Positive trend: Sales of new cars in may of 2017 showed an increase of 14.7%

Plus 14.7% of new car sales in may 2017, the growth continues

Positive trend: Sales of new cars in may of 2017 showed an increase of 14.7%

During the period from January to may of 2017 were sold 577.449 cars. During the reporting period for may was implemented 124.990 cars, which is 14.7% more than in 2016. In the end, the automotive market of the Russian Federation grew by 5.1% year to date.

Statistics of sales of new cars in Russia for the periods of May 2017 and January-May of the year 2016/2017

Classic comment of the Chairman of the automobile manufacturers Committee of the AEB Joerg Schreiber:

“Compared to last year, the Russian car market in may for the third time in a row demonstrated solid growth expressed in double digits for the first time in many years. Noteworthy is the fact that the positive dynamics is observed for the majority of players in the market. In our opinion, this is an important factor to the process of market recovery has been further developed and, most importantly, turned into a long-term trend.”

Thus, according to the Chairman of AEB, possibly before us the beginnings of a resumption of sales of new cars in Russia. And really, if you look at the positive dynamics in may 2017 compared to may of last year all seem quite optimistic. For example, Lada sold 22% more vehicles for the month of may than last year, and 25 million in 2017 compared to 20 thousand in 2016. From the beginning of 2017 Lada sold 112 thousand.

The second place on number of sold cars is a Kia, 15 thousand cars in may and 68 thousand of sold cars for the period from January to may.

Third place again as standard is Hyundai with 11 thousand cars and fourth – Renault 10 thousand sold in Russia models.

Despite the large number of automakers are showing a positive trend (for the month of may), there are still brands who have not yet managed to break out of negative numbers. Among the outsiders in the report it says:

UAZ (-17%)

Lexus (-20%)

Audi (-14%)

Datsun (-4%)

Porsche (-6%)

Geely (-41%)

Honda (-49%)

Over a period of four months more cons that once again shows us if the market began to recover, the process is only beginning.

Among the most popular models on the market in may and in the period from the beginning of the year remain:

Kia Rio (8 thousand cars last month, and 38 thousand cars from the beginning of the year)

Lada Granta (7 thousand units in may and 33 thousand for the period January-may)

Lada Vesta (7 thousand in the previous month, and 27 thousand for the four months from the beginning of the year)

Fourth place in the ranking is Hyundai, crossover Hyundai Creta closes the five of leaders of 5,800 and 4,200 units sold in may car.