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Kazakhstan April 2020: UAZ Bukhanka tops market down -80.5%

The UAZ Bukhanka is #1 in Kazakhstan in April, 60% being ambulances. Picture autozavod.com

Hitherto unaffected by the COVID-19 crisis (+39.7% in March), the Kazakh new car market crashes in April at -80.5% year-on-year to 1.122 units, tilting the year-to-date tally into negative at -2.8% to 18.963. This is the result of a state of emergency in place between 15 March and 11 May including quarantines for the largest cities such as Nur-Sultan and Almaty. Toyota (-81.5%) scores its first monthly win since last July, toppling Lada (-87%) while UAZ (-46.2%) shoots up 8 spots on March to #3. Chevrolet (-13.6%), Renault (-35%), Kamaz (-39.3%) and GAZ (-63.1%) also resist much better than the market in the Top 10 while Yutong leaps up 11 ranks to a record #9.

Exceptional circumstances trigger exceptional models charts: the antediluvian UAZ “Bukhanka” or “Tabletki” (-5.5%), virtually unchanged since its 1965 launch, spectacularly takes the lead of the Kazakh ranking in April with a mammoth 10.8% share, 60% of its volume coming from the 3962 variant which is an ambulance. Makes sense. More pictures of the symbolic vehicle here. Leader year-to-date, the Lada Granta (-81.5%) ranks #2 for the month above the GAZ Gazelle (-65.8%), Chevrolet Niva (-6.7%) and Lada 4×4 (-84.9%). Best-seller over the FY2019 and last month, the Toyota Camry (-89.6%) drops to #6 with Toyota padding up the tail end of the Top 10 thanks to the Hilux (-50.5%), RAV4 (-71.6%) and Prado (-82.6%).

Previous month: Kazakhstan March 2020: Lada #1 YTD, Toyota Camry back on top, Kia Rio scores first ever podium

One year ago: Kazakhstan April 2019: Hyundai (+126.1%) impresses in market up 25.8%

Full April 2020 Top 30 All-brands and Top 100 All-models below.

Kazakhstan April 2020 – brands:

PosBrandApr-20%/19Mar2020%/19PosFY19
1Toyota22420.0%-81.5%22,87715.2%-30.1%33
2Lada17215.3%-87.0%13,71119.6%-21.8%11
3UAZ12711.3%-46.2%114122.2%-24.5%109
4Renault807.1%-35.0%78334.4%32.9%67
5Hyundai787.0%-92.9%33,17216.7%-8.1%22
6GAZ766.8%-63.1%66893.6%-6.9%76
7Chevrolet575.1%-13.6%171861.0%-22.5%1515
8Kamaz514.5%-39.3%162911.5%13.7%1213
9Yutong504.5%new20910.5%new2040
10Lexus292.6%-81.6%103631.9%-26.8%1111
11Kia282.5%-92.9%41,95210.3%55.0%44
12BMW282.5%-52.5%151901.0%16.6%1418
13Ravon171.5%-70.7%51,89010.0%2679.4%55
14Nissan161.4%-88.5%85442.9%-11.0%88
15Hyundai Truck & Bus151.3%-57.1%24960.5%20.0%1919
16JAC141.2%-78.1%131931.0%17.7%1312
17Subaru111.0%-81.7%121800.9%-0.6%1616
18Hino111.0%37.5%32320.2%77.8%2734
19Ural80.7%n/a33150.1%650.0%3131
20Mercedes60.5%-68.4%22500.3%-2.0%2225
21Land Rover60.5%0.0%25490.3%11.4%2324
22Porsche60.5%-25.0%31290.2%38.1%2835
23Volkswagen50.4%-94.3%95162.7%7.5%910
24Skoda30.3%-97.3%181360.7%-53.1%1814
25Shacman30.3%-75.0%27430.2%48.3%2429
26Audi10.1%-80.0%29140.1%-22.2%3237
27Mitsubishi00.0%-100.0%141670.9%-4.6%1717
28Mazda00.0%-100.0%19850.4%-18.3%2120
29Isuzu00.0%-100.0%23360.2%-25.0%2522
30Infiniti00.0%-100.0%21330.2%-26.7%2628

Kazakhstan April 2020 – models:

PosModelApr-20%/19Mar2020%/19PosFY19
1UAZ Bukhanka12110.8%-5.5%283011.6%-16.9%1817
2Lada Granta736.5%-81.5%21,7019.0%-1.2%12
3GAZ Gazelle635.6%-65.8%76643.5%-2.6%810
4Chevrolet Niva565.0%-6.7%301750.9%-10.3%2625
5Lada 4×4534.7%-84.9%113912.1%-63.4%164
6Toyota Camry524.6%-89.6%11,2116.4%-38.2%41
7Yutong ZK-Series504.5%new43910.5%new4099
8Toyota Hilux494.4%-50.5%212771.5%-20.4%1920
9Toyota RAV4443.9%-71.6%84142.2%1.2%1514
10Toyota Land Cruiser Prado373.3%-82.6%184202.2%-41.8%1411
11Hyundai Tucson322.9%-88.2%61,1135.9%-7.6%53
12Lada Vesta252.2%-89.3%49625.1%1.4%65
13Toyota Land Cruiser 200211.9%-82.8%262261.2%-38.8%2219
14Kia Rio201.8%-91.1%31,2256.5%109.4%313
15Renault Duster191.7%-70.3%222361.2%1.7%2121
16Lada Largus181.6%-92.5%95502.9%-25.9%1012
17Renault Kaptur181.6%-18.2%50740.4%-37.3%4344
18Toyota Corolla171.5%-80.0%202071.1%-13.8%2315
19Ravon Nexia R3151.3%-74.1%51,3697.2%1913.2%27
20Hyundai Creta151.3%-95.3%126983.7%25.8%78
21KAMAZ 65115141.2%-58.8%64910.5%-3.2%4143
22Renault Sandero131.2%-45.8%291821.0%10.3%2530
23Renault Dokker131.2%1200.0%51470.2%370.0%5379
24Hyundai Accent121.1%-94.7%105723.0%-30.2%96
25GAZ 3308121.1%20.0% –150.1%-58.3%8489
26Lexus RX111.0%-82.5%341410.7%-20.3%3229
27Hino 300111.0%37.5%93320.2%88.2%6281
28BMW X6111.0%22.2%76270.1%28.6%65106
29BMW X7100.9%new44630.3%new4865
30Renault Arkana90.8%new331280.7%new3356
31KAMAZ 6511690.8%800.0%127120.1%-29.4%9083
32Renault Logan80.7%-33.3%271580.8%54.9%2938
33Lexus LX80.7%-81.4% –550.3%-62.8%5140
34KAMAZ 4325380.7%166.7%95170.1%142.9%7997
35KAMAZ 4514380.7%n/a71170.1%1600.0%8070
36Hyundai Santa Fe70.6%-91.4%172451.3%33.9%2018
37Subaru Forester70.6%-76.7%251420.7%25.7%3137
38KAMAZ 4311870.6%-63.2%461020.5%75.9%3742
39Nissan Qashqai60.5%-86.4%231720.9%5.5%2723
40Nissan Terrano60.5%-90.9%241650.9%-28.3%2824
41Hyundai Sonata60.5%-89.3%381140.6%90.0%3555
42Lexus ES60.5%-77.8%41670.4%-19.3%4750
43Kia Sportage50.4%-78.3%134272.3%61.1%1231
44Hyundai Elantra50.4%-96.4%164242.2%-31.6%139
45Hyundai EX850.4%n/a66350.2%n/a57147
46Hyundai HD-Series50.4%-78.3%81340.2%-35.8%5853
47Hyundai H35050.4%-58.3%82270.1%12.5%6651
48UAZ Patriot Pickup50.4%-64.3%56260.1%30.0%6785
49Mercedes GLE50.4%66.7%78190.1%216.7%75101
50Porsche Cayenne50.4%-16.7%105190.1%26.7%76102
51Nissan X-Trail40.4%-81.8%192021.1%21.7%2427
52JAC T640.4%-78.9%60280.1%21.7%6473
53Ural 432040.4%n/a107100.1%400.0%9677
54Ural 555740.4%n/a –40.0%n/a125183
55Lada XRAY30.3%-97.0%311030.5%-58.8%3628
56JAC S330.3%-86.4%361020.5%39.7%3822
57Toyota Highlander30.3%-87.5%40730.4%108.6%4445
58Shacman SX-Series30.3%-75.0%55430.2%48.3%5560
59Range Rover30.3%0.0%87200.1%-16.7%7162
60JAC N8030.3%n/a –30.0%n/a133251
61Ravon R420.2%new145132.7%new1126
62Kia Sorento20.2%-96.2%371500.8%6.4%3034
63JAC S520.2%-88.2%48460.2%-23.3%5439
64Skoda Superb20.2%-92.0%58340.2%-55.3%5952
65Subaru Outback20.2%-85.7%59240.1%-22.6%6863
66Range Rover Sport20.2%0.0%69200.1%900.0%72135
67Subaru XV20.2%-86.7%88140.1%-58.8%8761
68BMW X420.2%0.0%84130.1%85.7%89125
69VW Caddy20.2%100.0%72110.1%1000.0%94160
70KAMAZ 652020.2%-80.0%79100.1%-47.4%9766
71JAC N5620.2%n/a10870.0%n/a105220
72KAMAZ 5350420.2%n/a –70.0%n/a106178
73Lexus GX20.2%100.0%12070.0%16.7%107108
74BMW 8 Series20.2%n/a12650.0%400.0%117213
75Lexus NX10.1%-94.7%35750.4%13.6%4247
76UAZ Patriot10.1%-97.4%39690.4%-33.0%4535
77Kia Cerato10.1%-97.8%80570.3%-68.2%4933
78Skoda Kodiaq10.1%-94.1%45340.2%-24.4%6058
79Toyota C-HR10.1%-90.9%63340.2%9.7%6178
80BMW X510.1%-95.8%67300.2%-55.9%6349
81VW Teramont10.1%-66.7%61180.1%350.0%78123
82BMW X310.1%-91.7%62170.1%-41.4%8187
83Chevrolet Tahoe10.1%n/a116110.1%266.7%95122
84GAZ 330910.1%-91.7%106100.1%-54.5%9891
85Audi Q810.1%-75.0%8690.0%50.0%101116
86Range Rover Evoque10.1%n/a11970.0%n/a108119
87VW Transporter10.1%-50.0%10160.0%-50.0%113107
88Mercedes G-Class10.1%-90.9%9250.0%-83.3%11886
89VW Touareg10.1%-66.7%10250.0%66.7%119173
90BMW 3 Series10.1%n/a –40.0%n/a126191
91Lexus UX10.1%-80.0% –40.0%-60.0%127115
92KAMAZ 5360510.1%n/a13320.0%n/a141170
93Genesis G9010.1%n/a –10.0%n/a153244
94Porsche Cayman10.1%n/a –10.0%n/a154 –
95VW Polo00.0%-100.0%153691.9%0.0%1716
96Mitsubishi Outlander00.0%-100.0%321220.6%24.5%3436
97VW Tiguan00.0%-100.0%42940.5%19.0%3946
98Skoda Octavia00.0%-100.0%65680.4%-48.1%4632
99Kia Optima00.0%-100.0% –570.3%-1.7%5057
100Mazda CX-500.0%-100.0%47540.3%-3.6%5248

Source: Manufacturers

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  1. A real name of bestseller is UAZ 452. “Bukhanka” means a bread in Russian language. So people called it like that just because of shape.

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