According to the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AEB AMC), in September 2017, sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia increased by 17,9% compared with September 2016 or by 22.524 sold units, and amounted to 148.371 vehicles.
This year in January—September 1.129.374 cars were sold.
Joerg Schreiber, Chairman of the AEB AMC commented about the Russian car market: “September proved to be another good month on the way to a continuous recovery of the Russian car market. Quarterly sales in the period from July through September grew by a robust 17.7% compared to last year, and in absolute terms equalizing the sales volume of 410 thousand units achieved in the same quarter two years ago.
Market sentiment is strong that the positive trend will continue in the coming months. Accordingly, the AEB forecast for the full year 2017 has been revised up to 1.58 million units, or 10.8% improvement over 2016”.
Lada is the most populer brand in Russia with 28.263 sold units in September 2017. KIA Rio was the best-selling model in September with 10.446 units. All models among the Top 10 are locally manufactured.