In Russia, the five most popular car brands account for 53 percent of all sales.
The Russian brand Lada remains the market leader by a wide margin, followed by Hyundai and Chevrolet. The top five leaders in the new car market in Russia are Toyota and Ford.
The largest demand in 2018-2019 is for small and medium-sized cars, followed by crossovers and family cars. The average cost of a car in June 2019 increased year-on-year by 2.4% and amounted to 374,000 rubles. Growth was recorded in all 16 largest cities of Russia: in Perm it amounted to 2.3%, in Omsk - 11.1%.
In most regions, the sales leader is Lada Priora and Lada-2114 Samara, while in 7 cities foreign brands are on the first lines. Hyundai Accent, Daewoo Nexia and Toyota Corolla became the leaders in sales in certain regions. In Moscow and St. Petersburg, the updated Ford Focus became the most popular car.
At the same time, according to the Association of European Businesses, Russian-made cars occupy the top ten lines of the best-selling models in the country. In June, total sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles decreased by 3.3% to 151,180 units.
“After 6 months of 2019, we see a market that is down 2.4 % compared to last year, with the second quarter being more difficult than the first. Market expectations for the second half of the year are no better. It is clear that market growth in 2019 is no longer a realistic scenario,” commented Joerg Schreiber, Chairman of the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee.
The Association of European Businesses also presented a new report on the Russian market for the first half of 2019. The first place in sales is held by Lada - sales growth amounted to 3%, up to 174.2 thousand cars. Next in the ranking are KIA (111.6 thousand) and Hyundai (88.0). Rounding out the top five are Renault and Volkswagen, followed by Toyota, Skoda, Ford, Nissan and BMW. The German brand increased sales for the year by 17%, while Ford lost 18% of sales and Nissan lost 15%. The Chinese brands Geely (+284%) and Haval (+202%) became the leaders in sales growth dynamics.