Sales of crossovers and SUVs also fell, but the leader in this list is Lada Niva with a result of 1941 cars sold (-64% compared to April last year).
It takes into account the combined data for the Niva Travel and Niva Legend models.
Furthermore, the top ten SUVs (crossovers and SUVs):
- Hyundai Crete – 1162 units (-82%)
- Renault Duster – 644 units (-83%)
- Kia Seltos – 578 units (-62%)
- Mitsubishi Outlander – 526 units (-66%)
- UAZ Patriot – 433 units (-55%)
- Kia Sportage – 382 units (-87%)
- Kia Sorento – 372 units (-74%)
- Hyundai Tucson – 369 units (growth by 9 times)
- Mazda CX-5 – 363 units (-76%).
As for the results of SUV sales from January to April, the leaders are still the same: Lada Niva – 11,248 cars sold (-39%); Hyundai Creta – 11,216 units (-56%) and Renault Duster – 9170 vehicles (-17%).
If we talk about passenger car sales in Russia as a whole, then in April they fell so much that only six brands managed to overcome the “per thousand” threshold, including Lada (8506; -78%), Kia (4604; – 76%), Hyundai (4150; -73%), Renault (2231; -84%); UAZ (1620 – this includes commercial; -36%) and Skoda (1104; -89%).
Problems include the cessation of deliveries to the market of new cars of foreign brands, the lack of demand due to a sharp rise in the price of cars that remain in stock at dealers. Many car factories in Russia have stopped production due to sanctions or the lack of necessary parts. So, while there is a sale only of the cars that have remained in warehouses.
Source: Z R