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Kazakhstan August 2020: Chevrolet, JAC hit high marks in 4th straight sales uptick (+50.3%)

JAC breaks its ranking record in Kazakhstan in August to #7.

New car sales in Kazakhstan celebrate a fourth straight month of year-on-year upticks in August at a spectacular +50.3% year-on-year to 9.608 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 17% to 53.266. Hyundai (+33.7%) reclaims the brands pole position for the first time since last January with 17.7% share, edging past Lada (+19.2%) for just 55 sales. Chevrolet (+2067.8%) continues to its renaissance, up a further 3 spots on last month to #3 with 13.3% share, distancing Toyota (-6.5%) and Ravon (+152.9%). Through a new joint venture between Allur Group, one of Kazakhstan’s leading auto importers, and Uzbekistan-based UzAvtoSanoat, Chevrolet now locally assembles semi-knocked-down kits supplied by UzAuto Motors, a government-owned automaker that succeeded GM’s defunct JV in Uzbekistan. The plan is to produce up to 100.000 annual units in a few years and export most of it to Russia. More detail on this operation here.

JAC (+358.1%) is up 4 ranks on July to break its all-time Kazakh ranking record at #7, eclipsing the #8 rank it hit four times back in 2018. Kia (+262.3%), Volkswagen (+64.8%) and Nissan (+29.3%) also impress in the remainder of the Top 10, while further down Lexus (+54.7%), Infiniti (+50%) and UAZ (+36.4%) stand out. Model-wise, the Ravon Nexia R3 (+130.3%) edges up one spot on July to claim a 2nd victory in the past 4 months, missing out the YTD pole position, still held by the Lada Granta, by just 26 units. The Chevrolet Cobalt surges 7 ranks to #2, followed by the Lada Vesta (+59.6%), Hyundai Accent (+127.6%) and Toyota Camry (-15.9%). The Kia Rio (+1391.3%), Lada 4×4 (+18.7%), Hyundai Tucson (+13.1%) and Creta (+10.4%) are also up in the Top 10.

Previous month: Kazakhstan July 2020: Lada (+24.2%), Chevrolet (+376%) headline another positive run (+6.5%)

One year ago: Kazakhstan August 2019: Lada back on top above Hyundai in 6th double-digit gain in a row (+15.7%)

Full August 2020 Top 45 All-brands and Top 150 All-models below.

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