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Russia August 2023: Sales down -48% on two years ago, Haval up to 18.8% share

The Haval M6 breaks into the Russian Top 10 for the first time.

The Russian new car market is up 42.3% year-on-year in August to 59,332 units but remains down -48% on two years ago (114,130 units in August 2021). The year-to-date volume is now down -4.3% to 392,943 and down -63.2% on the same period in 2021. Note these figures don’t include Chery, Geely, Exeed, Omoda, Changan, Mercedes, BMW and Mini who only report quarterly. Lada (+84.2%) improves to 56.2% share, its highest since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Haval (+273.8%) surges ahead to hold a record 18.8% of the market, followed by GAZ (+81.4%) and UAZ (+42.2%). Newcomer Tank stays in 5th place above FAW (+517%), new Russian brand Sollers and Great Wall (+251.4%). Kia (-77.3%) and Skoda (-81.4%) round out the Top 10.

Model-wise, like last month the podium is 100% Lada with the Granta (+44.9%) back down below the 30% share milestone at 28.3%. It distances the Lada Niva aka 4×4 (+306.4%) at a record 15.9% share and the Lada Vesta (+199.7%) breaking the 10% share benchmark for the first time at 11.2%. The Haval Jolion (+190.2%) is up to a best-ever 9.4% of the market ahead of the GAZ Gazelle (+88.2%), Haval F7 (+317.9%) and Dargo (+651.6%) all sporting fantastic year-on-year gains. The new Haval M6 (#9) and Tank 500 (#10) both break into the Russian Top 10 for the first time.

Previous month: Russia July 2023: Market down -60.2% on two years ago, Russian and Chinese sole sellers

One year ago:  Russia August 2022: Market down -62.4%, Lada at highest in 17 years, Haval up to #3 brand

Full August 2023 Top 25 All brands and Top 30 models below.

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