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Automotive market in Russia

Automotive market in Russia

Exit date 23.05.2019

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This is the seventeenth edition of our annual reference book «Automotive market in Russia», covering results of 2018. It contains statistics and analytics on production, sales and vehicle parc in our country.

In 2018 commercial vehicle market (light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses) in Russia came up to 207,000 vehicles, that is 3% more than a year ago.

As for sales of new passenger cars in Russia, their volume has increased by 13.3% up to 1.7 million units. The sales growth of passenger cars caused production growth and impact on the general data of the Russian automotive industry. There were 1.77 million units of vehicles produced in Russian Federation in 2018, which is 13.9% more than in previous year.

23 may more info


Russian dealers of Ford began sales of updated Mondeo

Ford Mondeo sedan has received a technological upgrade aimed at the safety improving of the car and improving of the intelligent driver assistance systems. People can order updated Ford Mondeo at all official Ford dealers in Russia.

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Leaders of car market in October of 2018
  • 23.11.18 Leaders of car market in October of 2018

    In October of this year, sales of cars and LCV in Russia, according to the AEB, amounted to 160,425 units. This result is more by 8.2% than a year ago. In total, for 10 months, sales of cars in our country were 1 million 457.9 thousand units, which is more by 14.1% than in January - October of the last year.



Russians still dislike diesel


According to AUTOSTAT analytic agency, in January-May 2015 the share of diesel passenger cars was only 6.8% of the Russian market. Last year, diesel cars accounted for 7.6% of the total sales. We should mention that diesel vehicles generate more than a half of the market in many countries of Western Europe.

According to the latest report on the Russian automotive market, the greatest number of diesel versions is offered in SUV and crossover segment. In 2015, the share of diesel vehicles in SUV segment was 15%, while a year ago it was a half a percent higher.

The leaders in the diesel segment in the Russian market are Volvo and Land Rover. Three-quarters (75.8% and 74.7%, respectively), of these brands’ vehicles are sold with diesel engines. Diesel versions generate 44.2% of BMW sales. Over 30% of vehicles have diesel engines in the model ranges of Jeep (34,1%), Porsche (32%) and SsangYong (30,8%) in our market. TOP-10 also includes Mercedes-Benz (25.9%), Toyota (19.8%), Mitsubishi (19.6%), Audi (14.6%) and Peugeot (12.1%).

We should also mention that the Russian market has a number of models with diesel as the main engine in the model lineup. They are the Mitsubishi L200 (100%), the Toyota Hilux (100%), the Volvo XC70 (99%), the Land Rover Discovery (98%) and the Audi Q7 (96%). In addition, there are about fifteen models with more than half of sales in the Russian market coming from diesel versions. The most popular crossovers such as the Toyota Rav4, the Kia Sportage, the Renault Duster, have less than 10% diesel versions in their sales.

26.06.15 AA "AUTOSTAT"