Worse than during a pandemic: April 2022 set an anti-sales record

New car sales in Russia in April this year hit a record low for the past 15 years. The last time the Russian car market “hit the bottom” in April 2020, when it looked like sales were about to stop due to the coronavirus pandemic. Then, according to the analysis agency “AUTOSTAT”, the Russians bought 54.5 thousand new cars. And in April 2022, 28 thousand cars were bought, that is almost half as many!

The source also reports that the current result in April was three times lower than in March (78.9 thousand units), and six times more modest than in April 2021, when Russians bought 171.4 thousand cars.

Number of cars sold by brand, April 2022

  • Lada-6377
  • Kia-3396
  • Hyundai-2877
  • Renault-2166
  • Skoda-1402
  • Toyota-1225
  • Chery-1143
  • Volkswagen-1064
  • BMW-1006
  • haval-979

Number of cars sold by model, April 2022

  • Lada Granta-2180
  • Lada Vesta – 1652
  • Lada Niva (Travels and Legend) – 1604
  • Kia Rio-1213
  • Hyundai Solaris-1211
  • Hyundai Crete-895
  • Skoda Rapid-876
  • Renault Duster-766
  • Volkswagen Polo-760
  • Renault Logan-706

In the above breakdown by brand, Chinese brands are drawing attention: given the unclear prospects for other foreign manufacturers, Chery and Haval may soon move from the Top 10 to the Top 5 in terms of sales in the Russian market. Let’s also look at Volkswagen, whose lion’s share of Russian sales falls on just one model – Polo.

  • Editor-in-chief of “Behind the Wheel” Maxim Kadakov made an explicit prediction for the car market.
  • “Behind the wheel” can be read in Odnoklassniki.

Source: Z R

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