Forbes compiled a selection of models-leaders of the russian domestic car market
The Russian car market continues to gain momentum: October was the eighth month in a row with positive dynamics, which is the longest period of growth since 2012. Sales of cars and commercial vehicles increased by 17.3% to 148,000 vehicles. According to the forecast of the Association of European Businesses (AEB), this year the market can grow by 10.8%, to 1.58 million cars, reaching a volume of 2015.
Which models became bestsellers, which – leaders in their segments or brought the largest revenue to producers – further.
The fourth generation of the sedan and hatchback became the October bestseller – in all, 8700 cars were sold. Taking into account that Ria was the most sold in the first half of the year and in September, the model has every chance to challenge the Lada Granta championship by the end of the year.
The most budgetary model of AvtoVAZ is expected to be the most sold in the plant’s lineup – in October 8200 machines were sold. Granta led the Top-10 rating for several years, but in recent years the model is crowded with Hyundai Solaris and Kia Rio.
The flagship of the Volga Automobile Plant is the first model to embody the new corporate style X-Style, developed by Steve Mattin. This year, AvtoVAZ expanded the available equipment, releasing Veta SW, Cross and Exclusive. The result is the third place (6600)
The compact crossover not only entered the top five of the best-selling cars, but topped this rating in the SUV category. Last month, the implementation of this model increased by 16% and amounted to 6400 machines. It is noteworthy that the all-terrain vehicle went around the popularity of the Hyundai sedan.
In 2016 Solaris became the first foreign car in the history of the Russian car market, which managed to dislodge the model of AvtoVAZ from the pedestal. However, even despite the update, the model will hardly repeat its success: Solaris is on the fourth place in the first half of the year, following the results of October – on the fifth (5100)
Although the German concern reported a record growth in sales of cars in Russia since the beginning of the year, the budget model of Polo has not yet managed to return to the top-5 auto market – in October 4000 machines were sold, while the dynamics were negative: -9% to the previous year.
SUV sales amounted to 4,000 units, which is 500 less than the year before. The model occupies the second line in the rating of the most popular SUV in the Russian market, outperforming the Toyota RAV4 and Chevrolet Niva.
The joint model of AvtoVAZ and Renault has the highest revenue in the minivan segment, outperforming Kia Venga and Toyota Alphard. In October, 3700 Lada Largus was sold, which raised the model from 11th place to 8th in the rating.
The model remains the leader in terms of growth rates among all Lada cars – in October 3000 cars were sold, by 1,100 more than a year earlier.
Closes the TOP-10 Logan – once one of the most popular models of the market. In October, 3000 cars were sold, which is 500 units less than in the same month last year.