St. Petersburg car market started to recover

St. Petersburg car market started to recover

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, 137,149 new cars and LCVs have been sold in St. Petersburg within the first nine months of 2014 (-8%). The September sales figure is 15,767, on the other hand (-16%). This is the highest sales figure observed in the city on a monthly basis, after March and April.

The January-September sales figure of St. Petersburg is equivalent to 7.7% of the total Russian market.

Renault has become the best-sold brand of the city in September: 1704 vehicles. KIA, on the second spot, sold 1235 vehicles. The third place is occupied by Ford, with 1032 automobiles.

Auto-Dealer-SPb analysts are of the opinion that the decline in sales has reached its peak level in August and the threshold has been passed. In this regard, the September results may be assessed positively. According to the analysts, the brands which participated in the utilisation programme earlier than others, such as: Renault, Hyundai, Lada and Nissan, have already seen the benefits. The analysts do not expect a year-on-year increase in sales or a sharp decline, as experienced in August, within the course of the next three months.