The Haval Jolion hits the highest ranking ever for a Chinese model in Russia at #12. Picture zr.ru
No progress for the Russian new light vehicle market, down another -20.4% year-on-year in November to 125,466 units. This leads to a year-to-date volume up 6.9% to 1,439,045. Both Lada (-30.7%) and Kia (-30.9%) fall faster than the market to land at 21% and 11.6% share respectively, Kia being teased by sister brand Hyundai (-17.5%) for the 2nd place overall. Renault (-14.5%), Toyota (-7.2%) and GAZ (-2%) all outpace the market whereas Skoda (-48.3%) implodes. Haval (+201.5%) triples its volume year-on-year to break all its records once again: ranking (#8), volume (4,909) and share (3.9%). These are also records for any Chinese brand in Russia. Nissan (-9%) follows while Volkswagen (-54.9%) struggles at #10. Chery (+173.7%) breaks its share record at 3.3%, with Geely (+40.2%), Ford (+74.3%), Peugeot (+72.5%), Genesis (+1037%), Porsche (+34.8%) and Citroen (+45.5%) also posting fantastic gains below.
Over in the models ranking, the Lada Vesta (-23.2%) celebrates a 4th consecutive monthly win but remains #2 year-to-date below the Lada Granta (-50.3%) freefalling this month. The Hyundai Creta (-15.3%) advances to third place overall, still holding onto the title of best-selling SUV in the country. It topples the Kia Rio (-42.8%) just as the Renault Duster (+28.5%) is up five spots on October to #5, now fully benefiting from its new generation. The Lada Largus (+8.3%) and Toyota RAV4 (+1.7%) also gain ground in the remainder of the Top 10 with the GAZ Gazelle (-8.2%) limiting its fall but the Lada Niva (-37.2%) and Hyundai Solaris (-26.5%) both in difficulty. Up 15 ranks on last month, the Haval Jolion land in 12th place, the highest ranking ever held by a Chinese nameplate in Russia. For its part the Chery Tiggo 4 (+264.6%) is up 9 ranks to #14. The Ford Transit (+74.3%) also shines at #15.
Full November 2021 Top 50 All-brands and Top 25 models below.