18Lada XRAY2,6701.7%-10.3%1621,5821.7%-17.9%1610
19Mitsubishi Outlander2,4121.5%13.1%2517,1141.3%-0.9%2321
20Mazda CX-52,3491.5%24.2%1915,9451.3%1.2%2525
21Skoda Kodiaq2,2971.5%2.6%2117,5171.4%86.1%2132
22Nissan X-Trail2,2901.5%-4.1%n/an/an/an/an/a24
23Renault Kaptur2,1081.3%-22.3%1720,1451.6%-11.6%1818
24Skoda Octavia2,0341.3%-3.1%2417,3131.4%-2.3%2220
25Toyota Prado1,8511.2%12.1%n/an/an/an/an/a29
n/aHyundai Tucson1,7181.1%-8.1%n/a16,4131.3%2.7%2423
n/aToyota RAV41,6731.1%-56.6%1121,2701.7%-8.6%1716

Source: AEB

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