30 April 2020

Lada Model Sales : Jan-Mar 2020

The Granta is the ideal car for Russia

Registrations for Lada are almost exclusively within its home market. There, the upheavals that afflicted other places didn't seem to impact on Russia apparently. Therefore it comes as no surprise that sales were only -1% in March and -3% YTD. The tidy range of vehicles is very much designed for local conditions.

The Granta (above) is what Russians outside of the large cities want, no nonsense cars. It was the only model that increased in sales too. The 4X4 (below) has been around for sometime now. It imbues the old Land Rover Defender with a feel of cutting edge design. Yet again, it works well in Russia where many roads and winter conditions are not easy on cars.



19 20 Model 2020 % +/-


1 1 Granta 33,099 36.6% 5%


2 2 Vesta 30,294 33.5% -4%


3 3 Largus 12,275 13.6% -2%


4 4 4X4 8,492 9.4% -17%


5 5 Xray 6,293 7.0% -16%



Others 59 0.1%



Total 90,512
-3%

Data source: Renault Group.

Looks familiar? Used to be called the Niva in NZ

Samsung Model Sales : Jan-Mar 2020


This marginal Korean brand owned by Renault is hard to place. It no longer exists outside of Korea and is tiny within those borders. The range is shrinking as well so it's hard to see what the objectives are here. The company does make cars for the company which gives it added value.

 In  March, sales were up 95%, and are +25% for the YTD. That is almost entirely due to just two models. The new XM3 crossover (above - which looks interesting) while the QM6 SUV (below) is the mainstay of the brand. Between the two of them, they will carry the brand...for the time being at least.



19 20 Model 2020 % +/-


1 1 QM6 11,170 57.2% 40%


- 2 XM3 5,638 28.9% n/a


2 3 SM6 2,547 13.0% -37%


5 4 SM3 180 0.9% -85%



Total 19,535
25%

Data source: Renault Group.

29 April 2020

Uruguay Vehicle Sales : Jan-Mar 2020


I changed my usual source so as to take commercial vehicles out of the figures. Total sales were down 26% in March and -15.5% YTD. Suzuki is top of the class and comfortably at that. Comparing market share for 2020 with total 2019 sales, it improved its position by 12%.

Renault moved up a place despite not registering any share gain but Chevrolet upped its stake to 14.1% with a share gain with an identical percentage figure. When dealing with smaller numbers, change can be sudden and dramatic so things could be quite different by the end of the year.



2020 Share +/-

19 20 Brand Sales 2020 2019 Diff

1 1 Suzuki 1,011 17.1% 15.3% 12.0%

3 2 Renault 844 14.3% 14.5% -1.4%

4 3 Chevrolet 831 14.1% 12.3% 14.1%

2 4 VW 709 12.0% 14.7% -18.3%

5 5 Nissan 408 6.9% 6.5% 5.8%

6 6 Peugeot 321 5.4% 5.4% 0.8%

7 7 Hyundai 296 5.0% 5.0% -0.5%

9 8 Citro├źn 217 3.7% 4.4% -16.8%

10 9 Toyota 192 3.2% 3.5% -7.7%

12 10 Chery 188 3.2% 1.6% 96.9%

8 11 Fiat 139 2.4% 4.9% -51.9%

11 12 Ford 121 2.0% 1.9% 5.6%

17 13 Geely 92 1.6% 0.7% 121.3%

13 14 Kia 72 1.2% 1.6% -24.1%

14 15 Honda 64 1.1% 1.2% -6.2%

16 16 BMW 64 1.1% 0.9% 22.8%

18 17 BYD 63 1.1% 0.6% 72.1%

15 18 Mercedes 58 1.0% 1.0% -4.4%

19 19 Audi 32 0.5% 0.6% -4.8%

30 20 SEAT 27 0.5% 0.1% 257.2%

22 21 FAW 26 0.4% 0.4% 16.7%

24 22 Changan 25 0.4% 0.2% 79.5%

21 23 Chrysler 19 0.3% 0.5% -33.7%

27 24 Mitsubishi 18 0.3% 0.2% 56.0%

23 25 Subaru 13 0.2% 0.3% -12.9%

26 26 Great Wall 13 0.2% 0.2% 8.9%

20 27 JAC 10 0.2% 0.5% -66.0%

24 28 Mazda 9 0.2% 0.2% -35.4%

29 29 MINI 5 0.1% 0.1% -42.9%

33 30 Volvo 5 0.1%
79.5%

32 31 Land Rover 4 0.1% 0.1% -40.9%

31 32 Haval 3 0.1% 0.1% -58.1%

34 33 Haima 3 0.1%
37.1%

37 34 Porsche 3 0.1%
402.7%

35 35 DFSK 2

25.7%

36 36 Jaguar 1

-16.2%

Data source: ACAU.