Russia – January 2017: Kia Rio, the market leader

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In Russia only sold the Kia Rio with sedan body

The decline in car sales in the Russian market has no brake. In January has fallen again, in this case a decrease of 5.0% with just 77.916 units. This figure is significant because, although it is true that January is always the month with the most loose in Russia in terms of sales, is the second lowest volume of the last decade.

The new generation of the Rio has already been filed, but the current is still able to give many joys to the hyundai brand in this market. The Kia Rio has begun the year 2017 in a big standing as the most sought-after model in the showrooms, something that could not since October of 2016.

The second position of the ranking is for the Lada Granta and the big news is that the Lada Vesta has finally been able to get on the podium. Last month, we told you that had signed the fourth place in 8 of the last 10 months, but it had never been premiered in the Top 3… until now.

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The enrolment in the Russian market since 2012 (source: tradingeconomics.com)

This result leaves the Hyundai Solaris, leader of sales in 2016 in the Russian market, in the fourth square which is the worst position since it December 2012! Other milestones worth mentioning are the result of the Skoda Rapid that achieves its highest position (7th) and the Lada Xray that also gets her best mark (11th).

In regards to the brands, Lada back the flight and maintains a considerable distance over their main rivals. Kia gets the second place, improving his claim to a stunning 14% with respect to January, 2016 and Hyundai is awarded the third position. Bad month for Toyota (-37%), which descends to the seventh place.

Sales model

The automobile most sold in the Russian market are:

Ranking Model Sales jan’17
1 Kia Rio 5.693
2 Lada Granta 4.624
3 Lada Vesta 4.088
4 Hyundai Solaris 2.886
5 Hyundai Crete 2.565
6 Volkswagen Polo 2.550
7 Skoda Rapid 1.981
8 Renault Duster 1.848
9 Chevrolet Niva 1.670
10 Lada 4×4 1.627
11 Lada Xray 1.578
12 Kia Sportage 1.565
13 Lada Largus 1.562
14 Renault Kaptur 1.519
15 Toyota Camry 1.327
16 Volkswagen Tiguan 1.288
17 Skoda Octavia 1.248
18 Nissan X-Trail 1.206
19 Toyota RAV4 1.150
20 Lada Priora 1.143
21 Mazda CX-5 1.115
22 Lada Kalina 1.025
23 Datsun on-DO 1.014
24 Nissan Qashqai 1.010
25 Mitsubishi Outlander 943

Sales by brand

The results obtained by the manufacturers are:

Ranking Brand Sales jan’17
1 Lada 16.334
2 Kia 10.306
3 Hyundai 6.694
4 Renault 5.208
5 Volkswagen 4.581
6 Nissan 4.230
7 Toyota 3.831
8 Skoda 3.571
9 Mercedes 2.471
10 GAZ 2.307
11 Ford 2.253
12 BMW 1.758
13 UAZ 1.735
14 Chevrolet 1.734
15 Mazda 1.513
16 Datsun 1.107
17 Mitsubishi 1.076
18 Lexus 1.000
19 Audi 935
20 Lifan 929
21 Ravon 445
22 Land Rover 401
23 Infiniti 379
24 Volkswagen Vans 305
25 Subaru 303
26 Citroën 265
26 Suzuki 265
28 Mercedes Vans 246
29 Peugeot 227
30 Chery 205
31 Porsche 151
32 Jaguar 134
33 Honda 123
34 Fiat 122
35 Geely 120
36 Changan 93
37 Jeep 92
38 Cadillac 78
39 Volvo 72
40 Mini 70
41 Dongfeng 54
42 Isuzu 41
43 Iveco 35
44 FAW 33
45 Zotye 28
46 Smart 20
47 Brilliance 13
48 BAW 10
49 Genesis 6
50 Hyundai LCV 4
51 Foton 3