Sales of new passenger cars and LCVs in Russia decreased by 5% in January

AEB – In January 2017, sales of new cars and LCVs in Russia decreased by 5% compared with January 2016 and amounted to 77 916 cars, according to the AEB.

Chairman of the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee commented: “If the market is going to grow this year, then in January it is not showing any hurry to do so. After a very slow first 2 weeks, customer activity has been picking up visibly and consistently across the industry starting from the middle of the month. This suggests that consumers have digested the 2017 price and product offerings and are coming to terms with the new reality. This is a solid basis to start from into the beginning spring season, and with the recent trend continuing it should be only a matter of time until we see sales growing year-on-year”.

KIA Rio is the best sold model in January (5693 units) followed by Lada Granta (4624 units) and Lada Vesta (4088 units). Among the top ten bestselling models so far, all ten models are locally produced.

Top-10 brands in Russian passenger cars and LCV market in January 2017:

Brand Units YoY
Lada 16334 +5%
KIA 10306 +14%
Hyundai 6694 -16%
Renault 5208 +4%
VW 4581 +3%
Nissan 4230 -6%
Toyota 3831 -37%
Škoda 3571 0%
Mercedes-Benz 2471 -23%
GAZ LCV 2307 +25%

January sales figures by models and other market figures are available in our website:

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