According to the Association of European Businesses (AEB), sales of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles decreased in April in the Russian market - by 2.7% compared to April 2018: dealers sold 148,296 (minus 4.1 thousand units) cars. In just 4 months, 539,946 vehicles were sold, which is 1% less than a year earlier.
Lada keeps the leadership: its sales increased by 5%. The second place is taken by Ki- 19,819 purchased cars (plus 1%). Next comes Hyundai - 15,379 cars (minus 3%). Mercedes-Benz closes the top ten, sales of which increased by 2% (3456 units).
The best growth was shown by the Chinese brand Geely - plus 261%. Haval was a little behind, which increased sales by 186%, and the commercial division of Mercedes-Benz set an anti-record for the second month in a row - minus 77% in April 2019 compared to April 2018.
Among the models, the bestseller is LadGranta. The family's car sales grew by 70% at once (plus 5205 units). LadVest was the leader in March - in April was chosen by 10,131 buyers, which is a third more than in April 2018. Hyundai Solaris, whose sales in April fell by 20%, lost its fifth position to the Volkswagen Polo, whose sales in the last month were 16% higher than a year ago. LadXray's situation is the worst: over the past month, dealers sold twice as few cars (2284 units) as in the previous year.
According to the sales results for 4 months of 2019, the sales of SkodRapid and Renault Logan outstripped the sales of ToyotCamry - the Japanese sedan dropped 2 positions in the ranking and dropped out of the TOP-10. The best dynamics for this period was shown by the leader - LadGrant - plus 39% against the same period last year. The strongest drop in sales was shown by the Chevrolet Niv - minus 22.2%.