Lada leads the way in Russian car market surge for October


November 20, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

–, translated from German by Tom Winter –

Russia’s car market grew by 17.3% in October 2017

A new publication by the Association of European Businesses (AEB) indicates that the Russian car market grew by 17.3% in October 2017.

The most important facts:

  1. The top 10 best selling models are from local production.
  2. In October 2017, the number of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold in Russia increased by 21,892 units compared to October 2016.
  3. In total, an estimated 148,597 cars were sold in October 2017.
  4. From the beginning of January 2017 to the end of October 2017, an estimated 1,277,938 cars were sold.

JG Schreiber, Chairman of the AEB Auto Committee, commented:

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“The recovery in the Russian auto market continued in October with sales exceeding the previous year by a robust 17%. This is the eighth month in a row of annual improvement and the longest period of uninterrupted growth in the passenger car and light commercial vehicle market since 2012.

“Given the current pace of recovery, overall sales in 2017 will have a good chance of returning the market to the level as it was in 2015.”

The strongest car brand in the Russian market in October 2017 is Lada with a growth of 23% to 28,638 units. This is followed by KIA (+16 percent, 17,407 units) and Hyundai (+11 percent, 15,712 units)

Here is an overview of the German brands in October 2017 in comparison to the previous year:

Volkswagen: +15 percent to 8,014 units
Mercedes-Benz: +7 percent to 3,214 units
BMW: + 17 percent to 2,568 units
Audi: -3 percent to 1,452 units
(Mercedes-Benz Vans: +49 percent to 629 units)
(VW Vans: -15 percent to 555 units)
Porsche: +25 percent to 452 units

And German corporate groups in the Russian market in October 2017 compared to last year:

Despite falling Audi sales, the Volkswagen Group grew by 14.4%. But, market share fell by 0.3% to 10.6%.

The Mercedes-Benz Group reports positive growth. Their sales increased 13%. However, the market share fell slightly by 0.1% to 2.7%.

The BMW Group also achieved a strong result, boosting sales by 17.1% in October 2017. BMW Group market share is almost unchanged at 1.8%.

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