The Haval Dargo lands at #20 in November.
The Russian new car market seems to have stabilised its fall around -60% year-on-year with a -61.6% drop in November to 46,403 registrations vs. -62.8% in October and -59.6% in September. The year-to-date tally is now down -60.9% to 548,877 units. Note these figures don’t include Chery, Cheryexeed, Mercedes and BMW data as these carmakers now only report quarterly. Lada (-17.6%) improves further to 46.8% share, its best since the economic sanctions for the country’s invasion of Ukraine hit. This is a share unseen in 17 years: since 2004 when Lada held 51.5% of its home market. Russian brands as a whole are down -15.6% to 63.5% share vs. 27.8% a year ago, again a level unseen since 2004 when they held 72% share. Haval (-7.3%) repeats at a record 2nd place with almost 10% of the market vs. 5.3% so far this year while GAZ (-22.2%) is #3 again with 9.1% share vs. 6.1% YTD.
Geely (+24.1%) goes completely against the market with a splendid year-on-year lift bringing to a record 4th place overall with a record 7.6% share, double its YTD level of 3.8%. UAZ (+13.8%) is also up in 5th position with Changan (-9.2%) breaking into the Top 10 for the first time at #10. In contrast, Renault (-94.5%), Skoda (-89.5%), Hyundai (-87.3%) and Kia (-78.6%) properly implode. Further down, Great Wall advances to #13, FAW (+22.8%) to #14 and Dongfeng (+122.9%) to #17 as the last gainers in the entire market. When excluding Chery, Chinese brands drop just -7.7% year-on-year to reach 18.6% share vs. 7.4% a year ago. Some of the hardest hit carmakers include Lexus (-99.8%), Mitsubishi (-99.6%), Toyota (-98.6%), Porsche (-97.9%), Volvo (-97.8%), Honda (-95.6%) and Suzuki (-93%).
Model-wise, the Lada Granta surges 80% to mark a 4th consecutive month above 27% market share at 28%. The Lada Niva (+90.7%) does even better to consolidate its 2nd positive with a surreal 14.9%, potentially the nameplate’s highest ever as it held just 3.7% of its home market back in 1987 which is the oldest data we have for Russia. The Niva advances to #2 year-to-date as a result. The GAZ Gazelle (-27.8%) remains in third place above the Haval Jolion (-13.6%). Haval places no less than five models inside the Top 30 this month: the F7 (+27.8%) is up to a record #7, its first time in the Top 10, the F7X is up to an all time high #15 and both the Dargo (#20) and H9 (-32.9% at #30) break into the Top 30 for the first time. For its part the Geely Coolray (+42.1%) stays at a record 5th place, the UAZ Classic Commercial (+62.6%) soars year-on-year as does the Geely Atlas Pro (+85.5%) at #9. The Geely Tugella (+181%) and UAZ Profi (+96.2%) also defy the market with tremendous gains.
Full November 2022 Top 35 all brands and Top 25 models below.