Financial capacity of the largest market in the country in the Moscow region has declined, but others could grow by tens of percent - mainly due to the replacement of low-cost cars by more expensive models, experts say.19 junemore info
Analytic agency "AUTOSTAT" conducted a study of the Russian market of new cars, which covers the models equipped with diesel engines.
The leader of the Russian market among diesel cars in the last year was SUV Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, whose sales reached 11.6 thousand units, which is less by 2.5% than a year ago. In the second place there is another model of the Japanese brand - Toyota Land Cruiser, the result of which was 9.7 thousand vehicles (+ 17.4%). The third place belongs to diesel crossover Renault Duster (5,6 thousand units), the sales of which increased by 31.5%.
The top five of leaders is closed by BMW X5 (4.4 thousand units; + 2.3%) and Audi Q7 (4,3 thousand units; + 63%). The top-10 of sales of new passenger cars, equipped with diesel engines, by the results of 2016 there were also: Toyota Hilux (3,7 thousand units; -2.4%.); Mercedes-Benz GLS (3,3 thousand units; + 21.4%.); Lexus LX (3,1 thousand units; + 261%.); Volkswagen Touareg (3 thousand units; + 16%) and the BMW X6 (3 thousand units; + 12.4%).
In total Russian sales of diesel passenger cars in the last year were 101.3 thousand units, which is less by 4.4% than in 2015. Analysts of the agency "AUTOSTAT" noted, with account of the fact that the entire market fell by 12%, the share of diesel car sales in Russia rose from 7.1% to 7.7% for the year.