15 January 2016

Russia Car/LCV Sales By Brand : 2015

Has President Putin traded up to the new Lada Vesta?

In 2012, over 2.9 million cars and light commercial vehicles were sold in Russia., in 2015 1.6 million*. With sales down nearly 36% from 2014 and 47% in December '15, the economy must be in some trouble. So when will it be sorted? I guess political decisions will determine that.

Only six brands managed an increase and was surprised that any did. Three of them have recently entered the market so that would account for them. Lexus and Porsche both jumped seven places on small increases, testament to the carnage. On the other hand, Chevrolet crashed about 60%, Opel 74%, Peugeot 73%, Ssangyong and Great Wall nudging -80%.

Some car makers have done much better than others. Being new to the market and releasing new models helped some. Assembling cars in the country must lessen the effect of the depreciating rouble, which reached an all time low against the dollar late 2015. Some car companies may accept the challenging situation, hoping things will turn around soon and they will be well placed to benefit then.


11 12 13 14 15 Brand 2015 % +/-

1 1 1 1 1 Lada 269,096 16.8% -30.5%

5 4 3 2 2 Kia 163,500 10.2% -16.4%

3 6 4 4 3 Hyundai 161,201 10.1% -10.3%

4 3 2 3 4 Renault 120,411 7.5% -38.1%

8 8 7 6 5 Toyota 98,149 6.1% -39.4%

6 7 8 5 6 Nissan 91,100 5.7% -43.8%

7 5 6 7 7 VW 84,097 5.3% -40.2%

13 10 10 9 8 Škoda 55,012 3.4% -34.8%

11 11 11 11 9 GAZ 51,192 3.2% -26.2%

19 18 16 14 10 Mercedes 49,943 3.1% -17.0%

2 2 5 8 11 Chevrolet 49,765 3.1% -59.6%

15 15 15 16 12 UAZ 48,739 3.0% -2.2%

9 9 9 12 13 Ford 38,607 2.4% -41.5%

12 14 13 10 14 Mitsubishi 35,909 2.2% -55.2%

- - - 33 15 Datsun 31,697 2.0% 177.7%

21 19 18 18 16 BMW 27,486 1.7% -22.6%

17 16 17 15 17 Mazda 27,358 1.7% -46.1%

23 20 19 19 18 Audi 25,650 1.6% -24.6%

10 12 14 17 19 Daewoo 20,451 1.3% -45.7%

29 30 31 27 20 Lexus 20,224 1.3% 5.6%

14 13 12 13 21 Opel 16,682 1.0% -74.3%

28 25 24 21 22 Lifan 15,131 0.9% -35.9%

37 29 25 28 23 Geely 11,617 0.7% -38.3%

30 27 27 22 24 Land Rover 11,605 0.7% -45.1%

26 26 32 31 25 Volvo 7,831 0.5% -49.2%

31 32 30 30 26 Subaru 6,852 0.4% -61.0%

18 22 23 26 27 Suzuki 6,540 0.4% -67.2%

16 17 21 23 28 Peugeot 5,645 0.4% -73.2%

22 21 22 25 29 Citroën 5,528 0.3% -72.5%

35 34 33 34 30 Infiniti 5,495 0.3% -38.8%

42 39 37 37 31 Porsche 5,290 0.3% 12.4%

24 23 20 20 32 Ssangyong 5,194 0.3% -79.2%

34 28 29 29 33 Chery 4,964 0.3% -72.6%

27 24 26 24 34 Honda 4,622 0.3% -77.6%

20 35 34 36 35 Fiat 3,799 0.2% -53.1%

36 31 28 32 36 Great Wall 3,181 0.2% -78.8%

40 38 35 35 37 Chrysler 2,100 0.1% -74.9%

- - - - 38 DFM 1,365 0.1% n/a

44 41 40 39 39 MINI 1,350 0.1% -22.9%

- - - 47 40 Brilliance 1,202 0.1% 25.9%

41 44 43 42 41 Cadillac 1,142 0.1% -13.7%

46 46 42 41 42 Jaguar 972 0.1% -40.3%

- - - 43 43 Changan 734
-35.8%

- - - 44 44 Acura 721
-34.8%

48 51 49 48 45 Isuzu 614
-19.8%

- 56 50 51 46 smart 471
28.0%

39 48 47 46 47 Haima 391
-61.2%

- 45 44 45 48 BAW 329
-69.6%

- - - 50 49 JAC 152
-64.2%






Others 110






Total 1,601,216 -35.7%

Data source: AEB Russia. 

The popular Hyundai Solaris, faster than a speeding seagull 

*Luxury marques are not included in this data as they are not released through the AEB.

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