The whole of last year between the Kia Rio and Lada Grantas was a close contest for the title of best selling car in Russia. At the end of 12 months, the victory went to “Korean”. But Grant behind for a little while — almost a photo finish!
Kia Rio can celebrate victory: in 2017 chose this model 96 689 Russians (+10,3% compared to 2016), Lada Granta has sold 93 686 copies (+6.8 percent). However, these opponents of a bi-directional current dynamics: Lada in recent months, gaining customers, and Kia is losing. If in the case of Rio it is possible to speak about a “soft landing”, then play the year before the leader of the Russian market of Hyundai Solaris in the last months of 2017 was this “spin”! In December its sales fell by 38.5% (compared to December 2016), but at the end of 12 months Solaris still managed to gain a foothold on the fourth line of the rating models: for sale 68 614 pieces (-24%). “Bronze” also in 2017, got the rapidly growing popularity of Lada Vesta: implemented 77 291 copy (+40%).
In fifth place in the overall classification and first among SUVs is Hyundai Creta: sold 55 305 PCs (+152%, a large increase is explained by the fact that in 2016, the Creta was only 7 months from 12).
Skoda Octavia still leads With class: sold 22 648 PCs (+4%). Toyota Camry was again the most popular in Russia are business sedan: sold 28 199 pieces (+0,5%).
If the trend of the last months of 2017 will remain in 2018, Rio/Solaris will lose market Frets. And although many of our readers complain about the high cost of the same Vesta, the price list for “Koreans” after the change of generations was absolutely inhumane for the masses. Even in the credit Rio and Solaris a to afford can no longer…
25 best-SELLING NEW PASSENGER cars AND LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES IN Russia BY model FOR the PERIODS DECEMBER 2017/2016 in JANUARY-DECEMBER 2017/2016.
- With statistics of sales in 2017 by brands can be found in a separate article.
- Statistics AEB Russian auto market by months can be found here.